Favorite Holiday Recipes

With the holidays right around the corner, I thought I’d share some of my own favorite traditional and non-traditional holiday recipes, as well as some of the things I am most thankful for. I wish you a wonderful holiday full of gratitude and love!

My dad was taking this picture of us girls dressed up for the holidays in the ’70s. I’m on the left, with my mom and older sister. I’m so thankful for my happy and healthy childhood, and my always supportive parents and sister.

Tu-no Salad Wraps
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
Kabocha Bean Dip

Cabbage Salad with Dijon-lime Dressing
Roasted Vegetable Salad with Creamy Dill Dressing
Blended Green Salad

Entrees and soups:
Mushroom Basil Au Gratin
Breakfast Burrito Bake
Roasted Carrot Fennel Soup
Sweet Corn Chowder

Mashed Potatoes
Chunky Cranberry Sauce
Spicy Root Vegetable Medley
Quinoa Cornbread

Pumpkin Pie Squares
Persimmon “Ice-Cream”
Cardamom Raisin Rice Pudding

For Breakfast the morning after:
Potato Scramble with Homemade Ketchup
Oatmeal-lemon Pancakes
Orange Berry Muffins

So, so thankful to be doing work that I love; well, I don’t love washing dishes really, but I’ve learned to embrace it as part of what I do, which is helping others to be healthier. Yay!

I’m thankful for my good health and the bounty of organic produce that is easily accessible in my community.

I’m thankful for living here in Sonoma County. Sometimes I just have to pull over and take a photo. I can’t imagine living anywhere else.

So thankful for these three kitty kids of mine: Miles, Leo and Rosie, who bring such joy into my life every day.

November 2012


  1. I love those dresses! My mother was in her late teens that year but if I’d found those outfits tucked away, I totally would have worn it at our family Thanksgiving’s at a teen in the late 90’s.

  2. Is Miles a Bengal cat?

  3. Be careful. I think those two cats on the left are planning some sort of insurrection, maybe all three.

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