Newburyport Healing Arts/Crafts Market

Steve and I had the pleasure to participate at the Newburyport Healing Arts/Crafts Market on Sat., May 25th. Though a cool rainy Spring day, the atmosphere inside was warm and welcoming. I offered energy sessions while Steve played mellow, healing music that filled the space with his warm and welcoming sounds. It is always a joy to talk with people about health and wellness. I always enjoy meeting new people, talented artists and presenters. A special highlight during the day for me was that one young lady had seen the event listed in the paper with a few of my recipes . She purchased the ingredients to make Pepper Poppers and came in to buy the book so she could have the music to accompany her while she cooked. Also we were fortunate and grateful to have our good friend Deb, come to the event to help carry equipment and sell cookbooks and send you big thank yous! And a special thank you to Roberta Horsman for organizing a smooth, easy, and fun event and for helping us get a big feature in the Newburyport Daily News! For more information about upcoming markets, go to We look forward to seeing you at future markets.

Mal and SteveMal

Anytime Parfait

Anytime ParfaitServes 2 – 3


A healthy, delicious treat to be enjoyed anytime. Serve in whimsical or fancy
glasses to match the occasion and add to the ambiance!


2 ripe bananas, sliced

1 ripe avocado, chopped

2 -3 dates, pitted

2 tablespoons unsweetened carob powder or use cocoa powder

2 tablespoons macadamia or almond butter

1 cup nut milk, homemade or coconut milk

¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

Optional Add Ins:

Chia seeds, flax seeds, extra slices of bananas, berries



In blender place milk, nut butter, dates, carob or cocoa, cinnamon, and blend. Add banana and avocado and blend until well blended. Place some parfait mixture in glass, add a layer of bananas or berries, then another layer of parfait, and top with bananas or berries (optional), and enjoy!


Make your own nut milk: 1 cup cold water + ¼ cup nuts of your choice (macadamia nuts or walnut or almond). My favorite is macadamia because I love how they taste but also because when I’m in a hurry I can get away without soaking them due to their small amount of enzyme inhibitors. Other nuts best to soak overnight or 4 – 8 hours in enough water to cover them, then drain the water, rinse, and allow to dry for awhile. Put nuts in blender, blend, add water and blend until well mixed, foamy and white.