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Holiday Reader Recipe Challenge

Hello December! It’s that time again…the holidays.

This year I thought I would shake things up a bit and turn the spotlight on you, dear readers.  
I want to know what your favorite recipes are. What ingredients inspire you? How do you prepare foods to enhance their flavour, texture and nutrition? What are you actually cooking up this winter?
So here’s the challenge: I want you to send me your favorite healthy seasonal or holiday recipe. The winning one will be made (maybe tweaked a little, if necessary), styled, photographed and posted by yours truly. If you’re a food blogger I will absolutely post your link and you may use my images on your site. If you don’t have a blog, you will at least have bragging rights among your friends. 
No, I am not going to make the hundreds of recipes that will surely pile up. I am going to pick around five that intrigue me enough and go from there. How will your recipe make the cut? Well, here’s what I’m looking for: seasonal ingredients, interesting flavour combinations and profiles, mixed textures, and beautiful colours (remember I am photographing this). And it goes without saying that the dish has to be healthy and made with whole foods. Please no margarine, powdered sugar, or food colouring. Thanks.
Bonus points, and the likelihood of me actually making the dish go to those recipes that are sugar-free, gluten-free, and vegan (ghee is acceptable). 
To enter, please send your recipe(s) and a snapshot or two (nothing fancy, don’t obsess) to, with the subject line Holiday Reader Recipe Challenge. All submissions are due by December 14th, as the winner will be announced and published here on My New Roots December 20th. 
Best of luck to you all! I can’t wait to see what’s on your table…and what is soon to be on mine. 
With winter love,
Sarah B. 
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