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8 November
2012
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Hosting a Vegan Thanksgiving

Hosting a Vegan Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving stirs up warm memories of loved ones gathered around a smorgasbord of comfort food. But maybe you’re looking for a healthier alternative this year. Why not try something different and provide some vegan options? Many vegan recipes are also allergy-friendly and yield a lower glycemic index (better for diabetics), so they can often accommodate a crowd with diverse dietary needs, without compromising flavor! I promise, they all taste amazing! And just like you can “sneak” healthier fare into your kid’s food, you may be able to just serve some of these without revealing just how healthy they are.

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29 October
2012
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Hot fall beverages: drink up and keep warm

Hot fall beverages: drink up and keep warm

There’s something soothing about holding a piping hot drink in your hand as the fall and winter temperatures move in. Whether you’re dreading the chilly breezes yet to come, or are gleefully awaiting the outdoor activities that emerge as snow begins to fall, I think we can all agree that a mug full of your fave hot beverage easily brings a smile to the face of even the most cantankerous characters.

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22 October
2012
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Cooking with Jerry: Cuban Chili

Cooking with Jerry: Cuban Chili

Check out Jerry’s recipe for Cuban Chili. Jerry’s recipe won “best presentation” at our House Party chili cookoff! This could be due to him playing cuban music from his computer under the crock-pot and his garnishes of avocado and lime.

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22 October
2012
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Cooking with Larry: Harvest Moon Chili

Cooking with Larry: Harvest Moon Chili

When I heard we were having a chili cook-off, I knew I had to submit an entry. Chili can be prepared so many different ways, but the flavors can become a bit monotonous. One of the categories for judging in our chili cookoff was “originality”, so I figured I could have a little fun with this recipe and bank on some style points. I didn’t win the competition, but my chili was completely gone by the end of the contest. I’ll take that outcome any day. Also, as a devout foodie, it was pretty darn cool serving celebrity chef, Michael Psilakis, a bowl of my very own chili.

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22 October
2012
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House Party Chili Cook-off

House Party Chili Cook-off

Every so often, the Party Cats like to show their competitive side. You may remember the great pumpkin battle Brian and I faced-off in back in July. It was a fun challenge, but there were a few problems with this concept. One, who cooks anything with pumpkin in July? It’s a fall ingredient! Two, we never really established a set of rules for judging; we ended up watching the company stuff their faces with gooey, cheesecakey pumpkin desserts without determining a clear winner.

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