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Fresh Pineapple Sherbet with Curry Cashew Crunch

When it comes to frozen desserts, I am firmly in the camp that believes they are not just for summertime. We are a year round ice cream house here. In January, when many are making amends for an overindulgence of holiday sugars and going light, possibly even sugar free, there are many ‘treats’ that can still be enjoyed. This light, fresh and flavorful sherbet is definitely one of them. Another plus? It is incredibly easy to prepare, and has only two ingredients. Yes, two.

Those two ingredients are bringing a fresh taste of summer to the middle of your winter. The warming Curry Cashew Crunch? Pairs perfectly to bring many complex layers of flavor and textures – warm, spicy, and crunchy over fresh, light, and cool. Sweet comes from the fresh pineapple – no added sugar is necessary.

If you already know I like my ice cream, you [click to continue…]

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Bright and Vibrant - 12 Nourishing Smoothie Recipes

Smoothie Saturday !

Smoothie Saturday is back!

I am back from business trip / vacation, and all I want are All The Vegetables. I just spent a week in San Francisco, and while I ate some awesome freshness, I also spent several days walking the Fancy Food Show, sampling, eating, sampling, drinking!

I also made some new friends.

In the days since I have been back home, I have made some glorious salads. Some veggie stuffed wraps. And a smoothie or a juice every morning.

My slideshow for January is just that – twelve nutrient packed smoothie and juice recipes.

Flu Fighting Red Grape Cooler

Flu Fighting Red Grape Cooler

 

Candy Bar Smoothie

Candy Bar Smoothie

 

Piña Colada Breakfast Smoothie

Piña Colada Breakfast Smoothie

 

 

Click through the  Smoothie Slideshow here:

Check out Bright and Vibrant – Nutrient Packed Juice and Smoothies

by Kristina at Foodie.com

 

 

 

or click here to see the whole collection.

 

SLIDESHOW SPONSORED BY FOODIE VIA GLAM MEDIA. ALL OPINIONS EXPRESSED HEREIN ARE THOSE OF SPABETTIE.

 

 

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Crinkle Cut Nachos Blanco with Sriracha Peach Queso

We have had some very cold weather in Portland this month, and crazy foggy days! It was a perfect time for me to be working with Alexia Foods, because I got to make all kinds of tasty warm dishes while creating recipes with their product. Roasted Crinkle Cut Fries for lunch while it is zero degrees with wind chill outside? Yes please and thank you!

 

I am excited to be sharing a new queso recipe with you today. My Sriracha Peach Queso is new because I am only just now sharing it, but we have been enjoying this since summer. When I had fresh peaches. Very slightly sweet when you get a small bite of peach, with a spicy heat that you control. Start small with the sriracha, or boldy add several tablespoons if you love it like we do.
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Dreamy Dark Chocolate Oat Cream

Dreamy Dark Chocolate Oat Cream

 

Jason and I are having some holiday fun in Vegas – we saw Alabama in concert – amazing, and JFK in exhibition – and Jason behind the podium, and we have plans to visit Wynn and eat all the vegan food. My brother is watching our house back home, and thankfully it survived the storm with all trees intact.

For this month’s slideshow, I decided to look through my stats and find the top recipes of 2014, according to you. Of my recipes made this year, these are your favorites, by the numbers.

Seems your favorite foods are also some of mine, and many of you also like that food to be spicy. I am so glad you are here.

 

Pulled Porcini Sliders

Pulled Porcini Sliders

 

spicy Thai totchos

Spicy Thai Totchos 

 

See the Best of 2014 slideshow below:

Check out Best Recipes of 2014 – Spabettie Reader Favorites

by Kristina at Foodie.com

 

or click here to see the whole collection.

 

cheesy nacho mushroom melts

Cheesy Nacho Mushroom Melts

 

 

SLIDESHOW SPONSORED BY FOODIE VIA GLAM MEDIA. ALL OPINIONS EXPRESSED HEREIN ARE THOSE OF SPABETTIE.

 

 

 

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Bourbon Roasted Delicata Comfort Bowls

Whiskey Week

One whole week of whiskey – congratulations everyone, we made it through!

I really feel like I saved the best for last with these bowls. Serious comfort bowls, but it is all good stuff, you know? I have been eating these for lunch all week.

The exact same bowl, every day. It’s that kind of lunch that I will sometimes eat early because I have been thinking about it since breakfast. I love those kind of lunches. These bowls are brightly colored and vibrantly flavored – comfort food that satisfies but does not leave you needing a nap. [click to continue…]

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Whiskey Garlic Tofu over Vegetable Quinoa

I am loving Whiskey Week, glad you all are too!

Jason and I were out at a holiday party last night, and there was a bar set up for whiskey tasting. How perfect is that – we tasted a few good ones, and I am going to hunt one down. I may have to extend Whiskey Week…

Whiskey Week

This recipe has been made before.

Actually, I have made this several times. The first couple? Too sticky sweet. Oops. The first batch had to be chiseled away from the pan, like I was making hard candy lollypops alongside the tofu. Reducing sugar, adding [click to continue…]

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Double Vanilla Whiskey Ice Cream with Raspberry Sauce

Good to know people are totally in support of Whiskey Week!

Perhaps each month should start this way… January could be Irish Cream Week, and we can all just add it to our coffees each morning?

Whiskey Week

At any rate, Whiskey Week continues, and I am bringing in a creamy cool concoction – ice cream is not just for summertime around here. Oh if you only saw the inside of my freezer right now…

This is a spiked spin on the classic vanilla bean flecked cream – simplicity at its finest. and I just love those vanilla bean flecks.

Double Vanilla Whiskey Ice Cream

These recipes use a 10 year straight rye whiskey – WhistlePig.

I like this one – I like rye in general – because it is milder than some others we have. Jason is a fan of what I call [click to continue…]

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Salted Caramel Bourbon Bonbons

Happy December and Happy Holidays!

I am kicking off the holiday festivities with Whiskey Week – all week we are talking bourbon, scotch, all things whiskey in cocktails and recipes. There are some tasty things made with our favorite spirits, from drinks to sweets to savory foods to… drinks!

Whiskey Week

 

First up, one of my favorite sweets to make – truffles! These were dragged through the snowy garden, to give them a festive wintery white coat. Chocolately sweet with just a hint of salted caramel, these always go quick from the party table.

Salted Caramel Bourbon Truffles

 

I am joining the holiday festivities today over at Keepin’ It Kind, where my friend Kristy is hosting a Vegan Cookie Swap Party!

Come on over, say hello and see my recipe for Salted Caramel Bourbon Bonbons.

Cheers!

 

 

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