Posts Tagged ‘Walnuts’

Apple-Walnut Rainbow Chard Salad

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Apple-Walnut Rainbow Chard Salad

I swear, if you hop backwards 11 times facing the sunset every Sunday, you won’t be sick all week!, a friend told me. Hmm…I guess I can see how that would work, I replied with a smile on my face. (Not so much, really, but who am I to judge?)

Anyway, I have my own ideas too…I try not to skip workouts (because they clean out my lungs) and I religiously take a Vitamin C pill every day. (more…)

Creamy Cranberry-Walnut Chicken Salad

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

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The other day Mike and I went to Al Mubarakiya, the old market here in Kuwait (if you’re interested, you can check out my photos of the old market here on my Instagram feed), with no intention of buying anything. For him, we came home with four pounds of mixed nuts, one pound of salted pistachios, and two pounds of fresh-roasted Turkish-ground coffee (ok, really the coffee is for both of us); and for me, we grabbed two pounds of raw walnuts and one pound of unsweetened dried cranberries. The problem is, there is a shop there that has the most insanely fresh coffee, nuts, and all manner of things of that sort. You walk in and you want to spend all day just smelling the air and sampling everything.

But of course I don’t think the shop owner would appreciate either of those things… (more…)

Healthy Candy Apple Wedges {Paleo}

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Healthy Candy Apple Wedges {Paleo}

How many of you will admit to sneaking some of your kid’s Halloween candy when no one is looking?

I don’t have kids (yet!), but yeah, I’d be guilty as charged.

It’s the stuff we won’t buy for ourselves, but if it’s just hanging around, it’s fair game. If you didn’t buy it for yourself, the calories don’t count, right? ;)

I like to have healthier treats that will still satisfy a sweet tooth at the ready. (more…)

Bulgur Wheat Salad with Pomegranate + Walnut

Friday, October 4th, 2013

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The first time I made this salad was last summer for a cookout at my parents’ house before Mike and I left for Kuwait. I wanted to bring a hearty salad, and I was trying to clean out my pantry and fridge when I found a bag of bulgur wheat in the pantry and a bottle of pomegranate molasses in the fridge. For some reason I thought combining the two in one dish was the best idea ever.

As strange as this pairing might sound, it is pretty fantastic. (more…)

Sweet Honey-Pomegranate Grilled Cheese

Friday, January 25th, 2013

DSC_8274(small)I don’t remember the first (edible) recipe I ever made, but I remember what it was for my brother: grilled cheese.

He was about 10 and home alone for the first time. Of course, despite orders not to, he cooked for himself. My mom said she got home and he ran over to her, saying he figured out the secret trick to the best grilled cheese in the world. (A mighty tall claim for a 10-year-old!) My mom, who was more than a little intrigued, smiled and asked What? Grinning like the Cheshire cat, my brother exclaimed You have to slap the cheese back and forth between your hands first before you make it! (more…)

Date, Walnut, & Blue Cheese Ball

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

Around the holidays, I’ve noticed that in addition to loads of requests for cookie recipes, new appetizer ideas are always high in demand. Parties are frequent, and what better to serve than a spread of appetizers where people can come and go as they munch and chat, eating little bites from their favorite dishes.

I don’t think I’ve ever been to a holiday party that didn’t have at least one cheese ball – which is good, I happen to adore them! (And truth be told, they are always one of the first things to disappear from a big buffet spread.) A while back I shared a recipe for a Cheddar Cheese Ball Appetizer. The flavors going on in that (like Cheddar, Worcestershire, onion, and paprika) are always a hit, but if you want something a little more complex (and every bit as addictive), this Date, Walnut, & Blue Cheese Ball is perfect. (more…)

Mini Maple-Cinnamon-Walnut Turnover Cookies

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

This year I wanted to come up with a healthier holiday cookie that doesn’t necessarily taste healthy. Something that I could serve to my family for dessert along with tea and coffee at one of my parents’ family dinners and have people be satisfied with dessert – not left wanting something else.

I’ve been in the mood for Ma’amoul, which are Middle Eastern filled cookies. Perhaps the most common filling for these cookies is dates, but my mother-in-law also makes versions with walnuts and pistachios. For the walnut, she makes two different flavors: 1) cinnamon and 2) rose and orange blossom water-scented. The cinnamon-walnut are my favorite (even rivaling the date-filled for me). (more…)

Fudgy Walnut Spread (And so much more!)

Friday, October 26th, 2012

This is the Fudgy Walnut Spread thinned out with a little milk. It’s very ganache-like, and in addition to being a delicious spread, it is also wonderful as a frosting for cupcakes!

Every once in a while I get a really good idea that just seems to fall into my head (usually via a dream…and yes, that really happens, lol), or fall into my lap (usually via a kitchen mishap).

This recipe was sort-of the latter.

It started with a big bag of beautiful walnuts that I received from a lovely blog reader, Letty. (Thank you, Letty…the walnuts are incredible!)

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Date Loaf Cake

Friday, July 20th, 2012

Date Loaf Cake

Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting, has just begun; this means that for a whole month Mike and I won’t be eating or drinking from sunrise to sunset. (I will still be posting regularly though — I have quite the backlog to share with you!) The point is to teach you patience, discipline, and empathy for others who aren’t as fortunate. I have to say, it really works…food and drink (especially cold water!) never taste as good the rest of the year as they do during Ramadan.

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Bananas Foster Oats

Friday, March 18th, 2011

Ok, I confess…I made this recipe a long time ago.  (Actually, I made it recently too, but that’s because I make it all the time; I took these pictures when I made this a really long time ago.)  At the time I felt like I had just posted a whole slew of oatmeal recipes, and lest you all see me for the oatmeal junkie I am, I was planning to withhold this recipe for a few weeks in hopes that you wouldn’t catch on to my oatmeal addiction.  (And yes, now I’ve gone and blown my cover.) (more…)

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