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Holiday Quinoa Kale Salad

Holiday Quinoa Kale Salad ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #holiday #salad #recipe

with apples, dried cranberries, toasted pecans, pomegranate arils, crumbled feta and a light honey white wine vinaigrette It’s Christmas Day and I hope you are spending time with loved ones right now or otherwise enjoying your holiday. Perhaps you’ll see this tomorrow, or the next day or even sometime next summer. I’m having a quiet […]

Quick Blueberry Lavender Limoncello

Blueberry Lavender Limoncello ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Blueberry #Limoncello #overnight

It’s Christmas, and every year I do a vodka infusion for my sister who loves vodka. This year I was late. I got busy with other things and didn’t get the infusion started and I panicked a little bit … but then I remembered that my yoga friend makes Limoncello using a simple lemon syrup […]

Cranberry Ginger Holiday Punch

Cranberry Ginger Holiday Punch ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #refreshing #holiday #punch #recipe

A sparkly refreshing punch with so many flavors of the season: cranberry, ginger, rosemary, orange and pomegranate. With or without the rum, it’s a total crowd pleaser. I first made this punch for our yoga teacher training graduation ceremony because our instructor (Roscha) specially requested a non-alcoholic punch for the occasion. Everyone loved it … […]

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Bliss Bars

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Bliss Bars ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #gooey #chocolate #mint #bars

The taste of peppermint hot chocolate formed into an ooey gooey bar that is pure bliss for mint lovers. I took those bars of many names that everyone loves so much and turned them peppermint for the holidays. I’ve made many flavors of these magic cookie bars and it’s so fun to let your imagination […]

Feast of the Seven Fishes Chowder

Feast of the Seven Fishes Chowder ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #seafood #chowder #recipe

There is an Italian tradition that fascinates me every Christmas when I hear my Italian foodie friends talk about it. The Feast of the Seven Fishes. It’s traditionally served on Christmas Eve. I’ve read about it a lot, but I’ve never experienced it. It’s not so much about actually eating seven fishes as it is […]

Venison (or Beef) Shawarma

Venison (or Beef) Shawarma ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Lebanese #Gyro #Taco #recipe

with lemon tahini yogurt sauce  … adapted from Mama’s Lebanese Cuisine If you remember the movie The Avengers, they were talking about Shawarma throughout the movie and if you stayed until the very end, you got to see the super heroes going to the local shawarma restaurant (in full costume) for dinner. That scene intrigued […]

Melt in your Mouth Peanut Butter Fudge

Melt in your Mouth Peanut Butter Fudge ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #peanutbutter #fudge #recipe

adapted from Alton Brown I pay attention to what the people around me love … especially when it comes to food and drink preferences. I can tell you the special food loves of many of my friends and coworkers, things that they shared with me at one moment and I tucked away for future reference. […]

Spinach Mushroom Breakfast Scramble

Spinach Mushroom Breakfast Scramble ~Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #healthy #delicious #breakfast #recipe

I am a huge fan of omelets and frittatas, but they take time and effort … and usually they contain lots of eggs and a lesser amount of toppings. And personally, I want more of the good stuff and less of the boring stuff. Not saying eggs are boring … because I really love eggs, […]

Autumn Bliss Savasana Bars

Autumn Bliss Savasana Bars ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #magic #cookie #bars

If you’re not into yoga, you might be wondering what the heck a “savasana bar” is … you see, at the end of a yoga class, you settle into final relaxation (savasana). The entire purpose of the asanas (yoga poses) is to prepare you for savasana. Especially if it is an intense yoga class where […]

Spinach Artichoke Sun-dried Tomato Pizza

Spinach Artichoke Sun-dried Tomato Pizza ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #pizza #recipe

I created this pizza back when we did our grilled pizza workshop at work … I had tons of toppings and sauce options and everyone created their own pizza. This is what I had for lunch that day. And because it was so good, I put it on the menu for our Wine & Design […]

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