Monday, December 29, 2008
The holiday is not over, but bouncing back will be easy - - just enjoy life and the holidays and we'll detox in the new year with the Gillian McKeith plan from You Are What You Eat and of course, DETOX FROM ALCOHOL!! If you're really eating like crap, just make it a goal to eat a raw salad or raw dark leafy greens with most meals. At the very least, go by some lettuce and sprouts with a simple vinagrette, apple cider vinegar or lemon dressing. Your bowels will thank you! And drink warm water with lemon slice every morning to get your gastric juices flowing and digestion running smooth. Throw in a miso soup (get the packets from Trader Joe's) if possible, great stuff for constipation... AND, if you're near a Whole Foods (or as some love to call it, Whole Paycheck) grab the Digestion Tea ($5). Ask the nutritionist there where the heck you can find it. I get so lost in that area.
I must also comment that I have received a plethora of Mother Health emails! Really, I cannot believe it and I look forward to answering every single one! Keep the questions coming I will research away this new year.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Posted: 22 Dec 2008 07:49 PM CST
This time of year, every one’s immune system can benefit from a boost. The January issue of SHAPE magazine offered these five “5 minute immunity boosters”, which I am shamelessly passing on to you and hopefully remembering them within my daily routine. But honestly, I really think Numero Dos should be more than five minutes. Don’t you? You’ll see what I mean…
Numero Uno: Eat more mushrooms and broccoli. Shrooms help you kill pathogens while the green stuff, along with cabbage, kale and cauliflower assist your white blood cells in defending your body from free radical damage. Hi - yah!
Numero Dos: Sneak off for a quickie! Have more sex to increase your levels of the antibody immunoglobulin (IgA) which binds to viruses and sends out the 911 to white blood cells to kill the viral mother F’rs.
Numero Tres: Log on to social networking websites. Having lots of friends to turn to, and being able to purge all your stress onto, can help you stay healthy. Unless of course, your friends suck.
Numero Cuatro: Drink tea to boost the effectiveness of your white blood cells. A couple cups a day is good and five is even better. Hooray for polyphenols!
Numero Cinco: Eat more nuts. Gotta get your Vitamin E. Snack on almonds, peanuts, wheat germ, sunflower seeds, and kiwi fruit.
Don’t you just love do-able lists? Easy peasy ways to stay healthy that you can enjoy doing, especially Numero… Uno! You know how much I love broccoli.
Friday, December 19, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Enjoy the photos.
Friday, December 5, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Ok...so Roasted/Toasted Almonds with Thyme.
I took two handfuls of almonds and threw them on a hot skillet. No oil. I toasted them over the pan for maybe 5 min., shaking the skillet frequently, moving the almonds around so they roast evenly. Roasting can damage some of the good fats and other nutrients in nuts, so the more raw, the more nutritional benefits. So toast them enough to bring out a bit of the flavor of the almonds. Just before you take it off the stove, add sea salt - just a few pinches and mix. Take the skillet off the fire and dribble extra virgin olive oil over the almonds - just enough to glaze over all the almonds. Pour over a paper towel and pat dry. Put in a serving bowl. Add more salt, as desired, and then sprinkle on thyme - just enough for a hint of flavor and mix. OMfreakingG! It's delicious and yummy, especially with some wine.
Next time I'll take a picture!
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Check out this website on BLUE CORN!
I buy my blue corn pancake mix from WAR EAGLE MILLS.
Anyway, just READ THIS.
Not really. But tis the season to be jolly, merry and gloriously....full. I say this is the time of year we all get a little too friendly with the fattiest foods... and why shouldn't we? It's the best time of year! What health advice can I give you for this time of year - - MODERATION. Moderation is always choice, no matter the time of year.
So what is the food devil every holiday? - - DAIRY (amongst other things)! Keep the dairy intake to a minimum. Realize that everywhere you go there's eggnog, etc. YUM! So cut out the dairy from the other areas of your life - cheese with your wine, milk from your tea or coffee (switch to goat's milk products - yogurt, milk, etc.). Just an idea. And bloating and gas!? Well, that's just inevitable... so for some easy tricks of the gas trade, refer to one of my first blogs ever on FOOD COMBINATION!
