Thriving Health Nutritional Therapy of Alfred, NY

Maria Adam, NTP

(607)661-8221

thrivinghealth17@gmail.com

 I am not a doctor. The information on this website should not be considered medical advice and is not intended to treat, diagnose, or cure any conditions, physical or otherwise. Information provided on this website has not been reviewed or approved by any federal, state, or local agency or healthcare group. Opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not represent any particular individual or professional group. © 2017 Maria Adam Thriving Health. All rights reserved.

January 27, 2020

January 10, 2020

December 22, 2019

Please reload

Recent Posts

What is Thriving Health?

January 8, 2018

1/1
Please reload

Featured Posts

Pine Cone Cheese Ball

January 10, 2020

 

If you want to take a delicious and creative side dish to your next family or friends’ gathering, I have the perfect recipe for you! This Pine Cone Cheese Ball recipe, is just as its name describes: a ball of cheese shaped into a pine cone, topped with almonds and a pine bough to finish the look. If you tuned into my podcast last week, Real Life with Maria and Kristina, you heard us raving about it! My mom, Suzanne, perfected the recipe and served it at our church’s Christmas brunch. It was the :”awe factor.”

 

Pine Cone Cheese Ball

12-15 servings

 

Ingredients: 

2 packages cream cheese, softened at room temp. 

1 cup Greek yogurt

1 Tbsp. lemon juice

1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar

1 ½ tsp. honey

1 tsp. dill weed

½ tsp. salt

¼ tsp. black pepper

¼  tsp. Paprika

10 bacon strips

2 Tbsp. onion, finely minced

2  cups almond slices

assorted raw veggies 

 

Directions:

In a large skillet, cook the bacon slices. While the bacon is cooking, in a medium size bowl, add all other ingredients except the onion and almonds. Mix with a hand mixer until well blended.

 

Remove the cooked bacon onto several paper towels and blot. After the bacon has cooled, crumble it or mince it with a knife. Add the onion to the skillet with the bacon grease and sauté. Remove with a slotted spoon and add to the cheese mixture. Fold the onions and the bacon into the cheese mixture.

 

Cover the bowl and refrigerate for 2 or more hours until the dip is more firm. Then plop cheese mixture onto a plate and form with a spoon into a pine cone shape, about 2 inches in height. 

 

Starting at the top of the cone, stick in almond slices, pointed end up, to resemble the bark on a pine cone. Every row should “peek” between the one above above it so the almonds are not directly behind each other. Garnish with small pine sprigs.

 

Serve with your favorite assorted veggies or nourishing crackers!

 

Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Please reload

Follow Us
Please reload

Search By Tags