Marilu Henner's Blog
December 16, 2014
From Marilu’ NY Times bestseller HEALTHY HOLIDAYS enjoy this recipe for healthy potato latkes.
2 Tablespoons plus 6 teaspoons canola oil
1 medium organic Spanish onion
6 medium organic baking potatoes
2 large organic cage free eggs
2 Tablespoons matzo meal
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a heavy nonstick saucepan over low heat, put 2 Tablespoons of the oil. Add the onion and saute until softened, about 10 minutes. Cool. Coarsely grate the potatoes into a mixing bowl. Squeeze out the excess liquid or drain in a colander. Transfer the potatoes to a bowl and mix in the sauteed onion, eggs, matzo meal, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Grease a 12-cup nonstick muffin pan well and pour 1/3 cup potato mixture into each muffin tin. Smooth the tops lightly and spoon 1/2 teaspoon oil over each. Bake about 45 minutes, or until firm and brown at the edges. Remove from the oven and run a small, sturdy rubber spatula around the edges of the latkes to release them. You can leave them in the pan 15 to 30 minutes to keep hot. Serve hot with applesauce.
December 15, 2014
December 14, 2014
This recipe is wonderful to have on hand at the start of Hanukkah because it goes so well alongside latkes. But it’s also a great anytime dish. It will fill you home with wonderful aromas and make a nice light snack or a side dish on a variety of menus.
From HEALTHY HOLIDAYS:
4 pounds organic apples, cored, peeled, and quartered
1/2 cup Sucanat
12 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 Tablespoon strained fresh organic lemon juice
In a large saucepan, combine the apples, Sucanat, cinnamon, and 1/2 cup water and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Uncover and cook, stirring frequently, about 15 minutes, or until the apples are very tender. Cool. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the apples to a food processor. Puree the apples. Return the puree to the saucepan and simmer a few more minutes, stirring, until it is the desired thickness. Add the lemon juice and more Sucanat, if needed, stirring to blend.
December 12, 2014
As the temperatures drop remember…IF IT’S TOO COLD FOR YOU IT’S TOO COLD FOR THEM ! Bring your pets inside. Every year many animals freeze to death in the winter. Your housepets were not meant to live outdoors. If you see an animal being mistreated speak up…save a life!
December 11, 2014
In many places the cold weather has hit with a vengeance. Add to that the extra traffic, shopping and chores at this time of year and you might be tempted to take a winter break from your exercise routine. Even indoor activities can take a backseat on days when you don’t want to drive to the gym or if you have to make room for extra errands. Don’t wait until you have time for a full workout. Fit exercise into little pockets in your day.
During our Hot for the Holidays class we had 17 days of exercise suggestions, both yoga and pilates (Thank you Coach Kecia) that you can do at home. There are recommendations for various fitness levels. Some of these exercises are perfectly geared to help you de-stress.
If you’re not a member you can join today and be in time for our brand new class, SIMPLY AMAZING, beginning in January. Purchase your 2015 membership now and take advantage of special year end pricing AND receive Marilu’s NY Times bestseller Healthy Holidays as Marilu’s welcome gift to you.
December 10, 2014
There are many ways to be financially generous at this time of year. If you have the means, and the willingness, to give that’s wonderful. But please don’t neglect to notice the many ways that you can help that are right under your nose and won’t cost a dime. There might be a mom behind you in line at the grocery store who is cramming in one more errand before she picks up the kids. Do you have a little extra time? Let her go first. Do you know a single parent who would appreciate a hand on a random weeknight?
Spreading kindness could be something as simple as smiling at the mom whose child is having a meltdown. She’s getting plenty of judgement. Be the kind voice in the crowd. Everyone has a need for kindness.
December 9, 2014
When it comes to what you buy and what you choose to eat we advocate learning all you can. This recent article discusses a possible connection between a planting of GMO corn and the death of millions of bees.
December 8, 2014
There are so many reasons to create your own hand and body scrubs.
With the dry winter weather it’s especially nice to have something that will exfoliate and moisturize. ~ What goes ON your body is as important as what goes IN your body so making this all natural scrub let’s you relax, knowing there are no chemicals or unnatural ingredients. ~ Saving money on this gives you a little more in your pocket to spend on other things. ~ This makes a great hostess gift that’s less likely to be duplicated.
This is a very forgiving recipe so don’t worry too much about exact measurement.
4 cups kosher salt (an alternative is to use up the white sugar you’ve eliminated from your diet)
1 cup almond oil
5-10 drops essential oil
There are many scents to choose from with the oils. You can make a eucalyptus/tea tree blend for a soothing healing bath scrub. Lavender oil is wonderfully relaxing for the bath. Peppermint is invigorating and perfect for this time of year, especially for gift giving. Or close up the sugar with a sprinkle of cinnamon and some cloves for a couple days before making this. Or some citrus peels. Vanilla beans will also add a nice light scent. Just discard them before making your scrub.
In a large bowl mix the salt and the oil (1/4 cup at a time) until it’s the consistency of wet sand. Add the essential oil and stir well.
You can fill small jars and tie the lids with twine, tucking a candy cane, or small ornament into the tie. Or top with fabric scraps before tying.
This is handy to keep by the sink for use on your hands as well.
December 7, 2014
2014 is almost over. FINISH STRONG! Our current holiday class is designed to keep you on track through the busy holiday season. We’re following that with a fantastic class to kick off the New Year. We’re calling it SIMPLY AMAZING!
Join now and take advantage of our end of the year pricing. Save $20.00 on a yearly membership as our holiday gift to you AND receive a copy of Marilu’s New York Times best selling book Healthy Holidays.
December 6, 2014
If you missed the beginning of this class it’s not too late to jump in. We’ve got ANOTHER FULL WEEK of advice for keeping this season healthy and manageable. Find recipes for simple nourishing meals to keep you in balance, some easy exercise tips and stretches that you can fit into little pockets in your day.
We have a community project that will help us reach homeless individuals with a little extra warmth. Be a part. Register now: http://www.marilu.com/join-today/