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Spoonthumbs is an online community designed by people who love food for people who love food. Restaurants, recipes, gadgets, and gear–you name it–we live to eat. We’re passionate about food and we’re always on the lookout for new meals to try and new places to experience.

When we can’t travel the planet, we let our food take us there instead. From pizza to pad thai, tacos to tahini, brisket to biscotti, and mac & cheese to macarons–our meals are a one-way ticket to the world.

Fire Roasted Cherry Cheesecake (with Cherry Pit Whipped Cream)

Fire Roasted Cherry Cheesecake (with Cherry Pit Whipped Cream - Here's a decadent, summertime take on a classic dessert. Unbuckle your belt and get ready for some incredible times ahead. - Cherry Compote: cherries (approximately one bag),...

Tomatillo Salsa

Tomatillo Salsa - This is the intermediate level version of my Simple Green Salsa. This version has a deeper flavor profile, but granted it does take slightly more prep than the four-ingredient substitute. If you aren't rushing out the...

Mediterranean Chicken Pesto Pasta Salad with Candied Pecans

Here's a great recipe I came up with the other day. Now I'm typically not a massive pesto lover, but I've really been craving pasta salad lately and thought this could be a great idea. Turns out I was on to something.. The pesto serves as a great base to compliment...

The Best Summer Barbecue You’re Missing

It's one of the best times of year: summer. For most, this means: pool parties, road trips, ice cold watermelon, and a whole lot of sweating. (Or, if you live in Phoenix like me, this also means Haboobs, scorpion season, & asinine energy bills from your overworked air...

Creamy Chimichurri Purée

Creamy Chimichurri Purée - This take on the famous South American sauce & marinade uses avocado to produce something creamy, flavorful, & herbaceous. - red wine vinegar, kosher salt, garlic (minced), shallot (minced), fresno chile (chopped &...

Fly—Don’t Run—to Pretty Bird

After more than five years in the nest, Salt Lake City-based Pretty Bird by Chef Viet Pham has finally flown the coop. This hot chicken restaurant off downtown's Regent Street has only been open a little more than a month but it’s already home to some rave reviews in...

The 20 Best Restaurants We Visited in 2017

Before getting to brass tax, here are some honorable mentions that I feel slightly guilty for leaving off of this list: Eggs in the City - Salt Lake City, UT (Breakfast) Blue Star Donuts - Portland, OR (Doughnuts) Myke's Pizza - Phoenix AZ (Pizza) MEAT Barbecue -...

Brown Butter Sage Cauliflower

Brown Butter Sage Cauliflower - This nutty, crunchy, creamy version of cauliflower is a whole new take on what's typically a boring side dish. - cauliflower, butter (unsalted), fresh sage leaves, goat cheese, salt (to taste), Prepare...

The Best Food on the North Shore of Oahu

First thing’s first: this is by no means a complete list of the best foods and restaurants on the North Shore of Oahu. (But let’s face it, Hawaii is perfect and, therefore, all of its food is equally perfect.) After a few visits in recent years, I felt the need to...

Fire Roasted Cherry Cheesecake (with Cherry Pit Whipped Cream)

Fire Roasted Cherry Cheesecake (with Cherry Pit Whipped Cream - Here's a decadent, summertime take on a classic dessert. Unbuckle your belt and get ready for some incredible times ahead. - Cherry Compote: cherries (approximately one bag),...

Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken Tikka Masala - A classic Indian staple. Hearty, flavorful, and will certainly keep you coming back for seconds. - basmati rice, water, olive oil, boneless skinless chicken breast ((approximately 1-2 breasts)), butter, white onion...

Kale & Quinoa Strawberry Salad

Kale & Quinoa Strawberry Salad - I'll be the first to admit--I'm typically not the biggest fan of kale. I'll eat it, but generally when used in other dishes, I find it to be overly bitter. Thanks to a class I was taking,...

About Spoonthumbs

Spoonthumbs is an online community designed for those who love food, want to learn to cook better, or are just looking for that right place to take friends or family for a great meal. (Some would refer to these people as foodies, but personally, we think that name sucks.)

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