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Posts tagged “Chickpeas

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 […]


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 […]


Smoky Roasted Garlic Zummus

Smoky Roasted Garlic Zummus (Zucchini Hummus) ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #zucchini #hummus #recipe

Is it just me or is this zummus smiling at us? Tomorrow is National Zucchini Day! I am super excited because Mom and Dad brought me some of their beautiful striped zucchini from their garden. I had received one large “gift” zucchini a bit ago from a mystery donor (someone who brought zucchini to work […]


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!) […]


Asparagus Dill Hummus

Asparagus Dill Hummus Recipe ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #healthy #asparagus #hummus #recipe

I had just a little bit of asparagus left … most years I have it in plenty because my parents have a HUGE asparagus bed and they have way more than they can eat, but this year was different. The asparagus was late, and not as abundant as usual, and then my parents left on […]


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 […]


Buffalo Chicken Chickpea Salad

Buffalo Chicken Chickpea Salad ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #spicy #salad #recipe

Chicken salad with a kick! Stirring in some buffalo chicken sauce give this crunchy chicken salad that buffalo hot wings taste, without all the fat and extra calories. A bit of celery and carrot add the crunch factor. For extra protein and fiber, this recipe uses hummus in place of some of the mayonnaise (thus […]


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 […]


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 […]


Gluten Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars

Gluten Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #dessert #recipe

Adapted slightly from Hungry Healthy Girl I was craving something pumpkin and chocolate and so I sat down at my computer to do some searching to see if I could find “just the right thing” to make. I didn’t set out to make something gluten free, but when I chanced upon  this recipe from  Hungry Healthy […]


Gypsy Stew with Ham, Lentils & Chickpeas

I am re-posting this stew recipe because this post got messed up when I transferred it over from the old site–and it’s a REALLY good stew. I love the Morrocan seasonings with the ham, vegies, pretty red lentils & chickpeas. I could curl up with a bowl of this lovely Gypsy Stew anytime. To me, […]


Zucchini Chickpea Mock “Crab” Cakes

Zucchini Chickpea Mock Crab Cakes

When I saw these zucchini “crab” cakes over at My Kitchen Addiction, I so very badly wanted to try them. I love crab cakes. I love zucchini. I loved the idea of making a crab-cake-like thing with zucchini. I couldn’t wait till my sister brought me some zucchini so I could try them! She brought me […]


Cajun Andouille Sausage & Vegetable Stew

Cajun Andouille Sausage and Vegetable Stew

A nearly wordless Wednesday post … “Do you have a kinder, more adaptable friend in the food world than soup? Who soothes you when you are ill? Who refuses to leave you when you are impoverished and stretches its resources to give a hearty sustenance and cheer? Who warms you in the winter and cools […]


Fabulous Baked Felafel

Felafel is a traditional middle eastern food: usually deep fried little balls of spiced chickpea batter. Crunchy, delicious, and actually healthy for you, even if you fry them. These felafel are baked, though, so they are even better for you. Packed with protein and vegies and all kinds of good herbs and spices. Don’t even […]

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