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,

gibletsAs 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 giblets can provide concentrated and hugely beneficial nutrition to your holiday meal. Why not use them instead of toss them this year?

In this fourth of the five “Turkey Tips”

gravy boatWhen 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.  

dairy free pumpkin pie videoThe second of the five cooking tips I filmed for the Today Show on News Channel 8 demonstrates how to make my favorite dairy free pumpkin pie recipe that ditches the nasty canned evaporated milk.

Canned evaporated milk is one of the most health robbing processed foods that is regularly part of Holiday meal preparation and it can so easily be avoided! 

homemade pumpkin puree in a bowlThe News Channel 8 Today Show, an NBC affiliate station in Tampa, Florida, recently 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,

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