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Posts tagged “Honey

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 […]


Rainbow Fruit & Spinach Salad

Rainbow Fruit & Spinach Salad w Honey Ginger Lime Dressing ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #salad #recipe

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Honey Orange Thyme Marinated Cheddar

Honey Orange Thyme Marinated Cheddar Cheese ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cheese #appetizer #recipe

Adapted slightly from A Nutritionist Eats Creamy aged cheddar marinated in a touch of honey, extra virgin olive oil, and a little garlic with a hint of orange and a light dance of red pepper. It’s a delightful way to serve up cheese that will take your guests by surprise. A long, long time ago I […]


Kung Pao Cauliflower

Kung Pao Cauliflower | Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Chinese #cauliflower #recipe

Inspired by Bon Appetit I freaking love everything Kung Pao … so when I stumbled across this fabulous recipe for Kung Pao brussel sprouts, I knew I wanted to try it. But as I was thinking it over, I thought … hmmm, wouldn’t cauliflower be better with the intense Kung Pao sauce than Brussel Sprouts? […]


Spicy Smoky Salt-Free Chex Mix

Spicy Smoky Salt-Free Chex Mix ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #healthy #snackmix #recipe

A surprisingly scrumptious spicy crunchy snack mix, full of protein and totally free of any added butter or salt. I made this snack mix with olive oil and a mix of spices from my cupboard. Because I was making this for someone special who has to very carefully watch his sodium, I avoided anything salty […]


Honey Mango Rose Italian Cream Soda

Honey Mango Rose Italian Cream Soda ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Homemade #Tropical #Italian #Soda #Recipe

My daughter and I love to make Italian Cream Sodas in the summertime. We’ve dreamed up some pretty fantabulous flavors over the years … but we strive for at least one new flavor every year. This year’s idea was hers. The color of this delicious cream soda is subtle … not as vibrant as some […]


Jack Daniels Chipotle Barbecue Sauce

Jack Daniels Chipotle Barbecue Sauce ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #homemade #bbq #sauce #recipe

Years and years and years ago, in another lifetime, it seems, I used to travel to Tennessee for work. The guys that I traveled with loved to visit the distilleries in Tennessee … and even though I don’t drink whiskey (after a rather nasty episode with whiskey in my younger years), I discovered that I […]


Hawaiian Huli Huli Chicken

Hawaiian Huli Huli Chicken ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #tender #juicy #Hawaiian #grilled #chicken #recipe

Adapted slightly from Hawaii Magazine I’m getting ready for the luau later this month and oh man, is it fun “testing” out these Hawaiian recipes! Being landlocked in the midwest means I can’t serve some of the more exotic Hawaiian dishes, even if I could somehow get my hands on the ingredients. I figure that’s probably […]


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 […]


Light Lavender Mint Lemonade

Light Lavender Mint Lemonade ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #skinny #refreshing #lemonade #recipe

My friend asked me one day if I’d ever had minted lemonade and she was surprised when I said I hadn’t. She went on and on and on about how good it is and told me I really MUST try it sometime. I know why I haven’t–lemonade is usually laden with sugar, so I usually […]


Apricot Grape Cauliflower Salad

Apricot Grape Cauliflower Salad with honey mustard yogurt dressing ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #colorful #easy #cauliflower #salad #recipe

with honey mustard yogurt dressing A delightful little salad with a pleasant mixture of flavors and such vibrant colors. The first time I tasted this salad, I was surprised. Many months ago, one of my friends brought a marvelous cauliflower grape salad to a potluck and I was shocked at how good it tasted. I never, […]


Honey Banana Apricot Yoghurt Smoothie

Honey Banana Apricot Yoghurt Smoothie ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #apricot #smoothie #recipe #noosayoghurt

My Saturday morning routine has been missing a good yoga class, so I went to a new yoga class Saturday morning. I’ve been wanting to go to this class for weeks, but just haven’t been in town … we’ve been so busy going places this summer! I am trying to really enjoy summer while it’s here this year, […]


