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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 […]


Chinese Hot & Sour Soup

Chinese Hot & Sour Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Asian #Soup #Recipe

The classic hot and sour soup that is so popular at Chinese restaurants is a quick, easy soup to make at home! It tastes so good, I had two bowls of it before I could stop myself. I have a friend at work whose family used to run a popular Chinese restaurant here in town. Honestly, […]


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? […]


Vietnamese Pork Banh Mi Sandwiches

Vietnamese Pork Banh Mi Sandwiches ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Asian #Pork #Sandwich #recipe

Highly adapted from The Food Network I’ve been seeing Pork Banh Mi sandwiches all over the foodisphere lately … and wondering just what is so wonderful about these sandwiches? So when I found myself with a big ol’ hunk of pork and a big event coming up that I was doing the food for, I […]


Bacon Mushroom Zucchini Fried Rice

Bacon Mushroom Zucchini Fried Rice ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #bacon #zucchini #friedrice #recipe

Bacon-y goodness comes to fried rice, with hearty mushrooms and zucchini, carrots and red onion, and, of course, copious amounts of scrambled eggs. It’s an irresistable combination to anyone who loves fried rice. (Do you know anyone who doesn’t love fried rice? I don’t think I do …) The idea of bacon fried rice came to […]


Tropical Pineapple Mango Coleslaw

Tropical Pineapple Mango Coleslaw ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #fruity #slaw #recipe

My friend describes this salad like this: it is a slaw like no slaw you’ve ever had before. It’s tropical, fruity, crunchy, with hints of orange, pineapple, mango, mint and cilantro and crunchy, salty roasted macadamias on top. I have made it my lunch on several occasions by topping with shrimp and a drizzle of Sriracha. It goes […]


Japanese Yum Yum Sauce

Japanese Yum Yum Sauce ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #spicy #creamy #steakhouse #sauce #recipe

Adapted just slightly from Melissa’s Southern Style Kitchen My friend describes this sauce as “the nectar of the gods” … and I have to agree, it is really the awesomesauce of sauces. Spicy, creamy, garlicky, wonderful … if you have not yet experienced this sauce in your life, you really need to get on it! […]


Hawaiian Huli Huli Chicken

Hawaiian Huli Huli Chicken ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #tender #juicy #Hawaiian #grilled #chicken #recipe

Adapted slightly from Hawaii Magazine I’m getting ready for the luau later this month and oh man, is it fun “testing” out these Hawaiian recipes! Being landlocked in the midwest means I can’t serve some of the more exotic Hawaiian dishes, even if I could somehow get my hands on the ingredients. I figure that’s probably […]


Mushroom Cauliflower Fried Rice

Mushroom Cauliflower Fried Rice ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #healthy #cauliflower #friedrice #recipe

Adapted from Eat Yourself Skinny You guys, as a healthy food blogger I feel like I’ve betrayed you. I’m SO sorry! Seriously I can’t believe I waited this long to bring you cauliflower fried rice. It’s something I’ve been seeing all over the blogosphere and wanting to try, but something held me back. It’s such a silly little […]


Asian Sriracha Chicken Nachos

Asian Sriracha Chicken Nachos ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #sriracha #chicken #nachos #recipe

I had this idea rolling around in my head of some Asian style nachos. I thought it would be SO awesome … and I knew just how I wanted to do them. Flour tortilla chips, shredded teriyaki chicken, a bit of chopped celery and/or water chestnuts (for extra crunch), matchstick carrots (for both color and crunch) and a […]


Coconut Curry Carrot & Pumpkin Soup

Coconut Curry Carrot & Pumpkin Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #curried #carrot #pumpkin #soup #recipe

Creamy, with a little spice and heat to make it dance on your tongue, this Thai-style curried soup is a delight for your tastebuds and the vibrant color is a treat for the eyes! It is full of the antioxidants your body needs to fend off illness and keep you healthy … and just the break your […]


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 […]


Homemade Hoisin Sauce

Homemade Hoisin Sauce ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #Asian #Hoisin #sauce #recipe

Hoisin sauce is a thick, pungent sauce commonly used in Chinese cuisine as a glaze for meat, an addition to stir fries, or as dipping sauce. It is darkly coloured in appearance and both sweet and salty in taste. If you find yourself needing Hoisin sauce for a recipe, but have none on hand, this […]


