Saturday, February 1, 2014
Super Bowl Snacks (2014)!
It's that time of year again! You may remember my post from last year, which featured lots of different small appetizer ideas. I thought I'd share some more thoughts this year, and let you know what I'm planning for my menu this year (we'll be expecting substantially more people, so I'll be introducing lots of new ideas, as well as incorporating my old ones!).
Of course, the great thing about all of these recipes, is they make great, easy snacks any time of year!
Here's my menu for this year:
barbecue apricot "meat"balls
polenta cornballs with spicy marinara
"cheesy" roasted chick peas
pineapple, pepper and pecan "cheese" spread (adapted from a Vitamix recipe book--more on this soon!)
cauliflower buffalo "wings" (I may adapt this recipe from my buffalo tofu from last year)
hot caramelized onion "bacon" dip
chocolate thumbprint cookies
And maybe even some kale chips!
We've also got lots of store-bought salsa, hummus, and plenty of items for dipping on hand!
Which brings me to the photo above! Aside from some carrots, celery, cherry tomatoes, and bell peppers for dipping, we've got some Stacy's pita chips, Carr's crackers, Food Should Taste Good chips, and even Ritz crackers (I may have gone a bit overboard, but I figure whatever we don't get to will make for good future snacks...). That's right, Ritz crackers--check out the PETA website for lots of other foods you can find at the grocery store that also happen to be vegan (like Frank's Red Hot Sauce--perfect for your buffalo "wings"). Both Stacy's and Carr's offer vegan as well as non-vegan snacks--be sure to check the ingredients list before purchasing.
I've got to thank my friend Anne for some of these recipe ideas (she'll be making some of them tomorrow!)--for even more Super Bowl recipe ideas (from a new vegan cookbook), you can check out her Super Bowl post here!
Enjoy your snacking--and the game!