Everyone loves french fries, but did you know you can make delicious fries out of other veggies too? I like root vegetable fries because they are packed with nutrients, they are healthier than traditional fries and they are so pretty! The ones I am sharing with you today are actually baked as well so they have much less fat than traditional fries and they pack more fiber since I am using beets and carrots instead of potatoes. These are easy to make and so good, and I pair them with a simple lemon tahini sauce. These are perfect as a side dish, or as an appetizer or snack. Give this Spring twist on fries a try next time you are craving them!
If you are looking for a festive, easy and delicious vegan appetizer for the Holidays, these pepper rolls are an awesome option! They comes together in about 15 minutes, look impressive and you would never even guess that they are vegan because the cheese I use, Miyoko’s kitchen mozzarella tastes like dairy cheese! These also happen to be gluten free as an added bonus!
If you are looking for a simple but easy snack recipe for Holiday entertaining look no further! I love a good nut mix, and they are so easy to make. Sure you can buy them at the store, but I sometimes find those mixes too salty, sugary or oily. So, I make my own. It requires little time, and you can flavor them to your liking. The one I am sharing with you today has only 4 ingredients. This is one of my favorites, I use cholula hot sauce, mix it with some maple syrup, and add a little sea salt. That is all! It may sound like an odd combination, but it is so good! Sweet, salty, and a little spicy. Put out a bowl of this and they will be gone before you know it!
Sweet potato toast is pretty popular, so I thought, why not make it into an appetizer! You can top it with delicious toppings after all. The recipe I am sharing with you today has a creamy and delicious nut chevre (non-dairy cheese made from cashews that tastes just as delicious as the dairy version), sweet cranberries, and crunchy pecans. These are super delicious and you can make them ahead of time and serve them. These are the perfect thing to serve at a Holiday gathering or cocktail party!
Hummus is a healthy snack year round, but this time of year I like to give it a seasonal twist and add pumpkin! I often times have canned pumpkin left over from another recipe I have made and this is the perfect way to use it. Not only that, it adds nutrients as well! This hummus doesn’t taste like pumpkin pie though, it is savory. I add warming spices, cumin, coriander and chipotle powder to give this an exotic twist. I like to make this at the beginning of the week, so I have something to snack on when I want something quick and healthy. It is perfect with seeded crackers or veggies, or even spread on sandwiches!
It’s officially fall, and for me that means watching football and entertaining! While I enjoy the chips and dips and meat and cheese platters, I wanted to come up with an appetizer that would wow my guests. I put together some delicious toasts topped with gorgonzola cheese and rare roast beef. Definitely more sophisticated and so satisfying! This appetizer is a must try whether you’re watching a game or having an elegant dinner party they are sure to impress!
I love guacamole and avocados in any form. But organic avocados can get a bit spendy when you buy a bunch to make something with. One really good solution…adding green peas to it to not only extend the guacamole, but also add some protein and keep it green as well (this guac doesn’t discolor as bad as the regular stuff). This is delicious, and easy to make if you have a blender or food processor. Not only that, peas are in season now that it is Spring, so it is the perfect time of the year to enjoy them!
April showers bring May flowers and this April also means Easter. This month I thought I would focus on all of those tasty holiday traditions that end up on our kitchen table, starting with an appetizer. This year I will be making pancetta cups filled with pears and gorgonzola cheese, sprinkled with fresh thyme and a little honey. These flavors combined are the perfect combination of salty and sweet, tangy and savory!
When I was younger, I used to host New Years Eve parties. One thing that we always had to have was really good appetizers. And, there always had to be cheese of some sort. I think this is pretty common. Maybe you feel the same way about good food, and including cheese in your New Years Eve spread. But, maybe like me you are vegan or dairy free. Well, I have good news! I have a great alternative cheese recipe that tastes even better than most real cheeses in my opinion, and whenever I have served it, I get rave reviews. It is a cranberry chevre (goat cheese), rolled in pecans to make it even more festive! It is wonderful served with crackers. It is gluten free as well. If you wanted to make a plain chevre, just omit the cranberries and pecans. It is wonderful any way you serve it!
With New Years Eve fast approaching, everyone is looking for a tasty, easy appetizer. This recipe is for sweet and spicy bacon wrapped scallops. What makes these different from regular bacon wrapped scallops is a rub of cayenne pepper and brown sugar sprinkled over the bacon before baking it in the oven. So if your looking for a fast, simple appetizer that doesn’t skimp on flavor give these a try!