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Indian Creamed Spinach with Cheese (Saag Paneer)

Indian Creamed Spinach w Cheese (Saag Paneer) ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Indian #spinach #recipe

Adapted/lightened from Food Network I have to teach an Indian cooking class … which made me realize I’ve been slacking on Indian recipes on my blog. I’ve got lots of curries, yes, but not so many other Indian recipes. Perhaps many Indian recipes ARE indeed curry recipes, but I think I tend towards the Thai […]


Indian Butter Chicken (Murgh Makhani)

Indian Butter Chicken {Murgh Makhani} - lightened ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #light #healthy #Indian #Butter #Chicken #recipe

A lighter, healthier version of one of the best-known, most popular Indian chicken recipes … in the US, we typically call it Indian Butter Chicken … mine is a lightened up version of a recipe from New York Times I am SUPER excited to post this recipe because this is one of my all-time favorite recipes … something I […]


Nepalese Cauliflower Curry {Misayeko Tarkari}

Nepalese Cauliflower Curry {Misayeko Tarkari} ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Nepal #Cauliflower #Vegetarian #Curry #recipe

It’s hard to explain all the sensory satisfaction you get from this eating dish–it has a little creaminess, a little exotic spice, a tingle of heat that dances on your tongue, a touch of sweetness and so many wonderful textures and flavors all mingling together beautifully. The color is so vibrant too, it’s even a […]


Slow Cooker Spiced Pulled Pork in Wine

Slow Cooker Spiced Pulled Pork in Wine ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #pulledpork #crockpot #recipe

I’m doing the food for a food and wine tasting event this week and we decided the theme this month is spring salads. I gave my wine store friend a selection of salads to choose from and one of the salads he chose was my BBQ Pulled Pork Cobb Salad. Good choice! That salad is hearty, full of […]


Cilantro Almond Salsa

Cilantro Almond Salsa ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #creamy #hot #salsa #recipe

When you add nuts to a salsa (and blend them up really well), the salsa takes on a wonderful, creamy texture that is incredibly intoxicating. This is my second nut salsa and I’m soooo infatuated with it. I love it with chips, I love it on eggs, it’s marvelous in breakfast burritos and I’m sure in just about any Mexican […]


Cilantro Avocado Sweet Pea Dip

Cilantro Avocado Sweet Pea Dip ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #green #healthy #dip #recipe #StPatricksDay

Adapted from Magnolia Days It’s only two days until St. Patrick’s Day and I think we need more GREEN things in our lives, but oh please, let’s celebrate nature’s version of green (not the food-coloring green). This vibrant green dip is made of … yes, peas! Those lovely little round balls of green. And cilantro! One of […]


Ann’s Amazing Chicken Tortilla Soup

Ann's Amazing Chicken Tortilla Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Mexican #chicken #soup #recipe

I have been in love with chicken tortilla soup forever it seems … the crunch of tortilla chips and dreamy melted cheese in a hot, spicy steamy chicken-laden broth with Mexican spices. Mmmmmm … I’ve made chicken tortilla soup before, but none that pleased me as well as this one. This one was even better than […]


Six-pepper Venison Chili with Beans

Six-Pepper Venison Chili with Beans ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #spicy #homemade #chili #recipe

This chili recipe has been sitting in my backlog of blog posts for almost a month now. At work at Christmas-time, they sponsored a card-making session where they provided cards, stickers, markers, etc. and encouraged us to make cards to send to our soldiers in the field. I thought it would be fun to do […]


Biswa’s Winning Chicken Curry

Biswa's Winning Chicken Curry ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #amazing #chicken #curry #recipe

We had a little soup/chili competition at work a while ago and Biswa, one of my coworkers, brought this ah-mazing chicken curry … he won first prize at the competition. EVERYONE (and I mean every single person who tasted it!) was raving about it, so he wrote up and shared his recipe. The only problem […]


Hurts so Good 3-Pepper Heirloom Salsa

Hurts so Good 3-Pepper Heirloom Tomato Salsa ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #spicy #hot #salsa #recipe

Mixing three hot peppers along with low-acid heirloom tomatoes makes for a hot, spicy salsa that lingers on your tongue, clears out your sinuses and yes, hurts just a little (in a good sort of way). You can adjust up or down the amount of peppers that you use to control the heat to your […]


Hot Pepper Harissa Bean & Veggie Stew

Hot Pepper Harissa Bean & Veggie Stew ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #spicy #vegetable #stew #recipe

I had never met Harissa until I read Ally’s cookbook. This woman seriously has an incredible repertoire of flavors from all over the world. There is an entire chapter dedicated to some very intriguing spices and Harissa was one of them. I took one look and knew I had to try it. From North Africa, […]


Cilantro Pesto Fish Tacos w/Zucchini Corn Salsa

Cilantro Pesto Fish Tacos with Roasted Zucchini Corn Salsa ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #fish #taco #quickeasydinner #recipe

