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Posts tagged “Gluten free

Creamy Four Mushroom Bisque

Creamy Four Mushroom Bisque ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #mushroom #soup #recipe

After I made that scrumptious Morel Pecan Pate, I was so smitten with mushrooms I just wanted to keep playing with them. Which led me to this mushroom bisque. I had some dried mushrooms in my cupboard from my friend Jon who bought a bunch of dried mushrooms at an Asian market for me “just […]


Hummus Shawarma Layer Dip

Hummus Shawarma Layer Dip ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Mediterranean #LayerDip #GameDay

This is a leftovers recipe. I made Venison Shawarma for the all day potluck at work last month. There was a lovely lemon tahini yogurt sauce to go with it … and homemade pita bread. Hell, I made a DOUBLE batch of lemon tahini yogurt sauce because I really really didn’t want to run out […]


Spicy Tamale Pie

Spicy Tamale Pie ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #texmex #casserole #recipe

A spicy Mexican ground beef, corn and black bean filling topped with crusty cornbread, this Tamale Pie is a hearty, healthy and easy meal to celebrate the season. The chiles open up the sinuses, too. I included options to make this gluten free as well. The recipe makes enough for two pies, which you can […]


Holiday Quinoa Kale Salad

Holiday Quinoa Kale Salad ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #holiday #salad #recipe

with apples, dried cranberries, toasted pecans, pomegranate arils, crumbled feta and a light honey white wine vinaigrette It’s Christmas Day and I hope you are spending time with loved ones right now or otherwise enjoying your holiday. Perhaps you’ll see this tomorrow, or the next day or even sometime next summer. I’m having a quiet […]


Quick Blueberry Lavender Limoncello

Blueberry Lavender Limoncello ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Blueberry #Limoncello #overnight

It’s Christmas, and every year I do a vodka infusion for my sister who loves vodka. This year I was late. I got busy with other things and didn’t get the infusion started and I panicked a little bit … but then I remembered that my yoga friend makes Limoncello using a simple lemon syrup […]


Feast of the Seven Fishes Chowder

Feast of the Seven Fishes Chowder ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #seafood #chowder #recipe

There is an Italian tradition that fascinates me every Christmas when I hear my Italian foodie friends talk about it. The Feast of the Seven Fishes. It’s traditionally served on Christmas Eve. I’ve read about it a lot, but I’ve never experienced it. It’s not so much about actually eating seven fishes as it is […]


Melt in your Mouth Peanut Butter Fudge

Melt in your Mouth Peanut Butter Fudge ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #peanutbutter #fudge #recipe

adapted from Alton Brown I pay attention to what the people around me love … especially when it comes to food and drink preferences. I can tell you the special food loves of many of my friends and coworkers, things that they shared with me at one moment and I tucked away for future reference. […]


Spinach Mushroom Breakfast Scramble

Spinach Mushroom Breakfast Scramble ~Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #healthy #delicious #breakfast #recipe

I am a huge fan of omelets and frittatas, but they take time and effort … and usually they contain lots of eggs and a lesser amount of toppings. And personally, I want more of the good stuff and less of the boring stuff. Not saying eggs are boring … because I really love eggs, […]


Spinach Artichoke Sun-dried Tomato Pizza

Spinach Artichoke Sun-dried Tomato Pizza ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #pizza #recipe

I created this pizza back when we did our grilled pizza workshop at work … I had tons of toppings and sauce options and everyone created their own pizza. This is what I had for lunch that day. And because it was so good, I put it on the menu for our Wine & Design […]


Festive Marinated Cheddar Appetizer

Festive Marinated Cheddar Cheese Appetizer ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #holiday #appetizer #recipe

A stunning appetizer that you can easily make ahead of time and keep in the fridge until the big day. Be prepared for it to go fast because in my experience people just LOVE this stuff. I finally found the perfect way to marinate cheddar cheese! Okay it’s not the first time … there was […]


Caramelized Roasted Beets

Caramelized Roasted Beets ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #beet #recipe

Adapted just slightly from Honest Cooking Sweet and savory roasted beets add a vibrant red color to your table. Serve over greens or simply by themselves. For a lovely touch, sprinkle with crumbled goat or blue cheese and maybe some toasted walnuts. it seems so long ago that I made these! In real time, it […]


Smoky Supper Soup

Smoky Supper Soup ~ A hearty meal in a bowl, with a nice smoky flavor from grilling the veggies ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #soup #recipe

Adapted from Fountain Avenue Kitchen My friend Ann at Fountain Avenue Kitchen is an endless source of recipe inspiration for me. She and I are totally foodie sisters … and when I saw this recipe from her, with a fresh eggplant from my mom’s garden in my fridge, I just knew I had to make […]


Cheese Bliss Spinach Salad

Cheese Bliss Spinach Salad ~ Marinated cheeses on a bed of fresh spinach with avocado, onion, fresh tomato, toasted walnuts, bacon (optional) and a basil sun dried tomato dressing. It''s pure bliss in salad form!

