Tag Archives: Thanksgiving

Sweet Potato Cobbler Crumble

The holidays are upon us. How did that happen so fast? If you’re like me and am not quite ready yet, maybe this Sweet Potato Cobbler Crumble will help you get in the spirit. This month’s Recipe ReDux theme challenged us to make a healthy holiday dessert, and this one fits the bill. There are …

Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup {Recipe ReDux}

Sixteen. That’s how many ingredients are in the classic can of Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom Soup. Their “Healthy Request” version, which is described as being heart healthy, isn’t much better. Although they significantly reduced the amount of vegetable oil, they added a few more ingredients too, increasing that number to 19. You can cut that number …

Best Homemade Hot Chocolate

Hot chocolate and hot cocoa are not the same thing. What???? In America we use them interchangeably. I’ve never been to an American restaurant and seen both hot “chocolate” and hot “cocoa” on the menu. In Slovenia, they are considered two completely different drinks, and both are on the menu. What’s the difference between hot …

Buckwheat Pie Crust

What the heck is Buckwheat? Fun Fact: Buckwheat is actually a seed, not a grain. It’s used like a wheat, but isn’t even related to wheat and isn’t a grass. It’s a pseudocereal. Apparently, it was first cultivated in the Balkans in 4000 B.C. I see it everywhere here in Slovenia…”ajdova” everything–ajdova moka (flour), ajdova torta …

Maple Mashed Hokkaido Squash {Recipe ReDux}

Hokkaido squash, a.k.a. red kuri squash or Japanese squash–it’s all over the place at the central market in Ljubljana. I had never had it before, so I picked one up. It has a sweet and nutty flavor, similar to acorn squash. Actually, I’ve made this recipe a number of times with acorn squash, so you …

50 Real Food Fall Recipes

50 real food fall recipes

This time of year when the weather gets cool, the shorts and swimsuits get put away, and the sweaters come out, it’s too easy to start indulging in more comfort foods and worry less about eating healthy (at least for me). I’m a firm believer that healthy food can still taste amazing though, and you …

Leftover Turkey and Rice Soup

So Thanksgiving has come and gone, you spent hours cooking and cleaning, maybe you ate too much, and you want something healthy to eat but can’t stand the though of cooking a single thing…this Leftover Turkey and Rice Soup is the thing for you! I hope you saved your turkey carcass and made homemade stock because if …

6 Tips for Roasting a Thanksgiving Turkey

Roasting a turkey can be a pretty big deal.  For most of us, the entire Thanksgiving meal is centered around the turkey.  Here are some tips to make sure yours comes out juicy and delicious. 1.  Find a fresh turkey (if possible) After I watched Food Inc.a few years ago, I became a lot more conscious …