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Posts tagged “Vegan

Sunflower Dill Pesto

Sunflower Dill Pesto ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #dill #pesto #recipe #glutenfree #dairyfree #nutfree

I learn the most amazing things from vegetarians. I don’t know what it is about them, but vegetarians seem to have a streak of culinary creativity that is just pure genius. Perhaps it’s because they’ve removed meat from the equation so they have to find other means to add deliciousness to their meals … I’m […]


Spicy Cilantro Lime Pesto w Cashews

Spicy Cilantro Lime Pesto with Cashews ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cilantro #pesto #recipe

Who says basil should get all the pesto glory? I love to mix up pestos with all sorts of other fresh herbs … and cilantro has to be my #1 favorite. This zesty pesto goes well in anything Mexican: salsas, enchilada sauce, rice, beans … or slather it on chicken, fish, steak, burgers, quesadillas … it’s […]


Chipotle Cowboy Caviar

Chipotle Cowboy Caviar ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cowboy #caviar #recipe

Recently we had our annual United Way fundraising drive at work. Our CEO came around and talked to us personally, at each team in the company, to challenge us to increase our donation this year by $2 per week. Being the analytical type of person that I am, I did the math. $2 per week […]


Asian Quick Pickled Veggies

Asian Quick Pickled Veggies ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #Asian #refrigerator #pickles #recipe

Adapted from Canning and Cooking at Home Slightly sweet (and spicy if add a few hot peppers to the mix), these Asian-style refrigerator pickles are so simple to make! No need to can, just heat and stir together the vinegar, sugar, & salt and pour them over the veggies, then refrigerate. (You don’t even have […]


Grilled Chipotle Walnut Salsa

Grilled Chipotle Walnut Salsa ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #spicy #smoky #salsa #recipe

A smoky salsa made on the grill! While you’re grilling up your meat, pop some tomatoes, garlic, onion and peppers on the fire as well and make yourself a spicy smoky good salsa, perfect for dipping or for spooning over your eggs in the morning. This beautiful deep red smoky grilled salsa is marvelous in breakfast burritos, […]


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 […]


Perfect Sushi Rice

Perfect Sushi Rice ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #sticky #sushi #rice #recipe

Adapted just slightly from Alton Brown When I first started considering making sushi, I knew the first thing I needed to get right was the rice. The Basmati rice that we love so much just wasn’t going to work for this purpose. So I did some research and found a good sushi rice … and then I […]


Nepalese Cauliflower Curry {Misayeko Tarkari}

Nepalese Cauliflower Curry {Misayeko Tarkari} ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Nepal #Cauliflower #Vegetarian #Curry #recipe

It’s hard to explain all the sensory satisfaction you get from this eating dish–it has a little creaminess, a little exotic spice, a tingle of heat that dances on your tongue, a touch of sweetness and so many wonderful textures and flavors all mingling together beautifully. The color is so vibrant too, it’s even a […]


Barley Lentil Harissa Veggie Stew

Barley Lentil Harissa Veggie Stew ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #vegetable #stew #recipe #glutenfree #vegetarian

Do you have a kinder, more adaptable friend in the food world than soup? Who soothes you when you are ill? Who refuses to leave you when you are impoverished and stretches its resources to give a hearty sustenance and cheer? Who warms you in the winter and cools you in the summer? Yet who […]


Spicy Asian Sriracha Green Beans

Spicy Asian Sriracha Green Beans ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #fiery #healthy #sidedish #recipe

Adapted from To Simply Inspire Do you ever get bored with vegetables? I have been eating lots and lots and lots of veggies lately (did I mention I’m on a serious new health kick?), and frankly, I was getting a little bored and wanting more flavor, more fire, more excitement in my vegetables. Then I ran across […]


Hurts so Good 3-Pepper Heirloom Salsa

Hurts so Good 3-Pepper Heirloom Tomato Salsa ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #spicy #hot #salsa #recipe

Mixing three hot peppers along with low-acid heirloom tomatoes makes for a hot, spicy salsa that lingers on your tongue, clears out your sinuses and yes, hurts just a little (in a good sort of way). You can adjust up or down the amount of peppers that you use to control the heat to your […]


Asparagus Dill Hummus

Asparagus Dill Hummus Recipe ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #healthy #asparagus #hummus #recipe

I had just a little bit of asparagus left … most years I have it in plenty because my parents have a HUGE asparagus bed and they have way more than they can eat, but this year was different. The asparagus was late, and not as abundant as usual, and then my parents left on […]


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 […]


Hearty Romesco Mixed Bean Soup

Hearty Romesco Mixed Bean Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cureforthespringblues #soup #recipe

April is such an emotional month in my part of the world. By “emotional”, I mean ups and downs in weather are so totally unpredictable and wild. One day might be perfectly beautiful, sunny and 72 and the next night you might be digging your winter coat out because it’s going to get down into […]


Peanut Butter Chocolate Baked Oatmeal

Peanut Butter Chocolate Baked Oatmeal ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cookie #bakedoatmeal #breakfast #recipe

Adapted only just very slightly from Lauren Kelly, Nutritionist This baked oatmeal is like a giant oatmeal cookie laced with peanut butter and chocolate. What could be better, or more comforting, for breakfast? My friend Lauren Kelly and I (and about a zillion other people) share a mutual love. We’re both head-over-heels in love with anything peanut butter […]


Classic Creamy Hummus – 2 Ways

Classic Creamy Hummus ~ 2 Ways Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #delicious #hummus #recipe #pickyourflavor

This post is for those of you who buy hummus at the store. I used to do that. I was convinced there was no way I could make hummus that tastes that good. But after a little trial and error, I discovered that I CAN make that hummus–for a fraction of what the pre-made stuff costs and […]


Curried Red Lentil Apple Soup

Curried Red Lentil Apple Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #autumn #lentil #apple #soup #recipe

Adapted from Avocado Pesto A lovely curried lentil soup with a hint of sweet/tart apple and just a bit of heat, enough to make it lightly tingle on your tongue. The texture of the soup is soft, smooth and delicate. This month at work, they are doing a series of “fun Fridays” and one of […]


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 […]


Smoky Red Pepper Cashew Cream Sauce

Smoky Red Pepper Cashew Cream Sauce ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #sauce #recipe

I have seen many cashew cream sauces on vegan sites and was always curious to know what a cashew cream sauce actually tastes like. So when I found myself with a collection of beautiful peppers from my mom and dad’s garden and a can of roasted cashews in my cupboard, I decided it was time […]

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