Bottom line, enjoy the holidays to their fullest!
Friday, November 21, 2008
Ummm... it's delicious. Baaaaaaaaaaaaa.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
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Monday, November 17, 2008
If you don't know what to have for a snack or dessert today ...
These sesame bars make a great dessert or nutritious pick-me-up any time of day and they take only minutes to prepare. Enjoy!
Prep and Cook Time: 10 minutes
- 1 cup walnuts
- ½ cup sesame seeds
- 1½ cups pitted dates
- 1½ cups raisins
- 1/8 tsp salt
- Pulse all ingredients in food processor until mixture holds together when pressed.
- Press mixture into 9inch square pan, and chill. Cut into squares to serve.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Major Types of Diabetes
Type 1 diabetes
Results from the body's failure to produce insulin, the hormone that "unlocks" the cells of the body, allowing glucose to enter and fuel them. It is estimated that 5-10% of Americans who are diagnosed with diabetes have type 1 diabetes.
Type 2 diabetes
Results from insulin resistance (a condition in which the body fails to properly use insulin), combined with relative insulin deficiency. Most Americans who are diagnosed with diabetes have type 2 diabetes.
Immediately after pregnancy, 5% to 10% of women with gestational diabetes are found to have diabetes, usually, type 2.
Pre-diabetes is a condition that occurs when a person's blood glucose levels are higher than normal but not high enough for a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes. There are 57 million Americans who have pre-diabetes, in addition to the 23.6 million with diabetes.
Diabetes is controllable with diet, exercise, medication, etc. and there are major efforts set forth to find a cure. According to the American Diabetes Association:
Total: 23.6 million children and adults -- 8.0% of the population -- have diabetes.
Diagnosed: 17.9 million people
Undiagnosed: 5.7 million people
Pre-diabetes: 57 million people
1.6 million new cases of diabetes were diagnosed in people aged 20 years or older in 2007.
Minority groups are hit hard by this epidemic. Here are more statistics from the American Diabetes Association:
Race and ethnic differences in prevalence of diagnosed diabetes
Sufficient data are not available to derive prevalence estimates of both diagnosed and undiagnosed diabetes for all minority populations. For example, national survey data can not provide reliable estimates for the Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander population. However, national estimates of diagnosed diabetes for certain minority groups are available from national survey data and from the Indian Health Service (IHS) user population database, which includes data for approximately 1.4 million American Indians and Alaska Natives in the United States who receive healthcare from the IHS. Because most minority populations are younger and tend to develop diabetes at earlier ages than the non-Hispanic white population, it is important to control for population age differences when making race and ethnic comparisons.
- Data from the 2005 IHS user population database indicate that 14.2% of the American Indians and Alaska Natives aged 20 years or older who received care from IHS had diagnosed diabetes. After adjusting for population age differences, 16.5% of the total adult population served by IHS had diagnosed diabetes, with rates varying by region from 6.0% among Alaska Native adults to 29.3% among American Indian adults in southern Arizona.
- After adjusting for population age differences, 2004-2006 national survey data for people diagnosed with diabetes, aged 20 years or older include the following prevalence by race/ethnicity:
- 6.6% of non-Hispanic whites
- 7.5% of Asian Americans
- 10.4% of Hispanics
- 11.8% of non-Hispanic blacks
- Among Hispanics rates were:
- 8.2% for Cubans
- 11.9% for Mexican Americans
- 12.6% for Puerto Ricans.
According to the Diabetes Monitor:
How Many American Indians and
Alaska Natives Have Diabetes?
