My sister did the smartest thing this year for Christmas for all of us – her kids, their kids, me and mine. She found organic cotton shopping bags, and filled them with very specific healthy items for each of us. So the vegans, the vegetarians, the meat eaters, the locavores, those with allergies and health challenges, each got just the right stuff for them. To make sure we each got the right stuff, she blew up 20 balloons, wrote our names on them, and tied them to the correct bags. She always figures out smart stuff like that!
It was a terrific way to introduce family to new foods, encouraging all of us to explore the possibilities. I (the pretty much vegan) got a great muesli / cereal from Sweden, plus Swedish sugar (who knew?), Tasty Bite peas paneer from India, unsulphured cherries from Woodstock Farm (I already love their stuff, hadn’t tried the cherries!), and Felix red cabbage, also from Sweden. I know there was more, but I’ve already eaten it.
Son Brian ate he cabbage before Christmas day was over. I left mine mostly under the tree until just now. I’m going to have the peas and paneer (homemade cheese) with some brown rice for supper.
So – thanks, Maureen, for a terrific and creative Christmas! xoxox