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Posts tagged “Goat Cheese

Cucumber & Yellow Watermelon Salad

Minted Cucumber Watermelon Salad with Figgy Goat Cheese & Toasted Walnuts ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #watermelon #salad #recipe

with fresh mint, figgy goat cheese & toasted walnuts I have been wanting to make this salad for weeks I think … but waiting until the watermelon and the cucumber are both present in my house at the same time AND I have the time and inclination to make and eat salad. It happened one […]


Minted Blueberry Watermelon Salad

Minted Blueberry Watermelon Salad w Goat Cheese, Candied Almonds & Lavender Honey Vinaigrette ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #redwhite&blue #patriotic #summer #salad #recipe

with blueberry goat cheese crumbles, sugar & spice almond slices and a honey lemon lavender white wine vinaigrette … Inspired by Moore or Less Cooking Blog I feel like the luckiest girl in the world today. I had 8 hours of vacation time that I was going to lose on the 30th of this month […]


Frosted Cranberry Spinach Salad

Frosted Cranberry Spinach Salad with candied walnuts, goat cheese & cranberry raspberry vinaigrette ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cranberry #raspberry #holiday #salad #recipe

with candied walnuts, fresh raspberries, goat cheese and cranberry raspberry vinaigrette I have found the perfect salad to grace your holiday table. Frost the cranberries and tumble them on a bed of spinach with some raspberries, candied walnuts, creamy goat cheese and then drizzle with a lively cranberry raspberry vinaigrette. The frosted cranberries have been […]


Eggplant & Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta

Roasted Eggplant & Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #summer #tomato #appetizer #recipe

Bruschetta is one of my very favorite summertime snacks (or rather, meals. as a few of these little toasts is a complete meal for me). I make bruschetta as soon as I have a couple freshly ripe tomatoes from the garden and then over and over and over again throughout the late summer tomato season, savoring […]


Apricot Almond Chicken Salad

Apricot Almond Chicken Salad with Goat Cheese, Vidalia Onion and a Honey Chipotle Apricot Vinaigrette ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #dinner #salad #recipe

with Goat Cheese, Sweet Vidalia Onions and a Honey Chipotle Apricot Vinaigrette With all the apricots my dad gave me from his tree, I HAD to make a salad. And he gave me a jar of apricot puree that he’d made too … that was just begging to become a dressing. I didn’t realize just how […]


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 […]


Chicken Strawberry Salad w/Goat Cheese

Chicken Strawberry Salad w/Goat Cheese & Roasted Strawberry Vinaigrette ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #chicken #strawberry #salad #recipe

and Roasted Strawberry Lemon Vinaigrette Hurrah it’s spring! It doesn’t feel very spring-like here right now, but a week ago it did. The stores are tempting us with loads of springtime treasures … there are strawberries a-plenty and, although they are not exactly local strawberries (because let’s face it, it might technically be spring here, but there […]


Easy Cheesy BLT Spirals

Easy Cheese BLT Spirals ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cheese #bacon #sundriedtomato #appetizer #recipe

I didn’t quite intend these to look so “St. Patrick’s Day”-ish, but I love the way they turned out. The parsley looks so “shamrock”-ish on top, doesn’t it? You see, it just so happened I had some of those giganto-saurus spinach tortillas left from the wraps I made the other day and a quandary over […]


Maple Roasted Pear & Bacon Salad

Maple Roasted Pear & Bacon Salad with cranberries, candied walnuts & blue cheese and a maple dijon white wine vinaigrette ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #roasted #pear #bacon #salad #recipe

with dried cranberries, blue cheese, candied walnuts & a maple dijon white wine vinaigrette I have had the idea for this salad wandering about in the back of my brain for quite a while. I kept buying pears and meaning to make it, but then ending up using the pears for something else. This particular pear I chanced on […]


Creamy Rosemary Sage Pumpkin Soup

Creamy Rosemary Sage Pumpkin Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #creamy #savory #pumpkin #soup #recipe

with goat cheese crumbles A savory thick and creamy pumpkin soup with sage and fresh rosemary. The goat cheese is just the right tangy creamy touch to finish it. I baked up a pumpkin with visions of a roasted pumpkin salad like I’d seen in photos around the web. The only thing was, once I’d roasted the […]


Red Wine Poached Pear Salad

Red Wine Poached Pear Salad with Goat Cheese, Cinnamon Roasted Almonds and a Red Wine Pear Vinaigrette ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #elegant #pear #salad #recipe

with goat cheese, cinnamon roasted almond slices and a rosemary red wine pear vinaigrette I can’t recall exactly where I was at when I saw this on the menu … perhaps it was the funky little spot in Minneapolis I stopped at for lunch?I’m not sure, and I’m not sure what crazy strangeness took over […]


Leek & Cherry Tomato Clafouti

Leek & Cherry Tomato Clafouti ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #crustless #savory #French #egg #recipe

