As a kid, one of my favorite treats was Ruffles Potato Chips and Lipton Onion Soup Dip. All of that sodium, MSG, all of that crunchy grease — I could have a big bowl and still have energy for playing kick-the-can until bedtime.
But times have changed, and so too (thankfully) my palate. Don’t misunderstand me, I’m not immune to the lures of greasy junk food. When I find myself face-to-face with a bowl of Ruffles and dip, I must sit on my hands to control myself, or face the consequences of feeling greasy and lethargic after polishing off a plate.
But these unseasonably warm temperatures are nudging me to seek healthy options, and the recipe below satisfied my itch for salty crunch married with a cool and creamy dip. Beet chips dipped in tzadziki (cucumber yogurt dip) would score higher points on a cardiologist’s check-list as well, no doubt about it.
Extra tzadziki? It’s will keep in your fridge a few days and is a marvelous veggie munchie dip and divine served with lamb.
Deviled Eggs (aka: Stuffed Eggs) have taken on star-status in the past few years. No more are a plate of these rich and tantalizing mortals content to find themselves nestled up to a Maraschino Cherry Jello Mold on a boomerang-patterned formica counter. For good reason. Stuffed eggs are a great canvas for a variety of flavors. A perusal through the web … Full recipe post »
For a blast of bright August flavor on a frigid January day, try roasting tomatoes. Baking or roasting transforms the winter tomato, minimizing the mealy texture and maximizing their sweet flavor. Last weekend I concocted the recipe below, and brought the appetizer (pictured above) to a party. I saved time by having the baker slice the baguette and … Full recipe post »
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