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Grilled Eggplant Parmesan

Grilled Eggplant Parmesan ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #healthy #eggplant #parmesan #recipe

The first time I tasted Eggplant Parmesan, it was a game-changer for me. It was many years ago … a friend had invited us over for dinner and we didn’t really know when she invited us that she was vegetarian and we never suspected she would serve eggplant. (We were definitely in the “eggplant hater” […]


Watermelon Coconut Curry

Watermelon Coconut Curry ~ don't toss those watermelon rinds - use them as a veggie in this marvelous curry! #savemoney #curry

Inspired by My Heart Beets I was stumbling around the internet one night when I ran across this recipe from My Heart Beets … first, it piqued my interest because anything curried pretty much gets my attention, but then … um … what? did she say “Watermelon Rind CURRY?” … my grandmother used to make watermelon rind […]


Grilled Italian Garlic Asparagus

Grilled Italian Garlic Asparagus ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #grilled #asparagus #recipe

Last week when I fired up the grill to make sausage kabobs, I decided to cook up some asparagus on the grill too. (Above is the picture I took BEFORE I sealed it up and threw it on the grill.) So I did one of my favorite grill tricks: I made a packet of veggies […]


Chipotle Fish Tacos w/Mango Salsa

Chipotle Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #fish #taco #recipe

Quite often when I go visit my parents, who happen to live on a lake, they have fresh caught fish. They fish off the dock quite a bit in the summertime and they catch a lot of fish. They eat some of it and freeze some of it, but if they have some when I […]


Crab, Mushroom & Asparagus Frittata

Crab, Mushroom & Asparagus Frittata ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #gourmet #breakfast #recipe

with Havarti and MontAmoré cheese We traveled this weekend and I came home to asparagus and mushrooms in my refrigerator that, in our rush to get ready, I’d neglected to cook before the trip. We also happen to have some leftover crab legs in our fridge from our last seafood outing when my daughter and I (who […]


Kid Fried Rice

Kid Fried Rice ~ an easy, quick way to introduce your kids to Chinese food ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #kid-friendly #recipe

This is a dish I have been making my kids for many, many years, since they were little. I think I first made it to introduce them to Chinese food and it worked like a charm. When they were younger,  I used to make this recipe for the kids, take their portion out of the […]


Creamy Romesco Tomato Lentil Soup

Creamy Romesco Tomato Lentil Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #tomato #soup #recipe

Hey foodie friends, I have some exciting news to share! I’ve partnered up with ZipList so you can easily view all of your saved recipes in one convenient location – your very own personalized recipe box right here on Sumptuous Spoonfuls. The greatest thing about that is that Ziplist partners with all SORTS of bloggers, so you can save your […]


Spinach & Feta Pizza Romesco

Spinach & Feta Pizza Romesco ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #healthy #pizza #recipe

Some little voice inside of me told me I needed to make Romesco sauce again. It’s a marvelous sauce … the kind that I would lick off the plate, regardless of what it was served on (or who was watching). A spanish-based sauce I met last year some time, it has ground almonds along with […]


Fontina Kale Mini-Frittata

Fontina Kale Mini-Frittata ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #breakfast #recipe

with Sundried Tomato Pesto and Green Onions. A tasty and easy meatless frittata that comes together quickly. It’s March 1, cold as heck and snowing outside and still I went to yoga. My car slid around on the snowy roads a bit on the way, but I left early (for a change) and got there with […]


Creamy Cucumber Avocado Pasta Sauce

Creamy Cucumber Avocado Pasta Sauce ~ super simple sauce that tastes like summer! from Sumptuous Spoonfuls

Adapted from The Simple Veganista A fresh, quick, no-cook lemony sauce for pasta that tastes like summer. So welcome in the midst of the cold, gray winter when my spirits and the outdoor temperatures are low and I start to wonder what summer looks like. I swear, every year, I trudge on through life, but […]


Shakshuka {Eggs in Moroccan Tomato Sauce}

Shakshuka {Eggs in Moroccan Tomato Sauce} ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #breakfast #recipe

Adapted just slightly from my good friend Melissa at ChinDeep You know what? I have a foodie love. I’ve never met her, but I love EVERYTHING that she does. She writes books and makes beautiful drawings, takes gorgeous photos, makes the most delicious dishes and elegant appetizers and treats, she drinks lots of tea and […]


Margherita Button Pizza

Margherita Button Pizza ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #pizza #recipe

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” ~ Leonardo da Vinci This pizza is simple,  yet it is the pizza named after Margherita of Savoy, Queen Consort of Italy during the reign of Umberto I., so yes, it is worthy of royalty. The only sauce is simply a brushing of olive oil. The toppings, simply pear and […]