Type 2 Diabetes
About 15 percent of American Indians and Alaska Natives who receive care from the Indian Health Service have been diagnosed with diabetes, a total of 105,000 people. On average, American Indians and Alaska Natives are 2.6 times as likely to have diagnosed diabetes as non-Hispanic whites of a similar age.5 The available data probably underestimate the true prevalence of diabetes in this population. For example, 40 to 70 percent of American Indian adults age 45 to 74 were found to have diabetes in a recent screening study in three geographic areas.6 Data from the Navajo Health and Nutrition Survey, published in 1997, showed that 22.9 percent of Navajo adults age 20 and older had diabetes. Fourteen percent had a history of diabetes, but another 7 percent were found to have undiagnosed diabetes during the survey.7
Type 2 diabetes is becoming increasingly common in youth. Researchers studying 5,274 Pima Indian children from 1967 to 1996 found that the prevalence of type 2 diabetes in girls ages 10 to 14 increased from 0.72 percent in the period 1967 to 1976 to 2.88 percent in the period 1987 to 1996.3 Reports include an increasing incidence in First Nation populations in Canada.8
In 1998, about 70,000 of the 2.3 million self-identified American Indians/Alaska Natives who receive care from the IHS had diabetes.9 Diabetes rates for American Indians vary by tribal group, as shown in table 1.
Diabetes is particularly common among middle-age and older American Indians and Alaska Natives. Its prevalence in American Indians and Alaska Natives, compared with that of non-Hispanic whites by age group and sex, is shown in table 2.
TABLE 1.--Age-adjusted prevalence of diagnosed diabetes among American Indians/Alaska Natives, age 20 and older, by group of tribes--United States, 1997.
|Group of Tribes||Geographic Area||Prevalence (%)|
|Atlantic||Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas||21.0|
|Great Lakes||Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin||15.2|
|Northern Plains||Iowa, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming||16.3|
|Pacific Tribes||California, Idaho, Oregon, Washington||7.0|
|Southern Plains||Kansas, Oklahoma||9.6|
|Southwest||Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah||13.9|
Note: Age-adjusted to the 1980 U.S. population; prevalance is per 100 persons. Data on American Indians/Alaska Natives are from the 1997 Indian Health Service (IHS) Patient Care Component file; excludes data from 27 (representing 12 percent of the population served by IHS) of the 145 IHS service units that report data to the IHS because the data were incomplete.
Source: Ríos Burrows (1999, July 26).10
Something must be done to help these people to give them a life that allows them to manage their disease. More to come on this subject soon!!!!
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Let's first start with talking about the skin. The skin is the largest organ in the body...well, on the body. Of course diet is a huge part of good skin, but exfoliation, skin-care products, sunlight, etc. are extremely important factors when trying to take care of your skin. Here's what Wikipedia says about skin hygiene:
Unclean skin favors the development of pathogenic organisms – the dead cells that continually slough off of the epidermis mix with the secretions of the sweat and sebaceous glands and the dust found on the skin to form a filthy layer on its surface. If not washed away, the slurry of sweat and sebaceous secretions mixed with dirt and dead skin is decomposed by bacterial flora, producing a foul smell. Functions of the skin are disturbed when it is excessively dirty; it becomes more easily damaged, the release of antibacterial compounds decreases, and dirty skin is more prone to develop infections.Dirty skin is just gross and smelly. But this isn't the sixteenth century when taking baths was hardly ever done. Today, people understand that bathing is a crucial part of staying healthy and swearing off bacteria, etc.
There are many layers to the skin. The layer you see is the epidermis, and you're actually looking at dead skin cells. Mmm, dead. How fascinating! According to the website Kid's Health "Every minute of the day we lose about 30,000 to 40,000 dead skin cells off the surface of our skin." Wow.
Anyway, so here's where skin brushing comes in. If you think about it logically, when you brush your hair, you are stimulating your hair follicles, pumping the blood to your head, bringing more life so that you have beautiful shiny hair. So if you were to do the same to the skin, well then you can have beautiful radiant looking skin.
READ THIS WEBSITE ABOUT DRY SKIN BRUSHING AND WHY BRUSHING THE SKIN IS ABSOLUTELY IMPORTANT! This website also tells you the best kind of brush to get.
Here are a couple places you can purchase your brush:
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
So I just read in Arthur Magazine (don't have time to cite the source now, but will tomorrow or Monday) a fantastic sounding snack.
Can we say amazing! Just cut the avocado in half... squeeze the lemon and add the poppy seeds. YUM!
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
- Norman Walker - he lived until 99 years old!
