Christmas Morning Breakfast

The countdown has started and now is the time to get the food ready for the Christmas holiday. I know not everyone celebrates Christmas, but everyone enjoys the festivities of a celebration and that’s what this Food for Thought is about: celebratory food. We can all relate to that! Here’s a Christmas Morning Menu that’s […]

Countdown to Christmas Dinner: Get Your Checklist

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It’s only a few days until Christmas! Are you ready for your next big feast? With all of the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it’s easy to forget that we could save ourselves a lot of work the day of by doing more prep leading up to the event. Frankly, I think we […]

Eat Nutritiously to Fight Holiday Depression

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We are completely entrenched in the Christmas season and for so many, also completely entrenched in holiday depression. Having gone through holiday bouts of depression myself, I will never discount anyone’s depression. I will tell you however, there are things you can do to fight the oppression of depression. Even if you don’t “feel” like […]

Savor

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This morning, I received an email ad from a kitchen supply store telling me to “savor the holidays.” As I was about to delete it, I started thinking about the word “savor” and what it means. What I aim for in my life is to live in such a way that I savor ALL days, […]

Paleo and Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte “PSL” Recipe

Fall is in full swing and we’re not above loving that infamous “basic” beverage that explodes EVERYWHERE this time of year: the sweet and spiced PSL (aka: Pumpkin Spice Latte). Since the Starbuck’s version, that must be credited for bringing this drink such fame, is sooo full of sugar and other mysterious-not-good-for-your-poor-body ingredients we decided […]

Paleo Tahini Pumpkin Pie and Maple Cardamom Coconut Whipped Cream

You can’t have the holidays without pumpkin EVERYTHING!! But for those of us trying to stay away from dairy, gluten, and refined sugar – the holidays can feel like the 7th circle of hell – running into temptation at every corner! So after some recipe testing, we finally found a delicious holiday classic that’s actually […]

Paleo Cocoa and Coconut Whipped Cream

You all voted so here is your Paleo-elect Cocoa and Whipped Cream recipes! Let’s be real, we could all use a giant mug of cocoa after this supremely stressful election season. Or wine. But for the sake of this post, let’s just say cocoa. Paleo Coconut Honey Whipped Cream serves many or few (depending on […]

Dinner Diva: Beating Holiday Stress

The holidays can be a stressful time for a lot of people, especially this year when it seems there is nothing but doom and gloom in the economic forecast. But folks who have lived through such times as this in the past, know a thing or two about not only getting by but actually thriving. […]

Thanksgiving Memories

Thanksgiving is one holiday where you cannot let your perfectionism run your life. Norman Rockwell paintings are paintings—not snapshots of real life. It’s an idealistic picture of what we all wish and pine for; not the real McCoy. Remember that if you run out of gravy, burn the rolls, or the turkey isn’t done and […]

HF – From Cheating to Planning Treats

Healthy Foods From Cheating to Planning Treats by Leanne Ely C.N.C. It’s the holidays and the temptations for goodies is never as great as it is right now. Cakes, cookies, pies, fudge, candy, drinks, sweet breads and so much more are easy to find around any corner. But it’s not just the holidays when we […]