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Cilantro Coconut Curry Hummus

Cilantro Coconut Curry Hummus ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #curried #hummus #dip #recipe

I have a beautiful circle of yoga friends. Every Wednesday night we meet for yoga, then we go for wine. We’ve been doing this every Wednesday night for years and it’s made Wednesdays the night we all look forward to every week. We have laughed and cried together and shared so many special moments, birthday celebrations, and quite […]

Shrimp, Sausage & Cauliflower Jambalaya

Shrimp, Sausage & Cauliflower "Rice" Jambalaya ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #skinny #creole #jambalaya #recipe

adapted from Color Me Meg Once I’d tried that Cauliflower Fried Rice (and loved it!), I had this idea that there must be some other wonderful ways I could dress up that wondermous low-cal cauliflower rice, so I went a-searching and I came upon this recipe from Color Me Meg that totally intrigued me. I’ve always loved cajun and […]

Mom’s Royal Rhubarb Crisp

Mom's Royal Rhubarb Crisp ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #rhubarb #dessert #recipe

It’s May 1 and next weekend is Mother’s Day! So today I am thinking of my mom and how very very lucky I am to have such a wonderful woman as my mother. Throughout my life, my mom always encouraged me to be anything I wanted to be … she was always my confidante, someone I knew would always […]

Light Lavender Mint Lemonade

Light Lavender Mint Lemonade ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #skinny #refreshing #lemonade #recipe

My friend asked me one day if I’d ever had minted lemonade and she was surprised when I said I hadn’t. She went on and on and on about how good it is and told me I really MUST try it sometime. I know why I haven’t–lemonade is usually laden with sugar, so I usually […]

Baharat Beef with Zucchini

Baharat Beef with Zucchini ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #groundbeef #recipe

Adapted from Kalyn’s Kitchen My little garden is producing mint like mad and I’ve been looking for fun new ways to enjoy it. This marvelous Mediterranean dish is one of my recent discoveries that I found on my search for good uses for mint.  It’s spicy, but in a warm, pleasant sort of way. It’s super-flavorful from the […]

Baharat Seasoning

Baharat Seasoning ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #MiddleEastern #spice #recipe

An exotic, spicy and intriguing Middle Eastern Spice mix that smells intoxicating! I discover the most interesting things when I go looking for creative ways to use up an overabundant ingredient. Today I have way too much mint. My friends warned me if I planted mint that it would take over, but I really wasn’t prepared for […]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Breakfast Bars

Chocolate Peanut Butter Breakfast Bars ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #PB #oats #breakfast #chocolate #recipe

Adapted slightly from Food Faith Fitness Oh dear foodie friends, I did it! After 4 months, I am within 1 lb. of my weight-loss goal. Some people might say I should wait to celebrate until I’m there, but (a couple pounds ago) one of my friends looked at me like it’s time to stop … I said I […]

Bourbon Bacon Baked Beans

Bacon Bourbon Baked Beans ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #decadent #bakedbeans #recipe #glutenfree

with chipotle … Adapted from How Sweet it is Although I have a life-long love of beans, I have a small confession for you: when I was a kid I used to make baked bean sandwiches. They were great treats, with beans spread out on slices of store-bought white bread. Today that thought makes me cringe, but […]

Grilled Salmon with Tarragon Dijon Sauce

Grilled Salmon with Creamy Tarragon Dijon Sauce ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #grilled #fish #recipe

Salmon grilled on a bed of lemon slices with a creamy tarragon dijon yogurt sauce drizzled over top. What’s not to love about that? I made this one lovely sunny afternoon. There was a slight breeze–a welcome break from the torrential winds and chilly weather we’d been having. It was the perfect day for grilling […]

Nepalese Cauliflower Curry {Misayeko Tarkari}

Nepalese Cauliflower Curry {Misayeko Tarkari} ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Nepal #Cauliflower #Vegetarian #Curry #recipe

It’s hard to explain all the sensory satisfaction you get from this eating dish–it has a little creaminess, a little exotic spice, a tingle of heat that dances on your tongue, a touch of sweetness and so many wonderful textures and flavors all mingling together beautifully. The color is so vibrant too, it’s even a […]

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