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If you're a sweet tooth looking for a new Christmas tradition, you may look to Provence for some after-dinner inspiration. In this region of Southern France, it is customary to set out 13 desserts on Christmas Eve, a number that represents Jesus and the Twelve Apostles at the Last Supper.
Many people may remember seeing chia seeds in the TV ads for "the pottery that grows" in the '80s and '90s, but now you may be seeing them in the aisles of your grocery store. Once famous for creating a tabletop-sized plant in the shape of an animal or entertaining character, chia seeds are now rising in popularity among nutritionists and health food enthusiasts because they are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, protein, fiber and antioxidants, The New York Times reports.
The original story of Hanukkah is about the oil that miraculously burned for eight nights, which is represented by foods cooked in oil, such as latkes and doughnuts. However, the holiday has expanded over the centuries to represent and honor those who have fought for the Jewish faith and people, and the changes are now symbolically represented in the Hanukkah menu.
Holiday cookies are a great way to show you care, and making large batches can help you spread the joy to lots of family and friends.
Diabetes can make it a struggle to enjoy some of life's sweet treats, and that can really be an issue over the Thanksgiving holiday. Unfortunately, many of the typical desserts found at the dinner table include lots of sugar. However, there are ways to make sure you're digging into a helping of pie without having to worry about your blood glucose levels.
Diwali is known for its light decorations, but food actually plays a major role in the celebration, as well.
It's the fall season and that means there are plenty of seasonal fruits and vegetables we can't wait to get our hands on. After all, it's always fun to go apple or pumpkin picking with the grandkids.
When it comes to baking with your grandchildren, you want to make sure you're making something delicious, but also want to make healthy choices.