Chocolate Pomegranate Crepe Bites | Swirls and Spice #glutenfree #grainfree

Chocolate Pomegranate Crepe Bites

For your next special event, try a platter of chocolate crepe bites.  Topped with dazzling pomegranate gems, these bite-sized delights look like packages and are reminsicent of petit-fours. I love crêpes.  And I think petit fours are adorable, but they are nigh impossible to make at home.  My mother and I tried making petit fours once, for a birthday party of mine.  We “nailed it,” in … Continue reading Chocolate Pomegranate Crepe Bites

Pomegranate Orange Bars {Gluten Free}

Pomegranate Gem Orange Bars

Sparkling red pomegranate atop tangy orange bars make a lovely and refreshing addition to the dessert table.  For extra fun, I spelled the word “JOY” with pomegranate arils.  But what you write (or don’t write) is up to you!  The bars look even more colourful with a generous sprinkling of pomegranate rubies.  May your heart and home have room for joy this holiday season. I’ll … Continue reading Pomegranate Gem Orange Bars

Pomegranate Quinoa Salad with Citrus Dressing

Pomegranate Quinoa Salad

Vibrant red pomegranate contrasts with fresh splashes of green parsley in this quinoa salad with a bright citrus dressing. This salad has everything I am looking for.  Not only is it eye-catching, it’s healthy, crunchy, satisfying, and tied together with a perfectly balanced, tangy citrus dressing.  Salads that are too sweet are not my style.  The beautiful red pomegranate, however, does not take this salad over the … Continue reading Pomegranate Quinoa Salad

Blueberry Pomegranate Muffins

Adding red pomegranate arils to things is usually a good idea.  Especially if you love pomegranate.  With blueberry muffins, here is an opportunity to add a little extra colour, flavour and crunch.  The crumb topping gives a superb finish.  With the first batch gobbled up quickly, it’s time to make more.  Mornings, especially busy ones, just go better with muffins.  And fresh, homemade muffins are … Continue reading Blueberry Pomegranate Muffins

Pomegranate and Green Pesto Bites

Bright bites of sweet-and-salty goodness will beckon hungry party-goers to pick these up from your holiday platter–and then return for more.  The green pesto spread features spinach, walnuts, and pecans, but skips the typical fresh basil or cilantro since they are not in season.  Happily, I discovered that adding a few artichoke hearts to the mix rounds out the pesto’s taste perfectly.  And the sparkling … Continue reading Pomegranate and Green Pesto Bites