Archive for November, 2013

November 26th, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving! {thinkThin Giveaway}

by Lauren

I know, I know. The last thing on your mind the day before Thanksgiving is “I could use a gluten free, dairy free,  kosher, vegan, protein-packed bar about now.” I do know however that after a day loaded with celebration, gratitude, family, and food, when you wake up and can’t believe you are still full 12 hours later, you’ll be thinking “thin”.

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ThinkThin asked if we were interested in participating in a giveaway for our readers and we just couldn’t … Read more...

November 25th, 2013

Slow-Roasted Tomato & Avocado Crostini {holiday appetizer}

by Chrissy

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Only 2 more sleeps until Thanksgiving! The day filled with loved ones, thankfulness, good food and full bellies is almost here, and we are ecstatic!

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While most of your Thanksgiving feast menus are set (hopefully…), there is always room for another tasty appetizer to fend off the hungry crowd until the roasted Bird is served.

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Of course if you aren’t the one hosting the feast, it’s always a good idea to bring a little something to share and an appetizer … Read more...

November 24th, 2013

Honey & Champagne Cranberry Sauce

by Lauren

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Here it is, that Thanksgiving recipe I promised. It involves champagne. You know you’ll have a bottle of that open on Thanksgiving morning. If you can spare a cup, swap it for the water in your classic cranberry sauce and try this out.

I think a handful of chopped walnuts would also be fantastic in this.

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In the process of shredding brussels sprouts for what would have been a fantastic Orange & Almond Crispy Brussels Sprouts side dish option for … Read more...

November 21st, 2013

Pumpkin Parmesan Sauce with Farro {+ Homemade Pumpkin Puree}

by Chrissy

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If you have never made homemade pumpkin purée and maybe just figured it came out of a can, don’t worry, I used to think that too.

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But now that I’ve crossed over to the other side, I can assure that you are missing out on the good stuff.

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Try it this season. Try it now. With Pumpkin Pie’s biggest day coming up, you will be doing yourself, your family, friends, and the glorious pumpkin a great service, if you make … Read more...

November 19th, 2013

Curried Quinoa & Persimmon Salad {with Mint & Cucumber Raita}

by Lauren

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We are a little late in the game but I promise we will get some awesome thanksgiving-themed recipes up for you before the holiday hits! In the meantime, I have to tell you about this quinoa salad – which Chrissy so thoughtfully pointed out could be an “exotic” Thanksgiving side-dish.

I love persimmons. My earliest memory of these sweet, orange fruits is when I was a kid and my grandparents had them growing on a tree in the backyard. Now … Read more...