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Posts tagged “Almond

Jeri’s Fabulous Almond Torte

Jeri's Fabulous Almond Torte ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #almond #dessert #recipe

A celebration of almonds in a dense, almond torte, this simple yet elegant dessert requires just a few ingredients! The top of it has a lovely crunch, with the rest of the torte all soft and chewy and wonderful. Last week my friend Jeri said to me, with excitement in her eyes, “Ann I made a torte […]

Cherry Chocolate Almond Mini Muffins

Cherry Chocolate Almond Mini-Muffins~Sumptuous Spoonfuls #glutenfree #hearthealthy #breakfast #recipe

Adapted from Texanerin Baking These little chocolate muffins made with almond flour have a dense, almost fudgy texture. The dark chocolate sensation hits you first, then there’s a hint of cherry flavor and then your tongue lingers on the amazing texture that only almond flour can create. They are grain free and sweetened with honey, high in […]

Cherry Almond Broccoli Salad

Cherry Almond Broccoli Salad ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #summer #potluck #salad #recipe

A fast and easy potluck salad that is a total crowd pleaser! Crunchy almonds and fresh sweet cherries mix with broccoli, peas and sweet onion in a light yogurt/mayo dressing. We had a little rib fest at work last week. My company bought the ribs, 5 people volunteered to cook them (including me) and others were encouraged […]

Cilantro Almond Salsa

Cilantro Almond Salsa ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #creamy #hot #salsa #recipe

When you add nuts to a salsa (and blend them up really well), the salsa takes on a wonderful, creamy texture that is incredibly intoxicating. This is my second nut salsa and I’m soooo infatuated with it. I love it with chips, I love it on eggs, it’s marvelous in breakfast burritos and I’m sure in just about any Mexican […]

Honey Almond Blueberry Oatmeal

Honey Almond Blueberry Oatmeal ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #healthy #quick #hot #blueberry #breakfast #recipe

So last weekend I was contemplating what to do with these fresh blueberries I bought at the store and also dying for a healthy breakfast before I headed to the gym to work out. I contemplated making baked oatmeal because I love fruity baked oatmeals that are kinda dessert-like and yet also healthy enough to […]

Honey Lavender Wine Poached Pears

Honey Lavender White Wine Poached Pears ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #elegant #easy #dessert #recipe

Pears poached in a honey lavender white wine syrup with creamy honey lavender mascarpone cheese and crunchy cinnamon roasted almond slices on top. It’s a perfect blend of all those things that make a dreamy dessert: sweet, soft, elegant, creamy, with a bit of something crunchy for contrast. If I could only have one dessert for the rest […]

Gluten Free Triple Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Gluten Free Triple Chocolate Zucchini Bread ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #glutenfree #chocolate #zucchini #bread #recipe

Adapted from The Fountain Avenue Kitchen Whenever one of my favorite foodie friends posts a gluten free recipe, my ears perk up. Not because I am gluten free, but because I have some good friends who eat gluten free. Kelly brings me gluten free ingredients to assist in my cooking experiments. And Mitch is my […]

Rhubarb Almond Cake {Gluten Free}

Rhubarb Almond Cake {Gluten Free} ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #rhubarb #dessert #cake

Recipe adapted slightly from my friend Dor of Dorlicious and La Difference Catering A moist cake bursting with that amazing tart sweet rhubarb taste, with a tender, soft crumb and light hint of almonds. The other day I was just perusing through some of my foodie friends’ recipes on facebook and I ran across this […]

Springtime Strawberry Viola Salad

Springtime Strawberry Viola Salad with Strawberry Rhubarb Vinaigrette ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #spring #strawberry #salad #recipe

with toasted almonds, goat cheese and a strawberry rhubarb vinaigrette Spring is arriving here at a slow crawl this year, but not anywhere near as bad as last year when we had that awful ice storm and then a snowstorm on May 1. This year it’s been much nicer so yes, although it’s been a […]

Chocolate Almond Quinoa Cake

Chocolate Almond Quinoa Cake ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #flourless #cake #recipe

Adapted just very slightly from The Daring Gourmet As soon as I saw the photos of this gorgeous cake from The Daring Gourmet, I wanted it. I decided this would be my birthday cake this year. Since I was sick on my birthday, it was a week later before I finally had enough energy to […]

Heavenly Almond Joy Brownies

Heavenly Almond Joy Brownies ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #decadent #brownie #recipe

The brownie base for this recipe is adapted from the Southern Lady Cooks The idea for these brownies actually happened last summer. I was going to make a chocolate zucchini cake and top it with the classic Almond Joy ingredients. Both coconut and almonds are so delicious toasted, so putting them atop a chocolatey baked something with […]

Strawberry Almond Salad with Wild Violets

Strawberry Almond Wild Violet Salad ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #salad #recipe

and blue cheese and a fresh strawberry almond vinaigrette I dreamt of this salad weeks before I actually made it. I wanted to make a strawberry almond salad with sweet spiced almonds and an almond dressing … I searched and searched for almond butter to make the dressing and when I finally found it and […]

Cilantro Almond Pesto Shrimp Pasta

Cilantro Almond Pesto Shrimp Pasta with Tomato & Asiago ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #quick #pasta #recipe

with sweet cherry tomatoes, red onion and freshly grated Asiago cheese Ever since my first taste of cilantro almond pesto, I’ve been dreaming of a pasta recipe, wondering what it would taste like.  It entered my dreams in various permutations … sometimes simply the lovely pesto on the pasta, sometimes it had vegetables along with […]

Tomato Egg Cilantro Pesto Breakfast Wrap

Tomato, Egg & Cilantro Pesto Breakfast Wrap ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #breakfast #wrap #recipe

This is a simple, tasty breakfast that was born one morning when my daughter decided not to eat the egg I’d made her for breakfast. I was hungry and thought, “fine, then, I’ll eat it!” So I chopped and roasted a few cherry tomatoes, got out my Cilantro Almond Pesto, spread it on a spinach wrap, […]

Cilantro Almond Pesto

Cilantro Almond Pesto ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cilantro #pesto #recipe

I’m in love … with this pesto … I’ve just blended it up in my handi chopper. One taste and there was no question … this is my favorite pesto ever. It’s the most beautiful shade of green and the taste! Oh how can I even begin to describe it? The cilantro, of course, is […]

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