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Pear Compote - Vegan, GF  ©Deborah Barr, 1985-2016.  All rights reserved.



4 Pears

1-2 TB. organic raisins or currants

1/2 cup water or apple juice

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Heaping TB, Arrowroot or Kuzu*

Small pinch of unrefined sea salt

  1. Wash and slice pears. I leave the skins on if they are organic.

  2. Place the pears in a saucepan with water or juice, pinch of sea salt, and raisins or currants.

  3. Bring to boil, turn down heat, add cinnamon, cover and simmer 3-4 minutes.

  4. Dissolve arrowroot or kuzu in small amount of cold water and stir into the mixture.

  5. Bring to a boil again, turn down heat, and simmer 1-2 minutes more, stirring constantly until mixture thickens.

Note:  You can make this compote with a variety of fruits, including berries, even dried fruits such as apricots, apples, prunes, etc.

Pears moisten dryness; benefit the stomach and lungs; treat constipation, dry cough, gallbladder problems; and, in some cases, diabetes.

For many people raw fruit causes gas, bloating, belly fat, yeast, bowel problems and too much coldness.  Cooked fruit is far easier to digest especially when warming spices are added.

Arrowroot – a thickener made from the root of the tropical arrowroot plant.  It is far superior to highly refined cornstarch.

Kuzu is the powdered root of the kudzu plant – valued for two thousand years as a important food and medicine.  It is commonly used as a thickener and is superior to arrowroot and corn starch.  Used to relieve pain, stiff neck and shoulders, digestive disorders, headaches, fever, colds, and hangovers.

Favorite unrefined sea salt is "Si" Sea Salt @ STONE GROUND "SI" BRAND SEA SALT 1 LB



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Deborah Barr, 30-Year Holistic Health and Nutrition Counselor/Coach, Speaker, and Author, has helped thousands of clients reverse health and weight issues; achieve emotional harmony, radiant health, passion, peaceful living, work-life balance and lives they love. Client Success Stories

She is a former vegan and macrobiotic whole foods chef and caterer, and taught hundreds of vegan and whole foods cooking classes in the 80's and 90's.  In 1985 she founded Whole Health Resources, the premier Holistic Health Center in Pittsburgh. WHR's mission is to promote the healing and development of body,  mind and spirit; and to teach an understanding of the relationship between diet, attitudes, mind/emotions, lifestyle and wellness.

©Deborah Barr, 1985-2016.  All rights reserved.


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