REMINDER: On February 4, we are celebrating National Medjool Date Day with Natural Delights Medjool Dates by letting the TasteSpotting community takeover the front page (and beyond) of the site with Medjool Date recipes for the entire day! For the full details on how to participate, please read the original announcement!

The first time we ever tried a Date Shake, we sucked down the sweet, creamy, ice cold combination of fresh dates, milk, and ice cream so fast that we gave ourselves a massive brain freeze. We had just never had something so…so… [click to continue…]

by Sarah J. Gim on January 21, 2014 · 0 comments

  • Beet Date Muffins with Tahini Icing
  • Paleo Date Creamer
  • Roasted Potato and Beet Hash
  • Healthy Banoffee Parfaits
  • Chicken Date and Rosemary Meatballs with Parsnip and Pear Mash
  • Date Walnut Blue Cheese Log Recipe
  • Honey Date Thyme Scones Recipe
  • Fudgy Dark Chocolate Date Frosting Recipe
  • Date Walnut Gorgonzola Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe
  • Date sweetened apple pie oatmeal
  • Date Sourdough Bread Recipe
  • Brown Rice Horchata Vegan Recipe
  • Date Sweetened Granola
  • Banana Porridge with Rosewater and Dates Recipe
  • Chocolate Date Cake Recipe
  • Paleo Date Squares Recipe
  • Peach Yogurt Squares Recipe
  • No-Bake Coconut Raspberry Tarts
  • Chicken Glazed with Date Syrup Recipe
  • Wild Boar with Dates Prunes Cherries and Rose Recipe
  • Sticky Date Pudding Cupcakes Recipe
  • Chocolate Cranberry Braided Bread Recipe
  • Red Cabbage Salad Recipe
  • Crepe Cake with Vanilla Dates
  • Date and Honey Cake with Cinnamon Orange Glaze Recipe

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Is one of your resolutions for the New Year to lock in a “hot date” for that big day in February?

And no, we’re not talking about the Super Bowl (February 2).

Oh, but we’re also not talking about Valentine’s Day (that’s February 14).

We are talking about February 4, which this year, will be the very first National Medjool Date Day! (Get it? Hot date? Medjool dates? Ok, sorry.)… [click to continue…]

by Sarah J. Gim on January 7, 2014 · 0 comments

peach shortcake
Oh, did we forget to introduce TasteSpotting’s Fall Editorial Intern to you?


We were so excited to have Jessica on board that we set her right to work with some moderating and blogging (you’ve probably already seen her Brown Sugar Cookies and the Shortcakes pictured above!) So before we get too much further into the semester, we’d like for you to get to know Jessica Chan via 20 Questions… [click to continue…]

by Sarah J. Gim on November 4, 2013 · 0 comments

baked shortcakes for Peach Shortcakes
Summer is long gone where we are, and in fact, Jessica has finally accepted that it’s fall with her first feature recipe for TasteSpotting, Brown Sugar Cookies. But that won’t stop us from posting her adaptation of a recipe for Peach Shortcakes… [click to continue…]

by Sarah J. Gim on November 4, 2013 · 0 comments

A certain chill has set in this past week, but honestly, Iā€™m not complaining… [click to continue…]

by Jessica Chan on October 28, 2013 · 0 comments

Salad with Roasted Grapes and Chorizo

This post is sponsored by DOLE Salads, who is giving us TWO CHANCES TO WIN: a $40,000 Trip to Spain” AND a $500 gift card and other good things in a Spanish Inspired Recipe Contest, deets here!

To inspire you in the kitchen for both the Taste of Spain giveaway and the Spanish-Inspired Recipe Contest, we’re sharing a recipe for Mediterranean Salad with Red Grapes and Spanish Sausage, out of the DOLE Salads kitchen. The salad is super easy, using DOLE Salads Mediterranean blend with the addition of Spanish chorizo sausage and red seedless grapes. Because the chorizo is so flavorful, no need for a fancy dressing, just a simple drizzle of lemon juice and olive oil! [click to continue…]

by Sarah J. Gim on May 21, 2013 · 0 comments

Spanish Cobb Salad

This post is part of ongoing National Salad Month series sponsored here on TasteSpotting by DOLE Salads, whose Arugula blend and Iceberg blend are perfect for this recipe. Make sure you play to win a trip to Spain that they’re giving away, AND enter a Spanish-inspired recipe to in our contest to win a $500 gift card and other goodies!!! [click to continue…]

by Sarah J. Gim on May 20, 2013 · 1 comment