Who doesn’t love a party! And, virtual parties with foodies, all crazed and excited about recipes, are the best kind out there. Why? Because you get to drool over the artistry of home cooks. You get to sneak into their kitchens and see what’s going on. Annnnnnd, in this case, you’ll see that my foodie peeps are blogging about the 2016 Rose Parade and ‘Live on Green’!
I’m making eight recipes at Live on Green…this is the festival in Pasadena on Green Street held a few days before the epic and historic Rose Parade. Not only am I making these recipes, but lots of foodies have signed on to make them, too! You don’t want to miss out on them because these foodies are the Crème de la Crème in my book of food bloggers.
So, swing by and see how each has put their own special magic touch on these eight recipes. And, be sure to leave a happy comment and let them know you were there. Your comments are what keep us motivated! xoxo ~peace & namaste~ ally
Dole® Live on Green Smoothie – Created in honor of the first “Live on Green” event in Downtown Pasadena, December 29-31, this healthy green smoothie with DOLE® Baby Spinach, DOLE® Pineapple Juice, and Frozen DOLE® Mango Chunks will be available for purchase at the Dole Bistro onsite. Grab some green and enjoy the free family fun festivities—including Dole-icious cooking demonstrations by Ally Phillips of Ally’s Kitchen.
Dole® Strawberry Garden Smoothie – Enjoy a delightful, refreshing “Paseo” into the New Year with this Dole-icious Strawberry Garden smoothie in honor of the first “Live on Green” event in Downtown Pasadena, December 29-31. Located across from Paseo Colorado, there is fun to be had for the entire family – both indoors and outside in view of the beautiful San Gabriel Mountains.
Dole® Pineapple Banana Burst Smoothie – This Dole-icious smoothie captures paradise and the crisp winter holidays in one glass, with a flavor profile that includes Dole® Pineapple Juice, frozen Dole® Pineapple Chunks, cinnamon and nutmeg. What a great way to celebrate the Dole Packaged Foods participation in the first “Live on Green” event in Downtown Pasadena, December 29-31, and its annual tradition of participating in the Tournament of Roses Parade—this year’s float will feature a zip line, with a rider “Soaring Over Paradise” nearly 100 times!
Miniature Dole® Pineapple Upside Down Cakes– On January 1, Dole Packaged Foods’ will bring to life a tropical rainforest in the Tournament of Roses Parade with its “Soaring Over Paradise” float. We think this calls for enjoying a ‘small’ twist on this classic recipe at the first “Live on Green” event in Downtown Pasadena, December 29-31. Give it a try, and then remind all your friends that Dole is offering the opportunity to experience a rainforest paradise in person – enter to win a trip to Hawaii by visiting dole.com/paradise before December 31st.
Ricotta Dumplings with Dole® Raspberry Sauce – Warm-up with these sweet treats at the first “Live on Green” event in Downtown Pasadena, December 29-31. Dole California Cook-Off Champion Ally Phillips of Ally’s Kitchen will prepare these warm, golden brown Ricotta and Marscarpone cheese dumplings topped with a DOLE® raspberry sauce. They’re so DOLE-ightful.
New Year Demo:
Dole® Pineapple Serrano Hummus – The texture and flavor of this Hummus, with a bit of heat from serrano peppers and a subtle sweet from Dole® pineapple, will leave holiday guests clamoring for more.
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Dole® Spinach Mandarin Orange Pizza – Serve up a bit of sunshine this chilly New Year’s Eve with this sweet and savory thin crust pizza. Pepperoni, whipped cream cheese and broccolini join Dole® Mandarin Oranges, for feeling like you’re “Soaring Over Paradise” at the first “Live on Green” event in Downtown Pasadena, December 29-31.
Dole® Peach Bellini – Cheers to the New Year with this Dole-icious champagne beverage, made with Dole® Fresh Frozen Peach Slices. At “Live on Green,” Angelenos and visitors from around the world will explore 100,000 square feet of free entertainment, unique and rare exhibitions, and fun activities, including foodie inspiration from Ally of Ally’s Kitchen on stage near the Dole Bistro.
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