One day of gluttony isn’t a big deal. But if you chase it with three days of the same rich, calorie-dense leftovers, you risk undoing everything gained from weeks of moderation. However, if you integrate your holiday treats into healthier fare, you can empty out your fridge and still enjoy the long weekend without worrying about dieting later.
This holiday season, as you search for edible gift and cookie platter ideas, peruse The Daily Meal’s round up of 101 cookie recipes, including everything from the classic to the quirky, that is sure to satisfy your cookie needs.
Fennel-and-Potato Gratin | This cheesy potato gratin gets a punch of flavor from nutmeg and fennel. It's impressive enough for a holiday party, but easy enough to put together on a busy weeknight. | SouthernLiving.com
A traditional Mexican bacalao recipe prepared for Christmas ~ In Portugal, where the dried salt Cod originated, it is called Bacalhau. There are thousands of variations for basic Bacalhau, in its simplest form it is re-hydrated in milk and sautéed alone in olive oil. Bacalhau spread as a common food staple to northwestern Spain, and then to Mexico and the Americas via Portuguese and Spanish sailors / fishermen. Today. most of the dried salt Cod is produced in Norway and Iceland.
Okra and Corn (kinara) for Kwanzaa: Corn is one of the basic foods grown in Africa and is therefore a central food in it’s culture and society. They regard the corn’s life cycle as a symbol of the human life cycle.The stalk (kinara) represents the relationship between parents and children, and between their ancestors and their descendants. Gluten free