Morris/Essex Health & Life - Morris Health & Life December 2010 December 1, 2010 Site Staff FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedin Holidays Needn't Go to Waist5 Ways to say "No, Thanks" to seasonal weight gain and stay merry. Newbridge Services' Golf OutingNewbridge Services' 15th Annual Golf Outing raised $45,000 for programs that help provide counseling, addiction recovery treatment, behavioral health treatments and services for seniors and youth. The Arc of Morris' sixth annual Wine Tasting and Fine Arts ExhibitThe Arc of Morris' sixth annual Wine Tasting and Fine Arts Exhibit featured a variety of artworks, including pieces by local artists. Divine dinner partyLooking for inspiration for an unforgettable holiday repast? Morris Health & Life called on three Morris County chefs to create a three-course menu for a festive dinner you can create in your own kitchen. Each course serves six to eight people. Spas with a plusSet in a lush, 7,00 square feet adorned with live plants and softly glowing candlelight, Castle Rock at La Cantera—named one of the nation’s top 100 spa resorts in Condé Nast Traveler—is home to four massage rooms, two facial rooms, a salon space and more. Healthy handfulGo ahead—reach for that holiday bowl. A daily serving of nuts—enough to fit in the palm of your hand—packs a much-needed dose of protein and fiber and offers a heart-health boost. They’re cholesterol-free and low in sodium (as long as you stick to unsalted). And each type of nut shines in its own way. Holiday meals and the traditions behind themThe holiday season is a time for thanks, a time for tradition, and a time for family. Hosts want to serve their loved ones only the best food as they gather around the table with Christmas trees and Menorahs lighting up the room. Here are some traditional recipes and the holiday stories that accompany them. Cyber Monday steals and dealsCyber Monday is a godsend to those of us who did not want to be seriously trampled during the Black Friday stampede at the big chain stores. Enjoy today’s online deals and finish shopping for everybody on your holiday gift list. Cyber Monday sales boast free shipping, additional savings on already reduced items, freebies with your purchase, and more! Check out the list of gift categories and online resources Planning a Kids' BashDon’t forget the young ones when you plan the season’s entertaining. Put on your party bestHere's an evening look that will make you the belle of the ball Topping your TableA party-ready tablescape is the perfect stage for your feast Sweet SoireeCoffee meets chocolate—and suddenly you've got a surefire holiday affair Heroes for Affordable Housing BreakfastThe Housing Alliance of Morris County's annual Heroes of Affordable Housing Breakfast honored those who help county residents secure housing despite the recession. Farm FreshFarm 2 Bistro in Rockaway obtains most of its fruits and veggies from small farms within a 100-mile radius, and they’re purchased (and sometimes personally plucked) by staffers each morning. Gifts galore and moreA refreshing alternative to cookie-cutter mall shopping at THE DEPOT, a charming, three-level gift and home décor shop in Morristown. Chocolate, Jersey styleChester-based Jersey Brands chocolate promises to leave your taste buds in a blissful state indeed. Tomato FeverBergenfield-based Two Guys Food Group create canned tomato sauces made with only Garden State tomatoes. Santa on boardA ticket on the Polar Express may be a bit out of reach, but you can give your little ones the next best thing this holiday season with the Whippany Railway Museum’s Santa Claus Special—a fun-filled train ride in holiday-decorated passenger coaches pulled by a historic diesel locomotive. The best part: Old Saint Nick will be on board to greet children and pose for pictures.