2.02.2013

My Super Bowl Sunday picks ... for eating of course

I owe you all a serious apology.

It didn't even occur to me until two days ago while talking to my dad that this Sunday was THE Sunday.

Super Bowl Sunday to be precise.

No, it's not THE Sunday of the year because I'm obsessed with football (I'm not, at all, in the slightest actually), but instead because it's like the one day of the year you get to turn any lunch or dinner into a dip and it's perfectly acceptable.
Rather than repeat recipes, I decided to photo bomb
you with pictures of my children. Please enjoy.

Not only that, but you can actually eat teeny weeny appetizers ALL day and consider it breakfast, lunch and dinner. Oh and did I mention the desserts? There's no such thing as too decadent.

Unfortunately, I've been slacking and didn't have a chance to put together something uber special to post before the big day. So instead, I'm going to kindly direct your attention (and growling stomachs) to a few of my prior recipes that are sure to impress on game day, meat eaters and vegans alike. And once I actually figure out what the heck I'm making I'll fill ya'll in on that too.

In the mood for something filling but prefer to eat it on a chip? Let me recommend the following three dips:

  1. Vegan Pizza Dip: One scoop of this pizza dip and you will absolutely swoon. You won't care that it's loaded with vegan cream cheese or mock pepperoni, all you'll be concerned with is grabbing another bread stick to scoop up all this deliciousness. The best part about this recipe is that you can cater it to whatever your pizza preferences are, from pepperoni to sausage to all veggies!
  2. Jalapeno Popper Dip: Who needs to stuff a pepper and bread it when you can throw all the ingredients into a casserole dish and make a ridiculously easy and delicious dip? This one will be a serious hit for anyone who likes a little kick to their dip.
  3. Spinach Artichoke Dip: This spinach artichoke dip will squelch any craving you had for the old days. It's creamy, loaded with artichokes and has the right amount of spinach. It's got veggies, so it must be good for you, right?
Braeburn is resting up for the big day.
And if for some reason dips aren't your thing (aka you're crazy):
  1. Stuffed (with mushrooms) Mushrooms: I've never stuffed a mushroom before, so if you haven't lost your stuffed mushroom virginity yet might I suggest you hop on this bandwagon now? They're so so so simple, yet you'd never be able to guess how easy they were - or that they're vegan!
  2. Macaroni and Cheese Bites: If you REALLLLLLY feel the need to add something healthy into your superbowl line-up, might I suggest these mac and cheese bites stuffed with your favorite veggie? From broccoli to carrots, you can sneak anything into these baked bites of cheesy goodness.
  3. Buffalo Chickpea Chili: What would Superbowl Sunday be if it didn't include some sort of hearty stewy goodness? If the regular red bean variety isn't your style, I suggest giving this chili chock full of pasta, buffalo sauce and chickpeas a whirl. The best part? It cooks in the crock pot, so you can walk away from this and focus on more important things ... 
Like desserts: 
  1. Vegan Peanut Butter Brownies: These have just enough peanut butter in them to take the edge off the your decadent dessert craving, but they're not overpowering so you can basically eat the entire pan. Oh, and the vanilla frosting on top certainly doesn't hurt either.
  2. Flawless Fudge: This is a kick-ass recipe for (get ready) vegan fudge that requires NO candy thermometer. I know, amazing right? I've heard fudge can be tricky, but this chocolatey version was super simple and uber rich.
  3. Cheesecake Bites: If you're wanting to impress your superbowl crowd, but still appeal to a variety of flavor palates, I recommend trying your hand at backing some cheesecake bites. Because they're travel-size (aka 'fun' size), they set up much faster. And as a bonus? You can customize each one with some delicious lime curd, strawberry preserves or a melted chocolate chip! 
What's on your menu for Super Bowl Sunday?

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3 comments:

  1. We've made your pizza dip, mushrooms and pb brownies and all of them were hits with my family, from the little ones to the big ones!

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  2. Jon just always wants Nachos and Buffalo Seitan, though this year he might just go to my families bar to watch and eat black bean burgers and garlic fries.

    Beautiful babiez as always!

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  3. I make spinach and artichoke dip with silken tofu. It has been omnivore approved many times! I need to try that pizza dip soon!

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