When I was a child, my brother and I loved Easter time, with woven baskets filled with artificial grass and chocolate-covered marshmallows, sugary Peeps, and – of course – chocolate rabbits with long ears. In college, I volunteered to help with the annual Easter egg hunt for special needs children for two reasons: 1) I loved the joy on the children’s faces, and 2) I confess: I loved helping to “clean up” after by nibbling on malted milk balls and chocolate bunnies!
When I think of an Easter meal, many of the dishes that come to mind are easily converted to a Paleo-esque format without too much difficulty. If you’re used to starting your meal with a plate of cheese and crackers, why not replace that with a fresh, spring vegetable crudités plate drizzled with lemon and freshly chopped herbs? Thinking glazed, baked ham? How about lean pork chops instead? And rather than asparagus smothered in thick, creamy Hollandaise, how about roasting it with garlic and oil? Read more →
Spicy, crystallized ginger and crunchy cashews are set into rich, dark chocolate in this elegant, irresistible candy bark. Just three ingredients and two hours are all you need to create a perfect dessert or impressive holiday gift!
Spruce up traditional stuffing with the clever addition of sweet, chopped dried cherries and crunchy sunflower seeds. This gluten-free side dish is made with brown rice instead of bread crumbs–so it can be enjoyed by everyone at your holiday table! Read more →
Who says there isn’t room in the Paleoista Lifestyle for a treat every now and then? These decadent holiday truffles are perfect for this special time of year and make a lovely parting gift to hand out to guests at the end of a Paleo feast.
By Cheryl McEvoy, NFCA Director of Communications & New Media
Food-filled gift baskets are typically considered a “safe” option for holiday giving. Everyone likes food, right? Well, when your recipient has celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, those gift baskets aren’t once size fits all.
This time of year, gift giving can get a little monotonous. You’re pretty sure your sweetie doesn’t want another pair of socks, and although you’d love something sparkly under the tree, it’s just not in the budget this year. What’s a Bombshell to do? It’s time to get creative with your gift giving this holiday season.
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