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Posts tagged “Walnut

5-minute Cherry Walnut Oatmeal

5-Minute Cherry Walnut Oatmeal ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #cookatwork #breakfast #recipe

You guys, I have the most amazing breakfast recipe for you … and it’s so fast and easy, you can make it at work! I’ve been doing exactly that for several days a week for the past two weeks. Perhaps I have a small obsession with cherries, but I never seem to tire of it. It’s […]


Cherry Apple Walnut Chopped Salad

Cherry Apple Walnut Chopped Salad ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #light #winter #salad #recipe

This salad is a light mix of fruity flavors with greens and a maple-licious dijon dressing. The dried cherries add an intensity that contrasts nicely with the crunchy sweet apples. I mixed in some Napa cabbage for the pretty curly leaves and the lovely light green color. Spinach provides the dark green. It’s a great way to use […]


Muhammara {Roasted Red Pepper Dip}

Muhammara {a Mediterranean Roasted Red Pepper Dip} ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #mediterranean #dip #recipe

I discovered this dip when a bunch of us went out for lunch one Friday. We went to the Mediterranean restaurant in town that is SO good and one of my friends ordered a dip trio for lunch consisting of hummus, an olive tepanade and some lovely red stuff that I was soooo curious about. I […]


Sweet Cranberry Apple Kale Salad

Sweet Cranberry Apple Kale Salad with Ginger, Walnuts & Goat Cheese ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #kale #salad #recipe

with ginger, walnuts and goat cheese … Adapted from The Complete Book of Raw Food Volume 2 The sweet and intense taste of fresh ginger infuses this salad … it’s a super healthy salad with loads of curly kale, but I massaged the kale with olive oil to reduce the bitterness. The cranberries add a […]


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 […]


Jack Daniels Kumquat Walnut Muffins

Jack Daniels Kumquat Walnut Muffins w Heavenly Cream Cheese Frosting ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #healthy #cupcake #recipe

with Heavenly Cream Cheese Frosting Are they muffins or cupcakes? I always wonder what IS the difference … are they cupcakes if you frost them? Or is there some other mysterious secret I’ve never quite discovered that elevates the simple muffin to cupcake status? Well these little gems are hearty and healthy, like a muffin […]


Cranberry Turkey Salad with Candied Walnuts

Cranberry Turkey Salad with Goat Cheese & Candied Walnuts ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #salad #recipe

with goat cheese crumbles and a Maple Cranberry Vinaigrette This salad is a scrumptious way to use your Thanksgiving leftovers. Make the cranberry sauce into a salad dressing and put some turkey atop some greens. Sprinkle with goat cheese and candied walnuts and you have a beautiful way to re-purpose your Thanksgiving dinner. Yeah, it’s […]


Walnut Whole Wheat Pear Chai Muffins

Walnut Whole Wheat Pear Chai Muffins ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #muffin #recipe

Laced with chai, cinnamon, vanilla and chunks of sweet, juicy pear with the crunch of candied walnuts, these whole wheat muffins are a great way to start your day. Especially when you’re having a tough week. Last week was a hard one for us. My teenagers were both struggling with things and emotions and frustrations […]


Rosemary Red Wine Poached Pears

Rosemary Red Wine Poached Pears with Honey Mascarpone & Candied Walnuts ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #dessert #recipe

with Honey Rosemary Mascarpone Filling and Candied Walnuts Once upon a time, a long, long time ago, I worked for a company in California. Sometimes I would go out to California for work, and one night I went out for dinner at some funky California restaurant and I spotted a merlot poached pear on the […]


Banana Peach Streusel Muffins

Banana Peach Streusel Muffins ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #muffin #recipe

Moist peachy muffins with a light hint of banana and a crunchy streusel topping. Last weekend we went camping at a folk festival and I was thinking what are we going to have for breakfast in the morning? I wanted to bake something to bring along so we wouldn’t have to deal with attempting to […]


White or Dark Chocolate Banana Berry Bread

Dark Chocolate Banana Berry Bread ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #chocolate #banana bread #recipe

Adapted from Cooking Light I couldn’t even begin to tell you how many times I’ve made this recipe … in how many different permutations. I’ve made chocolate chip banana bread a million times … and no matter how good it is and how much my daughter keeps telling me to just make chocolate chip banana […]


Minted Honeydew Blueberry Walnut Salad

Minted Honeydew Blueberry Walnut Salad w Edible Flowers ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #fruit #salad #recipe

This was a salad of coincidence. I had honeydew and blueberries in my fridge and they seemed to want to hang out together in a fruit salad. My little mint plant is finally taking off, so I have a bit of fresh mint and the day lilies are blooming like crazy. (Yes, day lilies are […]


Honey Walnut Goat Cheese Apricots w Blueberries

Honey Walnut Goat Cheese Apricots with Blueberries ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #apricot #cheese #recipe

Recipe adapted from La Belle Cuisine (I am having troubles finding the recipe, but this one is one of her fabulous recipes, as best I can recall it.) My friend Michele from La Belle Cuisine introduced me to this idea when she brought over this amazing recipe to one of my facebook parties. Every week she […]


Carrot Cake Pancakes with Cream Cheese Drizzle

Carrot Cake Pancakes with Cream Cheese Drizzle ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #pancake #recipe

Adapted from A Pretty Life in the Suburbs Fluffy, hearty pancakes with all the spices and flavors of carrot cake, drizzled with a sweet honey cream cheese “syrup”. We went up to my parents’ house to spend a day with “the crowd” for pre-Easter … my dad looked at me this morning and asked what […]

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