5 results for tag: Dips

Terrific Green or Black Olive Tapenade

If you have never had olive tapenade before, you have been missing out.  It is a wonderful dip/spread, packed full of flavor, and super easy to make.  This particular recipe was developed for a friend’s wedding, and though we made a lot, it disappeared within a few minutes.  It makes a terrific appetizer. In... More

Batista’s Nacho Cheese Sauce

A Wonderful All-Purpose Cheese Sauce This week I had the privilege of a visit from my good friends from West Virginia, and they graciously shared their family’s favorite (plant-based) cheese recipe. It is quick and easy, with a cheese-sauce like texture, and an amazing taste. This is indeed an all-purpose cheese, and can ... More

Artichoke Spinach Dip

Hot Artichoke and Spinach Dip is one of my dad’s absolute favorite things. However, it is traditionally a cholesterol nightmare. Here is a recipe that is creamy, delicious, full of flavor, and you guessed it, totally cholesterol free. It is in fact gluten free as well. Give it a try this holiday season, and watch it disappear ... More

Disappearing Guacamole

Guacamole is a huge deal in my family and this recipe is our favorite!  There is nothing like fresh guacamole.   Ingredients: 1 garlic clove half a jalapeño pepper, deseeded and cut into small pieces 2 avocados 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice 1/4 cup chopped cilantro 1/4 cup chopped red onion (finely ... More

Hummus Three Ways

  I love hummus!  Store bought hummus cannot compare to a homemade version, and it is so simple to make, give it a try, you might like it too!   Classic Hummus: 1 can (15 oz) chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1/4 cup olive oil (or water if you don't want to use oil) 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice ... More