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Lemony Asparagus & Kale Quinoa

Lemony Asparagus & Kale Quinoa with Feta & Pecans ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #quinoa #asparagus #recipe

with toasted pecans and crumbled feta Sweet spring asparagus nicely contrasts with the light bitterness of kale and a nutty chewy quinoa. A bright and lively lemon olive oil dressing brings out the best of both veggies. It’s all topped with salty marinated feta cheese crumbles and crunchy toasted pecans. Serve it warm, as a side or […]


Autumn Butternut Cranberry Quinoa

Autumn Butternut Cranberry Quinoa with Shaved Brussels Sprouts ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #holiday #recipe

with shaved brussel sprouts, pomegranate seeds, toasted walnuts, pomegranate seeds and crumbled feta cheese All the tastes and colors of autumn in one beautiful, delicious dish. Sweet butternut squash, tart chewy dried cranberries, nutty quinoa, and vibrant brussel sprouts topped with toasted walnuts, juicy pomegranate seeds,  and creamy feta cheese crumbles — this dish has it […]


Cranberry Kale Quinoa Salad

Cranberry Kale Quinoa Salad ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #holiday #salad #recipe

with pomegranate seeds, blue cheese crumbles, toasted pecans & bacon and (optional) a maple balsamic vinaigrette A perfect mix of tastes and textures in a bowl of beauty that’s a feast for the eyes … nutty quinoa with the sweet tart of the cranberries and pomegranate arils, crunchy pecans, creamy blue cheese and salty bacon. […]


Roasted Mushroom Kale Quinoa Salad

Roasted Mushroom Kale Quinoa Salad with blue cheese crumbles & toasted walnuts ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #mushroom #kale #quinoa

with blue cheese crumbles and toasted walnuts I wasn’t sure whether to call this a salad or a pilaf. I guess if you eat it cold, it’s a salad. If you eat it warm, it’s a pilaf, right? Or maybe it’s a skillet casserole? It can be a side dish … or a delicious meatless meal. […]


Cheesy Bacon Zucchini Pie

Cheesy Bacon Zucchini Pie ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #zucchini #egg #pie #recipe

A melty cheesy pie made with zucchini, bacon, onion, garlic and eggs. Enjoy it for breakfast, or brunch, or dinner, or anytime! I made a full cup of millet when I made the veggie-licious millet cakes, mostly because I’ve never tried making anything with millet and I was curious what else I could do with […]


Basil Spinach & Corn Quinoa

Basil Spinach & Corn Quinoa ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #vegetarian #glutenfree #quinoa #recipe

I just adore the nutty chewiness that is quinoa. It’s like nothing else … and it’s so wonderfully healthy and good for you too! I had some cooked quinoa in my fridge that needed sprucing up and some fresh spinach that needed to be used quickly, so I grabbed a few of my favorite ingredients […]


Ham & Asparagus Breakfast Quinoa

Ham & Asparagus Breakfast QUinoa ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cheesy #breakfast #quinoa #egg #recipe

Cheesy goodness, the nutty quinoa goes so perfectly with the roasted asparagus and salty ham. Add an egg with that delightful runny yolk and it’s breakfast heaven (if you ask me). The asparagus is almost done and I don’t want it to go … I know, I could still buy some from the store, but […]


Swiss Cheeseburger Stuffed Mushrooms

Swiss Cheeseburger Stuffed Mushrooms ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #mushroom #swiss #burger #appetizer

Think mushroom swiss burger in bite-size form. These juicy little bites are so pretty and fun to serve and they taste just like mushroom swiss burgers! I mixed some quinoa and spinach into the lean burger meat so they are healthy too. The ketchup, mustard, and onion are mixed into the meat too. We had our Easter […]


Tomato Basil Quinoa Scrambled Eggs

Tomato Basil Quinoa Scrambled Eggs with Kale ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #eggs #kale #breakfast #recipe

with kale … because why not put quinoa in your scrambled eggs? I had some quinoa in my fridge that I intended to use for a pilaf with some salmon for dinner, but then plans changed and I ended up going to my friend’s house for dinner. And then the next day, I was hungry […]


Spinach Quinoa Stuffed Mushrooms

Spinach Quinoa Stuffed Mushrooms ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #healthy #stuffed #mushrooms #recipe

Inspired by Lauren Kelly Nutrition Mushrooms and I are hanging out a lot together lately. I’ve always, always loved mushrooms, but I kind of neglected them in years past as my kids aren’t mushroom eaters, so anything I make with mushrooms is purely for my own satisfaction. However, since I started trying to lose weight, I […]


Spinach & Mushroom Breakfast Quinoa

Spinach & Mushroom Breakfast Quinoa ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cheesy #breakfast #quinoa #recipe

A hot, healthy, hearty, satisfying breakfast that comes together in minutes if you have pre-cooked quinoa in your fridge. It was my friend Ann at Fountain Avenue Kitchen that introduced me to the concept of breakfast quinoa. It’s a marvelous thing … quinoa makes such a perfect base for a fried egg. Quinoa is such […]


Beefy Quinoa Taco Stuffed Peppers

Beefy Quinoa Taco Stuffed Peppers ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Healthy #Dinner #Recipe

A hearty meal stuffed into a healthy pepper! Beefy taco meat, corn, queso, cilantro and quinoa stuffed into fresh bell pepper halves. Use a spicy large pepper in place of the bells if you want to kick it up a bit. I was lucky enough to inherit some of the gorgeous bell peppers from my mom […]


