Elements For A Healthier Life Magazine Issue 04 | August 2016 - Page 48

by Debra Oakland

From the time I was sixteen until I was twenty-seven, I lived in the backwoods of Canada on a beautiful lake, not too far from Alaska. Berries grew wild everywhere. I enjoyed picking tiny blueberries and strawberries to make pies and jam preserves. My neighbor, a woman in her 70’s, made desserts for all of us neighborhood kids. Her rhubarb pie and cobblers were out of this world!

Being a health nut since I was young, I would transform her recipes that I love into healthier versions. Working to keep the flavors dancing in my mouth. My latest revised recipe is this amazing cobbler I encourage you to add to your recipe file!

This cobbler is my husband’s favorite dessert because it’s healthy and tastes decadent! Every ingredient is organic and made with love. There is no end to the variety of fruits, nuts and spices you can use. Make it your own and enjoy every little bite!

Photographs by Debra Oakland

Fruit Crumble with Coconut Lemon Zest Whip Cream

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