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Festive Traditions

festive traditions

Delicious, healthy, real food holiday dishes have never been so easy….

In Festive Traditions, you will find 31 recipes that are perfect for all of your holiday activities — from Christmas morning brunch to caroling with the kids to your intimate New Years Eve dinner. This book has a real food recipe for every occasion!

My inspiration for writing this book was memories of the holiday season from when I was a kid, as well as holiday traditions that I want to incorporate with my own family.  Warm drinks around the Christmas tree when we came in from playing in the snow, the sweet tartness of cranberries in cookies and sauces, the smell of a roasted turkey in the oven.  Whether you are cooking for your family of three, or needing to prepare enough food for a small army, these dishes will satisfy everyone.

If you have the additional challenge of providing food for friends or family with allergies, look no further! All of the recipes in this book are free of soy, and many are gluten-free, dairy-free, and nut-free. All recipes are marked with icons clearly depicting their allergens, so you can quickly and easily identify recipes that work for you and your guests!

Are you interested in seeing what recipes are included in Festive Traditions: A Real Food Guide to the Holidays? Check out the table of contents:

Appetizers and Drinks

  • Spinach Artichoke Dip
  • Spicy Nuts
  • Pumpkin Pie Nuts
  • Marinated Goat Cheese
  • Parmesan Stuffed Mushrooms
  • Bacon Wrapped Figs
  • Coconut Hot Chocolate
  • Pastured Eggnog
  • Christmas Punch

Main Dishes

  • Roasted Turkey
  • Salmon with Probiotic Dill Sauce
  • Chicken and Rice Soup
  • Butternut Squash Soup with Ginger Cream
  • Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff

Side Dishes

  • Sweet Potato Casserole
  • Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
  • Green Bean Casserole
  • Cheesy Potatoes
  • Autumn Stuffed Squash
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Christmas Salad


  • Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars
  • Crock Pot Stuffed Apples
  • Chocolate Creme Pie
  • Apple Cake with Caramel Sauce
  • Traditional Buckeyes


  • Gingerbread Muffins
  • Potato-Crusted Quiche
  • Soaked Oatmeal Pecan Waffles
  • Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal
  • Lemon-Poppy Seed Biscuits

What are others saying about Festive Traditions?

“I love the fact that Jill hand selected and tested a small number of recipes with simple ingredients and steps that anyone can follow.  I always find myself getting a cookbook that has way too many recipes that I can never pick which one will taste good enough to make! But Jill’s e-book makes me feel confident that anything I decide to make, it will be good. Jill has added a personal touch at the beginning of each recipe that gives an incredibly welcoming, warm and friendly tone.  Also, since I’ve been cooking with more real foods and organic foods lately, I’ve been afraid to try making desserts. After reading through this book, I cannot wait to try making real desserts!–Hannah Helsabeck, President, Essential Safe Products

“Festive Traditions: A Real Food Guide for the Holidays will not sit on your shelf and collect dust.  It contains recipes that you will reference again and again for every meal of the day.  Delicious, nutritious REAL FOOD RECIPES, with easy to find ingredients that will be sure to WOW during the holidays and provide comfort food the whole year round!” –Lindsey Stomberg, Road to 31

“More than just a book for cooking, Jill and her contributors give us an inclusive and holistic approach to the holidays — making traditional dishes fresh and accessible for a new generation of real eating habits. Their sensitivity to natural and real food-ways truly makes this a book to not only cook by, but one to live by as well.” –Kristy Gardner, Gastronomical Sovereignty

“The stress of the holiday season is enough without having to worry about what food your family will be consuming. Jill has put together a wonderful resource for anyone who wants to live a real food lifestyle without missing out on holiday favorites. From the main course to your favorite drinks – I know exactly where I will be pulling the menu from for our family gatherings this year!” –Beth Grice, Modern Alternative Health

“Festive Traditions: A Real Food Guide for the Holidays is a well thought out book filled with recipes made with only the highest quality real food ingredients that will leave your body feeling nourished rather than run down during the holidays. What a great way to introduce friends and family to real food and share with them just how delicious real food is! Lots of the recipes have been adapted to be more allergy friendly and are marked as dairy-free, gluten-free and/or nut-free.” -Katie Watts, This Chick Cooks

“When I was first venturing into the world of real food, I often felt overwhelmed at re-creating some of my favorite dishes.  This ebook takes away that stress, which is especially welcome during the holiday season!  I know you’ll want to incorporate these dishes into your real food holiday menu plan.  Traditional favorites combined with real food ingredients and methods?  Yes, please!” -Mindy Hurd, Too Many Jars in My Kitchen

“Festive Traditions: A Real Food Guide for the Holidays is a trove of practical, real food recipes.  It contains healthified versions of traditional holiday fare like Green Bean Casserole and Buck Eyes, but it also contains recipes I would make for everyday meals such as Crockpot Beef Stroganoff and Cheesey Potatoes. As a gluten free cook I could serve most of these delicious recipes to my family of celiacs.  Each recipe is identified as to being free of gluten, nuts or dairy.  Cooks who will be hosting gluten free family and friends will find this to be a very helpful resource.” -Kristel Wiesner, Healthy Frugalista

Hi, I’m Kate.  I love medical freedom, sharing natural remedies, developing real food recipes, and gentle parenting. My goal is to teach you how to live your life free from Big Pharma, Big Food, and Big Government by learning about herbs, cooking, and sustainable practices.

I’m the author of Natural Remedies for Kids and the owner and lead herbalist at EarthleyI hope you’ll join me on the journey to a free and healthy life!

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