Dec. 14, 2010
Holiday Recipe Ideas
Hey herbies! I've been getting a couple of emails and comments via Facebook asking for suggestions and ideas for foods one can take to their office party, neighbor's holiday gathering and the like, so for this Top 10 Tuesday, here are some of my favorite Holiday party "potluck" dishes.
On the simpler side, I recommended "Honey" Roasted "Nuts" -- you can also do a savory take on these no-nuts by roasting them (a la Chickpea Taco style) with Chinese Five-Spice (the chickpeas from the chickpea tacos and the Teriyaki Chickpeas are also great for nibbling by themselves!).
Homemade (fat-free) Hummus with plate of chopped fresh vegetables is also easy and you can kick it up a notch by using a medley of flavored hummuses such as roasted red bell pepper, black olive and jalapeno.
For slightly decadent desserts: I like to make my Butter Bean Cookies (with some macadamia nuts slipped in), Rice Pudding (prepared with lite coconut milk) and my beloved Cheesecake. You also can't really go wrong with Chocolate Glazed Donuts, Pumpkin Pie, or the classic: Holiday Sugar Cookie Cutouts.
If you're going to a brunch or a party thats early in the day, I recommend Apple Crisp Muffins, Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake, Gingerbread French Toast, Cinnamon Raisin Biscuits, Cinnamon Buns or a nice Quiche.
Also check back on Friday for my (fat-free!) Chocolate Christmas Cupcake recipe!