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Posts tagged “Tomato

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 […]


Pepperoni Soup with Zucchini & Kale

Pepperoni Soup with Zucchini, Kale & Homemade Croutons ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Pepperoni #Pizza #Soup #recipe

Adapted from MyRecipes A hearty meaty soup that tastes kinda like Pepperoni Pizza in soup form. It’s topped with homemade croutons and melty cheese, with a tomato base and onions, bell peppers, mushrooms, zucchini and kale thrown in to round out the meal. It’s an entire meal in a bowl! You’ll feel good about serving […]


Bacon Spinach Mushroom Quinoa Pie

with fresh cherry tomatoes and smoked cheddar swiss cheese A hearty, healthy egg-y breakfast pie with a quinoa “crust”, topped with sauteed mushrooms, spinach, a smoky mix of cheeses and fresh tomatoes. I came up with this idea one day when I had (all said ingredients) hanging around in my kitchen. The quinoa was a […]


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 […]


Spicy West African Fried Rice

Spicy West African Fried Rice ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #rice #recipe

Have you heard of Jollof? I hadn’t either … until last week when our HR director at work announced a new employee was starting and one of the questions they always ask a new employee is “what is your favorite food?” Usually the answer is pizza or steak or something else I’ve heard a bazillion […]


Bacon Mushroom Roasted Tomato Breakfast Salad

Bacon Mushroom Roasted Tomato Breakfast Salad ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #breakfast #recipe

It was the middle of sugar season (a.k.a., December) … you know that time of year when every time you walk into the break room at work, there are more goodies. And then there are lots of parties with TONS of food, lots of drinks and oh so much fun. You can’t help but indulge […]


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 […]


Venison (or Beef) Shawarma

Venison (or Beef) Shawarma ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Lebanese #Gyro #Taco #recipe

with lemon tahini yogurt sauce  … adapted from Mama’s Lebanese Cuisine If you remember the movie The Avengers, they were talking about Shawarma throughout the movie and if you stayed until the very end, you got to see the super heroes going to the local shawarma restaurant (in full costume) for dinner. That scene intrigued […]


Spinach Mushroom Breakfast Scramble

Spinach Mushroom Breakfast Scramble ~Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #healthy #delicious #breakfast #recipe

I am a huge fan of omelets and frittatas, but they take time and effort … and usually they contain lots of eggs and a lesser amount of toppings. And personally, I want more of the good stuff and less of the boring stuff. Not saying eggs are boring … because I really love eggs, […]


Spinach Artichoke Sun-dried Tomato Pizza

Spinach Artichoke Sun-dried Tomato Pizza ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #pizza #recipe

I created this pizza back when we did our grilled pizza workshop at work … I had tons of toppings and sauce options and everyone created their own pizza. This is what I had for lunch that day. And because it was so good, I put it on the menu for our Wine & Design […]


Smoky Supper Soup

Smoky Supper Soup ~ A hearty meal in a bowl, with a nice smoky flavor from grilling the veggies ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #soup #recipe

Adapted from Fountain Avenue Kitchen My friend Ann at Fountain Avenue Kitchen is an endless source of recipe inspiration for me. She and I are totally foodie sisters … and when I saw this recipe from her, with a fresh eggplant from my mom’s garden in my fridge, I just knew I had to make […]


Cheese Bliss Spinach Salad

Cheese Bliss Spinach Salad ~ Marinated cheeses on a bed of fresh spinach with avocado, onion, fresh tomato, toasted walnuts, bacon (optional) and a basil sun dried tomato dressing. It''s pure bliss in salad form!

A delightful salad that starts with a bed of baby spinach, topped with several marinated cheeses, avocado, a few sweet onions, toasted walnuts, fresh tomato and a creamy basil sun dried tomato dressing. If you want, add a little bacon too, because yeah, bacon. I made 5 different marinated cheeses for Wine & Design this […]


Sherried Tomato Basil Soup

Sherried Tomato Basil Soup with Marinated Feta ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #tomato #soup #recipe

with marinated feta Tomato soup is one of those things I want to make every year. I was a little worried this year because of yoga teacher training … I haven’t had time to visit my parents like I normally do in August, which is where I usually get my ample supply of garden tomatoes. […]


