Creative Living: Nutrition, furniture tips shared on shows

Information on how to optimize nutrition and ways to make and embellish doll furniture will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday.

Louix Dor Dempriey is a spiritual master, and he’s going to talk about optimizing nutrition. He stresses that moderation and temperance are much more successful than obsessive, compulsive diets. He is the president/CEO of Louix Dor Dempriey Foundation in Laguna Hills, California.

Sheryl Borden

Sheryl Borden

Jana Beus says you’re never too old to play with dolls! She has designed a line of doll furniture and accessories and will show how to embellish these items with easy appliqué techniques. Her company is Doll Stuff by Jana in St. George, Utah.

Information on making pillow tops using photos and stamps, gluten-free cooking and shadow appliqué will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” noon Tuesday and 2 p.m. Saturday.

Artist and designer, Carolyn Dahl of Houston, Texas will demonstrate a quick and easy method for making pillow tops using photos and hand carved stamps to create the designs.
Author and nutritionist Carol Fenster will demonstrate making no bake cereal balls that are gluten-free and can be eaten as a portable food on the run or even as a healthy dessert. Her company is Savory Palate, Inc. in Centennial, Colorado.

Sewing expert Vivian Lavinskas will demonstrate shadow appliqué. She’ll show how to prepare the fabric and the hoop, stitch the appliqué and then show how to cut the design out and make a pillow top. She is with Singer Sewing Co. in Lavergne, Tennessee.

Carol Fenster’s Tropical Cereal Snack Mix
• 2 cups gluten-free Rice Chex cereal
• 1 cup gluten-free Ener-G or Glutino pretzels
• 1 cup gluten-free O-shape cereal
• 1 cup chopped dried tropical fruits such as apricots, pineapple, and mango
• 1/2 cup dried banana chips
• 1/2 cup raw coconut flakes (found in natural food stores)
• 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
• 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
• 1 teaspoon canola oil
• 1 teaspoon vanilla
• 1/4 teaspoon salt

Place a rack in the middle position of the oven. Preheat to 300 F. In a 13×9-inch glass baking pan, toss together the cereal, dried fruit, bananas, coconut, and nuts. Set aside. In a small, microwave-safe bowl, heat the brown sugar, corn syrup, vanilla, and salt on Low power until the brown sugar is melted. Stir until smooth and pour evenly over cereal mixture, tossing until the mixture is thoroughly coated. Bake 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes, or until the cereal is lightly toasted. Transfer the mixture to a sheet of waxed paper to cool thoroughly. Makes 12 servings (1/2 cup each).

“Creative Living” is produced and hosted by Sheryl Borden. The show is carried by more than 118 PBS stations in the United States, Canada, Guam and Puerto Rico and is distributed by Westlink of Albuquerque.