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Posts tagged “Kale

Sunflower Kale Bulgur Pilaf

Sunflower Kale Bulgur Pilaf ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #yummy #SideDish #recipe

Bulgur and kale join together with corn, bacon, dill and sunflower seeds to make a scrumptious side dish that can be served hot or cold. It’s hearty enough to be a meal on its own, or you can serve it along side pork or chicken. I made this last summer with some of the gorgeous […]


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 […]


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 […]


West African Peanut Stew

West African Peanut Stew ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #spicy #vegetarian #stew #recipe

I ran across this stew when Cotter Crunch posted hers … and it immediately struck me as something I just HAD to try! I pinned it on my “Recipes I Want to Try” board and vowed to make it sometime soon. Well, then last month I did an event where I served soups and sandwiches. […]


Cranberry Kale Quinoa Salad

with pomegranate seeds, blue cheese crumbles, toasted pecans & bacon and (optional) a maple balsamic vinaigrette A perfect mix of tastes and textures in a bowl of beauty that’s a feast for the eyes … nutty quinoa with the sweet tart of the cranberries and pomegranate arils, crunchy pecans, creamy blue cheese and salty bacon. […]


Spicy Chorizo Zuppa Toscana

Spicy Chorizo Zuppa Toscana ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #sausage #kale #soup #recipe

I was gifted some kale from my sister’s garden … and I just dreamed of making a sausage, potato, & kale soup … I said this to one of my friends and they said … “oh, you mean Zuppa Toscana, like Olive Garden?” … uh, yeah. I hadn’t thought of that, somehow (I very rarely go […]


Sausage & Kale Frittata

Sausage & Kale Frittata ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Sausage #Kale #Breakfast #Recipe

Last weekend I wanted a frittata. A healthy egg-y breakfast with cheese and vegetables … plus I had some leftover cooked breakfast sausage in my fridge that I decided to toss in. The flavor of the sausage with the kale and egg and cheese was magnificent. My stomach was pleased. My taste buds were happy. There […]


Cheesy Seafood Kale Stuffed Eggplant

Cheesy Seafood Kale Stuffed Eggplant ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #seafood #stuffed #eggplant #recipe

In her garden, my mom plants these gorgeous eggplant that are light purple/white and shaped like a globe.  Every time she gives me one, I think it really is perfect for stuffing. It’s just the right size. This time she gave me THREE of them and I was sooooo happy. (Eggplant make me a little […]


Roasted Mushroom Kale Quinoa Salad

Roasted Mushroom Kale Quinoa Salad with blue cheese crumbles & toasted walnuts ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #mushroom #kale #quinoa

with blue cheese crumbles and toasted walnuts I wasn’t sure whether to call this a salad or a pilaf. I guess if you eat it cold, it’s a salad. If you eat it warm, it’s a pilaf, right? Or maybe it’s a skillet casserole? It can be a side dish … or a delicious meatless meal. […]


Zucchini Kale Fried Rice

Zucchini Kale Fried Rice ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #healthy #Asian #zucchini #friedrice #recipe

Hurrah garden season is here! I am a garden beggar this year … the only plants I have growing in my little container garden are herbs and a single tomato plant. Oh, and there are two little sweet pepper plants that refuse to die from last year … and they are stubbornly making peppers, despite […]


Golden Raisin Gorgonzola Kale Salad

Golden Raisin Gorgonzola Kale Salad ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #kale #salad #recipe

with toasted almonds & a maple dijon yogurt dressing Each week I make my yoga friends (and myself) a salad. This was last week’s salad. I usually put the salads in wide-mouthed quart mason jars (which can be enough for two, if they’re using the salad as a side, rather than a meal). My yoga friends eat […]


Tomato Basil Quinoa Scrambled Eggs

Tomato Basil Quinoa Scrambled Eggs with Kale ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #eggs #kale #breakfast #recipe

with kale … because why not put quinoa in your scrambled eggs? I had some quinoa in my fridge that I intended to use for a pilaf with some salmon for dinner, but then plans changed and I ended up going to my friend’s house for dinner. And then the next day, I was hungry […]


