The Best of Spicie Foodie: 2011 Edition

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
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;
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;
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


  1. says

    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

  2. says

    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.

  3. says

    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

    • says

      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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