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Posts tagged “Pineapple

Rainbow Fruit & Spinach Salad

Rainbow Fruit & Spinach Salad w Honey Ginger Lime Dressing ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #salad #recipe

with Honey Ginger Lime Dressing A rainbow of fruit (strawberries, mangoes, pineapple, red grapes and blueberries) served over a bed of spinach with crunchy toasted walnuts, creamy goat cheese and a honey ginger lime dressing. This salad came about because I suggested for my daughter’s birthday party that we make fruit kebabs. And she loved that […]


How to make a WINEapple

How to make a WINEapple ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Chocolate #Wine #Pineapple

What is a WINEapple? It’s a pineapple made out of chocolate truffles and wine  … a gift from my kids for my birthday this year. I don’t know which of them thought of the idea but they were super excited to make this for me, a combination of two of my very favorite things. They […]


Piña Colada Bread Pudding Cupcakes

Piña Colada Bread Pudding Cupcakes ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #pineapple #coconut #breadpudding #recipe

This is where bread pudding and Piña Coladas collide … in a beautiful, little cupcake form. This recipe was born when I had too many Hawaiian buns left after the summer bash at Little Cellar Wine Company / Coffea last month. The buns turned slightly hard after a bit, so my kids wouldn’t eat them, but they still […]


Pineapple Blueberry Cloud Parfaits

Pineapple Blueberry Cloud Parfaits ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #light #fruity #summer #dessert #recipe

This is the quintessential summertime dessert! Light and fruity, with a creamy yogurt mascarpone mousse … it tastes decadent and luscious … add candied almond slices on top for a delightful crunch that contrasts perfectly with the rest of the tastes and textures. My uncle was in town this weekend … my aunt who just moved here recently […]


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 […]


Hawaiian Mojito

Hawaiian Mojito ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #tropical #cocktail #recipe #coconut #lime

When I first made that fabulous coconut pineapple mixer to make my Hawaiian Fizz cocktail, I didn’t realize just how MUCH mixer it makes! I made drinks for everyone at my Hawaiian Luau cooking class, but still I had a lot left. I made Hawaiian fizzes for my yoga friends and still I had more. […]


Pineapple Mango Pina Colada

Pineapple Mango Pina Colada ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #creamy #tropical #cocktail #recipe

It’s National Pina Colada Day today! Since I still have some of that coconut pineapple mixer on hand from making the Hawaiian Fizz cocktails, I just HAD to celebrate with a good frosty frozen pina colada. It has been so many years since I had a pina colada, I forgot how much I love them … […]


Hawaiian Lava Flow Cocktail

Hawaiian Lava Flow Cocktail ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #frozen #tropical #Hawaiian #cocktail #recipe

My friend Melissa from ChinDeep turned me on to this cocktail. She messaged me on facebook and asked me if I’d tried it … so I googled it and found loads of images of beautiful tropical fruity cocktails. I was mesmerized … must. try. this. drink! I’m so glad I’ve made it to my weight […]


Mango Pork Salad in a Jar

Mango Pork Salad in a Jar with blueberry goat cheese, toasted walnuts, cucumbers & a fiery grilled pineapple vinaigrette ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #portable #dinner #salad #recipe

with blueberry goat cheese, walnuts (or macadamias), cucumbers and a fiery grilled pineapple vinaigrette I made this salad a couple times … the first time for my yoga friends, in quart-size mason jars. This time I made the salads with mango and strawberries (because I happened to have strawberries that needed using and mangos have been […]


Hawaiian Fizz

Hawaiian Fizz ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cocktail #mocktail #coconut #pineapple #drink #recipe

A cool, refreshing tropical fizzy beverage with the flavors of coconut, pineapple and a hint of lime. Make it a cocktail by adding a shot of coconut rum, or leave it non-alcoholic and let it be your kids’ favorite sipper this summer. While cruising the interwebs for luau recipes, I ran across a drink called a Hawaiian […]


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, […]


Fiery Roasted Pineapple Vinaigrette

Fiery Roasted Pineapple Vinaigrette ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #hot #spicy #pineapple #vinaigrette #recipe

Adapted from The Suburban Soapbox This was one of those recipes that I was intrigued with from the moment I saw it … being a pepper-head and with a total love for pineapple, I could only imagine how good this would be. As usual, I couldn’t help but mess with the recipe … I wanted […]


Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal

Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #carrotcake #dessertforbreakfast #healthy #breakfast #recipe

Adapted from A Mindfull Mom At work this year, they started a new Nutrition program. The first quarter we had to keep track of what we ate for a week. This quarter, they upped the requirements–you have to track your food and water intake for 3 weeks and change one meal per day. I looked […]


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. […]


Pineapple Bacon Meatball Kebabs

Pineapple Bacon Meatball Kebabs with Spicy Maple Dijon Dipping Sauce ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #grilled #meat #recipe

with Spicy Maple Dijon Dipping Sauce After months of sub-zero temps and biting wind chills, the temperature FINALLY warmed up to 60 last weekend. It felt SO wonderful to get outside, I just had to fire up the grill. I had a plan: I was going to make Billionaire Burgers. You’ve heard of Billionaire meatloaf, […]


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 […]


Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Pizza

Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Pizza ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #pizza #recipe

I’ve had pizza on my mind lately … it didn’t help when I had a pizza party on facebook and was flooded with beautiful pizza recipes that just made me want homemade pizza all the more. So the very first homemade meal I made when we got home from vacation was a pizza … on […]


Maple Cinnamon Grilled Peaches &/or Pineapple

Maple Cinnamon Grilled Peaches &/or Pineapple ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #grilled #dessert #recipe

If you’ve never had grilled peaches before, you are in for a treat. This super-simple method for preparing grilled peaches and pineapple (and other fruit) elevates a simple fruit to fabulous dessert status. It doesn’t take long either … if you’re grilling dinner anyway, you can toss the fruit on at the end of the […]


Grilled Honey Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken

Grilled Honey Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #chicken #recipe

Do you ever get tired of making the same old same old on the grill? Yeah, that was me the other night. I wanted to grill something a little different, but then again, not TOO far from normal so my daughter would still eat it. I decided it was time for some grilled fruit with […]


Apple Grilled Walleye with Smoky Pineapple Salsa

Apple Grilled Walleye with Smoky Pineapple Salsa ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #fish #recipe

Grilling walleye and other tender fish can be tricky because they are so delicate. They tend to fall apart easily, so you can’t really set them directly on the grill, and there’s a danger of the fish drying out. This fish is grilled on a bed of apple “planks”, which protects the tender fish from […]


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 […]

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