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Posts tagged “Jalapeno

Spicy Cilantro Lime Pesto w Cashews

Spicy Cilantro Lime Pesto with Cashews ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cilantro #pesto #recipe

Who says basil should get all the pesto glory? I love to mix up pestos with all sorts of other fresh herbs … and cilantro has to be my #1 favorite. This zesty pesto goes well in anything Mexican: salsas, enchilada sauce, rice, beans … or slather it on chicken, fish, steak, burgers, quesadillas … it’s […]


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 […]


Cheddar Jalapeno Brussels Sprouts Poppers

Cheddar Jalapeno Brussel Sprouts Poppers ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #healthy #appetizer #recipe

Roasted crunchy creamy cheesy spicy goodness! Perfectly roasted brussels sprouts topped with spicy jalapeno cream cheese and a crunchy gluten free cheesy crumb topping. I’ve been on a brussels sprouts binge lately … I’m so addicted to those tiny green cabbages! Every time I go to the store, I pick up more of them, with absolutely no plan of what […]


Smoky Romesco Sauce {Gluten Free & Whole30}

Smoky Romesco Sauce (Gluten free & Whole 30) ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #healthy #sauce #recipe

The idea for re-making my beloved Romesco sauce recipe came to me when I was having a conversation with a friend who is on the Whole 30 challenge (except I think her challenge is for 90 days … ). She said to me the thing she misses the most is sauces. My brain was saying […]


Grilled Chipotle Walnut Salsa

Grilled Chipotle Walnut Salsa ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #spicy #smoky #salsa #recipe

A smoky salsa made on the grill! While you’re grilling up your meat, pop some tomatoes, garlic, onion and peppers on the fire as well and make yourself a spicy smoky good salsa, perfect for dipping or for spooning over your eggs in the morning. This beautiful deep red smoky grilled salsa is marvelous in breakfast burritos, […]


Summer Garden Curry Baked Eggs

Summer Garden Curry Baked Eggs ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #garden #tomato #spicy #curry #breakfast #recipe

It’s harvest season … a time of year I absolutely love. I personally don’t have much of a garden (other than the massive container garden on my patio which is mostly flowers and herbs this year), mostly because I find myself too busy to tend to it and partly because I live in a forest. […]


Spicy Devil Creole Shrimp Dip

It’s a shrimp dip with that creole bayou twist! I made this dip for our “dip day” at work … they supplied the chips, we were supposed to bring the dips. We had lots of wonderful dips. I truly loved them all … but I have to say, this one was still my favorite. There’s […]


Breakfast Nachos Supreme

Breakfast Nachos Supreme ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #fun #Mexican #breakfast #recipe

Nachos for breakfast! Now THIS is an amazing way to start a day. Breakfast nachos are something I have been wanting to try for a while … and I don’t know exactly why I haven’t. The other day the subject came up at work and we decided we need to make these for our monthly […]


Mango Pork Salad in a Jar

Mango Pork Salad in a Jar with blueberry goat cheese, toasted walnuts, cucumbers & a fiery grilled pineapple vinaigrette ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #portable #dinner #salad #recipe

with blueberry goat cheese, walnuts (or macadamias), cucumbers and a fiery grilled pineapple vinaigrette I made this salad a couple times … the first time for my yoga friends, in quart-size mason jars. This time I made the salads with mango and strawberries (because I happened to have strawberries that needed using and mangos have been […]


Frozen Cucumber Jalapeno Margarita

Frozen Cucumber Jalapeno Margarita ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Mexican #cocktail #spicy #margarita #recipe

Green smoothie, meet cocktail. I’ve been dying to try cucumber jalapeno margaritas for a long time … or at least it seems like a long time. Perhaps it’s not really all that long. I mean what’s a couple years in the scheme of things? But they’ve intrigued me since the moment I heard of them. […]


Creamy Cilantro Avocado Jalapeno Dip

Creamy Cilantro Jalapeno Avocado Dip ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #spicy #avocado #dip

This creamy avocado dip has a little heat from the jalapenos. I was aiming to make an avocado salsa, like I’ve had in Mexican restaurants, but it came out thicker, so I decided it’s an avocado dip. It’s a little like guacamole, but with a much creamier texture.  The flavors are intoxicating, the kick from the […]


Epically Creamy Jalapeno Queso

Epically Creamy Jalapeno Queso Dip ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #creamy #Mexican #queso #dip #recipe

A super creamy Mexican queso dip that retains its gorgeous creamilicious texture even after reheating. I know, I have posted several queso recipes on this blog already–queso is a long-standing love of mine and all those close to me, it seems. Whenever the family gets together, I can bring loads of marvelous dips that most […]


Bacon Cheddar Jalapeno Corn Muffins

Bacon Cheddar Jalapeno Corn Muffins ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #cornbread #muffin #recipe w #glutenfree option

