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Posts tagged “Orange

Mango Sunrise Margaritas

Mango Sunrise Margaritas ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #CincoDeMayo #Cocktail #recipe

This Mango Sunrise Margarita is a light, sparkly cocktail with fruity mango and a little tingle from club soda, lime, and the tiny hint of chipotle both on the rim and in the drink. The splash of grenadine adds a bit of sweet and a festive sunrise effect in the bottom of the glass. It’s […]


Spicy Mango Passionfruit Hurricane

Spicy Mango Passionfruit Hurricane ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #MardiGras #Cocktail #Recipe

This New Orleans favorite cocktail, the Hurricane, is perfect for Mardi Gras (or anytime you want a little fruity rum concoction) … I put my own little twist on it by using Old New Orleans Cajun Spice Rum and adding some mango juice and just a little pinch of cayenne pepper. I was looking around for passionfruit juice […]


Asian Orange Chicken Brussel Sprouts Salad

Asian Orange Chicken Brussel Sprouts Salad ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #chinese #chicken #salad #recipe

with Chinese orange ginger dressing, toasted almonds and sesame seeds An Asian orange chicken salad with an unexpected twist … shredded Brussel Sprouts step in for the greens! Also, the Brussels sprouts (and cabbage) are cooked just a bit (to improve the flavors). The result was a nicely crisp tender salad with added crunch from the almonds […]


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 […]


Dirty Mai Tai Cocktail

Dirty Mai Tai Cocktail ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #tropical #rum #orange #pineapple #cocktail #recipe

Ages ago, when I was young and a bartender (at the time, being old enough to be a bartender felt “old”, LOL!), I loved to make cocktails for my friends. One of my favorites was the Mai Tai. I got the recipe from a Dole mini recipe booklet and I still have that little recipe […]


Hawaiian Shrimp Street Tacos

Hawaiian Shrimp Street Tacos ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #tropical #shrimp #tacos #recipe

  This recipe is inspired by Tre, one of our local restaurants.  One night my yoga friends and I were at Tre, hanging out on their beautiful patio having a drink after yoga and some of us were having a little bite to eat as well. My friend Kay ordered the Caribbean Shrimp Street Tacos and […]


Tropical Pineapple Mango Coleslaw

Tropical Pineapple Mango Coleslaw ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #fruity #slaw #recipe

My friend describes this salad like this: it is a slaw like no slaw you’ve ever had before. It’s tropical, fruity, crunchy, with hints of orange, pineapple, mango, mint and cilantro and crunchy, salty roasted macadamias on top. I have made it my lunch on several occasions by topping with shrimp and a drizzle of Sriracha. It goes […]


Mom’s Royal Rhubarb Crisp

Mom's Royal Rhubarb Crisp ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #rhubarb #dessert #recipe

It’s May 1 and next weekend is Mother’s Day! So today I am thinking of my mom and how very very lucky I am to have such a wonderful woman as my mother. Throughout my life, my mom always encouraged me to be anything I wanted to be … she was always my confidante, someone I knew would always […]


Thai Peanut Noodle Salad w/Chicken

Thai Peanut Noodle Salad with Chicken ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Asian #chicken #noodle #salad #recipe

Adapted from The Cafe Sucre Farine My cooking class last week was the first in a series of “lunchbox madness” classes. There was a lot of interest in salads and a request for non-dairy, so my mind turned to an Asian inspired chicken salad. I am giving you the full version here that I made for the class, with homemade […]


Candied Ginger Orange Salad #OrangeInspiration

Candied Ginger Orange Salad with Feta, Pinons & a Maple Orange Ginger Yogurt Dressing

with feta, toasted pinons & a maple orange ginger yogurt dressing A green salad topped with Cara Cara oranges, a sweet, almost pink orange, crystallized ginger, pinons and a creamy orange ginger yogurt dressing. Sometimes the people that seem so strong, the ones you never suspect are suffering, are the ones who are breaking down inside, or […]


Microwave Maple Orange Cranberry Sauce

Microwave Maple Orange Spice Cranberry Sauce - cooks in 5 min! ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #quick #easy #cranberry #sauce #recipe #Thanksgiving

Holiday spices and maple syrup in a zesty orange cranberry sauce that cooks in just 5 minutes in the microwave. It’s so easy to make, and soooo much better than those canned sauces. It’s almost time for my monthly cooking class at work and this month I’m focusing on stress-free Thanksgiving recipes. I have no cooktop […]


Blueberry Pineapple Tequila Sunrise

Blueberry Pineapple Tequila Sunrise ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #tequila #cocktail #recipe

