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The Best of Spicie Foodie: 2011 Edition

by Spicie Foodie on December 20, 2011

Last year I wrote a small post titled “The Best of Spicie Foodie 2010” inspired by the special year-end YBR roundup. Again I find myself unsure if I will pick a recipe from December or one from a previous month for this special YBR edition. I just can’t decide. In a way that post from last year was one of my favorite posts from 2010. A favorite because it was a way of reviewing what we ate and what I blogged about. But also a way of seeing growth in recipes, photography, and both taste and seasonal choices. I think I’ll make this a yearly tradition for as long as Spicie Foodie is online. So incase you missed any of here are “The Best Recipes of Spicie Foodie 2011″!

 
The Best Spicie Foodie Main Dish Recipes of 2011, Spicie Foodie;
Main Dishes:
- Baharat Spiced Beef Stew (A Wacky Stew)
- Broiled Horsey Chops with Savory Apples, A Meal For Your Man
- Spicy Spaghetti with grated Zucchini
- Slavic Cabbage Rolls
- Asparagus Goat Cheese Tart
- Picadillo and Cinco Recipes
- Mandarin Miso Salmon Medallions
- Tacos Al Pastor, The Best Tacos In The World!
- Chorizo Stuffed Chiles, No Ordinary Chile Relleno
- Roasted Tomato and Gouda Strudel
- Flaky Roasted Tomato and Parmesan Tart
- Linguine with Sun-dried Tomatoes (Vegan)
- Curried Pumpkin Gnocchi
- Pork Chops in Sake Tangerine Sauce
 
The Best Spicie Foodie Vegan Recipes of 2011; The Best Spicie Foodie Vegetarian Recipes of 2011; The Best Spicie Foodie Vegetable Recipes of 2011
Veggies, Vegan & Vegetarian:
- Roasted Veggie Hummus Delight
- Hummus without Tahini
- Vegan Indian Cauliflower Mash, or Aloo Gobi Mash
- Spicy Spaghetti with grated Zucchini
- Flower Showers, Spring Serenade, Gourmet Greens and Tangerines
- Calabacitas con Maiz or Mexican Zucchini with Corn
- Sumptuous Fried Eggplant
- Nectarine Tomato Basil Salad With A Little Kick
- Watermelon Feta Salsa with Fresh Horseradish, Euro-Mexican Fusion
- Pandan Coconut Rice
- Grilled Portobello Steaks (Vegan)
- Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Almonds
 

The Best Spicie Foodie Soup Stew Recipes of 2011; The Best Spicie Foodie Vegetarian Recipes of 2011; The Best Spicie Foodie Vegetable Recipes of 2011
Soups:
- Roasted Pumpkin and Patty Pan Stew
- Baharat Spiced Beef Stew (A Wacky Stew)
 

The Best Spicie Foodie Sweet Recipes of 2011
Sweets, Treats and Desserts:
- Heavenly Nutella Banana Bread
- AppleTella Sandwiches
- Chocolate Craisin Almond Meal Cookies
- Mazanec Czech Easter Bread
-Apple Honey Cake for My Honey
-Nan Khatai or Indian Almond Semolina Cookies
- Zemlovka, Czecho-Slovakian Apple Cinnamon Bread Pudding
- Chocolate Agar Agar, Be Still My Heart
- Homemade Molasses Apple Butter, Cookies and Puree
- Calabaza En Tacha, Mexican Candied Pumpkin (Vegetarian)
-Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake with Molasses Caramel Sauce
 
The Best Spicie Foodie Main Dish Recipes of 2011, Spicie Foodie;
Others:
- Queso Fresco The Easy Way, Version 1
- American French Dressing
- Crunchy Dill Pickles (Refrigerator Style)
- Flour Tortilla Nostalgia
 
The Best Spicie Foodie Drink Recipes of 2011, Spicie Foodie;
Drinks:
- Homemade Non Separating Almond Milk
- Celebratory Micheladas
- Maple Apple Cider
- Svarak Mulled Wine
 
The Best Spicie Foodie Main Dish Recipes of 2011, Spicie Foodie;
Helpful Posts:
- Food Photography: What Lights To Use When Sunlight Is Not Available
- Food Photography : My Shooting Setup With Artificial Light
- Food Photography:Understanding Camera Types
- Food Photography : How To Style Stew
- How to Blanch Almonds
- How To Roast Tomatoes
 
 

in Best Of,~ musings~

{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }

1 C1tr4-My Home Diary in Turkey December 20, 2011 at 8:18 AM

amazing Nancy !! all look great and yummy to try… keep up the power girl for the next best of 2012 .
xoxo

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2 Spicie Foodie December 20, 2011 at 12:57 PM

Thank you Citra :) Best wishes for the coming year to you as well.

