Between the Super Bowl (yes, it was a sad ending) and Doug being gone for the week, I ate a lot of leftover “small bites.” I was able to try out a few new recipes from fellow Recipe Redux members that feature Cabot Cheese, as I have a nice supply leftover from the challenge. I also made one of my favorite appetizers, Ahi Tuna with Crispy Wontons from Whitewater Cooks. On Friday night, Doug and I made a very flavorful chow mein made from spaghetti squash instead of noodles- it was so tasty. We ate 2 whole spaghetti squash in one night. It was very easy. I hope this post gives you some tasty ideas for your next cocktail or red carpet party!
Instead of giving you the usual day by day re-cap, I thought a list of these delicious dishes would be easier!
- Buffalo Chicken Meatballs with Skinny Blue Cheese Dressing (Skinnytaste)– Yum. Yum. A much healthier version of your classic buffalo wings. The dip was so good, and made with yogurt, so much better for you. I used the leftovers as a salad dressing throughout the week.
- California Cobb Dip (The Wholesome Dish)– A creative variation on your classic seven layer dip. I’d make this again.
- Cheesy Sweet Potato Coins with Chipotle Crema (The Foodie Physician)– A hit on game day, and so easy to make. This is a versatile appetizer; I would make it on any occasion, from game day to a fancy cocktail party.
- Ahi Tuna Tartare with Crispy Wontons (Whitewater Cooks at Home)– I am a huge fan of sashimi. I know it sounds a little daunting to make your own, but it’s actually not difficult at all- you just have to source “sushi grade” tuna, which I can always find at a specialty grocer or local fishmonger. Sadly I do not have permission to post this recipe, but if you own the book, or are thinking of getting it, you MUST try this recipe out. I served mine with plantain chips (found at Whole Foods) instead of making the wontons. I also added a diced avocado to stretch the tuna a little further.
- Polenta Lasagna (LG Original)– so hearty, gluten free and vegetarian. I will be honest, I made this recipe 3 weeks ago and pulled a couple frozen portions out of the freezer. Thirty minutes in the oven and dinner was on the table!
- Caramelized Onion, Pepper and Cheddar Pie (Teaspoon of Spice)– Another yummy gluten free recipe. This could also be served as an appetizer, or as part of a brunch.
- Spaghetti Squash Chow Mein (Little Bits of Baking, Crafting and Life)– Very tasty. Add some chicken, shrimp or tofu to make it a meal. I added some sriracha since I love a little heat.