Category Archives: Holiday Cooking Tips (aired on NBC)

Video: Making Stock With the Holiday Turkey

by Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist November 22, 2012

One of the most important tasks I tackle each holiday comes after the meal has been eaten, the guests have gone home, and the dishes washed and put away.

The health promoting aspects of making mineral rich stock with the leftover bones of the holiday turkey cannot be overestimated and so I absolutely wanted to include it in the final Turkey Tips segment I filmed for Gayle Guyardo, anchor of the NBC News Channel 8 Today television show.  This tip which aired yesterday was a challenge to film as I only had one minute to talk about the benefits of stock and also show how to make it!

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Video: Don’t Toss Those Turkey Giblets!

by Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist November 21, 2012

As you ready your holiday turkey for roasting, do you throw away or feed your pet the turkey giblets that usually come tucked inside the bird?

The turkey giblets can provide concentrated nutrition to your holiday meal, so this year, use them instead of toss them!

In this fourth of the five “Turkey Tips” I filmed as a series for the NBC News Channel 8 Today television show anchored by Gayle Guyardo, I show you how to very simply incorporate those giblets into your holiday meal even if you are not the best of cooks.

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Video: The Healthiest Way to Thicken Gravy

by Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist November 20, 2012

When it comes to thickening gravy, most people are missing the, uh, boat entirely!

Cornstarch is the most common gravy thickener, but this is a terrible choice as it is most likely made from unlabeled genetically modified corn unless you make the effort to buy organic.  GM corn has been linked to organ failure and tumors in animals.  Do you really want this stuff to be included with your holiday meal?

Even if organic, cornstarch is basically devoid of any nutrition or flavor and not worth the price.

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Video: Quick and Easy Pumpkin Puree

by Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist November 16, 2012

Very exciting news!

Yesterday, the News Channel 8 Today Show with anchor Gayle Guyardo, an NBC affiliate station in Tampa, Florida, aired my very first cooking clip.

The 5 clips I filmed for the show are airing each weekday – one each day – through Thanksgiving.

This “Turkey Tips” series shows simple things you can do while preparing your Thanksgiving meal to make it more enjoyable, tasty, and - of course – nutritious!

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