What to Cook This December

December has arrived, and our minimal holiday decorations are half up. The rest are spilling into the living room, but with a newborn at home, there’s no telling when I’ll put the ornaments on the tree. It’ll be a wonder if I manage to keep the tree watered through Christmas. Such is life lately.

Our baby girl is growing so big. Grace weighed a mere six pounds at birth, and she’s more than doubled in size since then. All the clichés are true and I want to freeze time. Can you tell I’m crying?

Some good news about Cookie! It’s been one year since her lymphoma diagnosis and she has defied the odds. We removed her problematic lymph node, she’s off chemo and seems stable. She’s been experiencing some nausea lately, though. We think it’s due to a benign growth, so we’re trying to treat that this month. It’s difficult to make health decisions for a little being who can’t tell me what she wants. I’m doing my best to keep her comfortable and happy. She’s still smiling, so I feel that we’re making the right calls.

Below, you’ll find a collection of healthy seasonal recipes to carry us through December. If you’re shopping for gifts in the twenty dollar range, I hear that my cookbook makes a great one. Stay well, eat well, and happy holidays!


Gluten-free apple crisp recipe, perfect for the holidays!

Simple Gluten-Free Apple Crisp

Gluten free and easily vegan (see recipe notes)

“Amazing recipe (as always!!). I followed exactly, including the 2 tbsp of water and 2 whisky (Canada) as per recommendations. I used Courtland apples and also added the Greek yogurt to the topping which I have never done in a crumble and it was amazing. Honestly best crumble hands down (GF or otherwise!)” – Giselle

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