Here are some simple, drool-worthy dishes that are sure to be crowd pleasers:
For dessert, I’m definitely planning on making these (everyone loves desserts!!):
And some interesting reads that will help make the holidays a smooth and loving experience:
- 23 Tips to Feel Great When You Travel (Mind Body Green) A list of tips and tricks for surviving the long travel time that is usually associated with the holidays. Personally, I drink LOTS of water, eat a pound of grapes while on the plane (to keep the toxins moving and my bowels happy), I use Lavender Essential Oil* on my wrists and neck, and I keep shea butter* in my purse for my hands.
- Why I Cleanse Before The Holidays (Mind Body Green) An interesting look at preparing your body for the holidays. It’s important to get your body in line with what you believe in, eliminating potential cravings, healing your gut, and eradicating any self-doubts. This also includes recipes guides and day-by-day planning. I highly recommend this read!
- Men’s Gift Guide 2013 (Cupcakes and Cashmere) Okay, this is where my personal fashion-centric obsession leaks into my raw food obsession … I have been wrought with anxiety, trying to come up with the perfect, affordable gift for the men in my family. We live in a time where–those of us fortunate enough–we usually just buy the little things for ourselves throughout the year. What ends up happening is there is rarely anything left to the imagination during the holidays. Well, Emily at Cupcakes and Cashmere is like my own personal idol and she has provided a neat list for the men in your life.
- 3 Holiday Expectations That Are Driving You Crazy (HuffPo) Lastly, just let go. Every year there seems to be so much pressure on having the most Hallmark Image of The Holidays that it can often times end up more stressful than enjoyable. This is a great read to keep things in perspective.
We are weeks away, I realize, but it’s better to start dreaming about it now than to have a last minute scramble, riiighhht?? (shh, let me just pretend it’s time to head home already!)
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