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Piña Colada Bread Pudding Cupcakes

Piña Colada Bread Pudding Cupcakes ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #pineapple #coconut #breadpudding #recipe

This is where bread pudding and Piña Coladas collide … in a beautiful, little cupcake form. This recipe was born when I had too many Hawaiian buns left after the summer bash at Little Cellar Wine Company / Coffea last month. The buns turned slightly hard after a bit, so my kids wouldn’t eat them, but they still […]


Coconut Mango Macadamia Zucchini Bread

Coconut Mango Macadamia Zucchini Bread ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #tropical #zucchini #bread #recipe

Hurrah zucchini season has arrived! I got my first BIG zucchini from an unknown friend at work who had left some zucchini from their garden in the break room with a little note: Please take and enjoy! Oh I love fresh garden zucchini. I made some delicious zucchini kale fried rice with it, but it […]


Hawaiian Mojito

Hawaiian Mojito ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #tropical #cocktail #recipe #coconut #lime

When I first made that fabulous coconut pineapple mixer to make my Hawaiian Fizz cocktail, I didn’t realize just how MUCH mixer it makes! I made drinks for everyone at my Hawaiian Luau cooking class, but still I had a lot left. I made Hawaiian fizzes for my yoga friends and still I had more. […]


Pineapple Mango Pina Colada

Pineapple Mango Pina Colada ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #creamy #tropical #cocktail #recipe

It’s National Pina Colada Day today! Since I still have some of that coconut pineapple mixer on hand from making the Hawaiian Fizz cocktails, I just HAD to celebrate with a good frosty frozen pina colada. It has been so many years since I had a pina colada, I forgot how much I love them … […]


Hawaiian Lava Flow Cocktail

Hawaiian Lava Flow Cocktail ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #frozen #tropical #Hawaiian #cocktail #recipe

My friend Melissa from ChinDeep turned me on to this cocktail. She messaged me on facebook and asked me if I’d tried it … so I googled it and found loads of images of beautiful tropical fruity cocktails. I was mesmerized … must. try. this. drink! I’m so glad I’ve made it to my weight […]


Hawaiian Fizz

Hawaiian Fizz ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cocktail #mocktail #coconut #pineapple #drink #recipe

A cool, refreshing tropical fizzy beverage with the flavors of coconut, pineapple and a hint of lime. Make it a cocktail by adding a shot of coconut rum, or leave it non-alcoholic and let it be your kids’ favorite sipper this summer. While cruising the interwebs for luau recipes, I ran across a drink called a Hawaiian […]


Cilantro Coconut Curry Hummus

Cilantro Coconut Curry Hummus ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #curried #hummus #dip #recipe

I have a beautiful circle of yoga friends. Every Wednesday night we meet for yoga, then we go for wine. We’ve been doing this every Wednesday night for years and it’s made Wednesdays the night we all look forward to every week. We have laughed and cried together and shared so many special moments, birthday celebrations, and quite […]


Vanilla Coconut Snacking Granola

Vanilla Coconut Snacking Granola ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #coconutoil #healthy #natural #lowsugar #homemade #granola #recipe

My yoga friend Sue went to Mexico last month. When she came back, all she could talk about was this wonderful granola that she had in Mexico … she brought back several jars of it and told us how she and her husband would munch on it like snack mix. It’s not sweet, she said, as […]


Cilantro Curry Potato Salad

Cilantro Curry Potato Salad ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #curry #potato #salad #recipe

I’m going to apologize for posting so many “produce” recipes, but it IS that time of year! I have so many fresh garden goodies and not enough time to make good use of everything! This was another creation I made for our little camping trip to the folk fest. I used my glorious cilantro coconut […]


Cilantro Coconut Curry Sauce

Cilantro Coconut Curry Sauce ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #thai #curry #sauce #recipe

A delicious Thai-style curry sauce with a sweet coconut base, Sriracha, ginger, cilantro, lime, Thai red curry paste and jalapeno. It’s a new twist on that amazing Thai peanut sauce I love so much. I used this sauce for my Watermelon Coconut Curry. The sauce is sooooo scrumptious and so simple to make, I think […]


Mint Chip Irish Cream Ice Cream

Mint Chip Irish Cream Ice Cream ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #healthier #Irish #dessert #recipe

This recipe is an interesting balance of decadent and healthy ingredients to make a delightfully creamy mint ice cream laced with Irish cream liqueur and little bits of minted chocolate that’s perfect for St. Patrick’s Day (or any day when you want a little mint chocolate ice cream). Really I never know where I’ll end […]


