For the past year I’ve been pinning away delicious baked donut recipes and only one thing was stopping me from actually producing these mouth-watering treats, a donut pan.
I’d argue that the best part of the holiday meal is stuffing. In the bird or baked in a dish, fresh or reheated the next day, stuffing is what a holiday meal is made of. While any other day of the year the boxed stuff may suffice, during the holidays a homemade one will really… Read More Apple, onion, and sage stuffing
Confession: I like canned cranberry sauce. Even worse, I enjoy the jellied kind that makes that big slurp sound as it pours out of the can. In my quest to expand my palate and escape from my picky eater status I decided to go for a fresh version this year. And it was so worth… Read More Cranberry (and orange) sauce
As much as I try, I am not a potato person. Mashed, sweetened, baked, roasted, or fried, I’ve tried them all and cannot find one I like (well, except for the skinniest of french fries…). However no holiday meal is complete without a starchy vegetable and thus enters roasted acorn squash.
Growing up we always had green bean casserole on our table for Thanksgiving dinner. You know the one, canned green beans, cream of mushroom soup, and French’s fried onions sprinkled on top. This is not that green bean casserole.
Thanksgiving is a day full of delicious and comforting foods steeped in family tradition… that also happen to be starchy, full of fat, and leave you feeling like a beached whale. In order to combat the calorie-bomb of a meal to come I decided to prepare a salad full of Autumn’s greatest offerings.
Did you know the average Thanksgiving meal comes in at 4500 calories and 229 grams of fat?! And for those who have more than one holiday meal to consume over the weekend the damage can be immense.
(source) Enjoy your long weekend filled with food, family, and fun! For those who find themselves working I hope you find a little calm time to sneak in a yummy turkey dinner, too. Remember, it is okay to indulge in moderation and healthy choices can also be delicious! I’ll be back next week to document… Read More Enjoy your Day of Thanks
Ahem.. anyone still out there? This has been a trying semester for me with school and research and unfortunately this blog was one of the casualties in my quest to find time and energy for everything. With the holiday’s coming up I knew I had to post something to make up for all the missed… Read More Pumpkin Snickerdoodles
Lately it has been so hot in San Diego I haven’t had any desire to eat anything that isn’t the temperature of the inside of an igloo. The other day I was at my local grocery store waiting around at the deli counter for my sandwich to be made when I spotted a quinoa salad… Read More Cranberry cucumber quinoa salad (Gluten free)