Olive Tapenade

  Ingredients 1 cup of whole, pitted black olives 1/2 cup of whole, pitted (or stuffed) green olives 1/4 cup of whole pitted greek olives 1 teaspoon of thyme 1/2 teaspoon of marjoram 2 tablespoons olive oil dash of cayenne salt and pepper to taste Directions Place all ingredients in food processor and chop until … Continue reading Olive Tapenade

White Bean Dip

Another great appetizer that is super, super easy!   Ingredients 1 can Cannellini white beans 1 1/2 teaspoon white wine vinegar 1 clove garlic, chopped 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper 1/4 cup olive oil Salt and pepper to taste Directions Place all ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Enjoy with rice chips. This pairs … Continue reading White Bean Dip

Vegetable Tempura

  Today I test ran a couple of appetizers. I have been looking for yummy and easy appetizers for dinner parties. Vegetable Tempura met the bill!! Ingredients Sliced vegetables (eggplant, red/yellow peppers, asparagus, carrot) 2 cups vegetable oil 1 cup panko bread crumbs 6 tablespoons cornstarch 1 cup rice flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 … Continue reading Vegetable Tempura

Thanksgiving Appetizer: Artichoke, Mushroom and Leek Crostini with Pesto

I’m sure you all were just wondering what I would make for Thanksgiving. Well, I’ll be honest: I didn’t get assigned to make the Turkey… or any of the sides… or even dessert. So, I whipped up my favorite appetizer… and who knows? Maybe next year I’ll get to make the tofurky… maybe. Artichoke, Mushroom … Continue reading Thanksgiving Appetizer: Artichoke, Mushroom and Leek Crostini with Pesto

Steamed artichoke with spicy ginger dipping sauce

  Ingredients 1 artichoke 1/3 cup Veganaise 1 tablespoon ginger paste 1 teaspoon Saracha sauce ½ teaspoon ground pepper Directions Steam artichoke. Combine Vegenaise, ginger, Sriracha sauce and pepper. Dip artichoke leaves into sauce and enjoy. Wine Pairing: Since the dip is spicy and creamy, I would pair it with a crisp Sauvignon Blanc. My … Continue reading Steamed artichoke with spicy ginger dipping sauce