Posts tagged "Thanksgiving"

Meatless Monday: Thanksgiving Green Beans with Almonds and Pomegranate Seeds

Meatless Monday: Thanksgiving Green Beans with Almonds and Pomegranate Seeds
As much as I pretend to believe it was JUST summer, somehow months have flown by and holiday season is quickly approaching.  Whether you are hosting Thanksgiving or bringing a dish to someone else’s home; it is always preferably to serve something easy, but unique and one that will not be passed over.  It is... Read more »

Boycotting Black Friday - are you with me?

Boycotting Black Friday - are you with me?
As I peacefully chop squash in preparation for Thanksgiving, the news anchor in the background is discussing an app that will tell you exactly where items are located in super stores like Wal-mart and Target.  Getting up before the sun rises to shop isn’t enough, now you need an app to show you the precise... Read more »

My Dairy Free Thanksgiving

My Dairy Free Thanksgiving
I am the worst Thanksgiving guest.  Nobody wants to invite the no butter, no milk and no cheese eater over for a decadent meal. Having hosted the holiday before, I know how much love and time goes into preparing the family feast.   I love the tradition in diving into the rich, gluttonous meal amongst... Read more »
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Holiday Cleanse Day One

Holiday Cleanse Day One
One of the negatives (or some might say positives) of hosting Thanksgiving is my house is overcome by desserts, buttery leftovers and other delicious temptations.  Sunday night and Monday morning I felt sluggish, puffy and uncomfortable after a weekend eating apple pie for dinner and binging on wine and m&ms into the evening.  Even more frustrating is that the pumpkin cheesecake... Read more »

I Survived Thanksgiving Weekend

I Survived Thanksgiving Weekend
Thanksgiving is by far my favorite holiday. I love that there are no presents. I love that it is all about being with family. I love the food. I love the colors. I love feeling thankful. I love that my first born is a Thanksgiving baby. I love to host the holiday in our home. This year I... Read more »

Teaching Our Little Ones to Experience Gratitude is Difficult

Teaching Our Little Ones to Experience Gratitude is Difficult
Every year Thanksgiving seems to mean more to me. I am incredibly thankful more and more each year for this beautiful life I am lucky to live, every single day.   My kids are learning the concept of gratitude, as we talk about it often.   Still, I get frustrated as this time of year also brings... Read more »
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Meatless Monday: Thanksgiving Green Bean and Shallot Ravioli Salad

Meatless Monday: Thanksgiving Green Bean and Shallot Ravioli Salad
You know that mushy, creamy, salty Green Bean Casserole that many of our moms used to (or still) make?  I could eat an entire dish of that comfort food. But,  I know the cream of mushroom soup is fattening and canned green beans contain preservatives and have lost many of the healthy qualities of the original vegetable.  Also, my... Read more »

How to Keep Squirrels away from Pumpkins and Costco Turkeys

How to Keep Squirrels away from Pumpkins and Costco Turkeys
Somehow I blinked and the world changed from bright, colorful fall days to windy, chilly, bitter autumn and today is back to sunny and warm.  This week I  turned on the butt warmer in my car for the first time and bought by daughter a winter jacket.  Just like my kids being unpredictable, fall weather seems similar; I never know... Read more »

Five Years

Five Thanksgivings ago I was nine months pregnant. Five Thanksgivings ago my feet were swollen, my belly was at its max and my skin was shining. Five Thanksgiving ago we were oblivious to how our simple condo living life would change. Five Thanksgivings ago I was anxious, excited, unknowledgeable and nervous. Five Thanksgivings ago I... Read more »
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