Watermelon Mint & Feta Salad

Watermelon, Mint & Feta Salad with Chicken, Bee Balm & a Honey Lime Margarita Vinaigrette ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #refreshing #summer #salad #recipe

with Chicken, Bee Balm & a Honey Lime Margarita Vinaigrette I like to garden, but most of my property is forest, so there isn’t much light for gardening. I have a little pond on the edge of the forest with a waterfall. Years ago I planted a bee balm next to the pond. I heard […]


Homemade Hoisin Sauce

Homemade Hoisin Sauce ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #Asian #Hoisin #sauce #recipe

Hoisin sauce is a thick, pungent sauce commonly used in Chinese cuisine as a glaze for meat, an addition to stir fries, or as dipping sauce. It is darkly coloured in appearance and both sweet and salty in taste. If you find yourself needing Hoisin sauce for a recipe, but have none on hand, this […]


Pretty Peanut Butter Truffles

Pretty Peanut Butter Truffles ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #beautiful #decadent #chocolates #recipe

Pretty molded truffles that look and taste as wonderful as if you had bought them from a fabulous chocolatier … with a little time, the right mold, some high quality chocolate melts and some patience, you can make these beautiful chocolates for the peanut butter lover in your life. In my life, it seems, the peanut […]


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 […]


Sweet Potato & Brown Rice Salad #OrangeInspiration

Sweet Potato & Brown Rice Salad ~ Sumptous Spoonfuls #hearty #vegetarian #salad #recipe

Adapted from A Splash of Vanilla I was out and about, searching the Interwebs for hearty, balanced lunchbox type salads for my cooking class, when I stumbled across this one. I stopped dead in my tracks. I am ambivalent about sweet potatoes … I’m really not one of those “oh I just LOVE sweet potatoes” kinda people, but I just […]


Vanilla Coconut Snacking Granola

Vanilla Coconut Snacking Granola ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #coconutoil #healthy #natural #lowsugar #homemade #granola #recipe

My yoga friend Sue went to Mexico last month. When she came back, all she could talk about was this wonderful granola that she had in Mexico … she brought back several jars of it and told us how she and her husband would munch on it like snack mix. It’s not sweet, she said, as […]


Honey Almond Blueberry Oatmeal

Honey Almond Blueberry Oatmeal ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #healthy #quick #hot #blueberry #breakfast #recipe

So last weekend I was contemplating what to do with these fresh blueberries I bought at the store and also dying for a healthy breakfast before I headed to the gym to work out. I contemplated making baked oatmeal because I love fruity baked oatmeals that are kinda dessert-like and yet also healthy enough to […]


Honey Sriracha Sesame Crusted Fish

Honey Sriracha Sesame Crusted Fish ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #fish #recipe

After I made the Honey Sriracha Cashews, well, I had a load of nicely toasted sesame seeds that didn’t stick to the cashews like I hoped they would and I just couldn’t toss them, thinking that a Honey Sriracha Sesame coated chicken or fish would be marvelous! And then my dad came along and gave me […]


Honey Sriracha Sesame Cashews

Honey Sriracha Sesame Cashews ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #spiced #nut #recipe

Adapted slightly from Vitamin Sunshine It’s New Year’s Day. Wow. Another year has flown by us … another year of new beginnings ahead of us. Changes are afoot in my life. Not large, sweeping changes, just small ones, in the grand scheme of things, but as I get older, changes like a reorganization at work and […]


Honey Sriracha Pumpkin Seeds

Honey Sriracha Roasted Pumpkin Seeds ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #spicy #sweet #roasted #pumpkin #seeds #recipe

The combination of honey with Sriracha is a magical thing. It takes that oh-so-amazing garlicky hot sauce to a whole new level. I’m trying to recall exactly when I discovered this, what was it I made with honey and Sriracha before? … but my memory is failing me. Anyway, after I roasted 2 little pumpkins, one for […]

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