Since food is what we’re all about at Guiding Stars, we’re sharing a roundup of red, white, and blue recipes to enjoy as you wish America a very happy birthday.
It can feel like a burden to keep up with elaborate or time-consuming culinary traditions. We have a few ideas to help you realign your holiday food situation to the life you have now. Consider the ease and peace these brings as a little gift to yourself.
It’s possible to achieve an affordable and elegant holiday meal. This might mean shifting the definition of “dinner”, shopping with careful consideration, or letting guests contribute to the menu. Here are some tips to help you create meals with all the holiday glow, while staying within your budget.
Cooking meals for holiday celebrations always brings a level of stress. This holiday season, give yourself the gift of lovely meals that don’t put a huge dent in your budget or keep you stuck in the kitchen all day.
It’s the “most wonderful” time of year. However, it’s also a time that many of us feel stretched and possibly not so merry. We can intentionally give ourselves the gift of wellness through healthy ways to manage holiday stress.
Many of us tend to eat a bit more than we typically do this time of year. We believe you can mindfully and thoroughly enjoy the special foods of the season without guilt. Read how to distinguish between a sense of fullness and a sense of satisfaction in our latest blog.
Thanksgiving is all about preparing family recipes year after year. In most cases, these aren’t just any recipes, but directions to dishes developed with care and through choosing the perfect seasonal ingredients. What happens when those ingredients aren’t available on store shelves? This year we may find out. Don’t let the strained supermarket supply chain impact your holiday cheer. Follow this guide to successful Thanksgiving swaps and substitutions.
Messing around with a meal as traditional Thanksgiving dinner is likely to prompt plenty of questions (and a few complaints). I’m not suggesting that we completely toss aside the turkey or pumpkin pie, but let’s be honest, preparing the same Thanksgiving menu year in and year out can get, well, a bit boring—especially for the cook. What to do? Inject some new life into that traditional, but tired, menu by employing a few strategies and using some culinary creativity.