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Posts tagged “Lowfat

Strawberry Rhubarb Mojitos

Strawberry Rhubarb Mojito ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #mint #rum #cocktail #recipe

A refreshing summer cocktail which pleasantly mingles the tastes of tart rhubarb, fresh strawberry, mint, rum and lime. It’s sublime! Here’s a little story on how this beauty of a cocktail came to be: My daughter and I make Italian cream sodas every summer. Each summer I try to devise a new flavor for us […]


Graveyard Taco Dip

Graveyard Taco Dip ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Halloween #layer #dip #recipe

Adapted from Chickabug Blog and my dear friend Kathy’s taco dip recipe When I first saw this amazing idea turning a dip into a graveyard, my mind immediately went to my yoga friend Kathy’s wonderful taco dip. We beg her to bring it to our yoga parties because it is SO good! She says when she […]


Cinnamon Chai Banana Bread

Cinnamon Chai Banana Bread ~ A tea-lover's #banana bread #recipe from Sumptuous Spoonfuls

An idea came upon me … I wanted to combine two of my most-loved culinary delights: chai and banana bread. For a bit, I pondered, how to do such a thing. Should I somehow steep a strong mixture of chai and add it to the bread? The answer that came to me was pure simplicity. […]


Maple Orange Spice Cranberry Sauce

Maple Orange Spice Cranberry Sauce ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cranberry #recipe

Inspired by Shockingly Delicious’ Hall of Fame Cranberry Sauce I don’t know why I decided to stray from my favorite cranberry sauce (or even why I am making cranberry sauce because I’m the only one in the family who likes it), but I just LOVE cranberries! I didn’t use to even like cranberry sauce until […]


Chicken Mango Avocado Salad

Chicken Mango Avocado Salad with Rosemary Maple Yogurt Dressing ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #salad #recipe

with Rosemary Maple Yogurt Dressing & Toasted Pinons Sometimes when I’m at yoga and I’m doing the “listening to your body” part, I hear my body screaming for certain foods. Tonight my body was screaming for chicken … partly because our power yoga class was particularly challenging this evening and partly because I hadn’t eaten […]


Asparagus Guacamole

Asparagus Guacamole ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #asparagus #recipe

I showed up at my parents’ place for one of our early summer get-togethers with the fixin’s for Taco Cups as requested by my nephew a couple weeks ago and we decided we needed some guacamole to go with them. The task fell to my dad to make them because I was busy with the […]


Asparagus Potato Bisque

Asparagus Potato Bisque ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #soup #recipe

A soup that is delicate yet vibrant, soft and smooth, creamy and comforting on the tongue. A bisque typically has cream in it, but I used Greek yogurt and lowfat milk instead to create a healthier soup that still has the taste and creamy texture of a bisque. I just got back from a week-long […]


Broccoli Cauli Cheese Soup

Broccoli Cauli Cheese Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #soup #recipe

The thick, creamy texture of this broccoli cheese soup may trick your tongue into believing you are eating something that’s rich and full of cream. The magic is that it’s NOT! The thick, creamy texture comes from blended cauliflower, while the pretty orange color comes from carrots. Yes, there is cheese in the soup, but […]


Chocolate Covered Strawberry Breakfast Bake

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Breakfast Bake ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #breakfast #recipe

Adapted from Gourmatine Blog Strawberries and chocolate baked up in a sweet breakfast bake filled with healthy oats and sweetened with honey and cinnamon. I’ve made similar breakfast bakes before. I did one with rhubarb and mulberries, and one with strawberries and peaches, one with bananas and chocolate. You can switch out the fruits and […]


Banana Berry Passion Yogurt Smoothie & an Ice Storm

Banana Berry Passion Yogurt Smoothie ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #smoothie #recipe

Blogging when you have a full-time job is done sometimes in bits and pieces. This smoothie was my speedy breakfast before yoga Saturday morning. On Saturday it was a nice spring day and I spent the entire day running around in my tank top with no jacket. On Saturday there was no time to blog. […]


Authentic Soft, Puffy German Pretzels

Authentic German Pretzels ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #pretzel #recipe

Adapted from Comfortable Food who adapted them from Alton Brown Perfectly puffy, slightly chewy German yeasted pretzels dusted with coarse sea salt. We’re preparing for my daughter’s birthday party … she is having an International theme this year. We settled on the menu today … it was tough because we had sooo many recipes we wanted to […]


Double Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Muffins

Double Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Muffins ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #chocolate #muffin #recipe

This amazing recipe comes from Sally’s Baking Addiction Dark chocolate muffins with melty dark chocolate chips and a peanut butter swirl on top. They are made with Greek yogurt (instead of oil or butter) which adds protein and lowers the fat content, plus half whole wheat flour to up the healthy fiber. Oh, and only […]


Pumpkin Chai Apricot Granola … & Interval Training

Pumpkin Chai Granola with Apricots ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #chai #granola #recipe

