I am a huge Christmas nerd: the parties, the music, the charitable festivities, the food…oh, the food! I start getting excited for this time of year right after my birthday, which is in September! “Elf”, “A Christmas Story”, “Dirty Santa” (don’t judge!!) and “National Lampoons Christmas Vacation” are on repeat by Thanksgiving and my healthy version of eggnog has its place in my fridge. Along with the holidays come parties, and I love hosting. One of my favorite appetizers to serve is a soup, presented in mugs, so everyone can walk around and mingle….all with an extra hand for a glass of vino.
In honour of the season, I’m over at Pure Green Magazine’s blog this week as a Community Leader for the Holiday edition of their “Pure Green In Season Cookbook”. You can find me chatting about my biggest kitchen fail, how I try and make sustainable choices around Calgary’s short growing season, my lack of a green thumb, and my love for seasonal, organic, and local foods. You’ll also find the recipe for this bomb-ass, rich and decadent (and gluten/dairy free!) soup HERE.
I’m honoured to be alongside the other talented community leaders this go around: Sophie of The Green Life, Shelly of Vegetarian Ventures, and Betty of Le Jus D’Orange. As community leaders for Pure Green Magazine’s “Pure Green In Season Cookbook”, we hope to inspire you to submit your favorite late fall or holiday dishes to their community cookbook. Submissions are open until December 15 and you can find all the deets here. You can also tag your seasonal dishes on Instagram with #pgminseason….I can’t wait to see what you got!
Happy Holidays! xoxo