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HEALTHY HOLIDAY COOKIE ROUND-UP!

***YUMMM….DON’T THESE LOOK YUMMY?***

I’M GOING TO TRY SOME OF THESE HEALTHIER, HOLIDAY COOKIE RECIPES. 

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HAPPY BAKING! :<)

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Last year I was obsessed with eggnog. This year I’m obsessed with cookies.

Healthy Cookies

So when I was asked to be a part of a healthy christmas cookie round-up that Sandra from Candida Diet Plan was organizing, I was pretty excited! Sandra was able to organize 18 different bloggers, which means there are 18 scrumptious cookies to drool over. And these aren’t just any cookies, these are healthy cookies- virtually all of the recipes are gluten-free and loads of them are also grain-free, dairy-free, egg-free, refined sugar-free and vegan. So, what are you waiting for? Here are the links to all of the cookies:

Sugar-Free Sugar Cookies (Candida Free Candee)

Dark Chocolate Truffle Cookies (Tessa the Domestic Diva)

Macadamia Coconut Cookies (Candida Diet Plan)

Macadamia-Coconut-Cookies

No-Bake Chocolate Pumpkin Cookies (Gluten-Free Cat)

Jungle Balls (Carrie on Vegan)

Raw Gingerbread Men (Om Nom Ally)

Raw-Gingerbread-Men-Om-Nom-Ally

Chocolate Orange Gogi Cookies (Coconut and Berries)

Spiced Orange Cookies

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Yummy (and healthier) Holiday Recipe Suggestions :<)

It’s not always easy to think “healthier choices” when it comes to holiday recipes.

But it doesn’t have to be ALL bad either. 😉

Here’s a round-up of holiday-ready recipes from the Veggie…archives that I hope you will enjoy.

carrot hummus

Bold and Bright Carrot Hummus

This oh, so yummy hummus recipe was a winner in a recipe contest, here at Veggies, Yarns & Tails, a few years ago.

Delicious with crudité, tortilla chips, pitas…great on wraps too.

And what a gorgeous bright orange color to add to your holiday table.

party mix

Slow Cooker Party Mix

Who needs additive-laden commercial party mix, when it’s so easy to make it in the slow cooker?

Pick and choose your fav ingredients and leave out what you don’t want. This is by far, the best party mix I have ever tasted.

Fill up a pretty jar, add the recipe on a ribbon tie and it makes a great hostess gift too. 🙂

Kasha and Beet Salad with Celery and Feta (page 92)

Kasha and Beet Salad with Celery and Feta

This is one of my all-time fav marinated salads.

Oh, so delish and colorful too. Gluten-free is an added bonus.

A great potluck or buffet table addition.

black bean soup

Black Bean Soup

What could be better after a day at the rink or skiing, than a hot and spicy bowl of black bean soup?

This is my version of this classic, comfort soup.

Makes a crowd-pleasing and oh so satisfying “meal in a bowl”. 😉

stroganoff

Mushroom Stroganoff with Herbed Pasta

My redo of this classic, oh so rich and yummy main dish. Lower in fat and no meat required!

If you are a meat-eater, you won’t miss the beef, I promise. 😉

And if you already  mushrooms like I do, this is definitely one you’ll enjoy.

Makes a quick and elegant main dish, perfect for a holiday supper.

berry fruit cobbler

Berry Cobbler

This luscious Berry Cobbler recipe is courtesy of the Veggie Table.

Lower in sugar than a lot of cobbler recipes. I sub Earth Balance for the butter and use buttermilk, not cream.

A nice dessert to make when you’ve got supper in the oven and want something sweet to finish a meal.

I make mine with organic frozen mixed berries (so convenient) and top with a scoop of vanilla frozen yogurt. Yumm…

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Happy Cooking and Happy Holidays! 🙂

It’s Potato Salad Time Again!

                               

Potato salad.

Don’t ya just love it? 😉

It’s such a summer/picnic/BBQ favorite.

                                             

I love all kinds of potato salad. Particularly recipes with lots of fresh dill included.

I recently tried this amazing Dilly Potato Salad (pictured above) from the cookbook:

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Sensational Salads by Leslie Bilberback.

                                 

Chef Bilberback has kindly allowed me to share the recipe for this yummy salad with you.

And just in time for July 1st and July 4th holidays, coming up in the next few days.

See the complete recipe on page two.

And if you are looking for lots of great salad recipes that are quick and easy to prepare, this is definitely a cookbook you might want to add to your collection. I’m looking foward to trying a lot more in the near futureI ♥ (all kinds) of  salads.

                                     

Happy July 1st and July 4th. 🙂

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