Adapted from Food 52 A savory, crustless French egg pie with the delicate taste and texture of leeks lining the bottom, tangy goat cheese and bursts of juicy flavor from the cherry tomatoes. My sister gave me some leeks from her garden and I was looking for something different to make with them. I love potato […]


Tomato Goat Cheese Tortizza

Tomato Goat Cheese Tortizza ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #dinner #fresh #pizza #recipe

This “Tortizza” is an Italian festival of tomatoes on a crunchy tortilla base. With fresh tomato pesto for the sauce, slices of heirloom tomato, bits of little “blueberry” tomatoes (they are purple, about the size of grapes, but they’re tomatoes!) topped with crumbled goat cheese and fresh basil leaves, it’s a feast for the eyes and […]


Chicken Bacon Apple Fig Pizza

Chicken Bacon Apple Fig Pizza with Goat Cheese & Maple Balsamic Drizzle ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #thincrust #pizza #recipe

with goat cheese, zucchini ribbons, sweet onions and a maple balsamic drizzle  … Inspired by ChinDeep … plus a collection of fig recipes Or perhaps, since I “cheated” on the crust and used a tortilla in place of the pizza crust, we should call it a Tortizza?  Whatever you call it, it’s easy, delicious, and on […]


Watermelon Cucumber Salad w/Balsamic Roasted Figs

Watermelon Cucumber Salad with Balsamic Roasted Figs, Goat Cheese & Pecans ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #watermelon #fig #salad #recipe

with goat cheese, toasted pecans and a Rosemary Thyme Sweet Hot Pepper Vinaigrette If a salad could be orgasmic, this would definitely be the one. The marriage of flavors, textures and colors in this salad are totally incredible together. It’s got crunch from the cucumbers, sweet juiciness and a softer crunch from the watermelon, creaminess […]


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 […]


Rosemary Roasted Grapes

Rosemary Roasted Grapes with goat cheese & french bread ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #roasted #grapes #appetizer #recipe

with goat cheese & French bread Have you ever tried roasting grapes? The most amazing thing happens … their skins soften and an intense sweetness comes out. They are the perfect “snack” to serve with a glass of wine and some cheese. My son was with me at the grocery store a couple weekends ago […]


Mandarin Pineapple Salad with Basil Flowers

Mandarin Pineapple Salad with Basil Flowers, Toasted Walnuts & Goat Cheese and a fresh Strawberry Vinaigrette ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #salad #recipe

along with toasted walnuts, goat cheese crumbles and a fresh Strawberry Honey Poppy Seed dressing. I found the most beautiful pineapple at the grocery store last weekend. Yes, a week ago. It smelled lovely, but didn’t look quite ready yet. I set it on the counter with the bananas to ripen and this weekend, ah […]


Strawberry Kiwi Pistachio Salad

Strawberry Kiwi Pistachio Salad ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #salad #recipe

with Goat Cheese Crumbles and a fresh Strawberry Honey Poppy Seed dressing I can’t recall exactly what prompted me to make this salad … something triggered a sudden remembrance of Kiwi … how long it’s been since we had one. And I began mentally pairing that juicy green kiwi with the fresh strawberries and the […]


Cranberry Bacon Pecan Goat Cheese Salad

Cranberry Bacon Pecan Goat Cheese Salad ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Salad #Recipe

with goat cheese crumbles & a creamy pomegranate red wine poppy seed dressing This is an adaptation from one of my favorite restaurants. I like the restaurant because it’s downtown, overlooking the river, it’s got a lovely woodsy atmosphere, a fairly adventurous menu, and an eco-conscious attitude. On Friday, my friend and I were planning on […]


Pan-Seared Winter Bruschetta with Goat Cheese

Pan Seared Winter Bruschetta with Goat Cheese ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #tasteofsummer #recipe

We’ve hit the doldrums of winter here … that time of year when everyone is just yearning for spring and every snowstorm and chilly day makes us grumpy. Perhaps we just need a little taste of summer to liven up our dreary midwinter lives. Why can’t we have bruschetta in the midst of a cold, gray […]


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 […]


Blood Orange & Avocado Salad

Blood Orange & Avocado Salad with Spiced Honey Yogurt Dressing ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #healthy #salad #recipe

with goat cheese crumbles, toasted almonds, sesame seeds and a spiced honey yogurt dressing The New Year is here and the cold season has struck me down … it’s time for me to lighten up and eat something beautiful to help get me healthy again. I stopped at the grocery store on the way back […]


Mango Ginger Montrachet

Mango Ginger Montrachet ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cheese #recipe

This is an exceedingly simple recipe, but sometimes the simplest things are the most elegant, pleasurable delights. Montrachet is a fancy word for goat cheese that I learned from my sweet friend Melissa at ChinDeep, and I love the way the sound of Mango Ginger Montrachet floats off my tongue. It describes this simple, elegant […]

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