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Posts tagged “Herbs

Turkey Wild Rice Soup

Turkey Wild Rice Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #chicken #wildrice #soup #recipe

Creamy yet healthy, this turkey wild rice soup transforms leftovers into a dreamy hot bowl of comfort and deliciousness. I came home from Christmas with some special treasures … you might think I mean Christmas presents, but no, those weren’t my biggest treasures … although I had my fair share of lovely presents this year and […]


Thanksgiving Stuffed Mushrooms

Thanksgiving Stuffed Mushrooms  ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Thanksgiving #Leftovers #Recipe

Well another Thanksgiving has passed us by … only one of my sisters came to my parents’ place this year. My sisters aren’t speaking to each other right now, so I guess I only get to see one at a time. I wish they would make peace … I have only heard one side, but […]


Crunchy Cheesy Italian Eggplant Fries (Baked)

Crunchy Cheesy Italian Eggplant Fries - Baked! Sumptuous Spoonfuls #eggplant #appetizer #snack #recipe

Last weekend I made up a batch of these yummy crunchy baked eggplant fries and I spent the week enjoying them for lunches and snacks … I ate them plain, I dipped them in some homemade salsa and also in some garlicky Greek Tzatziki sauce that I made with one of the cucumbers from my […]


Spinach Quinoa Stuffed Mushrooms

Spinach Quinoa Stuffed Mushrooms ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #healthy #stuffed #mushrooms #recipe

Inspired by Lauren Kelly Nutrition Mushrooms and I are hanging out a lot together lately. I’ve always, always loved mushrooms, but I kind of neglected them in years past as my kids aren’t mushroom eaters, so anything I make with mushrooms is purely for my own satisfaction. However, since I started trying to lose weight, I […]


Spinach Bolognese Baked Eggs

Spinach Bolognese Baked Eggs ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #quick #healthy #breakfast #dinner #recipe

An easy, protein-rich and vitamin packed breakfast that fuels you up for whatever your morning might bring you. It’s meaty (if you use the Bolognese sauce) or vegetarian (if you use a veggie pasta sauce) and can be made gluten free (just make sure to use a gluten free pasta sauce). It’s comforting and warm and makes […]


Cheese Stuffed Zucchini Herb Meatballs

Cheese Stuffed Zucchini Herb Meatballs ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #meatball #recipe

I decided to have a big hurrah to say goodbye to summer … I took Thursday afternoon and Friday off so I could go up to visit my parents before the weekend started, since I had other plans for the rest of the weekend. While I was there, my cousin texted and asked if he […]


Cheesy Garlic Pull-Apart Bread

Cheesy Garlic Pull-Apart Bread ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #garlic #cheese #bread #recipe

Adapted slightly from Baked by Rachel  To go with our perfect Easter ham this year, I made this yummy garlicky pull-apart bread. I found this gorgeous recipe over at Baked by Rachel and just HAD to add cheese, because, well, what’s better than a good cheesy garlic bread? It turned out just as delicious as I had hoped. We […]


Super Simple Lactose Free Ranch Dressing

Lactose Free Ranch Dressing ~ #nondairy #ranch #dressing #dip #recipe

One day at work a friend of mine messaged me, asking if I had a lactose-free recipe for ranch dressing. She has a great love for ranch dressing, but lately has developed a lactose intolerance and she was so sad that she is unable to eat her beloved ranch anymore (well, she still CAN eat it, but … […]


Zucchini Ravioli

Zucchini Ravioli ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #zucchini #ricotta #cheese #gf #recipe

Slightly adapted from The Healthy Maven I’ve discovered the simplest, most elegant way to make zucchini noodles. I admit, I do have one of those spiralizer things for making zoodles and I’ve used it a few times and loved the results. I jealously watched other foodies post their gorgeous zoodle photos for years and finally […]


Pesto Parmesan Peppercorn Dressing {Low fat}

Pesto Parmesan Peppercorn Salad Dressing ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #homemade #healthy #salad #dressing #recipe

I’ve noticed this summer at work there have been a lot of people bringing salads for lunch, but they don’t seem very thrilled about eating them. This seems strange to me. It appears that most people think of salads as something you SHOULD eat, not something they LIKE to eat. My mother told me that […]


Bacon Pepper Asparagus Souffle Cups

Bacon Pepper Asparagus Souffle Cups ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #bacon #asparagus #souffle #recipe

with MontAmore cheese Soft puffs of egg, a tasty layer of cheese, all in a little edible cup that’s topped with some of my very favorite veggies: asparagus and peppers. Oh and bacon. Yes that’s the piece de resistance, the little crumbles of salty, smoky bacon that top it all off. The asparagus season has […]


Asparagus & Bell Pepper Tart

Asparagus & Bell Pepper Tart with fresh herbs, Greek yogurt & two cheeses ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #summer #asparagus #appetizer #recipe

with Summer Herb Greek Yogurt “Mayo” and two cheeses … Adapted from Manila Spoon I feel like I’ve always wanted to make a tart like this … I’ve seen several versions of these pretty asparagus & cheese tarts, with pretty whole spears of asparagus, melty cheese and a beautiful puff pastry underneath. What could possibly […]


