I love the Internet. There’s rarely an occasion that I fail to learn something new while looking up something else. This time I was searching Southern Living for heart-healthy foods and ran across this article by Shannon Sliter Satterwhite, M.S., R.D., titled Nature’s Sugar Substitute. She states:
“Not all sugars are created equal. In fact, honey may be nature’s most perfect. Not only does it sweeten our lives, but unprocessed honey (the kind you find from a beekeeper at your local farmers market) is also packed with powerful cancer-fighting antioxidants that help protect cells.
It can also inhibit respiratory symptoms during pollen season. The secret, however, is to eat honey made by bees in your area – it serves as an anti-allergy serum, helping to suppress the effects of local pollen.”
I already knew that honey was like a magic elixir but I didn’t know the nutritional differences between ‘processed’ and ‘unprocessed’ honey. Unprocessed honey, especially when made by local bees, now has a tremendous appeal to me.
But what I was actually looking for was a healthy sauce that would also be delicious with grilled meats like chicken and pork. The same article had such a recipe:
Beekeeper's Jezebel Sauce
Prep: 10 min., Cook: 4 min.
"This sweet-and-spicy sauce is delicious served with pork tenderloin and grilled chicken or as a dipping sauce for fried shrimp. It also makes a great savory spread for biscuits or roast beef and turkey sandwiches.
Yield: Makes about 1 1/2 cups (serving size: 1/4 cup)
1 (15.25-oz.) jar apricot preserves
1/4 cup fat-free chicken broth*
1/4 cup honey
3 tablespoons horseradish
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
1/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
Whisk together all ingredients in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat, whisking frequently, 3 to 4 minutes or until thoroughly heated and sauce is a pourable consistency. Use immediately, or store in an airtight container in refrigerator up to 1 week.
It received a 5-Star rating. (Outstanding)
*Vegetable broth may be substituted.
Note: For testing purposes only, we used Polaner All Fruit Apricot Spread.
Note: To make a spread, prepare recipe as directed, omitting chicken broth.
Fat: 0.1g (sat 0.0g,mono 0.0g,poly 0.0g)
Rose Marie Crowe, Trussville, Alabama, Southern Living, APRIL 2009"
Spring "Keep On Living" Chicken
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