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Spice up the Season with our Jolly Food Literacy Holiday Recipe Collection

Several top food bloggers have generously contributed holiday recipes to help raise funds for California Food Literacy Center’s online fundraising campaign to raise $11,000 by Jan 1. Their recipes are included in our e-book Jolly Food Literacy Holiday Recipe Collection that will be sent to anyone who donates $50 or more.

Pat Soberanis Creative Services donated her design services to create the e-book. Donations to our campaign will provide food literacy education to low-income kids. The recipes in this e-book are a collection of holiday favorites, including bread, appetizers, soup, vegetable sides, desserts, and a roasted turkey with a spicy gluten-free gravy. There are some unique, delicious ideas to make your holiday festive and impress your dinner guests!

Donate $50 at to help us continue our food literacy work with low-income kids and receive a copy of this amazing e-book just in time to create your holiday dinner menus!

Here is the list of talented food bloggers who graciously donated recipes:

Simply Recipes is an award-winning blog created and maintained by Elise Bauer. The recipes on Simply Recipes are tested by Elise, her family and friends. Simply Recipes now reaches over 200,000 visitors each day and was voted Best Food Blog Overall in the 2006 Food Blog Awards.

Vanilla Garlic is run by Garrett McCord, food writer, pastry chef, culinary constant, and freelance food photographer. The popular blog looks at how life and food intertwine through creative, entertaining, and educational essays.

Awake at the Whisk, created by Amber Stott, explores a conscientious locavore life with original recipes, guerilla gardening tales, farmers’ market fare, book and restaurant reviews.

Healthy Blender Recipes is the brainchild of Tess Masters. Her blog features gluten free, vegetarian, vegan, and raw recipes that are easily made in a blender, mixer or food processor.

What’s Gaby Cooking is run by Gaby Dalkin, a private chef, recipe developer, food stylist/photographer and food writer, who specializes in simple and sassy recipes for the home cook.

Art of the Pie is created by award-winning pie maker and master teacher Kate McDermott. Her blog provides helpful hints on how to create the perfect pie. She also teaches workshops in the United States, France and England.

Hunter, Angler, Gardener, Cook is managed by Hank Shaw who creates recipes with meat that he has hunted or fished, and vegetables he has planted and foraged. Hunter Angler Gardener Cook was nominated for Best Food Blog by the James Beard Foundation in both 2009 and 2010.

Stay at Home Foodie is run by Deena, a stay-at-home mom who is teaching her kids to cook and eat healthy and delicious whole food.

Real Life Raw is the brainchild of Chef Tina Jo, an internationally renowned and award-winning gourmet raw vegan chef, author, speaker, and coach. Her down-to-earth approach to raw veganism is reflected in recipes that are fresh, healthy, affordable, and delicious.

Eat Well, Live Free, developed by married couple Jillena and Marcos Hernandez, showcases healthy vegetarian and vegan recipes that are inspired by the seasons, locally grown ingredients, and family traditions.

We are incredibly grateful to these amazing food bloggers for generously donating their recipes to our e-book collection. By contributing $50 to our cause, you are not only helping us continue our food literacy work with low income kids but you also get to add new and incredible recipes to your holiday collection!

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