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Bacon Corn & Kale Salad

Bacon Corn & Kale Salad with Quinoa & Creamy Cilantro Bacon Dressing ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #kale #salad #recipe

with quinoa, sweet bell peppers, Vidalia onions, fresh spinach and cilantro and a creamy bacon cilantro dressing Ah the sweet tastes of summer! Fresh garden goodies are just beginning and I am super excited to go visit my parents because I know they are already up to their ears in fresh fruits and veggies from […]


Mushroom Asparagus Hash

A healthier hash with so many colors and flavors! There are earthy baby portabella mushrooms, tender crisp asparagus, onions and sweet peppers, juicy tomatoes and of course potatoes too. Top it all off with a little cheese and an egg and you have a hearty, healthy, well rounded breakfast. Keep it vegetarian or add a […]


Bacon Dill Gougeres (Cheese Puffs)

Bacon Dill Gougeres ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #French #Cheese #Puffs #Recipe

Adapted slightly from Alain Ducasse Lovely cheese puffs that are perfectly crispy on the outside, soft and cheesy on the inside, with a bit of bacon, garlic and dill flavors that make these little puffs a delectable treat. I first encountered gougères on my first yoga interview. I got my 200 hour yoga teacher certification last November […]


NM Green Chile Stew

New Mexico Green Chile Stew ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #NM #recipe

I fell in love with New Mexico many, many years ago … the culture, the scenery, the art, the architecture … but my #1 favorite thing about New Mexico is the FOOD! And the very best recipes from New Mexico  feature Hatch Green Chile. In NM, they put green chile in and on EVERYTHING … […]


Spinach Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing

Spinach Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #InstantPot #salad #recipe

Adapted from Alton Brown A classic salad with fresh spinach, bacon, fresh mushrooms, red onions and a perfectly cooked hard boiled egg drizzled with a tangy sweet hot bacon dressing. It’s the perfect mix of flavors and a long-time favorite of mine. I tried making it years ago and failed … so I decided it […]


Seriously Awesome Black Bean & Rice Burgers

Seriously Awesome Black Bean & Rice Burgers ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #veggie #burger #recipe

There’s a special technique to making this black bean and rice burger so flippin’ good. Black beans are oven-dried to get rid of  the excess moisture, so the texture of these burgers is not too mushy, not too dry … but just right. Mixing the black beans with rice and crushed cashews, sauteed onions, sweet […]


Asparagus Sweet Pepper Breakfast Scramble

Asparagus Sweet Pepper Egg Scramble ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #breakfast #scramble #recipe

Scrambled eggs with roasted asparagus, sauteed onions, fresh mushrooms, sweet peppers and freshly shredded Dubliner and Asiago cheeses. This healthy breakfast is a feast for the eyes, a treat for the taste buds and it makes your body feel good inside and out. Some things happened at work last week that really got me down. […]


Mediterrean Mixed Bean Salad

Mediterranean Mixed Bean Salad with Artichokes & Marinated Feta Cheese ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #healthy #bean #salad #recipe

Adapted from The View from Great Island A delicious, hearty, Mediterranean, protein and fiber-filled salad that you can make year-round, with salty marinated feta, sweet cherry tomatoes, crunchy cucumbers, celery, sweet peppers, cooked mixed beans, marinated artichokes and a lemony marinated feta vinaigrette. Every year, my yoga friends do an event at my friend’s furniture […]


Creole Seafood Stuffed Burger

A seafood-stuffed burger with a southern creole kick! Shrimp, crab and smoked salmon mixed with spicy Creole seasonings, cream cheese, sauteed onions, mushrooms, spinach, asiago and mozzarella cheese, then stuffed into a creole seasoned burger “cup” and topped with more cheese, grilled and topped with sauteed mushrooms, peppers, onions and a spicy Creole Remoulade sauce. This […]


Reuben Lettuce Wraps

Reuben Lettuce Wraps ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #healthy #reuben #recipe

This is not your typical Reuben sandwich. The typical Reuben is laden with fat, carbs and lots and lots of calories. This Reuben has all (or at least MOST) of the rich flavors you love in a Reuben sandwich with the added crisp crunch of fresh romaine leaves curling about the filling (to take place […]


Breakfast Colcannon

Mashed potatoes with bacon, cabbage and a bit of butter, topped with an over-easy egg and some bacon “sprinkles”, this is a comfort food breakfast that made my heart sing. I know it’s April, but I’m still catching up from March. March was a crazy, mad time at work and we were rushing to get […]


Smoky Italian Kale & White Bean Soup

Smoky Italian Kale & White Bean Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #kale #soup #recipe

A soup with smoky good flavors plus basil, oregano and smoked paprika, loads of good veggies and white beans. My son and I were at the grocery store and I noticed they had these beautiful BIG bunches of kale and I just had to get one … I had no idea at the time what […]


