Monthly Archives: November 2011

Taking Stock (Literally)

November 29, 2011Leave a comment

Today I have a stock tip for you. Don’t buy it. Vegetable stock, that is. Maybe you’ve never bought vegetable stock in the first place. It’s not just for vegetarians, you know. Chances are you’ll need some at one point or another and if you do, I implore you not to buy it. You can easily make your own at home using items you probably already have in your crisper drawer.
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What’s for Dinner?

November 24, 2011Leave a comment

At this moment, you probably can’t even think about dinner. You just finished a huge Thanksgiving feast and if you’re anything like the people I’m related to, you’ve made a late night snack out of the leftovers. Good for you. Now, it’s time to return to cleaner eating before the winter holiday parties kick into overdrive. After a heavy holiday dinner, I like to go light and meatless for a week or so. This week’s recipes are hearty, yet vegetable-centric and healthy. Continue reading ›

What to make for the vegetarians?

November 21, 20114 Comments

Chances are you’ll either host vegetarian guests or dine amongst herbivores this holiday season. Plant-based diets are growing in popularity and while this may cause the carnivore host to fret, it shouldn’t. There are so many wonderful options this time of year. Over the past several weeks, I’ve had this question pop up repeatedly: “My sister/cousin/aunt/brother’s girlfriend/neighbor is vegetarian and will be joining us for the holidays. I want to be sure to offer options for her/him. What do you suggest?” Continue reading ›

Let’s Talk Turkey

November 18, 20112 Comments

While compiling my favorite Thanksgiving appetizers, sides and desserts to share with you, it dawned on me that 1) I know a thing or two about preparing the bird, 2) I’ve prepared quite a few birds (both whole and bone-in breasts) and 3) by the time I’m done preparing a turkey, the last thing I want to do is photograph it. Especially with a house full of hungry guests. I found the above photo after a deep dig through my archives. I had to go back as far as 2005. This bird was made the year I hosted Thanksgiving dinner a scant 5 weeks after giving birth to my first son. By C-section. Several weeks earlier than expected. After a face-first fall down the stairs. But I digress… Continue reading ›

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