Christmas 2012

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, if you celebrate, and even if you don’t just a wonderful day.


I spent the day with family and had a nice time just relaxing.








On Monday morning I was up bright and early to start cooking. The plan was to get everything cooked beforehand, with the expect ion of the turkey which we purchased already cooked from Whole Foods, so there was as little stress as possible on Christmas day.




My sweet potato fantasy fulfilled.


The aftermath.

Everything went according to plan in the kitchen, and I even managed to fit in a short gym session and a shower before dinner out with my parents to celebrate Christmas Eve. We ate at Scratch in Mountain View, which I previously posted about, and had a lovely meal.



Pan roasted mussels in coconut milk red curry, swiss chard, and broccolini.

Tuesday morning consisted of lounging, gift opening, and eventually heading to my grandparents to spend the rest of the day and night with family.

On the Christmas menu:


For appetizers I set out a veggie and hummus platter as well as pumpkin butter with Lesley Stowe’s raincoast crisps.

Organic heirloom turkey.


Stuffing made by my uncle.


Mashed potatoes.


Maple cinnamon mashed sweet potatoes.


Gingered green beans.


Cornbread muffins.


Salad of red leaf lettuce with dried cranberries, pecans, and goat cheese.


Pumpkin pie made by my uncle and pumpkin oatmeal raisin cookies made by my mom.

We had a lovely evening full of conversation and good food. Yet another successful Christmas in the books.

Finally a few healthy holiday recipes, although not my own, to share with you all. A huge thank you as always to Jenn.

Tell me how you spent your holiday!

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5 Thoughts on “Christmas 2012

  1. It’s great to hear that you enjoyed your Christmas, Gina :) Everything looks absolutely delicious, and I’m especially eyeing up those maple cinnamon mashed sweet potatoes. I had a quiet Christmas with just my mom and dad, but it was exactly what I needed after the craziness of the pre-Christmas rush.

  2. total yum, the picture of you is gorgeous! I am glad to hear you had some a great day.

  3. Karey at Nutty About Health on December 26, 2012 at 6:29 PM said:

    All of the food looks so good!! I like the sound of some pumpkin butter. Mmm! :)

  4. Everything looks amazing!

  5. The sweet potatoes and green beans sound especially wonderful!!! So glad you had a great holiday!! Spa <3

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