Hot Melt Pumpkin Pie

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How to Freeze Thanksgiving Ahead

Here is a question I received that I believed warranted answering for everyone— Hi- I LOVE “Saving Dinner”! My husband loves the food even more. Here is my question: how feasible is it to freeze any Thanksgiving side-dishes in advance (ie cranberry sauce, casseroles, even stuffing)? Thanks! I am busy with a new baby AND […]

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 […]

Holiday Paleo Cheat Sheet

By: Leanne Ely   If you’ve recently gone Paleo, you might be worried about navigating the kitchen this holiday season, what with all of the sugar, bread and other non-Paleo staples of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner floating around. But do not fear, Paleoistas! I’ve got your wheat-free little backs! We’ve put together this Paleo swap […]

The Perfect Thanksgiving Table Setting

By: Leanne Ely   Setting a proper dinner table is a simple thing and one that will make you feel like the elegant hostess you are. We’re talking specifically Thanksgiving today, but you can start making dinner an occasion every day. Not just on a holiday. Yes you can even break out the good china […]

With Heartfelt Thanksgiving

Dear Friends, Today is Thanksgiving. There’s a wonderful turkey in my oven, my table is set, my family is here, and dear friends are on their way. Just before we eat our wonderful Thanksgiving meal, we traditionally gather together in a circle, holding hands and each one of us will say one thing we’re especially […]

Weight Loss During the Holidays

Healthy Foods Weight Loss During the Holidays by Leanne Ely, CNC Weight loss during the holidays? Really? How do I love the holidays? Let me count the ways. First there is the decorating… tinsel, ribbons, wreaths and beautiful ornaments. Then there is the crackling fireplace, festooned in evergreens with traditional stockings “hung with care”. And […]

HF – Thanksgiving Freezing Tips

Healthy Foods Thanksgiving Freezing Tips by Leanne Ely, C.N.C. Here is a question I received that I believed warranted answering for everyone– Hi- I LOVE “Saving Dinner”! My husband loves the food even more 🙂 Here is my question: how feasible is it to freeze any Thanksgiving side-dishes in advance (ie cranberry sauce, casseroles, even […]

Tip, Trick & a Recipe: Mmmm, More Pumpkin, Please!

Thanksgiving may be over, but that doesn’t mean our consumption of this superfood should be. This gigantic gourd is filled to its stem with beta carotene, alpha-carotene, lycopene—all helpful carotenoids to help you with heart health and lower your risk of several chronic diseases. Here’s a TIP: You can buy canned pumpkin year-round. It’s inexpensive […]

Five Things

Here are some critical things to help you sail through Thanksgiving this year. Write them down; don’t keep them in your head–1) Guest List. Pretty basic, but seriously, make your list; check it twice and start making those all-important phone calls. Knowing how many to plan for is an integral part of successful holiday planning. 2) […]