This is the first post of the week featuring some delicious food I made for Super Bowl Sunday. Who says Super Bowl food has to be fattening, fried, or full of calories? Not me. My football snacks are low in calorie and full of flavor. Not only are these snacks and foods perfect for football, they are great any time of the year.
Now that Christmas has come and gone, I should probably finish my last installment of Christmas candies. Although, who am I kidding? Candy is perfect any time of the year. However, I specifically made this recipe for my family for Christmas. I have made it a few times, and it’s always been a hit. It’s another salty and sweet combination, and we all know how much I love salty and sweet.
This post fits well in my unintended series of oven fried foods. I didn’t know I would have so many posts about oven fried foods, but here I am. Only this time, I’ve been making this recipe for a few years. This is one of the cheapest and easiest side dishes to create. It is also low calorie and very filling. These oven fries are a cherished recipe of mine, and I would love to share!
If you’ve read some previous posts, you may think I’m an innovative thinker in the kitchen, way ahead of my time with culinary exploration. Or you think I’m weird. I have tried some interesting recipes, and they came out so delicious (see Chocolate Silken Mousse and Caramel Cheetos). So, I’ve made another interesting recipe this week. It may scare you because it’s a bit out there, but it’s one of the most delicious cookies I have ever had.
I am a potato chip fiend. I love almost all potato chips (sorry sweet potato chips, we can’t be friends). There is something magical about a crunchy, salty chip. Recently, I have been eating only baked potato chips. They are lower in calories, and they still taste really yummy. I decided I wanted to try my hand at making my own salty, baked potato chips. Turns out, making your own potato chips is incredibly easy, and the chips come out delicious!
I love hearty foods that are low in calories. Foods that are filling and somehow low calorie are foods I can get behind. I enjoy making food that can stand alone or accompany another dish. I came about this concept when looking for a side dish to quinoa chili I was making. I wanted a classic side dish of traditional chili. This idea led me to corn bread.
I tried something this evening that most people probably haven’t tried. I’m one of those people who enjoys eating caramel popcorn and cheese popcorn at the same time. I absolutely love salty and sweet combinations. Dipping French fries into chocolate shakes? That’s me. Chocolate and pretzels? That’s me. Potato chips and chocolate? That’s me. I am nuts for those combinations.
If you saw my Chocolate Silken Mousse, then you might believe I’m on the fast train to Crazyville, USA. Who puts tofu with chocolate and makes a dessert? I do, and it was delicious. It may be a little crazy for some people to even try though. But my new recipe is about to get even crazier.
It is well established among my family and friends that I am a terribly picky eater. I already limit myself by being a vegetarian. Add to that limitation a dislike of most vegetables. I generally don’t like to try new foods. I use the “I just know I’m not going to like that,” excuse about foods I have never even tried. However, since my change to a healthy eating lifestyle, I have tried new foods and experimented more. Samuel and I tried an appetizer called “zucchini fritte” at a restaurant on vacation a month ago. We didn’t know what zucchini fritte was, but the price was right. I don’t typically like zucchini, and I was very hesitant to try it. Turns out, zucchini frittes are fried zucchini chips. They were incredible! The chips were salty, crunchy, and addictive. I’ve been thinking about them for a month. So, I decided to make my own!