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Chilled Mint Mango Cantaloupe Soup

Chilled Mint Mango Cantaloupe Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #dessert #smoothie #soup #recipe

Adapted slightly from It’s Yummi My dad grows a lot of cantaloupe every year … this year he had a huge bumper crop of melons. When I went to visit, he had over 100 cantaloupe that they had just picked. He gave me 12 cantaloupe to take home and share with friends. I gave a […]


Cinnamon Cranberry Chai Zucchini Bread

Cinnamon Cranberry Chai Zucchini Bread ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #healthy #chai #zucchini #bread #recipe

Adapted from Simple Bites’ Best Zucchini Bread Ever When is the season where cinnamon and cranberries and hot chai intersect with zucchini? Sadly, I know, it doesn’t exist … these things never coincide. Cinnamon, perhaps, because cinnamon is an all-season sort of spice (but especially beloved in the fall) and chai too is welcomed in […]


Fresh Apricot Ginger Peasant Cake

Fresh Apricot Ginger Peasant Cake ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cake #dessert #recipe

Adapted slightly from The Luna Cafe I was smitten with this cake the instant I saw it … especially since mom and dad still have bunches of fresh apricots from their tree that need using. The Luna Cafe describes this cake as “a simple, earthy cake in the clafouti tradition and a delicious vehicle for late summer fruit […]


Apricot Date Nut Baked Oatmeal

Apricot Date Nut Baked Oatmeal ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #healthy #apricot #breakfast #recipe

I am not done yet with apricots! There is still a little box full of them in my fridge and I am dreaming up even more ways to enjoy them. If you know my fascination with baked oatmeals, you would know I really just HAD to try apricots in a baked oatmeal. Apricots intensify when baked. […]


Roasted Grape & Walnut Salad

Roasted Grape & Walnut Salad with blue cheese, fresh mint and a maple ginger yogurt dressing ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #grape #salad #recipe

with fresh mint, blue cheese & a Maple Ginger Yogurt dressing Grapes are a tricky little type of fruit at my house of ultra-picky eaters. When perfectly crisp and fresh, my practically grown kids will eat them and eat them, but if they are even just a bit soft, they turn up their noses at […]


Asian Sweet & Sour Sauce

Asian Sweet & Sour Sauce ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #Chinese #homemade #Sweet&Sour #sauce #recipe

Adapted from Chow.com My daughter and I were discussing making egg rolls on the way home one evening. She was on board with that idea right away because we share a mutual fascination with egg rolls. Then I realized that we don’t have any of that bright red sweet & sour sauce you get at the Chinese restaurants […]


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 […]


Apple Pie w/Apple Whiskey Pie Crust #PiDay

Apple Pie with Apple Whiskey Crust ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #PiDay #apple #pie #recipe #flakycrust

Adapted from Cook’s Illustrated It’s 3.14 today … Pi Day … an annual event we love to celebrate at my house because we love math … and we love pie. But I have a confession to make: I have a HUGE pie crust phobia (resulting from a bad pie experiment I did as a child), so I […]


Candied Ginger Orange Salad #OrangeInspiration

Candied Ginger Orange Salad with Feta, Pinons & a Maple Orange Ginger Yogurt Dressing

with feta, toasted pinons & a maple orange ginger yogurt dressing A green salad topped with Cara Cara oranges, a sweet, almost pink orange, crystallized ginger, pinons and a creamy orange ginger yogurt dressing. Sometimes the people that seem so strong, the ones you never suspect are suffering, are the ones who are breaking down inside, or […]


Ginger Spice Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

Ginger Spice Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #pumpkin #oat #spice #cookies #recipe

Adapted from Chow I know, I know, it’s not October! But I found a container of pumpkin in my freezer and it needed to be used and I just felt like making my pumpkin into cookies. It’s been so chilly and dreary and wintry lately and we are all just itching for spring … I love the […]


Cranberry Chipotle Meatballs

Cranberry Chipotle Meatballs ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #glutenfree #party #meatballs #recipe

I made this recipe because a friend of mine from work came to me and said she had this grass-fed ground round that she was having NO luck with whatsoever, so she asked if she could bring some of it to me and see if I could make something edible out of it. She complained that […]


Cranberry Apple Pear Oat Crumble

Cranberry Apple Pear Oat Crumble ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #fruity #baked #oatmeal #recipe

It has been so dang COLD here lately, so I decided I need to make myself something nice and warm and cozy for breakfast. Have I mentioned before that I love eating dessert for breakfast? Well, I do, especially since I found out that eating dessert for breakfast can help you lose weight — and keep […]


