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Posts tagged “Cabbage

Copycat Nebraska Runzas

Copycat Nebraska Runza Pocket Sandwiches ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #beef #cabbage #sandwich #recipe

Guided by tips from here, the Runza web site and bunches of other posts … Nebraska is a nearby state. There’s a thing in Nebraska that I never quite understood … well, okay, there are a couple things in Nebraska that I don’t really get. First of all, they’re really really really serious about their football. I don’t […]


Shrimp & Avocado Salad

Shrimp & Avocado Salad with Japanese Yum Yum Sauce ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #dinner #salad #recipe

with Japanese Yum Yum Sauce Fresh shrimp with creamy avocado along with several other crunchy, colorful veggies, drizzled with Japanese Yum Yum Sauce, topped with fresh cilantro and toasted pine nuts, served with a wedge of lemon for squeezing over top. This is one of those “toss together” kinda salads, because I was starving for something […]


Blueberry Wild Violet Salad

Blueberry Wild Violet Salad ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #purple #spring #salad #recipe

with goat cheese crumbles, sweet roasted almond slices (not pictured), dandelion petals (optional) and a lovely honey lemon ginger dressing I’m a purple lover. Everything purple appeals to me. It’s been like this since childhood. Since Donny Osmond and his silly purple socks. Who remembers that? I know … I’m a dork. But even if […]


Pork Banh Mi Lettuce Wraps

Pork Banh Mi Lettuce Wraps ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Vietnamese #Asian #pork #recipe

All the Asian deliciousness of a Vietnamese Pork Banh Mi sandwich with the sweetly sauced pork, pickled veggies, crunchy peanuts and fresh cilantro, but in a crunchy, healthy lettuce wrap instead of a bun. I totally love these lettuce wraps even more than the sandwich! And it was very nice to hear at the event I served […]


Spiralized Rainbow Pad Thai

Spiralized Rainbow Pad Thai ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #healthy #Thai #recipe

Inspired by Oh She Glows A rainbow of vegetables partner with shrimp, chicken, eggs and traditional Pad Thai flavors to create a beautiful, vibrant, veggie-licious yet high protein meal full of delightful Asian flavors. It’s amazing to eat hot right out of the pan, but also surprisingly good cold too, as a Pad Thai “salad”. I decided […]


Corned Beef & Cabbage Salad

Corned Beef & Cabbage Salad w Roasted Cauliflower and Creamy Dijon Dressing ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Irish #Salad #Recipe

with roasted cauliflower, blue potatoes, Kerrygold Dubliner cheese and a creamy horseradish dijon dressing Strips of lean corned beef on top of a bed of spinach with crispy cabbage, roasted cauliflower, creamy Irish cheese and juicy tomatoes, with a creamy horseradish dijon dressing for drizzling. My dad’s a big hunter … well, actually I have […]


Asian Orange Chicken Brussel Sprouts Salad

Asian Orange Chicken Brussel Sprouts Salad ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #chinese #chicken #salad #recipe

with Chinese orange ginger dressing, toasted almonds and sesame seeds An Asian orange chicken salad with an unexpected twist … shredded Brussel Sprouts step in for the greens! Also, the Brussels sprouts (and cabbage) are cooked just a bit (to improve the flavors). The result was a nicely crisp tender salad with added crunch from the almonds […]


Corned Beef & Cabbage Stew

Corned Beef & Cabbage Stew ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cornedbeef #cabbage #potato #stew #recipe

Adapted from Family Fresh Meals I recently made a great big hunk of corned venison. Corned venison tastes very much like corned beef, really, so don’t be too concerned if you don’t have venison in your life. A good corned beef will work just fine in this recipe. (Corned venison, is, however, much leaner and healthier, […]


Turmeric Roasted Eggplant & Chickpea Salad

Turmeric Roasted Eggplant & Chickpea Salad ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #deconstructed #hummus #salad #eattherainbow

with a rainbow of colorful veggies, feta cheese, toasted pine nuts (pinons) & a cucumber tahini yogurt dressing. It’s like hummus, deconstructed, in salad form, with extra color, feta and a little crunch. Mom and Dad gave me a big beautiful eggplant from their garden the last time I saw them and despite all the […]


