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Dinner

Cheesy Cottage Pie

Cheesy Cottage Pie ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #beef #potato #pie #recipe

A hearty, comforting meat pie with cheesy potato “crust” that is surprisingly healthy, yet delightful, comforting meal. Carrots, sweet peas, broccoli and onions add flavor, texture, color, fiber and nutrients. After my daughter’s birthday party, I found myself with leftover beef piroshki filling (from the party) AND also there were leftover mashed potatoes in the fridge. […]


Long Live the Modern Taco Salad!

Modern Taco Salad w Sriracha Ranch Dressing ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #amazing #taco #salad #recipe

My favorite salad of all time … shredded slow-cooked bourbon chipotle pork, crispy Romaine lettuce, shredded  Mexican cheese, chopped sweet peppers and avocado, black beans, corn and Nacho cheese Doritos with cashew cilantro salsa and Sriracha Ranch dressing. (salsa and dressing not pictured) This recipe is a takeoff copycat recipe from a favorite restaurant that […]


Mixed Vegetable Piroshki

Mixed Vegetable Piroshki ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Russian #vegetarian #pocketsandwich

It’s the morning after my daughter’s 18th birthday party. She wanted a Dungeons and Dragons party. It was a wild time last night, quite a change from our normal quiet household. Eight rowdy teenagers who ate voraciously, talked, joked, laughed loudly and frequently broke into song. My daughter and I were way over-prepared in the food […]


Mushroom Zucchini Carbonara

Mushroom Zucchin Carbonara ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #healthy #lowcarb #bacon #zoodle #recipe

A creamy egg-based sauce with bacon, parmesan, mushrooms and zucchini noodles, a dish that’s both decadent and healthy all in one. A few years ago, I would have snubbed my nose at the thought of this recipe. Times have changed. Last year, in an effort to lose weight, I decided to try cutting carbs from my diet … […]


Spiralized Rainbow Pad Thai

Spiralized Rainbow Pad Thai ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #healthy #Thai #recipe

Inspired by Oh She Glows A rainbow of vegetables partner with shrimp, chicken, eggs and traditional Pad Thai flavors to create a beautiful, vibrant, veggie-licious yet high protein meal full of delightful Asian flavors. It’s amazing to eat hot right out of the pan, but also surprisingly good cold too, as a Pad Thai “salad”. I decided […]


Shrimp & Smoked Salmon Sushi Bowl

Shrimp & Smoked Salmon Sushi Bowl ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #healthy #seafood #recipe

All the delicious flavors of sushi in an easy bowl! My friend Jon (who is Asian) calls this “bachelor sushi” … he tells me the way he makes sushi at home is just to throw it all in a bowl. Sometimes if he’s making sushi for a crowd, he just fills a cake pan with sushi ingredients. […]


Healthy Broccoli Mushroom Mac & Cheese

Healthy Broccoli Mushroom Mac & Cheese with black bean penne & cauli-carrot 3-cheese sauce ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #healthy #comfortfood #recipe

with black bean penne and a cauliflower carrot three cheese sauce March is National Noodle Month. I had a #NoodleMonth party on my facebook page yesterday and gazing at all those lovely pasta dishes made me hungry for a cheesy pasta casserole … not just any cheesy pasta casserole: specifically I wanted macaroni & cheese. […]


Lucky Green Shamrock Pizza

Lucky Green Shamrock Pizza ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Irish #StPatricksDay #recipe

with a spinach almond crust, lemon avocado sweet pea spread, Irish KerryGold Dubliner cheese and fresh cilantro. Who says grownups can’t play with their food? This is a crazy idea that popped into my head after I made that lovely avocado green pea crostini, because a green pizza, with a green spread on top of a green […]


Easy Healthy Meatball Stroganoff

Easy Healthy Meatball Stroganoff ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #comfortfood #recipe

A quick healthy stovetop recipe you can have on the table in less than 30 minutes! Adapted from AllRecipes Use pre-made meatballs (store-bought or your own homemade meatballs) to get healthy, comforting stroganoff on the dinner table in less than 30 minutes! This light and healthy recipe is both delicious and satisfying. I’m not sure […]


Lemon Garlic Butter Chicken

Lemon Garlic Butter Chicken ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #chicken #recipe

Adapted just slightly from Moore or Less Cooking The other night my kids were wanting chicken, but we couldn’t make our go-to recipe easy honey Teriyaki chicken because we were out of honey … what to do? Well, I suggested to my kids we could look through my “recipes I want to try” Pinterest board and […]


Louisiana Seafood Gumbo

Lousiana Seafood Gumbo ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #gumbo #recipe

Adapted from Emeril’s Classic Seafood Gumbo Made with ingredients readily available to land-lubbers everywhere, this classic southern seafood gumbo will transport your taste buds to Louisiana. When my sister and I went to New Orleans last year, one of my culinary goals on the trip was to have some good gumbo. I tasted three different gumbos […]


Mushroom Ricotta Meatballs

Mushroom Ricotta Meatballs ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #meatballs #recipe

Adapted from Cinnamon, Spice and Everything Nice Real meatballs enhanced with creamy ricotta cheese, sharp parmesan, earthy mushrooms, a bit of spinach and some Italian seasonings, bathed in a nice marinara. Serve over zoodles or spaghetti for a comforting, homemade meal. After I made those vegetarian mushroom “meatballs”, that got me thinking about meatballs … […]