I still have some blueberry pineapple tequila left after making that blueberry pineapple margarita … so then the question became … what ELSE can I make with blueberry pineapple tequila? The first thing that came to mind was a tequila sunrise. Grenadine didn’t seem like the right thing to use with blueberry pineapple tequila, so […]


Blueberry Pineapple Margarita

Blueberry Pineapple Margaritas ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #margarita #cocktail #recipe

Sometimes at work we like to go to Chili’s for lunch. One time we were there, I noticed these blueberry pineapple margaritas on the menu … oh I wanted to try one! … but since we were there for lunch, I had to refrain. So I put it on my list of things I must make. […]


Mandarin Pineapple Salad with Basil Flowers

Mandarin Pineapple Salad with Basil Flowers, Toasted Walnuts & Goat Cheese and a fresh Strawberry Vinaigrette ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #salad #recipe

along with toasted walnuts, goat cheese crumbles and a fresh Strawberry Honey Poppy Seed dressing. I found the most beautiful pineapple at the grocery store last weekend. Yes, a week ago. It smelled lovely, but didn’t look quite ready yet. I set it on the counter with the bananas to ripen and this weekend, ah […]


Cranberry Bacon Pecan Goat Cheese Salad

Cranberry Bacon Pecan Goat Cheese Salad ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Salad #Recipe

with goat cheese crumbles & a creamy pomegranate red wine poppy seed dressing This is an adaptation from one of my favorite restaurants. I like the restaurant because it’s downtown, overlooking the river, it’s got a lovely woodsy atmosphere, a fairly adventurous menu, and an eco-conscious attitude. On Friday, my friend and I were planning on […]


White Chocolate Orange Marmalade Scones

White Chocolate Orange Marmalade Scones ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #scones #recipe

Some days I wake up and I just want to make scones. This was a wake-up-Saturday-morning-and-I-want-scones kinda recipe. I had some candied kumquats in my fridge that I want to make good use of. I’m trying to make a better effort of using things up before I make more, so … I decided to use […]


Blood Orange & Avocado Salad

Blood Orange & Avocado Salad with Spiced Honey Yogurt Dressing ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #healthy #salad #recipe

with goat cheese crumbles, toasted almonds, sesame seeds and a spiced honey yogurt dressing The New Year is here and the cold season has struck me down … it’s time for me to lighten up and eat something beautiful to help get me healthy again. I stopped at the grocery store on the way back […]


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 […]


Pumpkin Orange Cranberry Bread

Pumpkin Orange Cranberry Bread ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #quickbread #recipe

I decided I needed to do another version of pumpkin bread, because I had a partially-used can of pumpkin in my fridge. And also because I also had some Orange Shandy in my beer fridge that I really didn’t want to drink. I’m more of a dark, hoppy beer drinker. Fruity beers belong in food. […]


Honey Orange Sesame Chicken

Honey Orange Sesame Chicken

Inspired by Knead to Cook and Picture the Recipe When I saw Robin at Knead to Cook‘s recipe for Honey Sesame Chicken in the crockpot, I knew immediately that I wanted to make it. My kids always order sesame chicken when we get Chinese takeout. Of course the sesame chicken we get from there is fried […]


Cara Cara Orange Chicken Goat Cheese Salad

Cara Cara Orange Chicken Goat Cheese Salad with Butter Rum Sweet Spiced Pecans

with Butter Rum Sweet Spiced Pecans and a Maple Ginger Citrus Yogurt Dressing This is the kind of salad that warms your heart and your spirit in the midst of winter. Topped with hot chicken and juicy oranges, goat cheese and sweet spiced pecans, then drizzled with a gingery sweet yogurt dressing, it was just […]


Hot Sweet Brandied Citrus Tea

Hot Sweet Brandied Citrus Tea ~ from Sumptuous Spoonfuls #hot #cocktail #recipe

A hot, relaxing cocktail made with herbal orange tea, brandy and kumquat syrup. The perfect nightcap on a cold winter’s night. I used to have a glass of wine before going to bed. It’s a habit that helps relax me so I can get to sleep faster. But one night I was chilled and decided […]


Tropical Kiwi Monster Protein Kale Smoothie

Tropical Kiwi Monster Protein Kale Smoothie

This morning I woke up at about 8 am and thought to myself “I am going to go to yoga at 9”. This doesn’t leave me much time, of course, to do my do my normal morning rituals … I did fit in a few minutes to check facebook and a cup of chai, but […]


Ginger Rhubarb Sauce

Ginger Rhubarb Sauce

I picked a big bunch of rhubarb when I went to visit my mom on Mother’s Day. She has these two huge rhubarb plants that always yield way more than you could ever eat. You can eat rhubarb to your heart’s content and still have more. The funny thing is even as much as I […]

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