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The Main Ingredients Holiday Challenge: Holiday Potluck (Challenger's Meal)

I'm pretty fortunate to have a broad list of contacts available to me, and among them is celebrity chef Christian Pritchard. When I was at a loss for how to pull off this challenge, I reached out to him and he quickly called me while he was in between shows at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto. Within only a few minutes we hammered out the framework for a dish, which I continued building out until I eventually came up with the following recipe. Enjoy!
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The Main Ingredients: Holiday Brunch (Chef's Meal)

For my first dish of the Holiday Edition of the Main Ingredients, I'm going with a crowd-pleasing egg dish that is nutritionally balanced but also looks very festive. For brunch, eggs are still king. They are so versatile and have few nutritional equivalents. But since vegetables are usually lacking in most brunch options, I'm adding some fresh cooked pieces of rapini right into the frittata.

The Main Ingredients Challenge #3: Soup's On (Challenger Meal)

Our mission: make a soup with a list of healthy ingredients and see if my picky eaters might prefer bok choy to their usual green vegetable of choice, -- which is broccoli -- on occasion. My plan was for a vegetable-broth-based turkey soup, also including lentils, sweet potatoes, cauliflower, and squash with whole wheat pitas for dipping. What could possibly go wrong?

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