Asparagus Avocado Deviled Eggs

Asparagus Avocado Deviled Eggs ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #healthy #GreekYogurt #deviled #eggs #recipe

with summer herb Greek yogurt mayo Sooo the other day my work friend asked me if I had a trick for making hard boiled eggs so they peel easy, and I had to say I have a trick for making hard boiled eggs that TASTE great, but they are danged hard to peel (especially if […]


Summer Herb Greek Yogurt Mayo

Summer Herb Greek Yogurt Mayo ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #greekyogurt #mock #mayo #recipe

Once I noticed that plain Greek yogurt + olive oil has a texture much like mayonnaise, I had to try another “flavor” … I decided to go “green” and take advantage of all the chives and lovely summer herbs in my herb garden. Which brought me to this … a green mayo that goes well […]


Chicken & Black Bean Salad w Chipotle Ranch

Grilled Chicken & Black Bean Salad with Chipotle Ranch Dressing | Sumptuous Spoonfuls #dinner #salad #recipe

I have had a marvelous Chipotle Cilantro ranch dressing from one of the local restaurants … I can’t quite recall which one, but I remember that yummy dressing. I found some amazing chipotle powder online, but I couldn’t find any fresh cilantro at the grocery store. Ah well, next time I will have to add […]


Sunflower Tarragon Roasted Vegetables

Tarragon Sunflower Roasted Vegetables ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #sides #recipe

with breadcrumbs & aged Dubliner (or Asiago) cheese Reposting this one from the “old blog” on wordpress.com  … It was one of those recipes that got screwed up in the move from free wordpress to here, so it needs to be shared again. The first time I made these scrumptious vegetables was an attempt to […]


Roasted Pears with Herbed Goat Cheese & Bacon

Roasted Pears with Herbed Goat Cheese & Bacon ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #pear #recipe

Adapted from Cooking Channel A lucky, lucky girl I am. People give me lovely fresh ingredients from their gardens and trees. Most of it comes from my parents, but these amazing pears, they came from my friends. So I have been reveling in all things pear lately. I’m coming to the end of the pears […]


Curried Lentil Tomato Sausage Stew

Curried Lentil Tomato Sausage Stew ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #lentil #soup #recipe

I’ve been making soup like crazy the past few weeks, trying to use up my fresh garden things and fight off this virus that invaded my body. Last weekend was really bad … I was a complete energy void. I realized Sunday that if I was going to make it through the week, I needed […]


Crab n Cheese Stuffed Sweet Pepper Poppers

Crab n Cheese Stuffed Sweet Pepper Poppers ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #popper #recipe

I have a huge fondness for jalapeno poppers, but sometimes those hot peppers are just a little too much even for my fire-lovin’ tongue. I am totally in love with the little sweet peppers that have been popping up lately, though, so much so that I got my parents to grow some in their garden this […]


Zucchini Ricotta Spirals

Zucchini Ricotta Spirals ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #zucchini #recipe

Spirals of zucchini wrapped around a garlicky-herb Ricotta cheese blend. Make it with your favorite pasta sauce for a quick, healthy, gluten-free meal or appetizer. I envisioned this dish as zucchini roses. Of course I should know that zucchini slices with ricotta intertwined wouldn’t quite be the shape of a rose, but hey, I can […]


Super Simple Cheesy Chicken Artichoke Dip

Super Simple Cheesy Chicken Artichoke Dip ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #dip #recipe

There are times when you need a little simplicity. I’ve been having that sort of life for the past several weeks as we try to squeeze in appointments, last-minute summer vacations, and work in the midst of getting the kids ready for high school and college. This dip was one of those … I found […]


Roasted Asparagus with Asiago Chive Breadcrumbs

Roasted Asparagus with Asiago Chive Breadcrumbs

This has got to be one of the simplest, most elegant ways to prepare asparagus that I have ever tried. It’s such a snap to make, and it looks so beautiful coming out of the oven that nobody at the dinner table could resist it. Last time I went to visit my parents, we were […]


Cheesy Beef n Rice Stuffed Mini-Peppers

Feta Beef n Rice Stuffed Mini Peppers ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #stuffed #pepper #recipe

This recipe was shared at Melt in your Mouth Monday. I was in the middle of baking these pretty little stuffed peppers when my daughter came upstairs and announced she was hungry. Of course she wanted a pizza, so I told her I’d put it in for her once my peppers were done. I took the […]


Herbed Pepper Havarti Egg in a Hole with Bacon

Herbed Havarti & Sweet Pepper Egg in a Hole with Bacon

What’s better for a rainy Sunday breakfast than homemade bread perfectly toasted, a runny egg, melted Havarti cheese, with fresh vegies and herbs and a bit of bacon to top it off? It’s a lazy, rainy Sunday morning (rain, in January? … odd but true). I tried to convince my kids to go out for […]

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