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We're not here to talk turkey. No offense to the bird, but what makes Thanksgiving delicious is the sides. Who can resist those bites of sweet-and-savory or crunchy-and-velvety goodness? It's all the fixings that have us coming back for seconds and thirds. So, in that spirit of plenty, we've tapped food writer-slash-photographer extraordinaire, Heidi Swanson of 101 Cookbooks and
Super Natural Every Day
, to recommend a vegetarian menu showcasing the season's bounty. And boy did she deliver — big time!
The bestselling author shows us how to gobble away — without the gut bombs — while incorporating a cornucopia of fresh, local ingredients. Think huckleberries, squash, and citrus at its peak. Not that a holiday about togetherness should become a contest, but what's so wrong with some friendly competition with cousin Nancy's cranberry sauce and succotash? It's a win-win for everyone at the table, really.
The Winter Solstice is today, which means this is the shortest day of the calendar year — enjoy the daylight while you can! Another way to look at it: December 21 is also the longest night of 2014.
To prep for it, we've rounded up 15 cozy pajama sets that'll make your extended ZZZs even better. Of course, if you're read
For as much fun as the holiday season brings, it also carries along a sleigh-ton of stress. From stuffing yourself silly at Thanksgiving (accompanied by un-PC comments from your least-favorite tipsy cousin) to searching every overcrowded mall for presents, you may well be at the point where hearing one more jingle bell read