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Posts tagged “Asparagus

Bacon Asparagus Breakfast Sandwich

Bacon Asparagus Breakfast Sandwich with Smoked Gouda on a whole wheat ciabatta roll ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #breakfast #recipe #togo

with Smoked Gouda cheese I made this yummy breakfast sandwich last week when I came home from yoga and then my kids and I were headed out the door to go to the lake. I wanted something fast, delicious and portable and this totally fit the bill! It curbed my hunger, replenished the protein my […]


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 […]


Lemon Asparagus Quinoa Salad ~ #TheSaladBar

Lemon Asparagus Quinoa Salad with Fresh Rosemary ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #quinoa #salad #recipe

I love salads … I eat them year-round, but especially in the summer. So I’ve joined up with this group of Bloggers called The Salad Bar and every month we’re doing a salad party with a theme. The theme for July is pot luck salads and we’re all making salads you could take to a […]


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, […]


Chive Asparagus Pesto

Chive Asparagus Pesto ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #pesto #recipe

I learn the most marvelous things from my friends. This one I learned from one of my yoga friends: You don’t have to wait for basil season to have pesto.  She mentioned to us very casually that she had made chive pesto one day in conversation … and the conversation went on and we were […]


Shrimp, Asiago & Asparagus Risotto with Fresh Dill

Shrimp, Asiago & Asparagus Risotto with Fresh Dill ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #risotto #recipe

Rich and creamy risotto with tender shrimp and asparagus, the sharpness of Asiago cheese, and a bit of fresh dill and chives to add flavor. Risotto is one of those gourmet meals that is really not difficult to make and it doesn’t take long either. You can have it on the table in 30 minutes […]


Amy’s Savory Sandwich Cake (Smorgastarta)

Savory Sandwich Cake {Smorgastarta} ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #sandwich #recipe

Inspired by Panini Happy It’s a sandwich that looks like a cake … bread makes the “cake layers”, egg and salmon salad make the “fillings” and the “frosting” is a mix of light cream cheese and Greek yogurt (and incidentally, the easiest frosting I’ve ever worked with!) …  The idea of making something savory that […]


Asparagus Guacamole

Asparagus Guacamole ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #asparagus #recipe

I showed up at my parents’ place for one of our early summer get-togethers with the fixin’s for Taco Cups as requested by my nephew a couple weeks ago and we decided we needed some guacamole to go with them. The task fell to my dad to make them because I was busy with the […]


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 […]


Roasted Asparagus with Asiago Chive Breadcrumbs

Roasted Asparagus with Asiago Chive Breadcrumbs

This has got to be one of the simplest, most elegant ways to prepare asparagus that I have ever tried. It’s such a snap to make, and it looks so beautiful coming out of the oven that nobody at the dinner table could resist it. Last time I went to visit my parents, we were […]


Salmon & Asparagus Salad Sandwich

Salmon & Asparagus Salad Sandwich ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #sandwich #recipe

Instead of tuna salad sandwiches, try using salmon for a change! It just tastes better. To make these sandwiches even healthier, I used Greek yogurt in place of most of the mayo. It works beautifully. You can use any kind of cooked salmon for this … or even canned salmon works. I made this recipe […]


Bacon Asparagus Breakfast Cups

Bacon Asparagus Breakfast Cups ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #breakfast #recipe

Eggs, asparagus, chives, cheese and bacon tucked into a crispy wonton cup. The kids and I have a lot of tree work to do today and I needed some ready-made healthy protein and veggies to keep me going, so I thought these breakfast cups would be a good start and snack today. We’re still cleaning […]


Crispy Breaded Asparagus Spears

Crispy Breaded Asparagus Spears with Sriracha Dipping Sauce ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #asparagus #recipe

with Creamy Lemon Sriracha Dipping Sauce {gluten-free option … low in fat and calories} Slightly adapted from my dear foodie friend Ann at The Fountain Avenue Kitchen I have had my eye on this recipe for over a year, dying to try it … but somehow I just didn’t get around to making it last […]


Baked Eggs in Asparagus Sweet Onion Nests

Baked Eggs in Asparagus Sweet Onion Nests ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #eggs #breakfast #recipe

with Gorgonzola & Havarti cheeses and fresh Thyme A lovely savory breakfast with baked eggs, asparagus and cheese. What’s more comforting in the morning than a baked egg? Add some toast and you are set for the morning. I’m re-blogging this one because it got lost in the shuffle when I moved my blog to […]


