Archive for the ‘Appetizer’ Category

Salsa Cruda

This is my favorite type of salsa. I want to taste the fresh first, then the bite. Salsa Cruda Ingredients 3-4 fresh tomatoes, rough chop 1-2 cloves garlic, minced 1 jalapeno, finely diced ½ bunch cilantro, roughly chopped ¼ c fresh lime ½ white onion, Finely diced sea salt Directions Mix and eat

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Parmesan Spinach Dip

Yummy, yummy, yummy. Not exactly low fat or I’d put this on everything. Parmesan Spinach Dip Ingredients 10 oz chopped spinach ½ c sour cream ¾ c gf Greek yogurt ½ c grated parmesan 1 clove garlic, minced 1 ½ c shredded mozzarella 1 pinch fresh pepper Directions Combine all of the ingredients and mix […]

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Parmesan Cheese Spread

There are so many modifications for this spread. Try chives, herbs, sun-dried tomatoes, red pepper flakes.. Parmesan Cheese Spread Ingredients 2 ½ c fine grated parmesan ¼ c olive oil (scant) ¼ c dry white wine Directions Combine the cheese, olive oil, and wine in a jar or bowl. Stir gently until it all comes […]

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No Bake Baklava Bites

We can live without the phyllo, people. This is how you do it. No Bake Baklava Bites Ingredients ½ c walnuts ½ c pistachios 2 tbsp honey 1 tsp cinnamon ¼ tsp lemon zest pinch of salt (if nuts were unsalted) Directions Put all the nuts, cinnamon and lemon zest into a food processor and […]

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Nacho Cheese Sauce

So we have safe chips, but most dips that aren’t salsa don’t make the cut. This one works. Nacho Cheese Sauce Ingredients 1 ½ tbsp. butter 1 tbsp cornstarch (sub 1/8th to 1/4 tsp arrowroot for corn free) ½ c evaporated milk 1 oz cream cheese, cubed 1/8th c Monterey jack shred ½ tbsp. hot […]

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Mashed Potato Rosemary Crisps

Like fancy potato chips. These double as crackers really easily, but are somewhat delicate. No dipping. Mashed Potato Rosemary Crisps Ingredients ¼-1/3 c cream ½ tsp salt 3 tbsp fresh rosemary, chop 2 tbsp butter 1/3 c parmesan, plus 6 c cooked potatoes (unprepared) Directions Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Mash the boiled […]

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Karioka (Deep Fried Glazed Coconut Rice Balls)

When made, these resemble something that you’d find at a fair with the puffy, doughy circles, but they are light and tasty. Karioka Ingredients 3 c oil for frying 1 c light brown sugar ¼ c coconut milk 2 c mochiko 2 c sweetened flake coconut 1 ½ c coconut milk bamboo skewers Directions In […]

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Brown Sugar Chai Caramel Fondue

This fondue is perfect for dipping fruits or drizzling over ice cream. Brown Sugar Chai Caramel Fondue Ingredients ¾ + 1 tbsp light brown sugar 2 tbsp water ½ c heavy cream 2 tsp unsalted butter, soft ½ tsp cardamom ½ tsp ground ginger ¼ tsp cinnamon 1/8th tsp salt 1/8th tsp black pepper 1/8th […]

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Hawaiian Chicken Bites

Really simple, flavorful bites served simply on a toothpick. Hawaiian Chicken Bites Ingredients 1 c pineapple juice ½ c brown sugar 1/3 c tamari (or soy sauce for non GF or FODMAP) 2 lbs chicken tenderloin chunks Directions Mix wet ingredients. Toss with chicken and add to a crockpot. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. […]

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Chinese Fried Sweet Potato Balls

Simple, slightly sweet finger food. If you want to dress it up a little, dusting it with powdered sugar or dipping it in palm sugar or maple sugar really adds to it. Chinese Fried Sweet Potato Balls Ingredients 1 lb sweet potatoes ½ c mochiko ¾ – 1 c white rice flour ¼ c sugar […]

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