Asian Sweet & Sour Sauce

Asian Sweet & Sour Sauce ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #Chinese #homemade #Sweet&Sour #sauce #recipe

Adapted from Chow.com My daughter and I were discussing making egg rolls on the way home one evening. She was on board with that idea right away because we share a mutual fascination with egg rolls. Then I realized that we don’t have any of that bright red sweet & sour sauce you get at the Chinese restaurants […]


Shrimp, Pork & Chicken Egg Rolls

Shrimp, Chicken & Pork Egg Rolls ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Asian #Eggroll #Recipe

So there’s this thing that happens in my house every year around St. Patrick’s Day and it has to do with cabbage. I love corned beef and cabbage and my kids love corned beef, but they aren’t so crazy about cabbage. I love cabbage, but I have a hard time eating a whole head of […]


Thai Peanut Noodle Salad w/Chicken

Thai Peanut Noodle Salad with Chicken ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Asian #chicken #noodle #salad #recipe

Adapted from The Cafe Sucre Farine My cooking class last week was the first in a series of “lunchbox madness” classes. There was a lot of interest in salads and a request for non-dairy, so my mind turned to an Asian inspired chicken salad. I am giving you the full version here that I made for the class, with homemade […]


Cilantro Shrimp Fried Rice

Cilantro Shrimp Fried Rice ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #quick #healthy #fusion #dinner #recipe

I was reminiscing about that fabulous Cilantro Lime Rice I made a while ago, and also thinking how good that would be with shrimp, and then thought “Hey, I could just do the whole fried rice thing and add some eggs and peas and it would be a whole meal all in one bowl” … and […]


Mushroom Bok Choy Breakfast Stirfry

Mushroom Bok Choy Breakfast Stirfry ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #healthy #breakfast #recipe

One morning I was heading home and I was craving veggies and protein. I considered a Chinese stirfry, but wanted something breakfast-like … so I DID make a stirfry and then I put an egg on top. I made myself a piece of toast to sop up the egg and the stir fry juices and […]


Asian Ginger Garlic Zucchini Beef Sliders

Asian Garlic Zucchini Beef Sliders ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #sliders #recipe

Highly adapted from All Recipes. These little munchie burger-lings are a little deceiving … they look like hamburgers … and so they are … but they have all the flavors of Asia packed inside them, plus a couple veggies hiding inside there. They have a touch of spicy heat, garlic, and freshly grated ginger. The […]


Half Moon Sesame Thai Cucumber Salad

Half Moon Sesame Thai Cucumber Salad ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cucumber #salad

A tasty light cucumber salad that takes advantage of garden fresh produce, fresh herbs and some exotic flavors from Thailand and the Orient. This week has been a rough week for me on a lot of levels. I won’t trouble you with the details, but suffice it to say there is some teenage angst, young […]


Spicy Asian Ginger Meatballs

Asian Ginger Party Meatballs ~ from Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Asian #Ginger #Meatball #Recipe

Meatballs with some serious taste! Garlic and ginger come together in a sweet, slightly spicy Asian sauce to create a flavor sensation. I made these for my first blog-iversary party last summer and, although my guests really liked all the recipes, these meatballs were the biggest hit. My friends were asking me if the recipe […]


Red Thai Curry Pepper Mushroom Chicken

Red Thai Curry Pepper Mushroom Chicken

I fell in love with Thai curry in California. We used to go to this beautiful little Thai restaurant for lunch and they had the most marvelous Thai chicken curry. It came in a big bowl, all soupy, with big hunks of chicken and potato, with rice on the side. The sauce was pure heaven; […]


Asian Chicken, Shrimp & Kale Egg Rolls

Asian Chicken, Shrimp & Kale Egg Rolls

My daughter and I both have a huge affinity for egg rolls. And I’ve noticed something extra-magical about egg rolls: I can put just about any vegetable in an egg roll and she will eat it. Like vegies she won’t normally eat, such as kale … provided the end result still tastes like an egg […]


Curried Chicken Salad in Crispy Wonton Cups

Curried Chicken Salad in Crispy Wonton Cups

I went to a New Year’s Eve party one year, and one of my friends there had brought these amazing little appetizers! They have been stuck in my head ever since … It was a curried chicken  salad with grapes in it, served in these pretty crispy little wonton cups. I asked her for the […]

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