Feeding your Athlete: Spooktacular Sweet Potato Soup

Feeding your Athlete:  Spooktacular Sweet Potato Soup

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If you can believe it, we have gone the entire month of October here on Mojo and Moxie without a pumpkin recipe!  WHAT?  October is all about the pumpkin and here we are NOT posting our pumpkin favs.  I’m confident you have survived the month and perhaps tried either Danni or my pumpkin muffins from Insta, so today I am going to push past the pumpkin and highlight the sweet potato.  And – just a head’s up…Halloween is tomorrow night.  If you are like me, you have your traditions of either baking up a batch of trusty “bat wings,” or ordering pizza.  BUT if you are in the mood for a change, this recipe might just do the “trick” on a night full of treats! Continue reading “Feeding your Athlete: Spooktacular Sweet Potato Soup”

The Great Pumpkin..Happy Halloween

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With Halloween being a week away, I thought I would post a little inspiration for some ‘Jack ‘O Lantern’ carving ideas.

Bur first a few facts about Halloween and where this tradition came from.

Who knew??

  • Trick or Treating evolved from an ancient Celtic tradition of putting our treats and food to placate spirits who roamed the streets during Samhain, a sacred festival that marked the end of the Celtic Calendar year some 6000 years ago.
  • The first Jack o Lanterns were actually made of turnips
  • Halloween is the second grossing commercial holiday after Christmas
  • One quarter of all candy sold annually in the US is purchased for Halloween
  • The first known mention of Halloween Trick or Treating in North American was in 1927 in Blackie, Alberta, Canada

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Mojo and Moxie Thanksgiving Favs – Part II Onion Casserole

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If you have read Christine’s turkey post yesterday she had already eluded to my post today.  (If you haven’t read her post, you should..It is on the perfect Turkey 🙂

This Thanksgiving dish is a recipe that my mother in law had made for my husband’s family for Thanksgiving dinner ( we also do this dish for Christmas as well).  It is one of those dishes that is a relatively new addition to the table and not a long standing tradition,  but I do believe that is is always a good thing to add and bring in new traditions or in this case food dishes to the table.

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