Holiday Season


Vegetarian Friendly Christmas

By mahir | December 20, 2010


Meatless Monday with Katie
The Meatless Monday movement is about improving personal health and the health of our planet by reducing meat consumption.  If you cut out meat on Mondays, you will eat 15 percent less meat every week, resulting in better health for you and the planet.

This holiday season, in support of the Meatless Monday movement, I propose cutting out the meat for one course at your Christmas dinner in addition to dessert. Read More


Incredible Almond Cookies

By mahir | December 15, 2010

Now that the holidays are here, you might be thinking about gifts to give.  These almond cookies from Soul of a New Cuisine would be a great edible gift to give friends and family.  The recipe makes about 60 cookies, which you could divide into 6 gifts.  Using inexpensive cellophane bags or even recycled containers, these would be a great gift!  Other recipes you could turn into tasty gifts for the holidays include Carrot-Cranberry Chutney, or Pumpkin-Infused Vodka.  Read More


Exquisite Christmas Desserts

By mahir | December 13, 2010

Growing up in Sweden, the traditional end to our Julbord, or Christmas Feast, was rice pudding, ginger cookies, and St. Lucia buns.  The rice pudding, risgrynsgrot, and folklore says that whoever gets the peeled almond inside will be married the following year.  It’s traditions that make me love the holidays, whether its the quirky, wedding almond, or the procession of the Lucias on St. Lucia Day. Read More


Vegetarian Christmas Dishes from Around the World

By mahir | December 13, 2010


Meatless Monday with Katie Cizewski

When it comes to the Christmas meal, there are two camps: tradition-lovers and those like me to whom the Christmas meal looks a little stale.  If you’re thinking of starting a new tradition this year for your Christmas meal and don’t know how to finesse the yuletide feast into an impressive, family-convincing meal, I have compiled a vegetarian menu full of traditional Christmas dishes from around the world to help you. Read More

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The Perfect Swedish Christmas Table

By Mahir Hossein | December 10, 2010

Christmas Table

In Sweden, Christmas entails a long celebration, from the beginning of December all the way through the middle of January. The days are very short, because it is so far north, so light is scarce. It’s no wonder that the traditions and food that we celebrate with are so important. Read More


Top 5 Holiday Events

By mahir | December 3, 2010

Lucia Krona Photo: Nicho Sodling/Swedish Institute


With so much going on this Holiday season in New York, I thought I’d share my top 5 must-do Holiday events for 2010. Read More


Upgrade Your Kitchen to the 21st Century

By mahir | December 3, 2010

Marcus Cookware


Holiday Gift Guide with Alison Corbat

By now you have established your reputation as either a passionate home cook or simply, as your mother would be proud to note, a “healthy” eater. However, your kitchen appliances might not quite be up to par with your culinary skills or insatiable appetite. As this holiday season approaches, throw out your manual can opener and ask your loved ones to help furnish your new, technologically-advanced kitchen. Read More


Spirituality in Food

By admin | December 2, 2010

Ethiopian Tewahedo Church

Ethiopian Tewahedo Church


In Ethiopia, Christians practice over 200 days of fasting. Now, I don’t mean they go without food for that long, but instead, abstain from indulgences and give their bodies a break – no meat, sugar and dairy.

Similar practices take place throughout the globe, whether it’s in Islam, Hinduism, Judaism and most other faiths in existent. Read More


Kitchen Math

By mahir | December 2, 2010

Kitchen Math

Adjust Recipes for the Holiday Season

Now that the holiday season has begun, it’s important to remember that when adapting recipes for a large crowd, considering the math of the kitchen can make the difference from good to great.  There’s no reason to stress too much when adapting for your holiday guests, but an article from the Wall Street Journal suggests some tips for those who are entertaining for a group. Read More


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