The recipes that appear here are easy to eat as snacks or appetizers, but they can also appear as side dishes in various meals (especially bag lunches or picnics). Many are eaten without a fork or spoon, hence they are “Finger Foods”. Touching foods directly appeals to children and adults alike, especially at casual social gatherings.
Roasted Red Radishes - This is popular with both children and adults because roasting tames the spicy bite of a radish. These are simple and sure to please. I like them best when hot, fresh from the oven. Watch out – they go down like popcorn, and may not last long enough to make it to your dinner table. […]
Smoked Trout Spread or Cream Cheese Fish Balls - This delicious treat was a hit at my seminar in St. Louis.
Creamy Fruit Gummies - Commercial gummies are bright colors, these are not, because of the cream and pale fruits. This is a fruit concentrate food; it is NOT low sugar or low carb. Gelatin and cream lower the glycemic effect, but always be mindful of portions when treating yourself to sweets. You can make this in two stages, making […]
Cauliflower Hummus - Serve as a tasty dip or spread, or as a side dish similar to mashed potatoes. You can use boiled, steamed, or roasted/baked cauliflower. Use fresh if you can, or frozen if you must. If you like garlicky hummus, add garlic. The cayenne goes a long way i this dish, taste before adding more. The […]
Chicken Liver Paté with Mushrooms - This is a classic, all-purpose snack, party food, and travel companion. Make it a day or more before serving. (I do like to eat some when fresh and slightly warm – right out of the food processor to the plate.) Unlike most loaf-style paté, this will keep in the freezer without much damage to its […]
Coconut Truffles with Watermelon Seeds and Pineapple - Here is a fun way to add a bit of needed healthy fats to your diet, and treat yourself in the process. The truffles have just a hint of sweet. They must be chilled. These can be made into “egg” shapes for spring time.
Chicken Liver Paté with Apple and Sage - Liver Paté is perhaps the best way to serve chicken livers: even people who won’t generally eat organ meats can’t seem to get enough of it. Note that this recipe is not alcohol-free. The heat will cause the alcohol to evaporate.
Pumpkin Seed and Raisin Party Mix - A quick and easy snack for parties or potlucks. About 5 mg oxalate per serving.
Herbed Yogurt Dip - Drained yogurt is sometimes called yogurt cheese. Fresh herbs from the garden make these vibrant. Dips are great with carrot and celery sticks. Serving two different dips simultaneously makes for more interest. If your drained yogurt cheese is very thick and stiff, this can used as a spread or a filling. Use whey to adjust […]
Party Watermelon Seeds - Here are two ways to turn watermelon seeds into a party food and appealing snack. Hot and Sour Watermelon Seeds Spicy Rosemary Watermelon Seeds These are a quick and easy snack or party food, good for a large crowd. They will keep in the fridge for a week, or in the freezer for several months. […]