Hotsy Totsy Summer Shrimp Dip

Hotsy Totsy Summer Shrimp Dip

Calling this a shrimp dip is a little misleading because it’s got SO much more than shrimp in it … there’s bacon, and asparagus, and grilled corn cut off the cob, sweet onion, Havarti, Gorgonzola and cream cheese, greek yogurt, some seasonings of course… and then, to give it a little summer heat, some Sriracha […]


Asparagus Pesto Rotini with Shrimp & ‘Shrooms

Asparagus Pesto Rotini with Shrimp & Mushrooms

So of course I had to make some pasta with my new love: Asparagus White Bean Pesto! I tossed in some fresh shelf mushrooms my dad gave me, but you can use any mushrooms of your choosing. I chose Rotini because the ridges in the little swirly pasta will “catch” the pesto nicely, so it won’t […]


Asparagus White Bean Pesto

Asparagus White Bean Pesto

I love pesto. Love love love love it! And Asparagus! Oh I can’t wait for spring every year so I can have asparagus … so last week I ran across this intriguing idea for Kale, Apsaragus & Chickpea pesto from Munchin with Munchkin and I just couldn’t put it down. Asparagus in pesto? and beans? […]


Herbed Asparagus Quinoa Egg Ramekins

Herbed Asparagus Quinoa Egg Ramekins

with Goat Cheese & Havarti I was wishing I had some hashbrowns this morning so I could make some hashbrown & asparagus egg cups with cheese … but I didn’t have any. No potatoes either. But I did have some cooked quinoa in my fridge … and quinoa is a very versatile ingredient.  So I […]


Roasted Asparagus, Bacon & Smoked Gouda Omelet

Asparagus Bacon & Smoked Gouda Omelet with Tomato, Dill, & Garlic Scapes

with fresh tomato, dill, garlic scapes and red onion I needed something hot, hearty and healthy for breakfast this morning … after the big fundraiser last night, I was so exhausted, all I had for “dinner” was snack mix and beer. So I remembered I still had a bit of asparagus in my vegie drawer […]


Shrimp, Chicken & Asparagus Cellentani Pasta

Shrimp & Chicken Asparagus Mushroom Pasta with Lowfat Garlic Cream Sauce

in a Lowfat Garlic Parmesan Cream Sauce This is how I lighten up Fettucini Alfredo … except without the fettucini … because I just adore the swirly, curly shape of this cellentani. This pasta dish is a delicious & elegant meal, a great way to use leftover chicken, and if you take a few minutes to […]


Asparagus on Green Garlic Crostini

Asparagus on Green Garlic Crostini

It’s spring! Everything is turning green … that means it’s time for my favorite spring vegetables. Like asparagus. And spinach. I’m in heaven whenever I can have fresh asparagus and spinach from the garden. And this year I have one more wonderful thing to harvest from the “garden” … garlic. I snagged a couple clumps […]


Asparagus Cellantani Carbonara

Asparagus Cellantani Carbonara

I know carbonara is supposed to be made with spaghetti, but I was just dying to use my cellentani … I have to admit … I bought this pasta because I thought they were beautiful. I mean look at those wild swirls! And I loved the name. Cellantani. Isn’t that a romantic name? It makes me […]


Ham & Asparagus Rollups with Dijon Dill Cream

Ham & Asparagus Rollups with Dijon Dill Cream

It’s my favorite time of year. Asparagus season. I adore asparagus. It’s beautiful. It’s elegant. It’s delicious. It’s versatile. It’s the perfect vegetable. I suppose I could go buy it at the store just about any time I want it, but I don’t. I wait for spring. I wait to go to my parents’ house where […]


Ham & Asparagus Strata with 3 Cheeses

Ham & Asparagus Strata with Havarti, Blue, & Parmesan Cheeses

What do you do when you have a bunch of leftover ham from Easter dinner, some fresh asparagus, and half a loaf of old bread that? Make Strata. It’s hot, it’s comforting … it’s wonderful. You can make it ahead of time and bake it when you’re ready to eat it, or you can cook […]

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