Thanksgiving Day is this Thursday and if you’re still trying to plan out your Thanksgiving Day feast menu, we got another idea that will have your taste-buds and skin thanking you! This week, we’re talking about grape seeds, namely grapeseed oil, which has many beautiful benefits for your skin and (when used in Thanksgiving Day feast favorites) can actually improve your skin!
Grapeseed oil is the oil extracted from the seeds of grapes. Grapeseed oil provides many benefits for the skin including treating acne, tightening skin, naturally relieving dark circles under the eyes, moisturizing skin, and anti-aging.1
This very light oil can be used by those with even sensitive skin, and works as an excellent moisturizer (that won’t clog pores) and is also great as a lightweight moisturizer for hair. To experience the benefits of grapeseed oil for skin and hair, we recommend Terranova’s Multi-tasking “Tresses to Toes” Rain Remedy Cream (a multi-tasking miracle that contains grapeseed oil and provides an effective & convenient solution for dry skin and hair).
In appreciation of all the wonderful benefits grape seed oil provides our skin, here’s a delicious Terranova favorite:
Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts with Pecans
- 2 large sweet potatoes, cut into 1″ cubes
- 1lb Brussels sprouts, kept whole if small or halved if larger
- 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
- 3/4 cup Fisher Pecan Halves, roughly chopped
- Coarse salt and fresh ground pepper
- 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon sriracha sauce
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Place your sweet potatoes and Brussels sprouts in a large mixing bowl. Add 2 tablespoons of grapeseed oil and toss so that vegetables are coated evenly. Spread out on a lightly greased baking sheet.
- Bake in 400 degree oven for 15 minutes. At 15 minutes, take out and using a spatula gently toss while adding in your pecans. Place back into oven and cook for 5-7 minutes more until evenly browned. Take out and season with coarse salt and black pepper.
- In a small bowl, combine maple syrup, balsamic and sriracha. With a spoon drizzle evenly over vegetables. Serve immediately.
Important that sweet potatoes and Brussels sprouts are similar in size to cook evenly.
1 "Grapeseed Oil for Skin," New Health Guide, http://www.newhealthguide.org/Grapeseed-Oil-For-Skin.html
2 Feastie.com, http://www.feastie.com/recipe/aggies-kitchen/roasted-sweet-potatoes-and-brussels-sprouts-pecans