This sweet potato side dish is a great recipe to have up your sleeve, whether for Thanksgiving or your next dinner party. It’s hard to do wrong by sweet potatoes but Heidi Swanson, chef and founder of 101 Cookbooks, gives them a whole new twist with this mash, which is made with toasted coconut, macadamia, […]
I always love to host some type of “Friendsgiving” meal ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday and for the last several years I’ve partnered with FEED to bring a giving element into the gathering. FEED is an organization founded by Lauren Bush Lauren whose mission is to create good products that help in the fight against […]
Having a few healthy options on the Thanksgiving table is always important, especially when they taste just as delicious as the old classics. Holistic chef Pamela Salzman is a master of this type of cooking; her recipes are equally wholesome and flavorful. Pamela shared a few of her Thanksgiving creations during our latest In the […]
Thanksgiving is right around the corner and if you’re playing host this year you might be looking for décor ideas and unique recipes in preparation for next week. Our latest In the Veggie Kitchen gathering with holistic chef Pamela Salzman and my co-host Suzanne Hall from The Chalkboard Mag had a bit of both; I’m […]
Yesterday I shared a few of the décor details from our recent Thanksgiving gathering with friends, but the table was only a small part of the puzzle. Chef Daphne Oz taught a cooking class before we all sat down together, which turned our feast into a lively educational experience. Daphne is also a host on […]
Every year we put together a Thanksgiving meal with friends to test out recipes and catch up with each other before the holiday actually arrives. It’s a great tradition and we keep it easy with a vegetarian menu and everyone doing their part to bring the different elements together. This year I hosted with Paige […]
With so many shades of gold, red, and orange on the Thanksgiving menu, I love the idea of putting together a lush, green arrangement to balance out the colors on the table. Add in candlelight and some beautiful glasses and plates and you’ve got the perfect setting for a memorable dinner with family and friends. […]
Thanksgiving is certainly the main event during the month of November, but I love getting together with friends for a casual pre-holiday meal if I can. In that spirit, I recently put on a fall picnic lunch with the help of two talented women and personal friends; whole foods nutritionist Shira Lenchewski and Laurel Gallucci […]
I’ve always been big on hostess gifts, and with Thanksgiving upon us, I can’t think of a more deserving recipient than the person responsible for the meal at the center of it all. With this in mind, I’ve put together a list of some favorites for giving and receiving (both traditional and a bit unexpected), […]
As I shared yesterday, for our most recent get-together In the Kitchen, we were treated to an incredible Thanksgiving-inspired vegetarian meal, courtesy of the lovely and talented Dana Slatkin, aka the Beverly Hills Farmgirl. Referred to as such after starting the Beverly Hills Farmers Market in 1994, Dana, a Culinary Institute of America-trained chef, sells […]
It’s been some time since our last afternoon In the Kitchen, and with Thanksgiving right around the corner, it felt like the perfect opportunity. For this get-together, we were treated to inspiration and instruction (and an incredible vegetarian meal) from the lovely Dana Slatkin, aka the Beverly Hills Farmgirl. After friends invited me to a cooking […]
As mentioned yesterday, in preparation for the upcoming holiday, we once again teamed up with The Chalkboard Mag for a get-together both festive and delicious. On the menu for this year’s gathering: a vegetarian feast prepared by the incomparable Pamela Salzman.
In anticipation of the upcoming holiday, we once again teamed up with The Chalkboard Mag for a Thanksgiving meal and get-together that served as a perfect warm-up for the big day. On the menu and all around: a delicious vegetarian feast that was satisfying without being too heavy, and decor that was all at once festive and understated.
I was first introduced to The Kitchen Mouse’s delicious vegan food by my close friend, the very talented Kimberly Muller – they catered an event at her home last year and I was completely hooked. So when Kimberly told me that she wanted to host a lunch and have Erica (the culinary genius behind the Kitchen Mouse) cater a vegan Thanksgiving, I was thrilled.
In anticipation of the upcoming holidays, our latest In the Veggie Kitchen with The Chalkboard Mag featured the wonderful Barrett Prendergast of Valleybrink Road, and a delicious vegetarian Thanksgiving feast made up of organic, seasonal ingredients. For this class, Barrett taught us how to make some great sides – ones that I will definitely be incorporating into this year’s Thanksgiving dinner.
This year, we hosted a delicious Thanksgiving dinner at our house for family and friends. Richard and I loved having everyone here and everyone left totally stuffed!