Thanksgiving day has come and gone, but the memory of my undercooked, 10 pound bird has not. I began with the no-fail oven bags until I quickly discovered the bag had expanded, melting to the coils. Luckily I caught it right away, thanks to my handy dandy nose and the noxious fumes emitting from the oven vent. This is probably another reason not to use plastic. After rescuing the turkey, removing the bag, removing all racks (yes, my oven is that small), I switched to foil and voila! Or, so I had hoped. After repeated basting, thermometer probing, and foil applying and removal, I proudly set the perfectly golden main course on the kitchen counter to carve.
Let's start today giving thanks for everything on our plates! That's right, our plates are full these days, but are we acknowledging that which we have to be oh-so-thankful for? I encourage you to take pause this week and throughout the holiday season (everyday, really!) to close your eyes, reflect, breath and when you open your eyes, smile! Our fortunes are grand and our misfortunes opportunities for growth and rediscovery.
I love this time of year--Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, the New Year. What a great time to celebrate. But let's face it, although the holidays can bring great joy, they can also bring some stress. The long lines and empty pockets. The back-to-back social calendar. The in-laws. The homemade pies, apps and egg nog. The holidays are meant to be a time to enjoy family and friends, rather than be stressed about the little things. Here are some ways to make your holidays more joyful and less stressful this year.
Thanksgiving is 3 weeks away and we want to make sure it's the best eating day of the year for you! That's right, if you eat good, you feel good. If you eat bad, you feel bad (both physically and emotionally). Now we don't want you to feel that way that sooooo let's avoid making the same mistakes we made last year on Thanksgiving.
This cruciferous vegetable has tons of health benefits. It's high in anti-oxidants, helps reduce inflammation, helps cleanse your digestive tract with tons of fiber, and is chock full of vitamins. It's also a high-flavor, low-calorie food, with tons of preperation options.