Holiday season preparations

Yes it’s this time of year again… starting to countdown!

It doesn’t have to be about buying stuff, being stressed, feeling overwhelmed and not enjoying the moment. It can be joyful, fun and satisfying. It depends on how to look at it and how to deal with it.

For me, I will try to be mindful throughout the holidays and make sure that I have fun.

I really like this time of year. Mostly because we gather around food to BE together. Food is a great unifying tool.

Family’s coming to us this year and I intend to make this a positive unforgettable memory.

But first, I will enjoy the atmosphere it brings. The smells. The lights. The smiles. The laughters.

And while I am planning a simple fresh menu for you and I, I am enjoying a nice hot spicy Chai Tea. You should too!

The menu that I will prepare for you will be Simple and Fresh so you don’t spend too much time cooking (so you can enjoy other activities with friends and family) but still look great, be healthy and be comforting food.

I will do sort of a countdown with different menu ideas from appetizer, soup, entree, salad, desert. I will even throw little surprise ideas. I hope they will please you and help you plan your Christmas/Holidays.

Meanwhile, meditate. Do not stress about all you have to do. It is the idea of being together that matters. Don’t you think?

Let’s start with a Smoothie recipe! A Gingerbread Smoothie.

In health,

Chantal

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