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Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

New York and the Pure Food Cookbook

I have to admit that I am in a bit of a state of shock. I am feeling very grateful and excited because I finally held the completed manuscript of my first book this week, the Pure Food Cookbook. I am so delighted to share this with our newsletter community first!


It has been over 3 years in the making and a wonderful learning experience as well as a test of my patience and discipline. I felt like I was back in college writing a term paper….every day! True, it was more fun because I was creating in the kitchen as well, 120 vegetarian recipes to be exact, all of which I have tested on my family and friends. Pure Food also includes pure living tips and stories about growing up in the Midwest watching my mom and grandma cook from scratch.

I had a wonderful trip to New York to share the first peek of the Pure Food Cookbook with editors from O, The Oprah Magazine, Women’s Health, Life & Style and many more. Even though the book will not be published until February, they are excited to feature recipes and ideas already!

In Pure Food, I’ve taken many of my favorites like Grandma’s Blueberry Buckle Coffeecake and replaced ingredients like wheat flour with gluten free brown rice flour, and butter with coconut oil, and cow’s milk with almond milk. I want to show my readers that we can still make our family favorites, but with better ingredients. I also encourage readers to experiment with diverse foods like amaranth for a hot cereal breakfast, and coconut flour to make indulgent gluten free coconut pancakes. There are many vegan recipes too, like when I remake my mom’s custard, vegan style!

I am passionate about getting people back in the kitchen and finding confidence there to create simple healthy meals and snacks, and that is what Pure Food is all about. If you are interested in learning more, you can read about the book and even preorder on Amazon.com at a very attractive price, around $13.00, a 33% discount!

- Veronica

To learn more about the Pure Food Cookbook by Veronica Bosgraaf, click here.

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Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

The Perfect Halloween Treat

Does an organic, gluten free treat, made with fruit and vegetable purees and juices as well as ingredients like vegetable juice and turmeric for color instead of artificial ingredients, sound too Pure to be true? As a mom, I agree that it may sound unbelievable but trust me when I say that my kids and their friends can’t get enough of our Pure Fruit Snacks and I feel very good about that (plus they are on sale on our website right now)!

I totally understand the frustration moms feel with their kids wanting junk food while we try to feed them healthy foods. We created Pure Fruit Snacks because we want a better fruit snack option. Even most organic fruit snacks have tapioca syrup and cane sugar as the first two ingredients. Not Pure. It is my go to treat for lunches and convenient sweet snacks.

This Halloween it will also be the treat that I give out of my front door. I want to show moms and kids that real and healthy food can be delicious, and stand up for what I am so passionate about, eating real organic food.

Pure Fruit snacks are on sale on our website right now, plus you can get free shipping on orders over $39.00! This fall, let Pure Fruit Snacks help you live a little healthier and easier.

- Veronica


Monday, September 29th, 2014

5 Easy Ways to Lower Your Energy Bill

In Michigan, we are already starting to batten down the hatches and get ready for the cold weather. After months of fair weather, open windows and smaller energy bills, we dread the change because we know that colder weather brings higher bills. No matter where you live though, there are simple ways to chip away at your energy bills. Not only will this save money, but especially if many of us change our habits, we can create a cleaner and less polluted world.

- Veronica


Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Alkaline vs. Acidic Foods

There is a lot of buzz in the natural food world about eating the right foods to keep your blood PH alkaline rather than acidic. What we know is that certain foods release either more acidic or more alkaline chemicals into your body as they are digested, but what we don’t know for certain is how much these chemicals actually influence your body’s internal PH.

Proponents of an alkaline diet say that eating too many acidic foods can lead to an acidic internal environment in which disease thrives. Our cells become damaged by trying to compensate for the acidic environment by leaching minerals and nutrients, this leads to cell damage, decreased energy and an increased potential for heart disease and cancer.

Research has shown a connection between a diet high in alkaline foods and better overall health, we are just not sure whether that is because of the alkaline nature or the other benefits of these alkaline foods. When I look at which foods are more alkaline and which are more acidic, it makes sense that many of the alkaline foods would be better for us. Alkaline foods are all fruits and vegetables which are high in fiber and antioxidants whereas foods like white flout, processed sugar dairy, meat and processed foods are all acidic. However there are some acidic foods like blueberries and walnuts that are very healthy.

I can understand why a diet high in alkaline foods would lead to better health, but that doesn’t mean that ALL acidic foods are bad for you. To me, it is still more about eating whole, real, simple unprocessed foods more than anything else. Check out the list below of alkaline and acidic foods and let me know what you think!

- Veronica

Click here for the chart.

Source: Dr. Ben’s Mindset

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