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Side dishes

Creamy Carrot Cauliflower Soup

Dreamy Creamy Carrot Cauliflower Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cauliflower #cheese #soup #recipe

An easy vegetarian soup that’s pleasing to the eye and the palate. I’ve really been reveling in the joys of cauliflower lately and all the wonderful ways you can use it to lighten up your diet. This lovely soup is just one more bit of evidence that you can eat light and still love what you’re […]


Spinach Ricotta Stuffed Sweet Peppers

Spinach Ricotta Stuffed Peppers ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #healthy #cheese #stuffed #peppers #recipe

It’s been quite a while since I made those amazing Basil Goat Cheese Stuffed peppers. Those were sooo amazing, I kind of just stopped trying to top that recipe. Eventually, though, I got to thinking: why not try some other cheeses? I mean, what about Ricotta? Ricotta is such a nice cheese for stuffing things–it […]


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 […]


Broccoli Mushroom Wild Rice Cups

Broccoli Mushroom Wild Rice Cups ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #wildrice #mushroom #bites #recipe

These little bites are made with real Minnesota wild rice. I was the lucky recipient of the leftover wild rice from our Easter dinner and I had to make something wonderful with it! They’re delicious, they’re healthy, and easy too … and if you make these little cups in mini-muffin tins, only 65 calories apiece. A marvelous little snack or side […]


Blue Potato Colcannon with Ham

Irish Blue Potato Colcannon with Ham ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #healthy #mashedpotato #cabbage #ham #recipe

The Irish have this magical comforting dish they call Colcannon … it’s made with potatoes, cabbage, bacon and butter. They even have a song about it. How many dishes do you know of that have a SONG about it? I made Colcannon with my Irish friends recently and we pulled up the song on YouTube […]


Spicy Asian Sriracha Green Beans

Spicy Asian Sriracha Green Beans ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #fiery #healthy #sidedish #recipe

Adapted from To Simply Inspire Do you ever get bored with vegetables? I have been eating lots and lots and lots of veggies lately (did I mention I’m on a serious new health kick?), and frankly, I was getting a little bored and wanting more flavor, more fire, more excitement in my vegetables. Then I ran across […]


Bacon Mushroom Smoked Cheddar Risotto

Bacon Mushroom Smoked Cheddar Risotto ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #baked #brownrice #risotto #recipe

Adapted from Cookie & Kate Yesterday morning I went swimming–it’s my new workout thing (alongside yoga–my other workout fave). As I was swimming, I let my mind drift off and wander about and was happy to find myself ruminating on what I should make for lunch. I thought about all the cheese in my fridge that […]


Apricot Grape Cauliflower Salad

Apricot Grape Cauliflower Salad with honey mustard yogurt dressing ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #colorful #easy #cauliflower #salad #recipe

with honey mustard yogurt dressing A delightful little salad with a pleasant mixture of flavors and such vibrant colors. The first time I tasted this salad, I was surprised. Many months ago, one of my friends brought a marvelous cauliflower grape salad to a potluck and I was shocked at how good it tasted. I never, […]


Mushroom Broccoli Blue Cheese Bites

Mushroom Broccoli Blue Cheese Bites ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #mushroom #veggie #egg #bites #breakfast #snack #recipe

These delicious little bites are phenomenal tasting savory little egg muffin-ettes. They don’t HAVE to happen because you’re trying to eat right. But just in case you are trying to “eat healthier”, they do happen to be super nutritious and low in calories too. Personally, I made them because I’m trying to eat healthier and exercise […]


Cheesy Spinach Tots

Cheesy Spinach Tots ~ the BEST way to eat your veggies! Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #veggie #tots #recipe

Freckled with carrots and packed with plenty of the healthy goodness of spinach, these little spinach tots are delightful little cheesy bites that makes eating veggies a pleasure. I used two cheeses in my little tots–both Asiago, a sharp, hard, Italian cheese and Dubliner, a fruity white Irish cheese, but you can choose whichever cheeses you […]


Mushroom Kale Stuffing

Mushroom Kale Stuffing ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #dressing #stuffing #recipe #holidays

It’s Christmas and I’m finally posting this recipe we made on Thanksgiving. My sister brought this gorgeous bunch of kale for Thanksgiving and we decided we needed to put it in the stuffing. We all loved the earthy taste and texture that the kale added to the stuffing. This recipe makes a LOT of stuffing, […]


Dilled German Potato Dumplings {Kartoffelklösse}

Dilled German Potato Dumplings ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #German #Potato #Dumpling #Recipe

Adapted from Quick German Recipes I’m declaring this week to be Octoberfest on my blog because I have a (small) plethora of German recipes to share with you this week. I hope I can find time to blog them all because it is going to be a very busy week, but I have some delicious […]


Bacon Spinach Wild Mushroom Risotto

Bacon Spinach Wild Mushroom Risotto ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Italian #risotto #recipe