A delightful salad that starts with a bed of baby spinach, topped with several marinated cheeses, avocado, a few sweet onions, toasted walnuts, fresh tomato and a creamy basil sun dried tomato dressing. If you want, add a little bacon too, because yeah, bacon. I made 5 different marinated cheeses for Wine & Design this […]


Zoodles Cauli-fredo

Creamy alfredo sauce lightened up with some cauliflower puree (that you would never guess is there), tossed with zucchini noodles. You could use regular noodles too, if you prefer, or a mix of zoodles and pasta. Gosh I made this recipe soooo long ago! I was making grilled pizza for a cooking class at work […]


Marinated Havarti Cheese

Marinated Havarti Cheese with Tarragon & Dill ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #appetizer #recipe

with Tarragon & Dill Years and years ago, my friend Justine from Full Belly Sisters posted her recipe for marinated cheese. I was intrigued by the recipe and I wanted to try it, but it took me a while before I actually did. I decided, one year, to give my coworkers on my team all […]


Easy Curly Zucchini Fries

Easy Curly Zucchini Fries with Sriracha Ranch Dipping Sauce ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #spiralized #zucchini #fries #recipe

with Sriracha Ranch Dipping Sauce Delightful little curly fries made with zucchini from the garden! Mom and dad brought me 2 big beautiful zucchini from their garden the last time they came to visit. I used up part of one of the big ones in lovely  quick breakfast scrambles, but it quickly became apparent that […]


Sherried Tomato Basil Soup

Sherried Tomato Basil Soup with Marinated Feta ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #tomato #soup #recipe

with marinated feta Tomato soup is one of those things I want to make every year. I was a little worried this year because of yoga teacher training … I haven’t had time to visit my parents like I normally do in August, which is where I usually get my ample supply of garden tomatoes. […]


Easy Baked Green Bean Fries

Easy Baked Green Bean Fries ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #healthy #baked #appetizer #recipe

Last week I got a totally unexpected text from a coworker … she had just visited her parents’ garden and they had a big surplus of green beans and she was wondering if I wanted some.  “Oh yes!”  I responded, telling her I wanted to make green bean fries.  (In my mind, I was thinking […]


Brandied Cherry Sauce

Brandied Cherry Sauce ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #elegant #tartcherry #dessert #recipe

Made with tart cherries, this beautifully brilliant red cherry sauce is laced with brandy for an easy, elegant dessert. Simply warm the sauce and serve over ice cream with a sprig of mint and your guests will be enamored. (If you only have sweet cherries available, it can be made with sweet cherries instead.) I haven’t had […]


Sue’s Amazing Peach Avocado Salsa

Sue's Amazing Peach Avocado Salsa ~ #easy #fruit #avocado #salsa #recipe

It was a beautiful summer night and it just so happened to be a Wednesday … my yoga night. After yoga, we were invited to my friend Sue’s house for wine on her lovely patio. Sue owns a furniture store, so her home is a lovely haven, with comfy furniture and beautiful spaces everywhere (much […]


Creole Shrimp & Cheesy Cauliflower Grits

Creole Shrimp with Cheesy Cauliflower Grits ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #lowcarb #healthy #soulfood #recipe

Spicy shrimp in creole seasonings over healthy “grits” made with cauliflower and cheese, this low-carb entree is soul food that is packed with delightful flavors. I feel like I’m being naughty, taking time to blog when I have so much homework to do, but I need to get this recipe up! You guys, I’m taking […]


Dilly Potato Asparagus Frittata

Dilly Potato Asparagus Frittata ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #herbs #eggs #recipe #easy #quick

This frittata is like an open-faced omelet … fluffy eggs with potato, sauteed asparagus, onion, a little sweet corn, some fresh dill and other herbs with lots of melty cheese. This was a breakfast creation I made for the family over the 4th of July weekend. They were a little confused when I took it […]


Shrimp & Roasted Asparagus Salad

Shrimp & Roasted Asparagus Salad w/Feta, Pine Nuts & Lemon Avocado Crema ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #shrimp #asparagus #dinner #recipe

with marinated feta, toasted pinons (Pine nuts) and lemon avocado crema A super simple, yet super scrumptious, easy summer meal that’s on the table in about 30 minutes. Faster than take-out and oh so much better (and better for you)! I first made this salad a little over a month ago. back when my daughter’s […]


Strawberry Lemonade Slushies

Strawberry Lemonade Slushies ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #drink #recipe for both #adults #kids

both Adult and Kid-friendly versions On 4th of July weekend, I went to visit my family at my mom and dad’s lake house. It was a typical summer weekend at the lake: there was swimming, boating, fishing, and lots of drinking. I made strawberry margaritas for the adults and then the kids wanted something too […]

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