Thursday, October 23, 2008
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Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Sinuses, according to Wikipedia are air-filled spaces in the cranium that communicate with the nasal cavity. A sinus infection is when mucous fills those air-filled spaced. Ewwww. People who are constantly in water or change altitude frequently are more prone to sinus infections. Are you a dairy lover? Then you better stop eating the dairy (minus goat's milk products) and realize that dairy clogs up the sinuses.
So how to cure a sinus infection!?
Your bowel movements are extremely important to keep regular. I always say that bowels are the basis of life. They really are. Jethro Kloss recommends taking an enema. Or, for a less abrasive remedy, refer to Gillian McKeith's detox (scroll down for all the Parts) and do that for four days. That should clear you out.
Start you day with warm water with lemon. That helps get the fluids in the body moving.
In addition, Kloss recommends drinking 100% juices (no added sweeteners) consistently and eating raw green veggies.
From Back to Eden: "At times cold applications over the sinuses will give great relief; and at other times alternate hot and cold applications. Use whichever gives you the most relief. Have a pan of both hot and cold water available. Bathe the whole face with hot water, as hot as you can stand; then briefly apply the cold water."
Make this concoction or herbal liniment that is from Jethro Kloss but can be found in this article on Mother Earth News. Apply the herbal liniment over the sinuses. Rub it in well. Inhale it also.
From Back to Eden: "To cleanse and heal the nose, make tea of bayberry bark or golden seal. Use a teaspoon to a cup of boiling water; let it simmer for thirty minutes; strain when cool or just warm; sniff it up the nose, getting it up both sides, one side a time; this will cleanse and heal at the same time."
DISCLAIMER: These are just suggestions and not moderated by the FDA so make sure that you consult a physician to make sure this works for you. Herbs, although all natural, can be very potent and have dangerous effects on the body if not taken properly. Just keep that in mind. xo
Friday, October 10, 2008
I don't know what's harder, quitting smoking or quitting coffee and sugar and alcohol. Honestly, is crack this hard to quit? Cause that's what I feel like, a crack addict, barely surviving the morning without her crack coffee, and then barely surviving the day without a crack sugar fix and then on the weekends barely able to unwind without the crack alchy. AAAAAAAAAAAAH! I hate withdrawals, but here we go, on the withdrawal train. Wish me luck. And have a great sugar, caffeine, alchy free weekend!!!!
PEACE, LOVE AND HEALTH!
Happy Birthday to my Grandpa Kobritz, my Russian born Austrian/German Grandfather (and my reason for looking like a "gringa") who knew all about good food, introduced me to the best mangoes in the world and had the most incredible garden of every fruit tree and vegetable under the sun. He looked like a Buddha and spoke with a thick German accent and was 5'1". Cutie! He would have been 106 years old today. He passed away 7 years ago at the age of 99. Why did he live so long? I asked my dad this question a few months ago and my father replied, "He never sweated the small stuff." In this time of economic craziness and uncertainty, it's a good lesson to remember.
They are not gross!!! As a child, this was one of my favorite things to eat. My mother knew exactly how to prepare them to perfection!
Get a bag of brussel spouts at Trader Jose's or a stem of them at the Farmer's Market. Wash them. Then steam them for about 4 min. - 8 min. until they are slightly aldente. You still want them crunchy, never soft. They lose a lot of their nutritional value if steamed too much. Meanwhile, have a pan on the stove with 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter... REAL BUTTER IS NOT BAD FOR YOU as long as you are eating right, it's not bad for you! Margarine, or soy butter is not good for you at all. If you're vegan, then use walnut oil or sunflower oil, but if you're not, then real butter is the way to go.
Once the butter has melted and the pan is really hot, throw in the brussel spouts for about 20 seconds and quickly stir around in the butter. Throw on some salt and pepper and the take them off the pan as fast as you can and enjoy. Raw foodist might disagree with this preparation, but wouldn't you rather enjoy a healthy food???? There is still enough nutrients for it to make an impact on your life.
For the salad I made in the previous entry, I cut off the ends of the sprouts and cut them in half. They make a delicious addition/ garnish to any salad, especially with the apple cider vinegar dressing!
1 - 2 cloves of garlic FRESH!