I know what you’re thinking: the fish in this picture are GREEN! Why yes, they are. A vibrant, beautiful green because the fish fillets are rubbed in an oh-so-green Cilantro Almond pesto, then baked with extra nuts and cheese and some fresh cherry tomatoes on top, roasted to juicy perfection. The fish on its own is […]


Brazilian Thai Fusion Fish Stew with Zucchini

Brazilian Thai Fusion Fish Stew ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #zucchini #fusion #fish #stew #recipe

Inspired by Dizzy Busy & Hungry and my own kitchen meanderings Over the 4th of July we visited my sister and her husband who live on a lake in Minnesota. They both love to fish, so they always have an over-abundance of fish. Of course we had a huge fish fry on Saturday (which is always the highlight […]


Copycat Qdoba Taco Meat

Copycat Qdoba Taco Meat ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #quick #easy #Qdoba #seasoned #groundbeef #recipe

Adapted from Qdoba At Home I don’t know exactly how long it has been, but we had a little celebration at work and they served up a “taco bar” from Qdoba. We all loved the food, but there was lots of the ground meat (and other stuff) leftover after the festivities were gone. How things […]


Minted Moroccan Quinoa Pilaf

Minted Moroccan Quinoa Pilaf ~ Sumtpuous Spoonfuls #healthy #exotic #Mediterranean #pilaf #recipe

I’m so excited, you guys! Tomorrow I’ll be sharing with you a review of a cookbook written by one of my very favorite foodie friends. I’m sure you’ve seen many others reviewing her cookbook lately. She is well loved by sooo many food bloggers and her adventurous dishes are incredibly popular. I hear her cookbook […]


Chile Lime Chicken

Chile Lime Chicken ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #spicy #lime #chicken #recipe

Adapted from The Honour System I wanted a spicy chicken recipe for a salad I was making, so I looked up Chile Lime Chicken on the interwebs and, lo and behold, there were lots of recipes! I picked the most beautiful photo I could find and started making my marinade. I gave my chicken a little […]


Herbed Lime Cilantro Chipotle Yogurt dressing

Herbed Lime Cilantro Chipotle Yogurt Salad Dressing ~ a sublime combination of ingredients for an easy, fabulous, and super healthy homemade dressing from Sumptuous Spoonfuls

This was the dressing I made for my Chipotle Fish Taco Salad … it was sooo good, I found myself using it on all sorts of salads and things, using it as a dip, but mostly enjoying it on all my salads. This dressing taught me a magical secret about olive oil, milk and Greek […]


Tomate Chile Verde Sauce (awesome-sauce)

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Adapted from The Green Chile Bible My family has been making this sauce for many years … ever since I got The Green Chile Bible cookbook, I think. My dad decided this recipe should be made with tomatoes instead of water, and that’s how we’ve been making it, ever since. Typically, I use it for […]


Shakshuka {Eggs in Moroccan Tomato Sauce}

Shakshuka {Eggs in Moroccan Tomato Sauce} ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #breakfast #recipe

Adapted just slightly from my good friend Melissa at ChinDeep You know what? I have a foodie love. I’ve never met her, but I love EVERYTHING that she does. She writes books and makes beautiful drawings, takes gorgeous photos, makes the most delicious dishes and elegant appetizers and treats, she drinks lots of tea and […]


Velvet Spice Red Lentil Soup

Velvet Spice Red Lentil Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #soup #recipe

Soup is more than food to me; it’s a survival technique in the winter. When days get cold and dark and the holiday baking begins and tempts me with empty sugar-y calories, I turn to soup to nourish my body and my soul. In soup, I find a bowl of comfort and warmth, a treat […]


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 […]


Avocado Cilantro Lime Salad Dressing

Avocado Cilantro Lime Salad Dressing ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #salad #dressing #recipe

This is a bright, zippy salad dressing that is awesome on anything Mexican. I made this salad dressing to go on my Mexican Carnitas Cobb Salad, but  you could also use it as a sauce on chicken or to top an enchilada, taco or maybe as a dip with a quesadilla? So many possibilities … […]


Black Bean Baba Ghanoush

Black Bean Baba Ghanoush ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Mediterranean #dip #recipe

A smoky middle eastern dip that tastes a bit like hummus. It has that garlicky tahini flavor, with a tart twist from fresh lemons, but it’s typically made with eggplant. I like baba ghanoush in its pure form, but I wanted to create something that was more of a blend between hummus and baba ghanoush. […]


Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup

Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #soup #recipe

This tortilla soup was a soup inspired by a local restaurant … we go there every Wednesday for wine after yoga. Most of us just have wine, but every once in a while someone orders soup, and then someone else inevitably does. Sometimes I do, most of the time I don’t, but often my friends […]

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