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Posts tagged “Heart healthy

Baked Sriracha Ranch Asparagus Fries

Baked Sriracha Ranch Asparagus Fries ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #crispy #asparagus #appetizer #recipe

Asparagus spears coated in cool & spicy sriracha ranch and crispy crunchy garlicky (and coincidentally gluten free!) crumbs and then oven-baked to crispy tender perfection, with extra Sriracha Ranch Dressing for dipping. I think I may have just stumbled upon asparagus nirvana. Crispy oven-baked things call to me. The crunch is what I crave. This morning when yoga […]


Lemony Asparagus & Kale Quinoa

Lemony Asparagus & Kale Quinoa with Feta & Pecans ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #quinoa #asparagus #recipe

with toasted pecans and crumbled feta Sweet spring asparagus nicely contrasts with the light bitterness of kale and a nutty chewy quinoa. A bright and lively lemon olive oil dressing brings out the best of both veggies. It’s all topped with salty marinated feta cheese crumbles and crunchy toasted pecans. Serve it warm, as a side or […]


Shrimp & Avocado Salad

Shrimp & Avocado Salad with Japanese Yum Yum Sauce ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #dinner #salad #recipe

with Japanese Yum Yum Sauce Fresh shrimp with creamy avocado along with several other crunchy, colorful veggies, drizzled with Japanese Yum Yum Sauce, topped with fresh cilantro and toasted pine nuts, served with a wedge of lemon for squeezing over top. This is one of those “toss together” kinda salads, because I was starving for something […]


Ham Bone & Chickpea Soup

Ham Bone & Chickpea Soup ~Sumptuous Spoonfuls #homemade #ham #bean #soup #recipe

It’s a cold, wet, rainy spring day with a brisk wind that almost feels wintry … the kind of day that just chills you to the bone … and your body just yearns a nice comforting bowl of hot, piping soup. This is a hearty soup to cuddle up with and let it surround you with […]


Blueberry Wild Violet Salad

Blueberry Wild Violet Salad ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #purple #spring #salad #recipe

with goat cheese crumbles, sweet roasted almond slices (not pictured), dandelion petals (optional) and a lovely honey lemon ginger dressing I’m a purple lover. Everything purple appeals to me. It’s been like this since childhood. Since Donny Osmond and his silly purple socks. Who remembers that? I know … I’m a dork. But even if […]


Four Cheese Mushroom Cauliflower Risotto

4-Cheese Mushroom Cauliflower Risotto ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #lowcarb #risotto #recipe

A creamy cheesy risotto made with cauliflower rice and fresh mushrooms, so it’s low in carbs and high in nutrients … and it’s still quite creamy and satisfying. Risotto is typically creamy from the starch in the rice. The stirring of the risotto turns the starch into a nice cream sauce. Since cauliflower has none […]


Roasted Cauliflower Nachos

Roasted Cauliflower Nachos ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #healthy #CincoDeMayo #recipe

Crispy roasted cauliflower topped with melted cheese and classic Mexican nacho toppings makes for a delightful, healthy appetizer (or meal)! I bought a head of cauliflower on a whim a while ago, not sure what I’d make with it, but there it was, on the veggie shelf, staring at me. What was I supposed to […]


Cheesy Cottage Pie

A hearty, comforting meat pie with cheesy potato “crust” that is surprisingly healthy, yet delightful, comforting meal. Carrots, sweet peas, broccoli and onions add flavor, texture, color, fiber and nutrients. After my daughter’s birthday party, I found myself with leftover beef piroshki filling (from the party) AND also there were leftover mashed potatoes in the fridge. […]


Rainbow Fruit & Spinach Salad

with Honey Ginger Lime Dressing A rainbow of fruit (strawberries, mangoes, pineapple, red grapes and blueberries) served over a bed of spinach with crunchy toasted walnuts, creamy goat cheese and a honey ginger lime dressing. This salad came about because I suggested for my daughter’s birthday party that we make fruit kebabs. And she loved that […]


White Cheddar Broccoli Potato Soup

White Cheddar Broccoli Potato Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #creamy #cheesy #potato #soup #recipe

Velvet-smooth white cheddar potato soup studded with bright green bits of broccoli. Topping it with bacon adds a nice smoky taste and a bit of crunch, but I offer several topping ideas to suit your own tastes/dietary restrictions. I made this soup by request from my son, who saw some post somewhere on social media and […]


Baked Eggs in Bacon Zucchini Nests

Baked Eggs in Bacon Zucchini Nests ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #breakfast #recipe

Spiralized zucchini sauteed with onion and garlic makes a lovely “nest” for  a baked egg. With a little cheese and some bacon, it’s a delightful breakfast. It was Saturday morning, the morning I have my 8:30 yoga class. Sometimes 8:30 seems awfully early for a yoga class on Saturdays, but I’ve grown accustomed to it. But […]


Smoked Salmon Rose Cucumber Cups

Smoked Salmon Rose Cucumber Cups ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #salmon #cucumber #bites #recipe

Pretty little bites to serve for a ladies tea or cocktail party, with smoked salmon made into roses stuffed into a cucumber cup filled with seasoned cream cheese.  Or hey, you could make them for yourself when you need a little pretty something to munch on. (Yeah, that’s kinda what happened here.) I didn’t really start […]


