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Posts tagged “Beans

Ham Bone & Chickpea Soup

Ham Bone & Chickpea Soup ~Sumptuous Spoonfuls #homemade #ham #bean #soup #recipe

It’s a cold, wet, rainy spring day with a brisk wind that almost feels wintry … the kind of day that just chills you to the bone … and your body just yearns a nice comforting bowl of hot, piping soup. This is a hearty soup to cuddle up with and let it surround you with […]


Breakfast Nachos Supreme

Breakfast Nachos Supreme ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #fun #Mexican #breakfast #recipe

Nachos for breakfast! Now THIS is an amazing way to start a day. Breakfast nachos are something I have been wanting to try for a while … and I don’t know exactly why I haven’t. The other day the subject came up at work and we decided we need to make these for our monthly […]


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 […]


Chicken Chile Corn Chowder

Chicken Chile Corn Chowder ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #chicken #chowder #hearty #soup #recipe

A creamy, chunky, hearty chicken chowder with corn, carrots, celery, white beans, cream cheese and a bit of heat. It is, in a way, a cross between chowder and chili. Yeah, I am in total soup mode now that winter is really upon us. The other day I was heating up my lunch and inquiring […]


Mexican Zucchini Lasagna

Mexican Zucchini Lasagna ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #glutenfree #paleo #zucchini #mexican #lasagna #recipe

I had this brilliant idea to make a Mexican-inspired lasagna using zucchini in place of the lasagna noodles. I mixed ricotta with a little cumin, oregano, cilantro, chipotle powder and Mexican cheeses. In each layer I added taco meat, bell peppers and jalapeno, black beans, sweet corn, and in place of the tomato sauce I […]


Avocado Jalapeno Zummus

Avocado Jalapeno Zummus ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #spicy #zucchini #hummus #recipe

I want to start a new trend. I think “Zummus” should be a new word in the dictionary, kind of like the word “Zoodles” has taken over the foodie blog scene. Want to help me? Create your own version of Zummus and post it/share it/pin it (tag or message me and I’ll share it too!) […]


Greek Yogurt Spinach Artichoke Dip

Skinny Greek Yogurt Spinach Artichoke Dip ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #healthy #hummus #GreekYogurt #SpinDip

One of my yoga sisters had a party after yoga class last week. When someone hosts a party at their house, it’s customary for the rest of us to bring a little something. We have the BEST parties because my yoga friends are also foodies. I didn’t have much time this week, but I did need to make up […]


Zucchini Taco Boats

Zucchini Taco Boats ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #healthy #Mexican #food #recipe #recipe

Inspired by Homemade Interest I saw these pretty TexMex Zucchini Boats from Homemade Interest  and immediately decided that it needed to be one of the recipes I made for my healthy Mexican cooking class at work. I made mine a little differently, of course, as you know I just can’t follow a recipe! I used my […]


Hearty Romesco Mixed Bean Soup

Hearty Romesco Mixed Bean Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cureforthespringblues #soup #recipe

April is such an emotional month in my part of the world. By “emotional”, I mean ups and downs in weather are so totally unpredictable and wild. One day might be perfectly beautiful, sunny and 72 and the next night you might be digging your winter coat out because it’s going to get down into […]


Classic Creamy Hummus – 2 Ways

Classic Creamy Hummus ~ 2 Ways Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #delicious #hummus #recipe #pickyourflavor

This post is for those of you who buy hummus at the store. I used to do that. I was convinced there was no way I could make hummus that tastes that good. But after a little trial and error, I discovered that I CAN make that hummus–for a fraction of what the pre-made stuff costs and […]


Sweet Potato & Brown Rice Salad #OrangeInspiration

Sweet Potato & Brown Rice Salad ~ Sumptous Spoonfuls #hearty #vegetarian #salad #recipe

Adapted from A Splash of Vanilla I was out and about, searching the Interwebs for hearty, balanced lunchbox type salads for my cooking class, when I stumbled across this one. I stopped dead in my tracks. I am ambivalent about sweet potatoes … I’m really not one of those “oh I just LOVE sweet potatoes” kinda people, but I just […]


Roasted Red Pepper Chipotle Hummus

Roasted Red Pepper Chipotle Hummus ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #spicy #hummus #recipe

I firmly believe that hummus makes life better. Every time I have it, I feel all happy inside. I remember the first time I tasted hummus. I was a teenager. My parents had dragged us to a “weird” restaurant (that is how it seemed, to my teenage mind) where we were sitting on pillows on […]


