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Food + Nutrition
eat your gifts: maple chipotle nuts

Making an edible gift is not only economical, but also a creative way to show your recipient that you truly care and took the time and energy to create something thoughtful. For your nut-loving friends, look no further than maple chipotle nuts, my go-to gift for friends and family. 

spice up your winter - crunchy radish mulled wine

 As the holidays approach,  I know that I’m not alone in finding my list of to-dos growing rather than shrinking.  Between office and school parties, gift shopping and wrapping, dinner and drinks with friends, hosting your own festive gathering may seem like a chore.  I’m exhausted just thinking about all there is to do, so I’m having a very minimalist moment -  from packing suitcases to decorating, simplicity is key.  Small touches can go a long way.

A nice mulled wine is an easy treat that can be made with items which you may already have in your fruit basket, on your spice rack, and in your wine cellar (or, in my case, at the bottom of a closet).  

sweet potato + carrot latkes

Hanukkah is the Festival of Lights, when family and friends gather together, light candles, spin the dreidel, and nibble on latkes, jelly doughnuts, and chocolate gelt. Like most holidays, food takes center stage and is a prominent fixture of this cultural celebration. Most families are bound to a signature latke recipe, which has been passed down through the generations. If you are looking to switch it up and veer away from traditional russet potato latkes, consider this vibrant sweet potato and carrot alternative.