Zucchini Bruschetta

Zucchini Bruschetta ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #lowcarb #glutenfree #appetizer #recipe

Adapted oh so slightly from The Dinner Mom A low-carb yet delicious version of bruschetta with zucchini rounds stepping in for the bread. Yes, my friends, zucchini is your friend! I freaking adore bruschetta, but I’ve kind of mostly given up bread, not because I’m gluten free or anything, but I notice that when I […]


Beef Bruschetta Buddha Bowl

Beef Bruschetta Buddha Bowl ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #dinnerinabowl #recipe

Beef (or venison) slow cooked in juices until fall-apart tender, served on a bed of spinach with a bruschetta tomato mixture, farro, and crumbled feta cheese. Drizzled with bacon ranch dressing on at the end for even more flavor, this pretty buddha bowl is full of colors, flavors, protein and, as any good buddha bowl […]


Corned Beef & Cabbage Salad

Corned Beef & Cabbage Salad w Roasted Cauliflower and Creamy Dijon Dressing ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Irish #Salad #Recipe

with roasted cauliflower, blue potatoes, Kerrygold Dubliner cheese and a creamy horseradish dijon dressing Strips of lean corned beef on top of a bed of spinach with crispy cabbage, roasted cauliflower, creamy Irish cheese and juicy tomatoes, with a creamy horseradish dijon dressing for drizzling. My dad’s a big hunter … well, actually I have […]


Spicy Turkey Nacho Soup

Spicy Turkey Nacho Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cheesy #Mexican #soup #recipe

A creamy, cheesy Tex Mex-style nacho soup loaded with leftover turkey (or chicken), black beans, corn, onions, tomatoes, pepper and cilantro. Serve with crunchy corn chips, cheese and a few fresh cilantro leaves on top. It’s the day after Thanksgiving and it’s time for turkey soup! I always seem to crave Mexican food after Thanksgiving. […]


Smoky Romesco Sauce {Gluten Free & Whole30}

Smoky Romesco Sauce (Gluten free & Whole 30) ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #healthy #sauce #recipe

The idea for re-making my beloved Romesco sauce recipe came to me when I was having a conversation with a friend who is on the Whole 30 challenge (except I think her challenge is for 90 days … ). She said to me the thing she misses the most is sauces. My brain was saying […]


Roasted Tomato Red Pepper Bisque

Roasted Tomato Red Pepper Bisque ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #tomato #redpepper #soup #recipe

Adapted heavily from Girl Gone Gourmet A sweet and savory soup to soothe your soul. Heirloom tomatoes are roasted with mini sweet peppers, carrot, onion and garlic to soften and intensify their natural flavors. The soup is then cooked and pureed with fresh herbs, a little light cream and Greek cream cheese. The result is as […]


Cardamom Curry Eggplant Tomato Soup

Cardamom Curry Eggplant Tomato Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #hearty #healthy #spicy #soup #recipe

Can soup be sexy? I think this one is. Silky and velvety, rich and lightly spicy and laced with exotic flavors, this curried eggplant tomato soup is so enticing, I found myself licking the bowl to get every last drop. Can you tell I’m a little smitten with this soup? I came up with the idea after […]


Cheesy Seafood Kale Stuffed Eggplant

Cheesy Seafood Kale Stuffed Eggplant ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #seafood #stuffed #eggplant #recipe

In her garden, my mom plants these gorgeous eggplant that are light purple/white and shaped like a globe.  Every time she gives me one, I think it really is perfect for stuffing. It’s just the right size. This time she gave me THREE of them and I was sooooo happy. (Eggplant make me a little […]


Fermented Heirloom Tomato Salsa

Last month I convinced my parents to come down to visit me. I know they are busy with all of their garden things and grandchildren things and their projects, but I needed their help. They also brought me a big box of lovely veggies from their garden and Dad brought me a container of his fermented […]


Tomato Basil Upside Down Focaccia

Tomato Basil Upside Down Focaccia ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cheesy #onion #tomato #focaccia #recipe

Inspired by Ally’s Kitchen Think bruschetta baked right into focaccia … with cheese and sauteed onion. It’s a little like a pizza, but in an upside-down cake sort of way. It’s a delightful savory, yeasted upside down cake with focaccia stepping in to replace the cake batter. It could be a show-stealing appetizer, a snack, […]

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