Gluten Free Thin Mint Cookies

Gluten Free Thin Mints ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #girlscout #cookie #recipe

Recipe from Almost Supermom It’s Girl Scout Cookie time. Now that my girl isn’t in Girl Scouts anymore, it isn’t that big of a deal to me, but there are some Girl Scout Cookies making their way around the office. I noticed a sad expression on my gluten free friend’s face one day when she […]


Coconut Chicken Stirfry Soup

Coconut Chicken Stirfry Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #soup #recipe

Inspired by What a Girl Eats I love a good Thai soup, but it’s difficult to find all the authentic Thai ingredients to make it … this soup has an exotic Thai taste, with ingredients that are pretty accessible to us in the middle US. I also like to transform my leftovers into new creations, […]


Heavenly Almond Joy Brownies

Heavenly Almond Joy Brownies ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #decadent #brownie #recipe

The brownie base for this recipe is adapted from the Southern Lady Cooks The idea for these brownies actually happened last summer. I was going to make a chocolate zucchini cake and top it with the classic Almond Joy ingredients. Both coconut and almonds are so delicious toasted, so putting them atop a chocolatey baked something with […]


Ginger Carrot Red Lentil Soup

Ginger Carrot Red Lentil Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #soup #recipe

Adapted from La Belle Cuisine Sundays in the wintertime for me seem to be soup making days. If I don’t make soup on Sunday, I find myself regretting it all week long when I have no soup to eat for lunches during the week. So this morning I set out to make some soup, but […]


Coconut Mango Banana Bread

Coconut Mango Banana Bread ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #banana bread #recipe

The toasted coconut on top of this banana bread adds a brilliantly sweet crunchy contrast to the incredibly moist banana bread. The coconut will be light brown for a smaller loaf, but it will get darker and crunchier for larger loaves due to extended baking time.  I made 4 little loaves so the coconut was […]


Apple Cake with Coconut Caramel Drizzle

Apple Cake with Coconut Caramel Drizzle ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #apple #cake #recipe

My daughter loves apples … and caramel. When I returned from my work trip to Colorado, I got to see my boy the next morning after I returned … and then we had a quick lunch together before he had to be out on the soccer fields, but my girl was staying with her grandparents. I hadn’t […]


Cinnamon Coconut Caramel Sauce

Cinnamon Coconut Caramel Sauce ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #caramel #recipe

Adapted from the Urban Poser (guest posting on PaleOMG) I was so intrigued when I saw this caramel sauce made with coconut milk and honey on these amazing Samoa baked donuts (which I do fully intend to make one of these days SOON!) … Usually caramel is made with loads of butter and brown sugar […]


Morning Glory Muffins

Morning Glory Muffins ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #healthy #muffin #recipe

Adapted from King Arthur Flour Sweet muffins packed with all sorts of healthy goodness! Carrots, apple, raisins, nuts and sunflower seeds, whole wheat flour, and then topped with toasted coconut. I wanted to make these to take with me on my trip last week, but it didn’t get done. I had put the raisins in […]


Skolebrød ~ Norwegian “School Buns”

Skolebrød {Norwegian "School Buns"} ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #sweet #buns #recipe

Adapted from Kakemilla … she also has a very pretty wreath version of these I want to try sometime! Lightly sweet buns spiced with cinnamon & cardamom, stuffed with a thick vanilla custard filling and then glazed and sprinkled with coconut. My girl and I were looking over all the wonderful foods shared at the International […]


Tropical Trail Mix Granola

Tropical Trail Mix Granola

I am SOoooo into homemade granola! I love love love love LOVE it! Ideas for different granola flavors are bouncing around in my head like crazy. The idea for this tropical granola sprung from a peanut butter trail mix cookie I used to make with tropical trail mix (come to think of it, I need […]


Banana Colada Ice Cream with Spiced Fruit Compote

Banana Colada Ice Cream with Honey Spice Fruit Compote

The other day I was cruising around the blogosphere when I saw some coconut ice cream … I’m not much of a fan of that dried shredded coconut, but I love the flavor of coconut … and I thought: wouldn’t coconut ice cream be dreamy? Or better yet, coconut RUM ice cream? Oh and then […]


Peach Banana Coconut Ice Cream Sandwiches

Ice cream sandwiches made with Peach Banana Coconut Rum Ice Cream

It’s National Ice Cream Sandwich Day today … what food screams summer fun better than that! So I made some ice cream sandwiches for you for the occasion. And an ice cream that can be made either in either the regular version or lactose-free. Both are low in fat and sugar and full of good […]

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