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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 24, 2011

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Happy Thanksgiving!!!!! I hope you have a great day and enjoy your time with family & friends. Caramelized Onion Gravy Makes about 2 cups  ½ recipe Caramelized Onions, (about 1 1/4 cups) 2 cups fat-free, low-sodium chicken broth 2 TBSP unbleached all-purpose flour ¼ tsp crushed dry rosemary ¼ tsp sea salt, or to taste […]

green bean casserole

November 23, 2011

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Green bean casserole is a standard dish on Thanksgiving tables around the country. Most people use the tried-and-true recipe printed on the back of a French fried onion can, and rightfully so because it’s delicious. However, just one serving of this one casserole can be pretty high in sodium and fat. By making your own […]

Caramelized onions

November 20, 2011

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The great thing about making caramelized onions is that they can be added to so many dishes to add a lot of flavor without a lot of calories and fat. For Thanksgiving, I make caramelized onions to add to two different dishes – green bean casserole and the gravy. Make the onions ahead of time, […]

Sweet potato casserole

November 18, 2011

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I’ve never been a fan of sweet potato casserole. Maybe it’s because my parents and sister don’t eat it… I don’t know. Either way, I think it’s weird (don’t be mad). It’s too sweet, too mushy, and I just don’t understand why it’s even on the table for a meal. In my mind it’s definitely […]

10 healthy holiday foods

November 17, 2011

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Turkey – Turkey is an excellent source of protein.  It also has beneficial vitamins and minerals including selenium, niacin, Vitamin B6, phosphorus, and zinc. Make sure you don’t deep-fry the turkey, and skip the skin. Cranberries – Cranberries are full of Vitamin C and have fiber as well.  Additionally, they have substances in them that […]

Thanksgiving is almost here

November 14, 2011

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Woah, Thanksgiving is 10 days away. Are you ready? For the past 3 years, I’ve had an early Thanksgiving with friends and one with my family.  For the Thanksgiving with friends, I get to plan and make most of the meal, which I love doing, of course! This week I will be planning and making […]