A wonderfully creamy, cheesy risotto (Italian rice) with bits of bacon, onion, bell pepper and spinach intertwined. The flavors blend so perfectly. I know, I’ve not been posting recipes much lately … you guys, I’ve been seriously distracted. Not much distracts me from food … but I have a couple things in my life lately that have […]


Ricotta Stuffed Tomatoes

Ricotta Stuffed Tomatoes ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #summer #tomato #recipe

Inspired by Cooking on a Budget As soon as I saw these cheese-stuffed tomatoes from Cooking on a Budget, I knew I had to try them. And today turned out to be the most opportune time for it. Today I had to drive 5 hours to retrieve my daughter. I am fortunate that her friend’s mom […]


Greek Rice Salad

Greek Rice Salad Recipe ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Mediterranean #Rice #Salad #Healthy #Glutenfree

Adapted from Healthy Recipes This is a recipe someone shared on my facebook page … and I was intrigued. One night when my daughter was cooking up some rice for another dish, I said to her “let’s make a double batch … I have a recipe I want to try” … and we did. I […]


Bacon Cheddar Zucchini Tots

Bacon Cheddar Zucchini Tots ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #zucchini #sidedish #appetizer #snack #recipe

Adapted from The Two Bite Club I’ve had this zucchini tots recipe from The Two Bite Club saved away for ages it seems, just waiting for zucchini season. It was so hard to wait! I know, I really could have bought zucchini and made it … I have been buying zucchini when I don’t have fresh garden […]


The Mothership Tomato Salad

The Mothership Tomato Salad ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Tomato #Salad #Recipe from #jamieoliver

Adapted from Jamie Oliver’s The Mothership Tomato Salad I have been saving this beauty of a recipe for you for ages, it seems. Last October, yes, it was October, that I made this salad. Everyone was in pumpkin/back to school/Halloween mode … and me, I was trying to make the best use of the last beautiful […]


Minted Moroccan Quinoa Pilaf

Minted Moroccan Quinoa Pilaf ~ Sumtpuous Spoonfuls #healthy #exotic #Mediterranean #pilaf #recipe

I’m so excited, you guys! Tomorrow I’ll be sharing with you a review of a cookbook written by one of my very favorite foodie friends. I’m sure you’ve seen many others reviewing her cookbook lately. She is well loved by sooo many food bloggers and her adventurous dishes are incredibly popular. I hear her cookbook […]


Roasted Garlic Feta Asparagus

Roasted Garlic Feta Asparagus ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #fabulous #easy #sidedish #recipe

I’m sooo excited that it is finally asparagus season! My mom and dad came down for my daughter’s choir concert and brought me a bag of asparagus. I am in heaven. I so look forward to this season every year because I absolutely love asparagus, but I have not found a way to preserve it […]


Broccoli Carrot Rice Balls

Asian Broccoli Carrot Rice Balls ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #vegetarian #rice #recipe

I made these fun little rice balls for our Wine & Design event, to serve alongside my Asian Ginger Meatballs. It was one of those things I pondered and pondered and just couldn’t decide what to serve with the meatballs, and then, one morning shortly before the event, I woke up with the answer. Rice […]


Quick Artichoke Asiago Broccoli

Quick Artichoke Asiago Broccoli ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #elegant #broccoli #side #recipe

Quick, what do you do when dinner is almost ready and you have just a few minutes to come up with a veggie? Something that will stand up to rest of your fabulous meal and act like it belongs there, something that compliments all the flavors in your table, and perhaps something that steals a little […]


Ham & Cheddar Broccoli Tots

Ham & Cheddar Broccoli Tots ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #cheesy #veggie #tots #recipe

Slightly adapted from The Two Bite Club I was smitten with this recipe from The Two Bite Club the first moment I set my eyes upon it. First of all, I adore broccoli. It is one of my very favorite vegetables. And then you add some tangy aged cheddar cheese and egg and make it all cute and bite-size […]


Dirty Tots (Cheesy Mushroom Tater Tots)

Cheesy Mushroom Tater Tots a.k.a. Dirty Tots ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #homemade #mushroom #tatertots #recipe

Have you ever tried mushrooms with hash browns and cheese? It’s a combination that is pure heaven to me … in a previous job when we had our own cafe on location, I remember we used to go down for breakfast and I would ask him to make me hash browns with mushrooms and cheese. […]


Basil Blue Cheese Coleslaw

Basil Blue Cheese Coleslaw with Cranberries & Greek Yogurt ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #healthy #bluecheese #coleslaw #recipe

with dried cranberries & Greek yogurt … Adapted from Ally’s Kitchen I’m beginning to discover ways that I enjoy eating cabbage. I have not been a big cabbage lover most of my life, but I do love it with corned beef and potatoes on St. Patty’s Day. Beyond that, I often struggle with what to do […]

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