Pot Roast with Apples, Sweet Potatoes, & Prunes


Pot roast is a simple, wholesome meal — one my family turns to on cool Fall and Winter nights. Yet despite it’s simplicity, I’m always looking for new twists on this savory family favorite.

Sometimes I’ll add ginger, red curry, and peanuts and call it a Thai pot roast. Other times I’ll add in green chiles, cumin, garlic, and chipotle peppers and call it a Mexican pot roast.

But until I saw this recipe for Pot Roast with Apples, Sweet Potatoes, & Prunes in my friend Jenny’s new cookbook, The Nourished Kitchen: Farm-to-Table Recipes for the Traditional Foods Lifestyle, I had never imagined returning to traditional “sweet meats” by seasoning my roast with allspice, coriander, and cloves.

The result was both savory and mildly sweet — and utterly satisfying. You will love this!

Fight Back Friday March 7th

Welcome to another Fight Back Friday! Today we are bringing together another collection of recipes, tips, anecdotes, and testimonies from members of the Real Food Revolution.

Who are they? Why, they’re the Food Renegades. You know who you are — lovers of SOLE (Sustainable, Organic, Local, and Ethical) food, traditional food, primal food, REAL food, the list goes on. I believe that by joining together, our influence can grow, and we can change the way America (and the industrialized world) eats!

So, let’s have some fun.

Bath Salts: A Relaxing Bath Salts Recipe

Bath Salts Recipe: Epsom & Dead Sea Salts with Frankincense & Lavender

Bath salts soothe the mind and body and are an excellent way to pamper yourself. It’s no wonder so many of us dish out the big bucks for these luxuries when it’s time to give gifts. You can learn how to make bath salts with this Relaxing Bath Salts Recipe.

Bath salts come in many different forms, each one promising a different set of health benefits. Personally, I prefer a mix of epsom salt baths with dead sea salts and essential oils. (It’s a little like having all my bases covered.)

Magnesium-rich epsom salts are not only soothing and detoxing, but also an excellent way to combat the rampant magnesium-deficiency that plagues our modern culture thanks to depleted soil and over-sterilized environments. Dead sea salts have been proven to help relieve pain from arthritis and tendinitis, and essential oils like Frankincense and Lavender help calm the mind and re-invigorate the skin.

Bone Marrow Butter

bone marrow butter

Bone Marrow Butter is a little exotic, a little decadent, and whole lot of delicious yumminess packing an out-of-this-world nutritional punch.

I’d never imagined it, let alone tasted it, until a couple of weeks ago when I was attending Monica Corrado’s Teacher Training at Sunrise Ranch, CO. Sous Chef Ace Linne-Speidel brought it out at dinner our first evening there, all while extolling the virtues of roasted marrow from grass-fed cows and appreciating the depth and quality of grass-fed butter.

As the week progressed, he whipped his Bone Marrow Butter into mashed sweet potatoes at lunch, spread it over grass-fed steaks with breakfast, and brought it to the table for students to use with abandon on slices of homemade sourdough.

I couldn’t get enough of it. Needless to say, as soon as I got home I whipped up a batch of Bone Marrow Butter.

Who Am I?

My name is Kristen Michaelis. I'm a nutrition educator, author, and mother of three. I adore hats, happy skirts, horizons full of storm clouds, the full-bodied feel of wind as I ride motorcylces, reading in my hammock, and a hearty shot of Caol Ila scotch. I'm also a rebel with a cause.
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