(not pre-minced garlic!! I'm discovering fresh is far more potent and flavorful)
Anyway, if you have indigestion or ate waaaay too much and have that "I can't move" feeling, then take 2 tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar. Woah, does it work amazingly. Keep drinking it until you feel better if 2 tablespoons doesn't do the trick. I'm not saying the entire bottle, just a little at a time. You'll burp away your pain.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Or is it just me and Michael????
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
For those of you who live in the West Los Angeles area, be happy (although some of you may already know this). Vital Zuman Certified Organic Honey is on PCH in Malibu, but is sold at various Farmer's Markets that I can never get to because of work. Instead, I went directly to the source! Local honey that is within 20 miles of your home is known to help allergies tremendously. From where I live, Vital Zuman honey is it's 26 miles... not within the recommended mileage of 20 miles, but close enough. If some of you are confused as to what the heck I'm talking about, a couple eons ago I discussed this!! Natural cure for allergies - - yes! Try it. So far so freaking good.
Monday, October 6, 2008
Here's what Kloss has to say about sore eyes:
Causes: Eye troubles may be caused from a deficient diet. The eating of unhealthful foods and drinks such as tea, coffee, condiments, alcohol, as well as the use of tobacco, weakens the nerves and hinders the free circulation of blood to the eyes.So hopefully this helps. I recognize my problem was the lack of health in my life this week. Between my friend, Heather's birthday and my vacation to Santa Barbara with my mother for her birthday, I did not give my body the best treatment.
Unhealthful foods and drinks cause impure blood, and when the circulation carries impure blood to the eyes it weakens them. The all-important thing is to eat food that will give you a pure bloodstream. inflammation of the eyes from any cause will greatly benefit by the following treatment.
Treatment: For eye trouble it will be necessary to correct the diet and leave off all harmful foods and drinks. Get plenty of sleep in a well-ventilated room. Cleanse the system thoroughly with blood-purifying herbs such as Echinacea, fruit and fruit juices, and cleansing vegetables such as cucumbers, carrots, celery and leafy greens.
Take the juice of a lemon every morning one hour before breakfast in a cup of hot water. Steep one teaspoon of red raspberry leaves and one teaspoon of witch hazel leaves in a cup of boiling water, and strain through a cloth. When using the powder, use one-half teaspoonful in a cup of water. Saturate a soft cloth with this tea and apply it as a wet pack to the eyes or bathe the eyes with it often, using an eye cup (or shot glass). Fennel tea is excellent when taken internally. It will benefit the eyes as it strengthens them. When used in an eye cup, dilute one-third with water.
Charcoal or Slippery Elm poultices, applied cold to the yes, will relieve inflammation.
An excellent eyewash for everyday use as well as when there is particular difficulty is the following: one teaspoon of Golden Seal and one level teaspoon of boric acid (not sure where to find this, but click here for alternative idea) dissolved in a pint of boiling water; shake well and let settle. You may pour off the liquid, or use just as is.
Hot and cold applications to the eyes with a heavy wash cloth will relieve itching and soreness. Aloe Vera gel applied to the eyelids relieves itching and burning eyes.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Tomorrow I will blog a new recipe and some other goodies.
Until then.... adios.
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
If you want to know the secret to my success, CLICK HERE.
All I can say is, thank you Allen Carr.
Monday, September 29, 2008
The alternative to the cookie. I loooove dipping these in tea! I get these at Whole Foods. Yum.
Taken from the Health Valley Website.
Original Amaranth Graham Crackers™
Today, modern science confirms that Amaranth is truly a "supergrain." Amaranth is rich in lysine, one of the essential amino acids that is usually low in other grains. It contains three times as much fiber and five times as much iron as wheat, and has more than 12 different vitamins and minerals. From a nutritional standpoint, it is clear why the Aztecs referred to Amaranth as a "wonder grain."
- Organic wheat & amaranth
- Low fat & low sodium
- No hydrogenated oils
Ingredients: organic whole wheat flour, cane juice, soybean oil, soy flour, organic amaranth flour, unsulfured molasses, soy lecithin, natural vanilla flavor, baking soda, sea salt.
