Holiday Healthy Eating

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FOOD. FOOD. FOOD.

Basically my thought process during the holidays . . . Is that bad?

Well, yes, it is sort of bad when I’m trying to be healthy, which I’m sure a lot of you are trying to do. I find it SO difficult to eat healthy during the holidays with all of the treats my grandmother is basically shoving down my throat, in a good way of course.

So we have all of these grand ideas of healthy holiday recipes with low fat ingredients, and gluten free this and that, but cooking that way seems to never tastes the way it should. I’m sure you can still enjoy holiday treats in a healthy way, but is it the same? I don’t know. That’s up to you.

I mean sure, healthy recipes can do wonders during the holidays, but the biggest problem I see is the family getting together, which means cooking in bulk. When you cook in bulk, you need to be able to satisfy everyone. Adding a healthy recipe to the mix can cause some issues!

And come on, don’t you want to indulge during the holidays? It’s a time to be jolly and merry . . . And who isn’t when they’re eating their favorite holiday treats?

I guess it seems like I am trying to persuade you to eat unhealthy foods during the holidays (which I am), but for your sake let’s talk about some of the awesome things that come out of eating healthy.

Well, when you eat healthy you don’t have to worry about the effects the unhealthy foods will have on your mind and body, which can definitely be a huge plus. Maybe you won’t need to take that trip to the gym you were planning on New Year’s Eve?

Healthy foods also tend to not be as heavy in your stomach, so maybe you can eat more healthy treats? I hope that’s a real thing . . .

Maybe, just maybe we can find a happy balance between all of the holiday treats we’ll be having in just a couple weeks. You can still take that trip to the gym, but you won’t have to stress over it.

Remember, the holidays really are a time to slow down, be with the ones you love, and enjoy everything about life. Don’t forget that. And PLEASE try not to worry about what you’re eating.

Now that I think about it, is it really that important?

Grammercy Tavern’s Monkey Bread

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I just HAD to share this with you all! This Monkey Bread looks delicious and since we’re all heading home soon for Winter break . . . I guess maybe you could borrow some ingredients that there already is at home? It does need quite a few ingredients, but I am sure it’s worth it. It could definitely be a great holiday treat! Enjoy!

What's On the Stove?

monkeybreadThis is one of those famous recipes from the restaurants very own cookbook. That said, as the recipe is reported at Serious Eats, it’s utterly wrong.

That said, it’s one great recipe and worth your time.

Makes for utterly great breakfast fare.

But it makes three times what it claims to. Dough wise that is. The rest of the recipe seems correct for one pan.

I’m giving you the original recipe. I took 2/3 of the dough, divided that in half and wrapped it and put it in the freezer after it has passed through the first rising, and before I made the actual dough rounds. I’ll let you know if that doesn’t work when I make it again, otherwise it’s a bonus that will speed up the next two batches quite a bit.

INGREDIENTS:

  • Toffee Sauce
  • 2/3 cup plus 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup packed dark…

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