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Chef Bill McCabe
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Enjoy An Apple A Day!

March 27th, 2022 by Chef Bill

To get the most out of apples, wash before eating and leave the skin on — it contains half of the fiber and many of the polyphenols.

1. Apples Are Nutritious
Apples are a good source of fiber and vitamin C. They also contain polyphenols, which may have numerous health benefits.

2. Apples May Be Good for Your Heart
Apples promote heart health in several ways. They’re high in soluble fiber, which helps lower cholesterol. They also have polyphenols, which are linked to lower blood pressure and stroke risk.

3. They’re Linked to a Lower Risk of Diabetes
Eating apples is linked to a lower risk of type 2 diabetes. This is possibly due to their polyphenol antioxidant content.

4. They May Have Prebiotic Effects and Promote Good Gut Bacteria
Apples contain pectin, a type of fiber that acts as a prebiotic. This means it feeds the good bacteria in your gut.

5. Apples Contain Compounds That Can Help Fight Asthma
Apples contain antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds that may help regulate immune responses and protect against asthma.

Apples are also a rich source of polyphenols. While nutrition labels don’t list these plant compounds, they’re likely responsible for many of the health benefits.

My favorite Apple is a nice Crisp Gala Apple!

Happy Eating!

Roast Turkey with Apples and Cider Sauce

October 3rd, 2013 by Chef Bill

Ingredients

• 1 (3 pound, boneless) turkey roast
• 1 tablespoon olive oil
• 2 teaspoons unsalted butter
• 2 (1/2-pound) Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and each cut into 16 wedges
• 1 cup low-sodium fat-free chicken broth
• 2/3 cup unfiltered apple cider
• 1/2 teaspoon arrowroot (cornstarch)
• 1 tablespoon water
• 2 teaspoons cider vinegar
• 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Preparation
Preheat oven to 375°F.
Rub Turkey with olive oil and place skin side up on a rack in roasting pan. Combine seasonings; sprinkle over roast. Bake at 375 degrees, (45 to 60 minutes) or until meat thermometer reads 165 degrees.
Transfer to a platter and let stand, loosely covered with foil, 15 minutes before slicing.
While meat is standing, melt butter in skillet over moderately high heat until foam subsides. Add apple wedges and sauté, turning occasionally, until tender and golden brown, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer apples to a plate, and then add chicken broth and cider to skillet. Bring to a boil over high heat and meanwhile whisk together arrowroot and water in a small bowl. Whisk arrowroot mixture into sauce and boil until thickened and reduced to about 1 cup, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vinegar, measured salt and pepper, and any juices that have accumulated on platter.

Cut meat into 1/4-inch-thick slices and serve topped with apples and sauce.

Happy Eating!