33 Fabulous Cinco de Mayo Recipes

33 Fabulous Food Blogger Recipes for Cinco de Mayo

It’s Star Wars Day today. May the Fourth be with You! I love the punniness of today, but my palate is totally fast forwarding to tomorrow. Cinco de Mayo, the day we get to eat lots of goooood Mexican food. Yeah, baby. I’m a HUGE fan of everything Mexican … so I thought I’d do a […]


Mexican Fiesta Red Beans & Rice

Mexican Style Red Beans & Rice ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #skillet #dinner #recipe

Hey, I’m guest posting over at Platter Talk today … Dan’s letting me tend the kitchen, so I cooked up some Red Beans & Rice with a Mexican Twist. I love mixing up cuisines and making something new out of an old tradition. I used a spicy chorizo in place of the Andouille, red beans […]


Balsamic Spinach & Cannellini Dip

Balsamic Spinach & Cannellini Bean Dip ~ Delicious, Healthy & Easy Dip Recipe from Sumptuous Spoonfuls

Adapted from Giada de Laurentiis What do you get when you cross a bean dip with a spinach dip? And then add in a bit of balsamic vinegar. THIS. SCRUMPTIOUS. DIP.  I love a good dip that’s super simple to make. (and did I mention it’s gluten free?) Thank you, Giada, for the inspiration. I […]


Sriracha Hummus

Sriracha Hummus ~ Recipe & a bit of the history of hummus from Sumptuous Spoonfuls

The classic hummus kicked up a notch with the addition of Sriracha, a hot sauce that adds both flavor and a bit of heat to this delicious, healthy Mediterranean dip. My friend at work saw me eating this and said to me, “Why don’t they just call it bean dip?” … my answer to her […]


Senate Bean Soup

Senate Bean Soup ~ slightly modified by Sumptuous Spoonfuls

Adapted from U.S. Senate Did you know every day in the U.S. Senate restaurant they serve this soup? Well, not exactly THIS soup because I didn’t quite follow the recipe (I can’t follow a recipe! and besides, I don’t have an entire Senate to feed), but a soup very much like this. There are two variations […]


Sneaky Gypsy Pumpkin Chili

Sneaky Gypsy Pumpkin Chili ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #chili #recipe

On Halloween week at work, we had a week of fun activities … we had a pumpkin carving contest and a comfy day (which I totally missed cuz I forgot), a breakfast potluck and of course, we were invited to dress up for Halloween. My team dressed up as bats (because we drive the developers […]


Mexican Carnitas Cobb Salad for #TheSaladBar

Mexican Carnitas Cobb Salad ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #salad #recipe

The carnitas (“little meats”) for this salad is just slightly adapted from Full Belly Sisters and Eat Live Run I made the crockpot carnitas (little meats) last week, gave some of it to my friend, then made myself some nachos and pondered what to do with it next. Tacos or burritos were certainly an option, but it also just […]


Crisp & Spicy Pickled Green Beans

Crisp & Spicy Pickled Green Beans ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #pickle #recipe

I’ll be the first to admit: I’m not an expert at pickles. My parents, on the other hand, have many many years of experience making pickles and when I got the sudden urge to pickle Mom’s green beans, Mom and Dad were right there to give me some pickling tips. My dad taught me how […]


Mexican Queso Dip Supreme

Mexican Queso Dip Supreme ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #dip #recipe

When I’m at the grocery store, I like to poke around the cheese sections and see what I can find. One day, I found these beautiful cheeses and that made me think, “Ooh queso! Yes, that’s what I’ll bring to the lake with me!” … and so, along with the many varieties of banana bread […]


Lucky Greens, Beans & Sausage Soup

Lucky Greens, Beans & Sausage Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #soup #recipe

This is the last of my St Patty’s Day “green” posts, I promise. I’ve had a lot of fun this week, though, turning everything green. St Patrick’s day just makes me happy. I will, however, likely have a couple corned beef or cabbage recipes this week … I’ve got quite a bit of cabbage left, […]


Triple Green Crunchwrap Supreme

Triple Green Crunchwrap Supreme ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #crunchwrap #recipe

Have you ever been to Taco Bell and had their Crunchwrap Supreme? They take a tostada shell, add some taco meat and toppings and wrap a large flour tortilla around it, and grill it. It’s really a cool idea for a portable Mexican style “sandwich” with a crunch factor, except I always wanted a little […]


Fire Roasted 7-Bean Crockpot Chili

Fire-Roasted 7-Bean Crockpot Chili

A smoky tasting meat chili with fire roasted tomatoes, bell peppers, serranos and the rich depth of seven different beans. You see, after mom brought me all those ripe tomatoes from her garden and I fire roasted multiple batches of them, I made some of them into salsa, and some of them into enchilada sauce, […]

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