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Posts tagged “Pine nuts

Shrimp & Roasted Asparagus Salad

Shrimp & Roasted Asparagus Salad w/Feta, Pine Nuts & Lemon Avocado Crema ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #shrimp #asparagus #dinner #recipe

with marinated feta, toasted pinons (Pine nuts) and lemon avocado crema A super simple, yet super scrumptious, easy summer meal that’s on the table in about 30 minutes. Faster than take-out and oh so much better (and better for you)! I first made this salad a little over a month ago. back when my daughter’s […]


Shrimp & Avocado Salad

Shrimp & Avocado Salad with Japanese Yum Yum Sauce ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #dinner #salad #recipe

with Japanese Yum Yum Sauce Fresh shrimp with creamy avocado along with several other crunchy, colorful veggies, drizzled with Japanese Yum Yum Sauce, topped with fresh cilantro and toasted pine nuts, served with a wedge of lemon for squeezing over top. This is one of those “toss together” kinda salads, because I was starving for something […]


Turmeric Roasted Eggplant & Chickpea Salad

Turmeric Roasted Eggplant & Chickpea Salad ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #deconstructed #hummus #salad #eattherainbow

with a rainbow of colorful veggies, feta cheese, toasted pine nuts (pinons) & a cucumber tahini yogurt dressing. It’s like hummus, deconstructed, in salad form, with extra color, feta and a little crunch. Mom and Dad gave me a big beautiful eggplant from their garden the last time I saw them and despite all the […]


Spicy Pineapple Mango Chicken Salad

Spicy Pineapple Mango Chicken Salad with Fiery Roasted Pineapple Vinaigrette ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #tropical #hot #chicken #salad #recipe

inspired by The Suburban Soapbox Who says salad has to be boring? Heat up your taste buds with this Caribbean-inspired salad featuring pineapple chicken, mango, pineapple, avocado, sweet onion, blue cheese crumbles, pinons and a fiery roasted pineapple vinaigrette. The gorgeous “props” for these photos were my birthday present from my boyfriend … that man has such good taste, […]


Spinach Artichoke Chicken Salad

Spinach Artichoke Chicken Salad with Bacon, Feta, Pinons & a Sundried Tomato Ranch Dressing ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #chicken #artichoke #salad #recipe

with bacon, toasted pinons, feta crumbles and a sundried tomato ranch dressing A phenomenal salad with fresh spinach, martinated artichoke hearts, crispy chicken, juicy ripe tomatoes, crispy bacon, toasted pinons, crumbled feta cheese and a sun-dried tomato ranch dressing. Oh it was a GOOD day today! I woke up LATE … lazed around in bed because it […]


Carrot Lime Salad & a Cookbook Review

Carrot-Lime-Salad-with-Cilantro-Basil-&-Pine-Nuts

I’m venturing out into new salad territory … thanks to a new cookbook I received in the mail to review. My friend Sonali at The Foodie Physician asked if I’d be willing to do a review for The Complete Book of Raw Food cookbook. I thought about it for a moment and then I said, […]


Creamy Cucumber Avocado Pasta Sauce

Creamy Cucumber Avocado Pasta Sauce ~ super simple sauce that tastes like summer! from Sumptuous Spoonfuls

Adapted from The Simple Veganista A fresh, quick, no-cook lemony sauce for pasta that tastes like summer. So welcome in the midst of the cold, gray winter when my spirits and the outdoor temperatures are low and I start to wonder what summer looks like. I swear, every year, I trudge on through life, but […]


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 […]


Fairy Tale Purple Pesto

Purple Pesto

My mother grows both green and purple basil every year. This year she gave me a purple basil plant. Mine grew to about 6 inches tall, enough to snip off a couple leaves or sprigs here and there to season a dish. Her basil plant grew to the size of a bush. If you don’t […]


Peach Berry Prosciutto Pesto Pizza

Peach Berry Prosciutto Pesto Pizza

with Gorgonzola, Mozzarella & Havarti Cheeses My friends told me about this Peach Pizza they’ve been making that they just LOVE … so of course I had to try it. Last night the crazy wind we’ve been having finally died down enough to light up the grill so my daughter and I decided we should […]


Rosemary Cucumber Barley Lentil Salad

Rosemary Cucumber Barley Lentil Salad

The idea of a chopped cucumber salad with rosemary popped into my head the other day. I had some cucumber I bought for my daughter, but she hasn’t shown much interest in eating them lately, so I decided to go ahead and use them up. I cooked up some barley and red lentils to go […]


Asparagus Pesto Rotini with Shrimp & ‘Shrooms

Asparagus Pesto Rotini with Shrimp & Mushrooms

So of course I had to make some pasta with my new love: Asparagus White Bean Pesto! I tossed in some fresh shelf mushrooms my dad gave me, but you can use any mushrooms of your choosing. I chose Rotini because the ridges in the little swirly pasta will “catch” the pesto nicely, so it won’t […]


Fiesta in a Bowl! Black Bean & Corn Salad

black-bean-corn-salad with tequila lime vinaigrette

with Tequila Lime Vinaigrette Usually I have a lot to say about a recipe, but today I’m rushing through lunch and need to get back to work. I just have a whole lot of sweet corn from my mom and dad I need to use up and a black bean and corn salad seemed like […]

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