Pear, Blue Cheese & Candied Walnut Salad

Pear, Blue Cheese & Candied Walnut Salad with Lavender Vinaigrette ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #salad #recipe

with Honey White Wine Lavender Vinaigrette This salad is pleasure food. It feels like purely hedonistic, adult dream-food, yet it’s full of healthy things that are SO good for your body. It is the mixture of tastes and textures that makes this pear salad so amazing: the softness of the pear with the crunchy greens […]


Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta Soup

Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #soup #recipe

Nothing welcomes the chill of autumn better than a bowl of hot soup. A nice bowl of hot soup is a full meal for me … and it feels so good especially when the fall colds start going around or when my allergies are acting up. When I made bruschetta the other day, I ended […]


Tomato Basil Bruschetta & a #CookingPlanit Review

Heirloom Tomato Basil Bruschetta & A #CookingPlanit App Review ~ from Sumptuous Spoonfuls

Have you heard about Cooking Planit yet? Maybe you have seen some of the buzz from the 50 bloggers raving about it. It is a really cool cooking app that makes it SO easy to make a meal and have it ALL done at the same time. It organizes things for you, adds everything to […]


Zucchini Ricotta Spirals

Zucchini Ricotta Spirals ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #zucchini #recipe

Spirals of zucchini wrapped around a garlicky-herb Ricotta cheese blend. Make it with your favorite pasta sauce for a quick, healthy, gluten-free meal or appetizer. I envisioned this dish as zucchini roses. Of course I should know that zucchini slices with ricotta intertwined wouldn’t quite be the shape of a rose, but hey, I can […]


Pesto, Shrimp & Kale Grilled Pizza

Pesto Shrimp & Kale Grilled Pizza ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #pizza #recipe

We love to grill pizzas in the summertime … my daughter always wants hers to be plain cheese (or sometimes sausage), I like to be more adventurous. So I make them “individual sized” so we can each have our favorite kind. Grilling pizza is really quite easy … the trick is to prep your toppings […]


Swiss Berry Blue Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Swiss Berry Blue Grilled Cheese Sandwiches ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #grilled cheese #sandwich

It’s my 2nd Blogiversary and I’m having a “Yeah Toast!” party on facebook, so I thought I really ought to post a good toast recipe today to go with the theme of the party. Why toast? Well, besides that I love toast, on Friday, one of my work friends shared this song with me and […]


Honey Walnut Goat Cheese Apricots w Blueberries

Honey Walnut Goat Cheese Apricots with Blueberries ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #apricot #cheese #recipe

Recipe adapted from La Belle Cuisine (I am having troubles finding the recipe, but this one is one of her fabulous recipes, as best I can recall it.) My friend Michele from La Belle Cuisine introduced me to this idea when she brought over this amazing recipe to one of my facebook parties. Every week she […]


Asparagus Blue Cheese Mini-Souffle

Asparagus Blue Cheese Souffle ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #souffle #recipe

This is a treat-yourself-to-a-fancy-breakfast-on-a-lazy-weekend morning kinda thing. It’s a light puffy single serving souffle with little pockets of melty blue cheese and crisp-tender asparagus. This is what I call “feel good” food, the kind that makes you smile when you pull it out of the oven because it looks so pretty and smells so good, […]


Curry Saffron Wild Mushroom Risotto

Curry Saffron Wild Mushroom Risotto ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #risotto #recipe

Creamy wild mushroom risotto with a light subtle hint of curry and saffron, Italian cheeses and cherry tomatoes, garnished with snipped chives and chive flowers. It’s not curry like you typically think of curry … it’s a very mild, subtle curry flavor from a curry plant. I had never heard of such a thing until […]


Havarti, Cheddar & Chive Pesto Grilled Cheese

Havarti & Chive Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwich ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #gourmet #grilled #cheese

There was a very good reason I wanted to make that chive pesto so badly … this grilled cheese sandwich was calling to me. Once my friend had mentioned such an amazing idea, it wasn’t about to be abandoned, abolished or forgotten. Making the pesto was just the pre-cursor to the sandwich … I dug […]


Asparagus Potato Bisque

Asparagus Potato Bisque ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #soup #recipe

A soup that is delicate yet vibrant, soft and smooth, creamy and comforting on the tongue. A bisque typically has cream in it, but I used Greek yogurt and lowfat milk instead to create a healthier soup that still has the taste and creamy texture of a bisque. I just got back from a week-long […]


Creamy Havarti Cabbage Soup with Cheddar Croutons

Creamy Havarti Cabbage Soup with Cheddar Croutons ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #soup #recipe

It is the first day of spring and I keep waiting for spring-like weather, but spring seems to be dragging her feet this year. We are still having wintry weather, the forecast calls for more snow and cold and wind, and everything outside (including the sky) is gray or brown or white. Total soup weather! […]

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