Zucchini Tagliatelle w Mushrooms, Cheesy Quinoa & Egg

Zucchini Taglietelle with Wild Mushroom, Cheesy Quinoa & Egg ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #healthy #breakfast #morel #mushroom #recipe

I needed a hearty, healthy breakfast and a zucchini noodle dish topped with cheesy quinoa with egg came to mind. Zucchini noodles (aka “Zoodles”) always seem to be in a spaghetti sort of noodle shape, which is way fun, but there are other blades on my spiralizer, and I thought I ought to try a […]


Mushroom Asparagus Quinoa Quiche Cups

Mushroom Asparagus Quinoa Quiche Cups

These healthy little egg and veggie muffin-lings are a perfect make-ahead for breakfast on the go. They reheat quickly in the microwave, just 30 sec – 1 minute, and are nicely portable. You can eat them with a fork or as finger food. They are high in protein and fiber and help you get some […]


Minted Moroccan Quinoa Pilaf

Minted Moroccan Quinoa Pilaf ~ Sumtpuous Spoonfuls #healthy #exotic #Mediterranean #pilaf #recipe

I’m so excited, you guys! Tomorrow I’ll be sharing with you a review of a cookbook written by one of my very favorite foodie friends. I’m sure you’ve seen many others reviewing her cookbook lately. She is well loved by sooo many food bloggers and her adventurous dishes are incredibly popular. I hear her cookbook […]


Turkey Quinoa Brussel Sprout Casserole

Turkey Quinoa Brussel Sprout Casserole with Mushrooms, Smoked Gouda & Bacon ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #comfortfood #leftovers #recipe

A creamy, luscious, yet healthy turkey casserole with mushrooms, smoked Gouda cheese, quinoa, and a bit of bacon. Even though my dad made a 17-pound bird, there really wasn’t much turkey left after our crowd got done eating this Thanksgiving. I was warned that I couldn’t take too much–and I didn’t. Just a small container […]


Mexican Breakfast Quinoa

Mexican Breakfast Quinoa ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #healthy #quick #Mexican #breakfast

One more for Cinco de Mayo: a simple breakfast  quinoa with Mexican flair. I had this for breakfast yesterday while I was working on that Cinco de Mayo collection. It was a grab-things-out-of-the-fridge-and-throw-them-together kinda breakfast, but you know, sometimes that yields the best results! This tasted so good, I inhaled it and was looking at […]


Double Chocolate Raspberry Quinoa Muffins

Double Chocolate Raspberry Quinoa Muffins ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #quinoa #recipe

Adapted from Lauren Kelly, Certified Nutritionist Dense, chocolate muffins with a hint of fresh raspberry, made healthier with the addition of quinoa. Quinoa is a wonder seed, full of fiber and protein … often thought of as a grain, but it’s not really. I love the nutty, chewy texture of quinoa when I’m cooking. It’s […]


Chocolate Almond Quinoa Cake

Chocolate Almond Quinoa Cake ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #flourless #cake #recipe

Adapted just very slightly from The Daring Gourmet As soon as I saw the photos of this gorgeous cake from The Daring Gourmet, I wanted it. I decided this would be my birthday cake this year. Since I was sick on my birthday, it was a week later before I finally had enough energy to […]


Mushroom Quinoa Egg & Cheese Puffs

Mushroom Quinoa Egg & Cheese Puffs ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #appetizer #recipe

I have re-discovered quinoa, a long-lost love that was hiding away in my cupboard. I pulled it out to make myself a cake for my birthday, and then, once I’d made it and tasted it, now I’ve fallen in love with it all over again … Today has been a day of relaxation and play […]


Ham & Spinach Quinoa Frittata

Ham & Spinach Skillet Quinoa Frittata ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #egg #recipe

with fontina & sharp cheddar cheeses This is what happens when you’ve cooked up some quinoa for a quinoa chocolate cake for your (belated) birthday (gift to yourself because being sick on your birthday SUCKED), but you find yourself hungry right in the middle of cooking the quinoa and you realize that you have plenty […]


40 Healthier Holiday Appetizers

40 Healthier Holiday Appetizers (and why they're better for you)

… and why they’re good for you! It’s almost Christmas and everywhere I look lately, there is sugar! It’s taken over the Internet, my workplace, my kitchen, my gifts (yes, I confess, I’m giving away lots of sugar this year). For a while I fell victim to the sugar-devil, reveling in baking and melting chocolate, […]


Asian Ginger Garlic Zucchini Beef Sliders

Asian Garlic Zucchini Beef Sliders ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #sliders #recipe

Highly adapted from All Recipes. These little munchie burger-lings are a little deceiving … they look like hamburgers … and so they are … but they have all the flavors of Asia packed inside them, plus a couple veggies hiding inside there. They have a touch of spicy heat, garlic, and freshly grated ginger. The […]


Quinoa Chorizo Stuffed Bell Peppers

Quinoa Chorizo Stuffed Bell Peppers ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #stuffed #pepper #recipe

Slightly adapted from Cooking Planit So this is the other recipe I made yesterday with my Cooking Planit App. I deviated from the recipe and made a gluten free version and it made me feel all rebellious and crazy, like I was forging my own trail. But you know what? In the end, when I […]

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