Maple Spice Apple Crisp

Maple Spice Apple Crisp ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #lowsugar #apple #crisp

My yoga friend’s apple tree had a plentiful year. For weeks she brought us buckets full of apples, with special bags for us to bring a bunch of apples home with us. I filled up a couple bags of apples and brought them home … I did use a few of the apples, but most of […]


Ginger Apple Plum Oat Crumble

Ginger Apple Plum Oat Crumble ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #fruity #baked #oatmeal #recipe

After teaching two breakfast cooking classes where we made overnight oat parfaits, I was a little burned out on overnight oats. But I had some chopped plums and freshly grated ginger left from the class and decided I needed to bake them into something warm and cozy with some lovely spices, maple syrup and pecans. A […]


Ginger Plum Breakfast Parfait

Ginger Plum Overnight Oatmeal Breakfast Parfaits ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #makeahead #breakfast #recipe

My stomach needs time to “wake up” in the morning before I eat, so for me I need an easy option to bring with me to work that I can eat while I’m working. I get bored with the same old same old breakfast routine so I need to switch it up a bit every […]


Making Salads a Sumptuous Meal

Strawberry Almond Wild Violet Salad ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #salad #recipe

with helpful links for salad inspirations, salad questions, health information, and links to over 81 salad and salad dressing recipes Last week I hosted my very first cooking class. My full-time job doesn’t normally involve cooking, but I found a way to combine the two! I went to our HR director and volunteered to do […]


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 […]


Cucumber Watermelon Feta Rubik’s Salad

Cucumber Watermelon Feta Rubik's Cube Salad with Maple Ginger Champagne Vinaigrette ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #watermelon #RubiksCube #puzzle #salad

with a Maple Ginger Champagne Vinaigrette My life is not orderly. It is altogether messy and frantic, panicked and worrisome at times, yet also peaceful and quiet. I find peace in the quiet beauty of our forest and flowers, laughter and ease with my friends at the yoga studio, comfort in the routine, scents and […]


Blueberry Mexican Mule

Blueberry Mexican Mule ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #blueberry #ginger #tequila #cocktail #recipe

I hear the latest craze in cocktails is the Moscow Mule. It’s served in a cute little copper mug and has become so “hip” that some of the bars have started taking a deposit if you order one (to reduce the number of copper mugs disappearing!) I didn’t really know any of this until my […]


Mango Chicken Mulberry Salad

Mango Chicken Mulberry Salad with Mango Lavender Key Lime Yogurt Dressing ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #dinner #salad #recipe

With Mango Lavender Key Lime Yogurt Dressing I bought a mango a while ago, dreaming of a mango chicken salad. At the time I bought the mango, I had intended to make it with strawberries, but then the mulberries started and I just HAD to use them on my salad. I went out with my […]


Sweet Cranberry Apple Kale Salad

Sweet Cranberry Apple Kale Salad with Ginger, Walnuts & Goat Cheese ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #kale #salad #recipe

with ginger, walnuts and goat cheese … Adapted from The Complete Book of Raw Food Volume 2 The sweet and intense taste of fresh ginger infuses this salad … it’s a super healthy salad with loads of curly kale, but I massaged the kale with olive oil to reduce the bitterness. The cranberries add a […]


Honey Apricot Mango Granola Bars

Honey Apricot Mango Granola Bars ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #homemade #granola #bars #recipe

   Not long ago I got a message from Sabrina asking me if I’d like to try a recipe for Cinnamon Breakfast Squares with Yogurt and Berries  made with Honey Bunches of Oats Morning Energy Cinnamon Crunch. She offered to send me some of the cereal and I said sure, why not? So a few days later […]


Nutty Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

Nutty Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #rhubarb #dessert #recipe

I went to visit my parents last weekend. It was very different from most of my visits because usually the house is full of people. My sisters and there husbands and all the kids are usually there. This time it was just me. My teenagers decided to stay home. My sisters were all home. It […]


Strawberry Rhubarb Vinaigrette

Strawberry Rhubarb Vinaigrette Salad Dressing ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #healthy #homemade #salad #dressing

Hurrah it’s finally spring … my favorite things in the spring are the spring flowers and rhubarb and asparagus … and spring salads. Oh I love a good salad. And I love a good homemade salad dressing. The past couple days have been chilly. I’ll be glad when we get back to spring temps … […]

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