Turkey Day Timeline, Plus A Special Gift For You!

You’ve prepped, you’ve planned and so now, you’re not panicking. What a nice change from Thanksgivings past! With just hours to go until the start of your holiday meal, you’ll want to take the time this morning to be sure all the “T”s are crossed, the “I”s are dotted and that nothing has been overlooked. […]

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Paleoista’s Thanksgiving Count Down: Get Your Shop On!

It’s Tuesday, which means we’re down to T-2 days before the big event; are you ready? Whether you’re hosting an intimate dinner for immediate family only, or a lavish dinner party for 24 (or more!) having a plan is key in keeping stress free (or at least low stress) during the last couple of days […]

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STUFF IT. Really?

When I was vegan, I made it a goal to come up with a stuffing for both Thanksgiving as well as for Christmas that would fit the bill. It had to be savory and delicious but not contain the traditional ingredients that wouldn’t suit my eating habits at the time. No pork sausage, no broth, […]

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Turkey Practice

If you were to guess the number one meal that Americans report stressing out over, what would it be? I’d guess Thanksgiving. Think about it; we’re stressed about spending the day with that one family member who’s particularly hard to get along with, playing referee between that friend of a friend who always feels the […]

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Cooking Made Friendly, Warm and Welcoming

What a great article in yesterday’s Food Section in the Times! Thanksgiving at Julia’s[1] made me a more of a Julia Child’s fan than ever before. As someone who’s loved cooking since age 4, I’ve long been a fan of cooking shows. And though the format and personalities have changed through the years, to me, […]

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Let’s Get Cooking!

Remember that course you took in high school that was so incredibly boring, you couldn’t wait for each and every second to pass so that you could get out of that classroom as fast as humanely possible? Chances are, whatever subject that teacher was attempting to enlighten you about fell by the wayside long ago, […]

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Paleo Versus Vegan: Must it be an Opposition?

Yin and Yang. A phrase we use quite often, and possibly without understanding its true meaning. According to a Chinese theory, they’re two forces in the universe, Yin being the passive, negative force, and yang the active, positive counterpart. In keeping with this theory, wise people will detect these forces in the seasons, in their […]

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Its. Not. Food.

National Fast Food Day is observed annually on November 16.  On this day each year people all across the country celebrate by going through the drive-thru, dining inside or ordering their fast food to go.  First popularized in the United States in the 1950’s, fast food is considered any meal with low preparation time and […]

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Is Fat Acceptance One Size Fits All?

Ouch. I know this is a touchy subject and there’s a chance some readers will be offended, but as the saying goes, you can’t please everyone. So I’m broaching the subject. Last week, in an article in the New York Times[1], the actress / fashion designer Rebel Wilson was profiled. We know her from her […]

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Soup it Up

Soup. Warming and nourishing, it feeds the soul. What’s better to warm you up on a cold, autumn day or to help the body heal from a nasty cold bug? Homemade, of course, lends itself to being the healthiest we can get. Since we’re totally in control of what goes into it, and can be […]

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