Delightfully moist and wonderful corn muffins with real corn, bacon, sharp cheddar cheese and jalapeno peppers to give them a little bite. Sure to become a favorite. They aren’t very spicy, but feel free to tone down the amount of jalapeno (or omit it) if you’re sensitive to heat. I made these delightful little corn […]


Bacon Jalapeno Popper Potato Skins

Bacon Jalapeno Popper Potato Skins ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #appetizer #recipe

I had this brilliant idea to combine two of my favorite appetizers and use up all the potato skins after I made that scrumptious bacon cheddar chipotle potato soup. I was careful when I scooped out the potato to leave a little edge on all the skins so I could transform them into something marvelous. […]


Creole Chicken & Sausage Skillet

Creole Chicken & Sausage Skillet ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #creole #stirfry #dinner #recipe

An easy, spicy skillet dish you can cook up quickly when you’re in the mood for some good hot creole home cooking. It started from our Mr. Rife Chicken recipe … my kids love me to make Mr. Rife Chicken for them, but then they only eat the chicken and I am left with the rest […]


Hurts so Good 3-Pepper Heirloom Salsa

Hurts so Good 3-Pepper Heirloom Tomato Salsa ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #spicy #hot #salsa #recipe

Mixing three hot peppers along with low-acid heirloom tomatoes makes for a hot, spicy salsa that lingers on your tongue, clears out your sinuses and yes, hurts just a little (in a good sort of way). You can adjust up or down the amount of peppers that you use to control the heat to your […]


Hot Pepper Harissa Bean & Veggie Stew

Hot Pepper Harissa Bean & Veggie Stew ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #spicy #vegetable #stew #recipe

I had never met Harissa until I read Ally’s cookbook. This woman seriously has an incredible repertoire of flavors from all over the world. There is an entire chapter dedicated to some very intriguing spices and Harissa was one of them. I took one look and knew I had to try it. From North Africa, […]


Grilled Zucchini Corn Salsa

Grilled Zucchini Corn Salsa ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #smoky #grilled #salsa #recipe

Allow me to introduce you to my latest obsession … actually, I already introduced you, but I fear you may not have noticed because I made the introduction as a topping for another dish, and I have to apologize for that. This beautiful grilled salsa is finding its way into so many crevasses in my life that […]


Mexican Zucchini Lasagna

Mexican Zucchini Lasagna ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #glutenfree #paleo #zucchini #mexican #lasagna #recipe

I had this brilliant idea to make a Mexican-inspired lasagna using zucchini in place of the lasagna noodles. I mixed ricotta with a little cumin, oregano, cilantro, chipotle powder and Mexican cheeses. In each layer I added taco meat, bell peppers and jalapeno, black beans, sweet corn, and in place of the tomato sauce I […]


Avocado Jalapeno Zummus

Avocado Jalapeno Zummus ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #spicy #zucchini #hummus #recipe

I want to start a new trend. I think “Zummus” should be a new word in the dictionary, kind of like the word “Zoodles” has taken over the foodie blog scene. Want to help me? Create your own version of Zummus and post it/share it/pin it (tag or message me and I’ll share it too!) […]


Cilantro Pesto Fish Tacos w/Zucchini Corn Salsa

Cilantro Pesto Fish Tacos with Roasted Zucchini Corn Salsa ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #fish #taco #quickeasydinner #recipe

I know what you’re thinking: the fish in this picture are GREEN! Why yes, they are. A vibrant, beautiful green because the fish fillets are rubbed in an oh-so-green Cilantro Almond pesto, then baked with extra nuts and cheese and some fresh cherry tomatoes on top, roasted to juicy perfection. The fish on its own is […]


Zucchini Taco Boats

Zucchini Taco Boats ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #healthy #Mexican #food #recipe #recipe

Inspired by Homemade Interest I saw these pretty TexMex Zucchini Boats from Homemade Interest  and immediately decided that it needed to be one of the recipes I made for my healthy Mexican cooking class at work. I made mine a little differently, of course, as you know I just can’t follow a recipe! I used my […]


Mexican Taco Lettuce Wraps

Mexican Taco Lettuce Wraps ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #healthy #Mexican #taco #recipe

I have a cooking class to teach on Monday and I chose a Mexican theme for our class this month. We have a nutrition and an exercise program at work, so my classes are pretty much always “with a healthy spin” to fit with our corporate healthy initiative … but yeah, it’s not like this […]


Beefy Taco Soup

Beefy Taco Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #beef #taco #Mexican #soup #recipe

Last week I had an unusually strong craving for red meat. I wanted a burger badly, and tacos, and anything else that contained some form of red meat. This is totally atypical for me, the lady who uses meat so rarely that people sometimes ask me, “are you a vegetarian?” No, I’m not. I am really more […]

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