Are you gearing up for the big game this weekend to find out who will be crowned king of the football field…or are you just interested in the food? While I’m not a big football fan (remember this post?), I am into cooking and preparing delicious fanfare while watching some amusing commercials. Rant: I’m pretty peeved that NBC is airing a commercial dogging people, like me, who eat gluten-free and calling them ‘soft.’ Check out more here.
At first, I wanted to post about dips (I already did a hummus-free recipe post) for you guys, but the more I thought about it, the more I realized you need to try these other yummy recipes. Sure, it’s usually all about the appetizers, alcohol and grilling/smoking something, but I think we should take it one step further. A couple of these recipes I shared on my FB page and have had friends make them a billion times, so you know they have to be good!
I couldn’t believe how much this dip tasted like the real thing! I unfortunately have had my fair share of the junk ‘queso’ in college, so when I came across this ‘healthier’ version, that is also dairy-free, I knew it would be a winner. You can jazz it up and add some seasoned ground meat, avocado and even black beans (if they don’t bother you). For you Austinites, it’s a bit like Mag Mud. Awe, yeah!
This dip is the bomb diggity! I can’t tell you how many times I have made this stuff and always had rave reviews. It’s not often that a dip packs a big veggie punch; so you can change it up and use collard greens (steamed) if you really want to up the ante. You can also add the goat cheese (version 2) if dairy isn’t that big of an issue. If you’re really ambitious, you could also make your own chips.
If you’ve followed me for a while, you would know that I’m a HUGE fan of Kelly from the blog Primally Inspired. I have yet to make a recipe fail for me, so I had a strong feeling this dip wouldn’t let me down. This dip was nice and creamy and could go great with some plantain chips or some organic non-GMO tortilla chips.
This recipe is super quick and easy to whip up. I’ve made it for our pool happy hours and even added some marinated mozzarella balls that I found at Costco. If you need it to be dairy-free you can add cucumbers or even mushrooms, or just leave it as is. You could serve it nice and cold with some Glutino bagel crisps.
Oh man, if there isn’t something really I miss about my college days, it’s definitely this. I’ve spent my fair share of time
and money at Wings ‘N More in College Station, so you can imagine my excitement when I came across these baked beauties. The sauce is so tasty that I kept looking for other things to dip in there.
You really need to make these yummy items. Right now. I have a friend who has probably made them over 20 times for her family and friends (she means business)…she loves that that much. They’re quick and easy and could be served year-round for any special occasion.
I have never had baked and breaded fries like this before and have to say they are outta this world! It’s another successful recipe from Primally Inspired and you will find yourself searching for other yummy goodness to dip in the delectable onion sauce. Note: you can also use yellow squash, like I did.
These bars were made by a good friend of mine and they are delicious! Whip these up in a jiffy and wow your non-paleo friends with this sweet gluten-free treat.
Happy eating and happy watching!
Note: Photo from here.