Today at the Creative Health Institute we’re celebrating good health, peaceful relationships and winter holidays with a wonderful new recipe for warm raw wassail. We love our raw living food community so much that we just want to lift up our cups and toast to you!
ORGANIC INGREDIENTS – This Recipe Makes Three gallons
- 48 apples, juiced
- 3 whole lemons, juiced
- 1 orange juiced
- 1 cup of cranberry juice – (optional)
- 1/2 cup honey or agave
- 1/2 cup date water
- 1 tablespoon Allspice
- 1 tablespoon Ginger
- 1 teaspoon Nutmeg
- 10 cinnamon sticks (or 5 Tbs. ground cinnamon)
- 10 whole cloves (Save these for floating on top of the Wassail)
Stir together all ingredients accept for the cloves. Divide the wassail up and place enough in your blender bowl to mix the ingredient’s for each batch. Pour each batch into a serving bowl(s) add the cloves, and cinnimon sticks and place in dehydrator, warm to 115 degrees then the wassail is ready to serve.
According to Wikipedia the word Wassail refers to several related traditions; first and foremost wassailing is an ancient southern English tradition that is performed with the intention of ensuring a good crop of cider apples for the next year’s harvest. It also refers to both the salute ‘Waes Hail’, the term itself is a contraction of the Middle English phrase wæs hæil, meaning litereally ‘good health’ or ‘be you healthy’ and to the drink of wassail which is a hot mulled cider traditionally drunk as an integral part of the wassail ceremony.
Want to become a raw food chef? We’re offering students who sign up for our first Raw Chef 1 weekend of the New Year free Level 1 Alissa Cohen certification in addition to our own nationally recognized CHI Raw Chef 1 certification. This extra free certification from the woman who made raw gourmet food preparation simple enough for everyone to understand has a $125 value. The class starts January 7 and spaces are filling up quickly so call us today at 866-426-1213 or register online at http://www.creativehealthinstitute.com/raw_chef.html. Our center will be closed from Dec. 19 through Jan. 3 for the winter holidays.