Top Ten Game Day Eats
I used to be a huge sports fan. Hockey was my game, but really I'd watch most sports. Nowadays, I usually just use my friends interest in sports to make them awesome vegan food. I even hosted a Grey Cup party before coming to Costa Rica. I just wanted to make chilli cheese fries.
Big game days, like the Superbowl that's imminent, are serious foodie days. People have their staples, or go all gourmet and make feasts worthy of Kings.
I like going ALL out. Bring out the showstoppers people.
Especially when it means showing off your plant-based cooking skills in dishes that will have people taking back their "being vegan is difficult" comments while chowing down on your masterpieces.
While I do take out the foods that I may not always eat, I think that it is 100% possible to make a healthy, decadent spread for all to enjoy. Beats having that stomach ache later.
SO here is my top 10 game day recipes:
1. Buffalo Cauliflower
These babies can be fired up to any spice level you want. They are crunchy delicious bites that can also be made as saucy as you like. Personally, I like drowning them.
No game day spread is complete without chilli, enough said.
3. Chilli Cheese Fries
While you're at it, might as well make a build your own chilli cheese fries bar. These are so good I could eat nothing else for a week.
|Mix it up with some salsa for an explosion of flavor.|
Another staple of the day, just whip up an extra large batch of the recipe from the Chilli Cheese Fries. Watch as it accomplishes it's inevitable disappearing act!
5. Black Bean Sliders
This recipe is easy to covert to bite-size patties. Serve em up with your favorite toppings.
This one's not just for the herbivores, I was addicted to hummus way before I switched over to the plant-based ways. There are a million variations, try out roasted red pepper, sundried tomato, or black olive varieties. Apparently, this blog is lacking a recipe for this delicious dip. I will have to rememeber to remedy to that!
7. Hell-Fire Dip
Let's get that mouth burning just a bit more, shall we? This dip has got one hell of a kick, depending on what hot sauce and jerk sauce you use. You can easily tone it down if a fire breathing mouth isn't your thing.
8. Lettuce Wraps
Lettuce wraps are the new burrito. Okay, nothing will ever replace the burrito. This one is easy to whip up and you can vary the fillings to whatever is in season. This is much better than a simple garden salad any day.
9. Melon Citrus Slushies
You've go have something delicious to accompany all those decadent dishes. This one is cool and refreshing, a greta compliment to all the rich food you'll be serving.
10. Black Bean Brownies
Make these bad boys into two-bite brownies by using a small muffin tray. Serve with some banana ice cream!