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  • Writer's pictureAriana Zajac

Happy Thanksgiving!

Updated: Nov 19, 2019

Thanksgiving is a great time to come together with family and friends and give thanks to everything you are fortunate to have. I am fortunate for so many things including all of you! I would not have been able to do everything I have done without all the encouragement from my fans and the amazing tips and tricks you all give me! So thanks again, and I hope you enjoy this post :)

I think people instinctively connect with food; it’s a language that transcends barriers. We all relate to those feelings and memories that can come rushing in when you smell a familiar dish on the stove or in the oven. In many ways, that is what the holidays are. It is a time to gather with family and friends and also a time to share a wonderful meal. Preparing, cooking and sharing a meal is a special time to spend together. Think of it, when do you get to spend so much time in the kitchen with your family and friends creating something special and delicious. Even if you do not make the meal, it is a time to gather, set a special table and share stories of what has been happening since you have seen them last!

As I grow as a chef, it is very important for me to be a responsible chef. That means sourcing and cooking sustainably and locally when I can, and being mindful of food waste. Since this is a time to give thanks, I would like to give thanks by sharing all of my favorite Thanksgiving recipes. Also, if you have ever wondered how many potatoes you should buy or how much gravy you should have for your dinner, check out my handy guide to general portions down below! And on the topic of being a responsible chef, I will be donating lots of canned Thanksgiving food to my local soup kitchen and food drives, and I hope that you will take action as well to make sure everyone has the chance to have a great Thanksgiving meal this year! Have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

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