Three-Cheese Broccoli Potato Soup

Three Cheese Broccoli Potato Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #broccoli #potato #soup #recipe

If you can’t decide whether you want Broccoli Cheddar Soup or Cheesy Potato Soup, why not have both in one bowl? This is a soup that tastes oh so super creamy and rich and cheesy with all the comfort of potato soup AND the rich cheesiness of Broccoli cheddar soup, but with a surprising healthy twist and a […]


Spiralized Rainbow Pad Thai

Spiralized Rainbow Pad Thai ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #healthy #Thai #recipe

Inspired by Oh She Glows A rainbow of vegetables partner with shrimp, chicken, eggs and traditional Pad Thai flavors to create a beautiful, vibrant, veggie-licious yet high protein meal full of delightful Asian flavors. It’s amazing to eat hot right out of the pan, but also surprisingly good cold too, as a Pad Thai “salad”. I decided […]


Spicy Cashew Red Pepper Dip

Spicy Cashew Red Pepper Dip ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #healthy #hot #pepper #dip #recipe

Roasted sweet mini peppers with toasted sweet cherry and grape tomatoes, creamy cashews, (of course!) garlic and a bit of serrano pepper to give it a kick, this dip has only a few ingredients, but it packs a lot of flavor. I had an interesting dilemma that led to this dip. First, I had over-purchased […]


Shrimp & Smoked Salmon Sushi Bowl

Shrimp & Smoked Salmon Sushi Bowl ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #healthy #seafood #recipe

All the delicious flavors of sushi in an easy bowl! My friend Jon (who is Asian) calls this “bachelor sushi” … he tells me the way he makes sushi at home is just to throw it all in a bowl. Sometimes if he’s making sushi for a crowd, he just fills a cake pan with sushi ingredients. […]


Lucky Green Shamrock Pizza

Lucky Green Shamrock Pizza ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Irish #StPatricksDay #recipe

with a spinach almond crust, lemon avocado sweet pea spread, Irish KerryGold Dubliner cheese and fresh cilantro. Who says grownups can’t play with their food? This is a crazy idea that popped into my head after I made that lovely avocado green pea crostini, because a green pizza, with a green spread on top of a green […]


Lemon Avocado Sweet Pea Crostini

Lemon Avocado Sweet Pea Crostini ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #avocado #toast #recipe

Adapted from Bacon Fatte Delightful little avocado toasts, with lemon, garlic, sweet peas and cilantro to liven up the party. The peas give the bright green spread a little sweetness plus they add fiber and nutrients. Perfect for breakfast or for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration with a nice Irish beer, these little green crostini […]


Easy Healthy Meatball Stroganoff

Easy Healthy Meatball Stroganoff ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #comfortfood #recipe

A quick healthy stovetop recipe you can have on the table in less than 30 minutes! Adapted from AllRecipes Use pre-made meatballs (store-bought or your own homemade meatballs) to get healthy, comforting stroganoff on the dinner table in less than 30 minutes! This light and healthy recipe is both delicious and satisfying. I’m not sure […]


Lemon Garlic Butter Chicken

Lemon Garlic Butter Chicken ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #chicken #recipe

Adapted just slightly from Moore or Less Cooking The other night my kids were wanting chicken, but we couldn’t make our go-to recipe easy honey Teriyaki chicken because we were out of honey … what to do? Well, I suggested to my kids we could look through my “recipes I want to try” Pinterest board and […]


Mushroom Ricotta Meatballs

Mushroom Ricotta Meatballs ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #meatballs #recipe

Adapted from Cinnamon, Spice and Everything Nice Real meatballs enhanced with creamy ricotta cheese, sharp parmesan, earthy mushrooms, a bit of spinach and some Italian seasonings, bathed in a nice marinara. Serve over zoodles or spaghetti for a comforting, homemade meal. After I made those vegetarian mushroom “meatballs”, that got me thinking about meatballs … […]


Chicken Mushroom Pizza w/Spinach Crust

Chicken Mushroom Pizza with Spinach Crust ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #healthy #pizza #recipe #quick

Adapted only just slightly from Hungry Girl Super easy, low-calorie, no-guilt pizza for one! The bright green crust reminds me of St Patrick’s Day … and while it’s not like a yeast-y bread crust, it feels enough like pizza to be satisfying. It’s been a long time since I posted a pizza recipe … when […]


Cherry Chocolate Almond Mini Muffins

Cherry Chocolate Almond Mini-Muffins~Sumptuous Spoonfuls #glutenfree #hearthealthy #breakfast #recipe

Adapted from Texanerin Baking These little chocolate muffins made with almond flour have a dense, almost fudgy texture. The dark chocolate sensation hits you first, then there’s a hint of cherry flavor and then your tongue lingers on the amazing texture that only almond flour can create. They are grain free and sweetened with honey, high in […]


Corned Beef & Cabbage Salad

Corned Beef & Cabbage Salad w Roasted Cauliflower and Creamy Dijon Dressing ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Irish #Salad #Recipe

with roasted cauliflower, blue potatoes, Kerrygold Dubliner cheese and a creamy horseradish dijon dressing Strips of lean corned beef on top of a bed of spinach with crispy cabbage, roasted cauliflower, creamy Irish cheese and juicy tomatoes, with a creamy horseradish dijon dressing for drizzling. My dad’s a big hunter … well, actually I have […]

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