Hawaiian Shrimp Street Tacos

Hawaiian Shrimp Street Tacos ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #tropical #shrimp #tacos #recipe

  This recipe is inspired by Tre, one of our local restaurants.  One night my yoga friends and I were at Tre, hanging out on their beautiful patio having a drink after yoga and some of us were having a little bite to eat as well. My friend Kay ordered the Caribbean Shrimp Street Tacos and […]


Blue Potato Colcannon with Ham

Irish Blue Potato Colcannon with Ham ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #healthy #mashedpotato #cabbage #ham #recipe

The Irish have this magical comforting dish they call Colcannon … it’s made with potatoes, cabbage, bacon and butter. They even have a song about it. How many dishes do you know of that have a SONG about it? I made Colcannon with my Irish friends recently and we pulled up the song on YouTube […]


Vietnamese Pulled Pork Salad

Vietnamese Pulled Pork Salad ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #cabbage #pork #salad #recipe

Adapted from Peachy Palate I had a bit of BBQ pulled pork that I made for my young adult kids that was left after they were done enjoying their sandwiches. Once they’re done, they’re done. There’s no eating the leftovers, so I stashed the leftover pulled pork in a freezer-safe container in the freezer until I had […]


Basil Blue Cheese Coleslaw

Basil Blue Cheese Coleslaw with Cranberries & Greek Yogurt ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #healthy #bluecheese #coleslaw #recipe

with dried cranberries & Greek yogurt … Adapted from Ally’s Kitchen I’m beginning to discover ways that I enjoy eating cabbage. I have not been a big cabbage lover most of my life, but I do love it with corned beef and potatoes on St. Patty’s Day. Beyond that, I often struggle with what to do […]


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 […]


Colcannon with Red Onion & Bacon

Irish Colcannon with Red Onion & Bacon ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Irish #Potato #Cabbage #Recipe

A skinnier version of the traditional Irish dish, with the addition of red onion and a bit of (lean) bacon. I have a fascination for Ireland and all things Irish … every year for St. Patrick’s day for sooo many years, I have been making corned beef and cabbage. It was only recently I discovered […]


Un-Stuffed Cabbage Casserole

Un-Stuffed Cabbage Casserole ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #beefy #cabbageroll #casserole #recipe

Someone posted an un-stuffed cabbage casserole and it brought back images of my childhood when I was very little and my mom made us stuffed cabbage leaves. Stuffed with ground beef and rice, they were all rolled up and sooo delicious. I’ve often thought that I’d like to make stuffed cabbage leaves like mom used […]


Cherry Apple Walnut Chopped Salad

Cherry Apple Walnut Chopped Salad ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #light #winter #salad #recipe

This salad is a light mix of fruity flavors with greens and a maple-licious dijon dressing. The dried cherries add an intensity that contrasts nicely with the crunchy sweet apples. I mixed in some Napa cabbage for the pretty curly leaves and the lovely light green color. Spinach provides the dark green. It’s a great way to use […]


Irish Cabbage & Potato Soup with Ham

Irish Cabbage & Potato Soup with Ham ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #StPatricksDay #recipe

Adapted from epicurious I hear that in Ireland, this soup is made with bacon; however, the Irish bacon is different than the fatty smoked strips of goodness we eat in America. Irish bacon is a moderately marbled cut with less fat than American bacon but a bit more than Canadian. So, since there is no Irish […]


Creamy Havarti Cabbage Soup with Cheddar Croutons

Creamy Havarti Cabbage Soup with Cheddar Croutons ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #soup #recipe

It is the first day of spring and I keep waiting for spring-like weather, but spring seems to be dragging her feet this year. We are still having wintry weather, the forecast calls for more snow and cold and wind, and everything outside (including the sky) is gray or brown or white. Total soup weather! […]


Irish Ale Corned Beef n Cabbage w Bacon Mashed Potatoes

Irish Ale Corned Beef & Butter Braised Cabbage with Bacon Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes & Gravy ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #corned #beef #recipe

with a drizzle of Irish ale gravy Every year for St. Patrick’s Day I make Corned Beef and Cabbage. I just enjoy celebrating St. Patty’s Day. It’s such a fun holiday. My kids have grown up with this tradition, and I try to do it every year on March 17. There have been times when […]

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