The sweat lodge (also called sweat house, medicine lodge, or medicine house) is a ceremonial sauna and an important ritual used by some North American First Nations or Native American peoples. There are several styles of sweat lodges that include a domed or oblong hut similar to a wickiup, a teepee, or even a simple hole dug into the ground and covered with planks or tree trunks. Stones are typically heated in an exterior fire and then placed in a central pit in the ground. Often the stones are granite and they glow red in the dark lodge.This past weekend my boyfriend, Michael, and I took part in a sweat lodge in Ojai, CA. It was probably one of the most exciting, incredible and hardest experiences I've had. To be apart of something that has taken place for centuries by the people who first lived in this country felt very special. My interest for Native American culture and tradition does not come from my upbringing even though I have Navajo blood, but rather something that peaked my interest a few years ago after reading so much about the culture and the people and feeling that their way of respecting the earth was something that I wanted to emulate. Michael is part Cherokee and feels the same. It was such an honor to be apart of this.
Read more about the sweat lodge HERE. I recommend it for health reasons and spiritual growth. You can be of any religion to partake in this ceremonial tradition, but I must warn you, it's intense. Learn as much as you can to see if it's really for you.
Here's a little amateur footage from our experience:
Friday, September 26, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
I always have to remind people that being healthy is NEVER a diet, it's a change in lifestyle. If you want to be overweight the rest of your life, then do diets. If you want to feel and look great 100% of the time while still enjoying the occasionally pig-out, then a change in lifestyle is necessary - AND NOT THAT HARD! If you need help in how to change your lifestyle, check out Gillian McKeith's You Are What You Eat, aka the lifestyle Bible.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Yes, forgot to mention that my heroes, Brightblack Morning Light, dropped their second album yesterday on Matador Records. Get your LP, CD or MP3 HERE!
These guys are so inspiring in their want and need to care for Mother Nature. They're album was recorded entirely under solar power. Let's all learn from their example.
"This impassioned ode to the natural world and traditional lifestyles is as political as it is personal. Nathan Shineywater and Rachael Hughes make their music for everyone, but they have a special love for wild and sundrenched places, far from the commercial distractions of the city and the crowds."
Monday, September 22, 2008
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But why wait when you can buy your own copy for $2.29.
Kloss was big into water therapy and believed that water, depending on temperature, application and consumption could heal anything. He has wonderful examples of healing patience with pneumonia. After reading it, I only just wished the doctors that helped Bernie Mac read this.
An example of treatment (from off the top of my head) for migraines/headaches:
Put feet up to knees in hot water (as hot as the person can handle) with two tablespoons of mustard.
Apply cold compress to the neck area - keep reapplying ice cold water to compress.
Drink mint tea simultaneously.
Just to read his stories of saving hundreds of lives of hopeless cases because of his natural treatments is incredible! His knowledge is inspiring.
I cherish my copy:
So I am back, refreshed, rejuvenated and now detoxing. Yes, I went camping this weekend in the Angeles Forest. No, nothing went according to plan. Yes, it was still amazing. My boyfriend ended up not being able to go this weekend. So, at the twelfth hour, I had to find another partner... and came upon my neighbor, friend Holly! So around 5:30 on Friday we set off for Mountain Oak, CA. It took us 4 hours to get there... we missed the freeway change at one point that set us back about 30 min. Then we arrive in Wrightwood, the town where Mountain High is, and began to look for our campsite 10 miles away. It was by this time 9pm and we got lost. Not even the Mountain High ranger knew where our campground was. Anyway, we found the cutest little motel, Pines Motel, with a room the size of my apt. for $69.
Thank you Holly for coming with me. So much fun, delicious food, relaxation, bonding with nature and girl time.
Heavy Whipping Cream or Half and Half (or something else if you're vegan)
Using a knife, cut out the core of the apple and the stem. But make sure you don't cut the apple in half to do this. Apple must remain whole.
Poor vanilla extract in the now hole of the apple.
Cover the whole apple with ground cinnamon.
Put apple in tin foil and place on the campfire grill. After about 10 min. open foil and add more cinnamon. Check after 15 and it should be ready, but leave for longer if not.
I stole 1 tiny half and half packet from a diner earlier that morning and poured some on top of the apple.