Holiday Recipes

Season’s Eating’s~ Christmas Dinner Preparation Guide

Have you ever watched the show “Come Dine with Me”? Where regular home cooks battle it out with other contestants to host the best dinner party. I cringe and often scream at my television wondering why people eschew the importance of a prep list; I also wonder out loud, why people choose to make items they have never made before,… Read more →

Top 3 Ways to Know When the Turkey Is Done

The Christmas feast is a week or so away; and I want to talk about the bird. The very first Christmas where I took over the turkey, I didn’t cook the turkey properly; it was pink inside, but crispy and deceivingly done looking on the outside. Nevertheless, we ate around the pink parts and fired the turkey in the oven… Read more →

Pumpkin Soup with Shiitake Mushrooms

Yesterday was Halloween, and for the first time in as long as I can remember, I didn’t dress up. The usual excitement over all the fanfare of Halloween just wasn’t there for me this year; with planning the new Vitality Kitchen taking up whatever is left of my creative energy at the end of the day, I couldn’t find it… Read more →

Cauliflower Mash

Canadian Thanksgiving is this coming weekend, and with thanksgiving comes post holiday meal exhaustion; it could be the hullabaloo surrounding the holidays, but likely it’s the carbohydrate laden meal. White bread stuffing and heavy mashed potatoes are a thing of the past in the Vitality Kitchen, because all those foods do are spike our blood sugar, slow our digestion, make… Read more →

Happy Holidays with Love

Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah, Joyeux Noel…however you say it, I wish you a very happy holidays. I will be spending the next 10ish days with friends and family reminiscing about the year that has passed; and looking toward 2013. I will be caroling and ringing in 2013 with this Kombucha Wine Spritzer; which is an exercise in balance. Cheers to… Read more →