Monthly Archives: November 2014

Thanksgiving
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Tradition is nice, but serving the same old dishes year after year for your family’s Thanksgiving feast can get monotonous. Thankfully (see what we did there?), Atlanta’s talented chefs have generously shared 13 of their favorite recipes to help spice up your holiday. From unusual sides and gluten-free gravy to vegetarian soups and ingenious plans for your leftovers, these dishes are sure to bring some excitement to the table. Yesterday, we brought you six recipes from chefs at restaurants such as Bantam + Biddy, Chai Pani, Southbound, and the Farmhouse at Serenbe. Today, we wrap up with seven more from chefs at Gunshow, Aria, Noni’s, Forage & Flame, and Ocean Catering Company plus convenient downloadable recipe cards of all 13 recipes for your own kitchen.

Even more delightful dishes, this way >>

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During this past year, our family has worked hard to nail down five values that would help us develop a family mission statement — values that would lead us in decision-making and character-building — and one of those values is gratitude. Since most of us will be sitting around a feast-filled table to celebrate gratitude tomorrow, I wanted to share some fun, family-friendly ways to explore gratitude. Practice thankfulness all year long. >>

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WellATL has partnered with Sixthman to bring you our biggest giveaway to date, a cruise to the Bahamas with Train! This is a serious, serious prize, y’all. The Sail Across the Sun cruise is a floating music, food, and wine festival hosted by Train from February 13 to 17, and you could be on board enjoying wine tastings, live musical performances, food demonstrations, and comedy acts. Not to mention hot tubs, rock climbing, snorkeling, 16 dining options, 13 bars and lounges, a bowling alley, parasailing, and countless other activities. You’ll start be setting sail to Key West, the only coral reef ecosystem in the continental U.S., before heading to Great Stirrup Cay, a private island in the Bahamas. (You’ll need to get yourself to Miami for departure and pay the taxes.) Who says February has to be cold?

Here’s how to win >>

Thanksgiving
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Tradition is nice, but serving the same old dishes year after year for your family’s Thanksgiving feast can get monotonous. Thankfully (see what we did there?), Atlanta’s talented chefs have generously shared 13 of their favorite recipes to help spice up your holiday. From unusual sides and gluten-free gravy to vegetarian soups and ingenious plans for your leftovers, these dishes are sure to bring some excitement to the table. See the first six recipes today, then come back tomorrow to get the other seven along with convenient printable recipe cards of all 13 recipes from chefs at restaurants such as Southbound, Gunshow, Aria, Bantam + Biddy, Chai Pani, The Farmhouse at Serenbe, Noni’s, and plenty more.
Delightful dishes, this way >>

sugar rush
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With Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, and National Fritter Day standing between now and the end of the year, I’m betting we’re all in for lots of celebrations. This time of year is wonderful for gatherings with family and friends but not so great for steering clear of high-sugar dessert tables. While delighting in seasonal treats might seem fun at the time, increased sugar often leads to undesirable behaviors and weakened immune systems. With that in mind, here are some things our family does before we face the Sugarplum Fairies. Sugar highs, be gone! >>

Farmers Market
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Ah, the farmers market… the Saturday morning ritual that brings together early-risers, sipping coffee while perusing a bounty of fresh, bright produce, and friendly farmers, carefully placing the weighed selections into reusable grocery bags (that is, if you remembered to bring them this time). Sure, it seems idyllic. But if you’re on a tight food budget, it could also look expensive, even intimidating. Wholesome Wave Georgia is working change that perception by improving access to nourishing, locally grown food for our state’s SNAP recipients — all while supporting the farmers. WellATL had to hear more, so we caught up with WWG’s Executive Director Sara Berney for this week’s Friday Five. Here’s how WWG is bringing healthy, fresh food to more Atlantans.>>

cauliflower soup
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Since it’s finally cold outside, I thought it would be a great time to enjoy a warm, creamy soup that is bursting with flavor. And, it’s dairy free! My whole family loves this and it’s a great feel-good after school snack. It’s also very versatile. We add spicy sausage to it, or some ground turkey, even some grass-fed hot dogs. I hope y’all love it as much as we do >>

datewell
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Compared to some of the active date nights Atlanta has to offer, the standard dinner and a movie sounds positively snooze-worthy. Whether you’ve just swiped right on Tinder or you’re taking your significant other out on date number 578, these healthy date night ideas are sure to make your darling’s heart flutter with excitement. And remember: Endorphins from exercise can increase your happiness and rev up your sex drive. Go get ’em, tiger!

Let’s get romantic >>