Monthly Archives: December 2012

16 Bean and Kale Soup - healthy comfort food! | @tasteLUVnourish

December 31, 2012 | 14 Comments
16 Bean and Kale Soup

There are some who believe that eating beans on New Year’s Day can bring you good fortune for the year ahead.  Beans are said to represent coins. I can’t promise you will win the lottery this year, but I do know that this soup is really good for you and it tastes really good! I… continue reading »

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Shrimp and Feta Risotto - you are going to LOVE this no-fail risotto recipe! The results are so creamy, perfect and delicious! Everyone will ask you for this recipe! | @tasteLUVnourish

December 30, 2012 | 8 Comments
Shrimp and Feta Risotto

Making risotto, to me, is like meditation. It involves all of your attention and focus on doing something so simple, repetitive and peaceful. It’s all about stirring the pot and adding the broth in intervals. Try this technique…you’ll end up in a trance that your family will probably knock you out of as they coming… continue reading »

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Maple Apple Crunchy Superfood Granola - it's a mouthful, but this granola is packed with so many yummy superfoods and a fantastic crunch! We LOVE the bits of baked apple chips…they are amazing! | @tasteLUVnourish

December 29, 2012 | 5 Comments
Maple Apple Crunchy Superfood Granola

Let’s address what’s on your mind before we even begin. Yes, I do need to hire someone to name my recipes for me. I know. But, I feel a need to include details…too many. Brevity has never been part of my character. So, you probably remember these yummy apple chips! They were so popular! Well, we are… continue reading »

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Rosewater Fritters (Zalabia or Lokma) - these sweet and sticky fried balls of dough have the most wonderful flavor. | @tasteLUVnourish

December 23, 2012 | Leave a reply
Rosewater Fritters (Zalabia or Lokma)

I struggled a bit over what to call these!  We called them lokma when I was young, but maybe to add to the confusion, my Mom wrote zalabia on the recipe.  The important thing is, they all mean the same thing:  fried, sweet, sticky goodness!  They are basically a donut or fritter, but with the… continue reading »

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Armenian Easter Bread (Choereg) - this brioche-like bread is so delicious, we make it all year round! | @tasteLUVnourish

December 21, 2012 | 2 Comments
Armenian Easter Bread (Choereg)

No, I don’t have my holidays confused! OK, so this is considered an Easter bread, but it’s just that good that our tradition has been to have this for Christmas morning every…single…year! Really, ever since our first Christmas after my son was born (oh my gosh…20 years ago!), we’ve had this for Christmas morning. It… continue reading »

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Cranberry Pear Christmas Sangria - make this easy sangria with red or white wine. | @tasteLUVnourish | #sangria #cocktail #holiday

December 21, 2012 | 4 Comments
Cranberry Pear Christmas Sangria

Cranberry Pear Christmas Sangria 1 cinnamon stick 1/3 cup sugar 1/3 cup water 1 cup fresh cranberries, divided 1 pear, sliced zest from one orange 1/4 cup pear brandy (you can use any brandy you have on hand) 1 bottle white or red wine sparkling water In a small saucepan, over high heat, combine water,… continue reading »

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