Archive For The “Appetizers” Category

Grapefruit Avocado Salsa

Grapefruit Avocado Salsa

Serve this grapefruit avocado salsa as an appetizer with chips or as a relish spooned over grilled chicken or fish. It was light and refreshing and a nice change from tomato based salsas. Print Avocado Salsa Ingredients 1 avocado, chopped (1 cup) 2 grapefruits, peeled and sectioned (1/2 cup) 1/2 serrano pepper, seeded and finely…

Smokey Chipotle Hummus

Smokey Chipotle Hummus

A little bit of heat; a little bit of smoke. Smokey Chipotle Hummus dip makes a tasty appetizer served with crudities or pita chips. Also a healthy and flavourful sandwich spread instead of mayonnaise or mustard. Did you know that chipotles are roasted jalapeno peppers? Print Smokey Chipotle Hummus Ingredients 2 (15.5 ounce) cans chickpeas,…

Don’t let the Super Bowl put an end to your diet resolutions

Don’t let the Super Bowl put an end to your diet resolutions

One Super Bowl can set you back three weeks. That’s how long it takes to reverse the fat-storing process triggered by eating the wrong foods. Dr. Charles Nguyen, Dr. Tu Song Anh Nguyen and health journalist Mary Ann Marshall have co-authored the forthcoming book The Thinsulin Program: The Breakthrough Solution To Help You Lose Weight…

Cranberry Cream Cheese Pinwheel Appetizers

Cranberry Cream Cheese Pinwheel Appetizers

Last minute guests arriving? Need something for a potluck? These cranberry cream cheese pinwheel appetizers will please everyone. Print Cranberry Cream Cheese Pinwheel Appetizers Ingredients 4 soft flour tortillas (for Christmas I use the green spinach ones) 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened 1 tsp of garlic salt (or your choice of seasoning) 1…

Guacamole Mexicana

Guacamole Mexicana

Snacks can be healthy when made with fresh ingredients. Guacamole Mexicana is a mixture of ripe Haas avocados, Roma tomatoes, onions and flavourful spices. Print Guacamole Mexicana Ingredients 2 Haas avocados, mashed Juice of one lime 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon cayenne 1/2 medium onion, minced 2 teaspoons habanera salsa 2…

Vegan Beet Hummus

Vegan Beet Hummus

Vegan Beet Hummus looks beautiful.  It deserves home decorating magazine coverage.  Just because it looks wonderful. If you love hummus as a healthy snack or sandwich spread, this is for you. It was the photos on Lazy Cat Kitchen that lured me in.   Thanks to a couple of simple tricks our vegan beet hummus…

Mexican Pizza ~ a midnight snack

Mexican Pizza ~ a midnight snack

A midnight snack of Mexican Pizza. It was ready in no time using this 2-ingredient “pizza dough”.   Print Mexican Pizza Ingredients Salsa to coat dough Chorizo sausage, sliced Pickled red onions Avocado, cubed Chihuahua cheese Radish, sliced Chili powder Cilantro Jalapenos, sliced Tomatoes, cubed Instructions Spread dough and add a coating of salsa Add…

Buffalo Hot Sauce Cauliflower Nuggets ~ Appetizer or Side Dish

Buffalo Hot Sauce Cauliflower Nuggets ~ Appetizer or Side Dish

Cooked or raw, hot or cold, I love cauliflower. More and more recipes are popping up substituting cauliflower for mashed potatoes and even pizza crust. The video on BuzzFeed this morning, intrigued me to try what ends up tasting like chicken nuggets. I ended up baking an extra ten minutes to further soften it since…

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