Archive - Appetizers

Baked Garlic Mashed Potatoes with Fresh Mozzarella and Bread Crumbs

Mashed potatoes are one of my favorite sides. I enjoy them so much that I wanted to make a more complex version that can be a standalone dish, or served as an appetizer or side dish. This recipe is an adaptation from foodnetwork.com. For my version I added garlic and fresh mozzarella which I feel elevate this dish to something really special, yet it still remains simple enough to put together in less than an hour.

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Open-Faced French Tartine – A Twist on the Classic BLT Sandwich with Garlic Mayo

I’ve had tartines – open-faced sandwiches – all summer long. I truly enjoy how much variety you can add with these simple appetizers. And they’re much healthier than traditional sandwiches, especially when using only one slice of whole grain bread. Tartines are also a little bit more sophisticated and make for an impressive starter course at any dinner party.

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Mini Baked Egg Casseroles with Tomato, Basil and Prosciutto

Baked eggs cooked in small portions are a great alternative to more traditional egg based breakfasts like omelets. Especially if you want to entertain, preparing eggs this way is convenient as everyone gets to eat at the same time.

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Easy Shrimp Salad with Peppery Greens, Sunflower and Pumpkin Seeds

I think every meal should be special, even lunch. So when I’m home relaxing by myself I try to stay away from the easy Ramen Noodles and cook something healthier and from scratch. After you make this you’ll feel a sense of accomplishment, even if it’s just a simple salad! I had a smaller version for myself but I made this recipe to serve a nice appetizer size for four.

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Vegenaise Macaroni Pasta Salad with Celery, Carrots and Sundried Tomatoes

I haven’t made a cold pasta salad in a long time so I was excited to come up with a simple and healthy version. I also finally had a reason to try Vegenaise. VEGE-wha? Vegenaise is a dairy-free, eggless mayonnaise alternative. I heard about it through a few vegan friends and Gwyneth Paltrow (not my friend) saying how great it was.

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Cold Corn Salad with Tomatoes, Bell Peppers and Red Onions

During the summer you see corn everywhere, so the other day I picked up a few cobs at my local farmers market. Here’s a super easy cold corn salad recipe you can eat cold on those hot summer nights. It’s sweet, crunchy and a perfect side dish for a family picnic.

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Summer Salad with Grilled Peaches, Blue Cheese and Truffle vinaigrette

Who said salads are boring? This is a fancy, yet refreshing summer salad utilizing seasonal ingredients, spiced up with a little bit of Truffle Oil, Blue Cheese and crispy Prosciutto. It sounds complicated but it’s fairly easy to make.

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