January 18, 2017

Meyer Lemon Shandies

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Mix up a batch of seasonal Meyer Lemon Shandies for your guests as you watch the Big Game! This twist on a classic Shandy celebrates winter citrus. First, make a tart Meyer Lemonade that will serve as the base for this cocktail. When the lemonade has chilled, pour in a fruity wheat beer. Garnish with a slice of Meyer lemon, and enjoy. These Shandies make a delightfully tart tailgating drink, as well as a simple sipper for any winter get-together.

Mix up a batch of seasonal Meyer Lemon Shandies for your guests as you watch the Big Game! This twist on a classic Shandy celebrates winter citrus. First, make a tart Meyer Lemonade that will serve as the base for this cocktail. When the lemonade has chilled, pour in a fruity wheat beer. Garnish with a slice of Meyer lemon, and enjoy. These Shandies make a delightfully tart tailgating drink, as well as a simple sipper for any winter get-together.

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January 16, 2017

Vegan Tuscan Kale Bruschetta

Break free of the winter entree doldrums and make veggie-filled Vegan Tuscan Kale Bruschetta tonight. This twist on a traditional bruschetta highlights Tuscan kale, cooked down with grape tomatoes and cannellini beans. The kale becomes marvelously wilty, the tomatoes blister and break apart, and the beans brown slightly before all three are served upon toasted bread. Vegan Tuscan Kale Bruschetta is a scrumptious dinner or appetizer for a crowd.
Break free of the winter entree doldrums and make veggie-filled Vegan Tuscan Kale Bruschetta tonight. This twist on a traditional bruschetta highlights Tuscan kale, cooked down with grape tomatoes and cannellini beans. The kale becomes marvelously wilty, the tomatoes blister and break apart, and the beans brown slightly before all three are served upon toasted bread. Vegan Tuscan Kale Bruschetta is a scrumptious dinner or appetizer for a crowd.

January 13, 2017

Sparkling Grapefruit Sangria

Celebrate seasonal produce by mixing this slightly sweet, yet delightfully tart Sparkling Grapefruit Sangria! Freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice serves as the base of this cocktail, then a bottle of sauvignon blanc is added, along with Meyer lemon, blood orange and grapefruit slices. Chill before serving. Top individual glasses of sangria with Sprouts Farmers Market Sparkling Lemonade. Enjoy this sweet citrus goodness all winter long. #ad
Celebrate seasonal produce by mixing this slightly sweet, yet delightfully tart Sparkling Grapefruit Sangria! Freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice serves as the base of this cocktail, then add a bottle of sauvignon blanc , as well as Meyer lemon, blood orange and grapefruit slices. Chill before serving. Top individual glasses of sangria with Sprouts Farmers Market Sparkling Lemonade. Enjoy this sweet citrus goodness all winter long. #ad

January 11, 2017

Honey Sriracha Chicken Rice Bowls

Enjoy flavorful Honey Sriracha Chicken Rice Bowls for dinner this week! Place the chicken, onion and red bell pepper in the slow cooker with honey, soy sauce and water. Cook for 4 hours. Steam brown rice and snow peas, then layer the rice, chicken and its sauce and snow peas in a bowl for serving. Slightly sweet with a zing of spice, Honey Sriracha Chicken Rice Bowls make a well-loved, simple and healthy weeknight meal for the whole family.
Enjoy flavorful Honey Sriracha Chicken Rice Bowls for dinner this week! Place the chicken, onion and red bell pepper in the slow cooker with honey, soy sauce and water. Cook for 4 hours. Steam brown rice and snow peas, then layer the rice, chicken and its sauce and snow peas in a bowl for serving. Slightly sweet with a zing of spice, Honey Sriracha Chicken Rice Bowls make a well-loved, simple and healthy weeknight meal for the whole family.

January 9, 2017

Dark Chocolate Cherry Granola

Start the morning with naturally sweetened Dark Chocolate Cherry Granola. Gluten free, vegan and refined sugar-free, this granola makes a tasty breakfast or snack. Toss rolled oats and pecans in unsweetened cocoa powder, then coat in a mixture of maple syrup and water before baking. When crisp, let the granola come to room temperature, then add the dried tart cherries. Enjoy by the handful, over yogurt, with milk or whatever suits your fancy.
Start the morning with Dark Chocolate Cherry Granola. Gluten free, vegan and low-sugar, this granola makes a tasty breakfast or snack. Toss rolled oats and pecans in unsweetened cocoa powder, then coat in a mixture of maple syrup and water before baking. When crisp, let the granola come to room temperature, then add the dried tart cherries. Enjoy by the handful, over yogurt, with milk or whatever suits your fancy.

January 6, 2017

The Potluck: December 2016

Continuing the monthly tradition, The Speckled Palate's The Potluck: December 2016 includes a few new favorite clothing items, a pair of shoes, a newly released contemporary romance, the long-awaited return of a favorite television show and more. Swing by the blog today to get a full list of the things I adored during the month of December.
Continuing the monthly tradition, The Speckled Palate's The Potluck: December 2016 includes a few new favorite clothing items, a pair of shoes, a newly released contemporary romance, the long-awaited return of a favorite television show and more. Swing by the blog today to get a full list of the things I adored during the month of December.