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Make Entertaining Easy

Body+Soul, November 2008

This party season, keep things simple -- and healthy -- with five festive recipes that only look complicated. 

Hosting a holiday party sounds fun, in theory. But when the time comes to actually plan and execute it, the stress of entertaining often consumes the joy of being surrounded by your nearest and dearest. What if you could have your hors d'oeuvres and eat them, too? 

These five appetizers take simplicity to a whole new level of elegance. On top of that, they incorporate healthy ingredients, including omega-3-rich walnuts, red peppers packed with vitamin C, and beta-carotene-loaded mangoes. If that's not the recipe for a perfect party, then we don't know what is.

Goat Cheese, Cranberry, and Walnut Canapes
Mini Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Red Pepper Triangles with Italian Relish
Hazelnut and Turkey Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms
Rice Pudding Balls

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