Light Homemade Thousand Island Dressing

Light Homemade Thousand Island Salad Dressing ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #thousandisland #dressing #recipe

Adapted from Kitchen Treaty Lighter, healthier and yes, tastier too! An easy homemade thousand island dressing that you can quickly whip up with ingredients you probably have in your pantry or fridge right now.  Ditch the store-bought stuff and make it yourself in 5 minutes. You’ll be glad you did. I promised you guys I […]


Baked Reuben Bites

Baked Reuben Bites ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cornedbeef #reuben #appetizers

Adapted from Just a Pinch Recipes All of the things from a Reuben Sandwich in a little bite-sized form. Corned beef, sauerkraut, cheese .. along with some extra sauteed onions and garlic and a homemade thousand island dipping sauce. Normally I would go on about the recipe here … but right now I’m dealing with […]


Smokehouse Kale & Tomato Salad

with bacon, spinach, smokehouse almonds, fresh mushrooms, crumbled feta cheese and a double bacon ranch dressing A smoky good salad loaded with so many colors, flavors and textures: crunchy smokehouse almonds, bursts of sweet, juicy tomatoes, crumbled salty feta, earthy mushrooms, smoky bacon, sweet onion, curly kale and sweet onions with a creamy double bacon […]


Bangers with Beer Braised Cabbage

Bangers with Beer Braised Cabbage ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #lowcarb #Irish #sausage #recipe

An easy, quick, low-carb dish to honor St. Patrick’s Day that is delicious, nutritious and fulfilling. I’ve had this for lunch several times this week and even for breakfast once … and today at the end of the day at work, I was in a food emergency state because I just hadn’t eaten enough, so […]


Sherried Butternut Soup with Bacon

Sherried Butternut Soup with Bacon ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #butternut #squash #soup #recipe

A light and savory butternut squash soup made with roasted butternut squash and laced with onions, garlic, sherry, herbs, cheese, smoked paprika  and, yeah, bacon. This sweet/savory squash soup will fill your tastebuds with joy. Today is a wintry (almost) spring day … we had a winter spring storm with rain and mini-hail and sleet […]


Smoky Lemon Roasted Salmon

with Lemon Tahini Yogurt Sauce. I like to enjoy this beautiful hunk of fish on a bed of spinach leaves with fresh tomatoes, marinated feta and vidalia onions. My daughter prefers her salmon with Basmati rice with a squeeze of lemon and a sprinkle of parsley. My kids and I make a trip to the […]


Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza w/Zucchini Crust

Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza with Zucchini Crust ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #low-carb #pizza #recipe

It starts with a zucchini almond pizza crust smeared with sun dried tomato pesto and a rich creamy bacon-y ranch sauce. Then it’s topped with cooked chicken, chopped sweet onions, a bit of curly kale and lots of good melty cheese. I would have included some fresh tomatoes, but I was fresh out at the time […]


Baharat Chicken in the Instant Pot

Baharat Chicken in the Instant Pot ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #fast #chicken #recipe

All my friends seem to be in love with their Instant Pots. Food bloggers are raving about them. Everyone I know (aside from my family) seems to think they’re the bomb. I was intrigued … curious … what is this Instant Pot thing? So I asked for an Instant Pot for Christmas … and my mom […]


Bacon Mushroom Swiss Cheeseburger Dip

Bacon Mushroom Swiss Cheeseburger Dip ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cheeseburger #dip #recipe

A cheesy, smoky dip loaded with the flavors of bacon and mushroom swiss burgers, with a little bit of a kick. We had a dip-off at work last week. Everyone was invited to enter their favorite dip recipe into this epic competition. Everyone in the company was invited to sample and vote. I couldn’t decide […]


Creamy Four Mushroom Bisque

Creamy Four Mushroom Bisque ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #mushroom #soup #recipe

After I made that scrumptious Morel Pecan Pate, I was so smitten with mushrooms I just wanted to keep playing with them. Which led me to this mushroom bisque. I had some dried mushrooms in my cupboard from my friend Jon who bought a bunch of dried mushrooms at an Asian market for me “just […]


Hummus Shawarma Layer Dip

Hummus Shawarma Layer Dip ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Mediterranean #LayerDip #GameDay

This is a leftovers recipe. I made Venison Shawarma for the all day potluck at work last month. There was a lovely lemon tahini yogurt sauce to go with it … and homemade pita bread. Hell, I made a DOUBLE batch of lemon tahini yogurt sauce because I really really didn’t want to run out […]


Spicy Tamale Pie

Spicy Tamale Pie ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #texmex #casserole #recipe

A spicy Mexican ground beef, corn and black bean filling topped with crusty cornbread, this Tamale Pie is a hearty, healthy and easy meal to celebrate the season. The chiles open up the sinuses, too. I included options to make this gluten free as well. The recipe makes enough for two pies, which you can […]

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