This is a good appetizer to serve when you are watching calories. Leave out the jalapeno & garlic, if you wish they are good even without them. Try using a Portabello and if you can find them Black Garlic. - Wonderful flavor. Black Garlic are from Korea and are fermented in a special process - Very mellow flavor
This is called 'all in one', as the ingredients are all measured in "ones". A nice change from the standard spinach bread dip. Great for parties. I also change the Monterey Jack cheese from time to time, trying Farmer's cheese, mozzarella, Havarti, (pretty much any mild white cheese will do!)
A healthy and delicious appetizer/finger food adapted from Andrew Weil and Rosie Daley's The Heatlhy Kitchen. For the mushrooms, you can use shiitake, oyster or button. Other dried fruit could be substituted for the mango.
I adopted this recipe. I found 9 baby sweet red, yellow, & orange peppers which I just cut in half seeded and stuffed. The peppers are very sweet and the cheese gives this a nice kick. Meanwhile the olives give this appetizer a nice saltiness.
Tonight we had these withour dinner as a side/appetizer type thing. They went over very well! I think these would be just as good if you fried the pierogis and then tossed them with the sauce. This is adapted from a recipe by Sara Moulton.
This recipe came from taste testing poppers all over. I combined what I liked and discarded the rest. You can use fresh peppers or prepackaged peppers (not recommended,to soft). If I use fresh, I sometimes like to slice them in half, leaving the stem, de-vein and seed them and saute' them in my favorite beer to soften them up just a little (2-4 minutes). Another tip is to always use protective cooking gloves when dealing with peppers.
I made these funky little corn cups for a community get-together last Saturday night, and they were one of the most popular snacks there, not a single one was left to take home. A good appetizer for veggies/vegans.
This is my variation of Cowboy Caviar. My mother got it from a friend, and passed it on to me (thanks, Mom!). It is a favorite with my side of the family, and my in-laws enjoy it very well, too. It makes a pretty big batch, but you'll be surprised at how quickly it vanishes! Avocado will turn brown, so don't make this too far in advance.
These are fabulous starters - an explosion of flavour modified from a recipe by the Spirit House restaurant and Cooking School.
If you cannot obtain betel leaves (cha plu) you can use baby spinach or butter lettuce leaves.