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3 claudia @whats cookin italian cuisine December 20, 2011 at 9:11 AM

The family has to be in awe of your talent. I bet everyone wants to come to your house to eat all the time. Its what friend, family, life is all about, your so talented they are all so lucky to have you. Many blessings to you and your family, friends, pets, have the best holiday ever!~ xo Claudia

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4 Spicie Foodie December 20, 2011 at 12:58 PM

Thank you Claudia, you are such a sweetheart. Best wishes to you and I hope your Christmas is a beautiful one. xo

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5 Tania Bugnet December 20, 2011 at 2:15 PM

Awesome work! Keep it up and can ‘t wait to see what you bring us in the New Year!

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6 Spicie Foodie December 20, 2011 at 2:24 PM

Thanks!

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7 anna December 20, 2011 at 3:54 PM

what a fabulous resource for my cooking year to come!

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8 Spicie Foodie December 20, 2011 at 4:06 PM

Thanks Anna!

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9 Laura @ Family Spice December 20, 2011 at 6:22 PM

Wonderful wrap-up! You are always inspiring me with your beautiful photography! Happy Holidays!

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10 Spicie Foodie December 20, 2011 at 6:30 PM

Hi Laura, Thank you so much :) Happy Holidays to you as well.

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11 Vicki Bensinger December 20, 2011 at 8:00 PM

Nancy this is such a wonderful array of beautiful and luscious recipes. You are so talented in cooking and photography your family must be so proud of you and you of yourself.

Such a fabulous blog, I need to go back and see this past months posts as I’ve been so busy I’ve missed almost everyone’s.

I hope you and your family have a happy, healthy holiday and a prosperous new year.

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12 Spicie Foodie December 20, 2011 at 8:42 PM

Thank you Vicki :) Happy Holidays to you and yours, may it be a beautiful celebration !

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13 Liz December 20, 2011 at 8:32 PM

What a wonderful tradition! I look forward to this post at the end of 2012! Happy New Year!!!

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14 Spicie Foodie December 20, 2011 at 8:41 PM

Thank you Liz :) Happy Holidays and New Year!

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15 Belinda @zomppa December 20, 2011 at 9:25 PM

Heavens, what are you trying to do to me?? What a year this was!

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16 Spicie Foodie December 21, 2011 at 3:59 PM

Lol, thank you Belinda :)

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17 Frank December 20, 2011 at 11:38 PM

It’s been an amazing year for you and these wonderful recipes are the proof. Here’s to an equally amazing 2012!

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18 Spicie Foodie December 21, 2011 at 3:59 PM

Thank you so much Frank :) Best wishes for the coming year to you as well.

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19 Ann December 21, 2011 at 1:14 AM

Everything looks amazing! What a year you had!

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20 Spicie Foodie December 21, 2011 at 3:59 PM

Thank you Ann:)

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21 Cristina, from Buenos Aires to Paris December 21, 2011 at 6:12 AM

I cannot but admire this gorgeous round-up. Congratulations on your work Nancy !!
It’s magnificent!

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22 Spicie Foodie December 21, 2011 at 4:00 PM

Muchisimas gracias Cristina :) Feliz Navidad y prospero ano nuevo!

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23 Ramona December 21, 2011 at 8:46 AM

Nancy!!! Wow.. I am going to have to come to this post and look at everything again and again. I have missed so much of what you have done this year. I just saw your photo tutorials… I am so inspired. :) I hope to get a DSLR soon. I also love your light tutorials. I need to get that light setup from Amazon. :) My mind is buzzing with new ideas… thank you. I hope you realize what an inspiration you are to use bloggers. Your food is fantastic.. your photography amazing and your friendship cherished. :) I wish you the best Christmas ever… enjoy every minute. :)

~ Ramona

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24 Spicie Foodie December 21, 2011 at 4:03 PM

Oh Ramona your words are so sweet and kind. Truly touching. Thank you so much. I hope you get your new toy soon and have lots of time to play around. Also wishing you the very best of the coming year and a very merry Christmas.

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25 Magic of Spice December 30, 2011 at 7:11 PM

They are all fantastic of course, and I never miss a post…just always behind :) I am glad you did this for another reason, I need to make those pickles!

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26 Spicie Foodie December 30, 2011 at 8:43 PM

Thank you sweetie! You and me both,hehe:-)

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