Chicken Mushroom Pizza w/Spinach Crust

Chicken Mushroom Pizza with Spinach Crust ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #healthy #pizza #recipe #quick

Adapted only just slightly from Hungry Girl Super easy, low-calorie, no-guilt pizza for one! The bright green crust reminds me of St Patrick’s Day … and while it’s not like a yeast-y bread crust, it feels enough like pizza to be satisfying. It’s been a long time since I posted a pizza recipe … when […]


Eggplant Pontchartrain

Eggplant Pontchartrain ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Cajun #Creole #Seafood #Recipe

Inspired by New Orleans Menu, The Crack Cookbook and some New Orleans restaurants that piqued my curiousity by putting this deliciousness on their menu. Crispy eggplant rounds topped with a creamy Cajun white wine seafood sauce laced with mushrooms, onions and bell peppers, this lightened up version of the popular Louisiana dish is to die for. Named […]


Broccoli Mushroom Chicken Fried Rice

Broccoli Mushroom Chicken Fried Rice ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Chinese #Recipe

Adapted from Steamy Kitchen Traditional chicken fried rice becomes a delightful meal with perfectly moist and tender chicken, crisp tender broccoli and carrots, perfectly cooked bits of egg and sauteed mushrooms. The chicken in this dish is marinated, then cooked to perfection so it is tender and moist, but not rubbery (like you know chicken can […]


Over 20 Sumptuous Valentine’s Day Recipes

Over 20 Sumptuous Valentine's Day Recipes ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls & Friends #Recipes

It’s almost Valentine’s Day … so what is the most wonderful, heartfelt thing you can do for your loved ones? Given that food has been a universal and very deep connection for people since the beginning of mankind, yes, cooking for your loved ones is one of the best gifts from the heart. Sharing food […]


Cashew Shrimp Cauli-Fried Rice

Cashew Shrimp Cauli-Fried Rice ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Cauliflower #Dinner #Recipe #Lowcarb #Healthy #Delicious

A delightful cauliflower fried rice recipe with mushrooms, shrimp and cashews. Low in carbs and high in flavor, this dish delivers lots of flavor without a lot of calories. If you’re trying to lose weight, this healthy delicious dish will help get you there — if you’re trying to maintain your weight, add this light […]


Zoodles with Parmesan Mushroom Meatballs

Zoodles with Vegetarian Parmesan Mushroom Meatballs ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #meatless #meatballs #recipe

Adapted slightly from Cooktoria A healthy, delicious meatless dish made from mushrooms, zucchini (ok, I used yellow squash), and a bit of cheese and breadcrumbs that is surprisingly convincing at masquerading as the “real” thing. Meatballs made of mushrooms? Yes, I went there. Yes, if you pay close attention, you will be able to tell there really […]


Kung Pao Cauliflower

Kung Pao Cauliflower | Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Chinese #cauliflower #recipe

Inspired by Bon Appetit I freaking love everything Kung Pao … so when I stumbled across this fabulous recipe for Kung Pao brussel sprouts, I knew I wanted to try it. But as I was thinking it over, I thought … hmmm, wouldn’t cauliflower be better with the intense Kung Pao sauce than Brussel Sprouts? […]


Turkey Wild Rice Soup

Turkey Wild Rice Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #chicken #wildrice #soup #recipe

Creamy yet healthy, this turkey wild rice soup transforms leftovers into a dreamy hot bowl of comfort and deliciousness. I came home from Christmas with some special treasures … you might think I mean Christmas presents, but no, those weren’t my biggest treasures … although I had my fair share of lovely presents this year and […]


Top 16 Sumptuous Recipes of 2016

Top 16 Sumptuous Recipes from 2016 ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Bestof2016 #Recipes

Happy New Year,  my dear foodie friends! 2017 has begun … at the beginning of a new year, I always like to take a few moments to look back on the favorite recipes from the previous year. What recipes did people visit the most in 2016? Here’s a countdown of the 16 best loved recipes on my blog from […]


Creamy Creole Chicken Zoodles

Creamy Creole Chicken Zoodles ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Cajun #Creole #Chicken #Recipe

Adapted from Texanerin Baking You know those rich, decadent cajun cream fettuccine dishes that they serve at Italian restaurants? This dish tastes JUST like that. The sauce is super creamy and rich … and somehow with the amazingly rich cajun cream sauce on top, the zucchini noodles actually trick the tongue into believing they are real noodles. The […]


Baked Butternut Brown Rice Risotto

Baked Butternut Brown Rice Risotto ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #healthy #risotto #recipe

Fresh sage and Asiago cheese really balance out the sweetness of the squash and the brown rice gives it a nutty taste, creating a savory, comforting, creamy rice dish that I just want to snuggle up with as the chill of December settles upon us. This risotto is baked to simplify the process … there’s just […]


Denver Omelet Stuffed Potato Skins

Denver Omelet Stuffed Potato Skins ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #breakfast #potato #skins #recipe

I made baked potato soup for my son last week, and when I was scooping the flesh out for the soup, I was very careful to leave a little bit of potato edge in the skins, saving them for ME … you see, I absolutely adore crispy crunchy potato skins. I couldn’t wait to bake […]

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