Kale Asiago Skillet Frittata

Kale Asiago Skillet Frittata ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #kale #cheese #breakfast #recipe

“These are the best eggs I’ve ever tasted,” she said to me. It was my cousin’s girlfriend who said this. I’d only just met her the night before. She, my cousin and their two daughters came up to join us for a weekend at my parents’ place. In the morning I made them this frittat for […]


Mushroom Kale Stuffing

Mushroom Kale Stuffing ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #dressing #stuffing #recipe #holidays

It’s Christmas and I’m finally posting this recipe we made on Thanksgiving. My sister brought this gorgeous bunch of kale for Thanksgiving and we decided we needed to put it in the stuffing. We all loved the earthy taste and texture that the kale added to the stuffing. This recipe makes a LOT of stuffing, […]


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 […]


Fontina Kale Mini-Frittata

Fontina Kale Mini-Frittata ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #breakfast #recipe

with Sundried Tomato Pesto and Green Onions. A tasty and easy meatless frittata that comes together quickly. It’s March 1, cold as heck and snowing outside and still I went to yoga. My car slid around on the snowy roads a bit on the way, but I left early (for a change) and got there with […]


Shakshuka Chili Soup

Shakshuka Chili Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #soup #recipe

Remember the other day when I made Shakshuka and I mentioned that you should make a double batch of the (simple-to-make) sauce because I had other ideas for how to use it? Well, if you missed it, go pop over and introduce yourself to the deliciousness that is Shakshuka. Double the sauce recipe. Then use […]


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 […]


Velvet Spice Red Lentil Soup

Velvet Spice Red Lentil Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #soup #recipe

Soup is more than food to me; it’s a survival technique in the winter. When days get cold and dark and the holiday baking begins and tempts me with empty sugar-y calories, I turn to soup to nourish my body and my soul. In soup, I find a bowl of comfort and warmth, a treat […]


Goodbye Garden Soup with Sausage

Goodbye Garden Soup with Sausage ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #soup #recipe

This Goodbye Garden soup is a farewell to the gardens that have brought such beauty and deliciousness to my table this fall. It is always a bittersweet time, using up the last of the fresh bounty from the garden. There is really nothing better than fresh produce from the garden, but then again, gardens just […]


Baked Eggs Romesco with Kale & Cheese

Baked Eggs Romesco with Kale ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #breakfast #recipe

I made these eggs for my parents last time they visited. I told them before I started breakfast what I was planning to make and they seemed pretty amenable to it. It was an idea that had been floating around in my head, but I just hadn’t made it yet. There was no question in […]


Pesto, Shrimp & Kale Grilled Pizza

Pesto Shrimp & Kale Grilled Pizza ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #pizza #recipe

We love to grill pizzas in the summertime … my daughter always wants hers to be plain cheese (or sometimes sausage), I like to be more adventurous. So I make them “individual sized” so we can each have our favorite kind. Grilling pizza is really quite easy … the trick is to prep your toppings […]


Havarti Kale Tomato Pie with Hashbrown Crust

Havarti Kale Tomato Pie with Hashbrown Crust

A savory quiche with a crunchy homemade hashbrown crust, filled with kale, whole cherry tomatoes, havarti cheese and a bit of crispy smoked bacon. The idea for this “pie” has been floating around in my head for several days, waiting for me to take time to make it. Saturdays are always crazy for us and […]


Asian Chicken, Shrimp & Kale Egg Rolls

Asian Chicken, Shrimp & Kale Egg Rolls

My daughter and I both have a huge affinity for egg rolls. And I’ve noticed something extra-magical about egg rolls: I can put just about any vegetable in an egg roll and she will eat it. Like vegies she won’t normally eat, such as kale … provided the end result still tastes like an egg […]

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