I’ve discovered a secret … okay, it’s not a great epiphany or anything, but I’ve found a way to motivate myself to exercise on the weekends when I’d much rather relax, cook a lot of wonderful tasting things, hang out with my foodie friends (in person and/or online) and drink tea and wine. See, here’s […]


Impossibly Creamy Baked Sausage Mac n Cheese

Impossibly Creamy Cauliflower Sausage Mac &- Cheese ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #macaroni & #cheese #recipe

Adapted slightly from Momtastic who adapted her recipe from Mark Bittman. The creamy cheese sauce on this macaroni & cheese is made with a very surprising ingredient. I was really intrigued the first time I saw it because I just couldn’t quite fathom how it could possibly be creamy. So you know what that means, right? Yep, […]


Bacon Broccoli Cheddar Corn Muffins

Bacon Broccoli Cheddar Corn Muffins ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #savory #muffin #recipe

Do you ever go into the kitchen intending to make one thing, and end up with something entirely different? I totally did that today. I started out wanting to make a “green” corn muffin for St Patty’s Day, but once I started, I kinda threw that “green” idea out the window. Why go with just […]


Garden Medley Salad with Feta & Pecans

Garden Medley Salad with Feta & Pecans ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #salad #recipe

and a Sweet Hot Pepper Balsamic Vinaigrette Salads are one of those things that just make me happy, inside and out, especially when they are full of color, contrasting textures and flavors and lots of crunch. This one was so good the first time I made it for a lunch at work, I had to […]


Blueberry Gooseberry Yogurt Smoothie

Blueberry Gooseberry Smoothie ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #smoothie #recipe

I have three big bags of frozen gooseberries in my freezer, from my friend who has a very lively and productive gooseberry bush. I was so pleased to have them because I ADORE gooseberries, but they are such a rich-tasting fruit, I’ve been a little puzzled about what to do with all these lovely green […]


IHOP-style Buttermilk Pancakes

IHOP Style Buttermilk Pancakes ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #pancake #recipe

My twist on this recipe. My kids absolutely love going to the International House of Pancakes (IHOP), but sometimes I just don’t feel like I have an extra $30 to spend on pancakes for the three of us. So one morning when they were begging me to take them to IHOP, I suggested we make […]


Strawberry Peach Pecan Baked Oatmeal Crumble

Strawberry Peach Pecan Baked Oatmeal Crumble ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #baked #peach #oatmeal #recipe

This baked oatmeal crumble is almost like a peach crisp with pecans, but with a bit more substance. Sweet, fruity, and delicious enough to be eaten for dessert, but hearty and healthy enough to eat for breakfast. Ice cream is wonderful with it, but if you want a healthier breakfast option, try topping it with […]


Cheddar Blue Cheese Baked Potato Soup

Cheddar Blue Cheese Baked Potato Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #potato #soup #recipe

with Bacon (of course!) … Adapted from Cooking Light A thick, creamy, cheesy baked potato soup that you would never guess is lightened up. This is one of those recipes that I’ve made over and over again. My ex and my son love this one … up until my daughter came along, it was the perfect […]


Confetti Quinoa Salad with Feta

Confetti Quinoa Salad with Feta and a Cilantro Pesto Lemon Dressing ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #quinoa #pesto #recipe

and a Cilantro Almond Lemon dressing A healthful yet hearty, tasty salad full of crunchy colorful vegies, chewy nutty quinoa, and feta cheese, with a light undertone of cilantro and lemon. The other day I found a great deal on red quinoa in bulk at a local market. I told my boss and she asked […]


Beef, Bean, Barley & Sweet Pepper Soup

Beef, Bean, Barley, & Sweet Pepper Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #beef #soup #recipe

A good hearty colorful winter soup that’s healthy, full of flavor, fiber, protein and antioxidants. It cheers your soul with the colors, your tastebuds with the comforting flavors, and your body with all the wonderful healthy fiber and nutrients. With all the good broth resulting from my Outta the Park Crockpot BBQ Beef Sandwiches I made […]


Outta the Park Crockpot BBQ Beef Sandwiches

Outa the Park Shredded BBQ Beef Sandwiches ~ from Sumptuous Spoonfuls #BBQ #Beef #Recipe

When Beth from Outta the Park Barbecue Sauce contacted me and asked if she could send me some samples of her barbecue sauce to try, I have to admit I was a little worried. You might think that is an odd reaction, but my kids are the main barbecue sauce consumers at my house and […]


Apple Cinnamon Chai Bread Pudding

Apple Cinnamon Chai Bread Pudding ~ from Sumptuous Spoonfuls #apple #bread pudding #recipe

with rum-soaked raisins and toasted pecans I’m certain that things happen in my life that never really occur in other people’s lives. Does your teenage daughter ever decide to make a big batch of cinnamon rolls, eat a couple, then decide they didn’t have enough cinnamon sugar in them and abandon them? I wanted to […]

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