Game Day Recipes, What Are Your Favorites?


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Hi Friends!   Hump Day already, where is this week going?  My weekend is over and it’s a workday today for me.  Hopefully life is good in your world.

I received this package in the mail from Garden of Eatin’

Platter with chips and silverware on countertop


Two bags of Garden of Eatin' Chips


Package of Ultra Green premium flatware
Visa Gift Card and coupons for chips
 Wonder what I should make to go on this football platter?
Football shaped platter

A bit about the company and chips:
Garden of Eatin’, the number one brand of organic tortilla chips sold in grocery stores, offers 38 varieties of intriguing flavors including signature Blue Chips to bolder offerings such as Red Hot Blues and, as a healthier alternative to the average chip, Multigrain Blues. Garden of Eatin’ only uses organic corn, harvested by sustainable farming partners.

·         Garden of Eatin’ Blues: Garden of Eatin’ is the original blue corn tortilla chips. To this day, it’s easy to be inspired by the unique flavor combinations in a Garden of Eatin’ snack. Bursting with the highest quality corn, seeds and sea salt, they’re as hearty as they are boldly original.
·         Garden of Eatin’ Red Hot Blues: Garden of Eatin’ Red Hot Blues are infused with flavor and are the most popular of the brand’s varieties. Made with organic blue corn and all-natural seasonings including a touch of cayenne pepper, this snack is not only intriguingly blue, but also turns up the heat on your palate!
·         Garden of Eatin’ Multigrain: The Multigrain Tortilla Chips are delicious, yet surprisingly nutritious! Made with a unique multigrain blend, these chips have a hearty texture and a memorable, wholesome multigrain flavor.

What do I plan to make for the Superbowl or for any Game Day?  Here are some thoughts so far…

Dips & Spreads

 Close up of Guacamole 
Guacamole on crackers

“Spicy Doritos” Cheezy Dip

"Spicy Doritos" Cheezy Dip in clear container
Close up of "Spicy Doritos" Cheezy Dip

Vegan 4-Ingredient Hummus 

Close up of Vegan 4-Ingredient Hummus 

 Crackers & Chips:

i.e. Homemade Mary’s Crackers! 
Close up fo layered Vegan GF Crackers
Hand holding one Vegan GF Cracker
 Vegan GF Crackers i.e. Homemade Mary’s Crackers!
Hand holding one Raw Vegan Kale Chips
Layered Raw Vegan Kale Chips

Chili, Soups, & Wraps
Vegan Chili

Vegan Chili in two bowls
Close up of Vegan Chili
I made the Vegan Chili in my Crock Pot but you can easily use the stove


Savory Pumpkin, Potato, & Carrot Soup  

Savory Pumpkin, Potato, & Carrot Soup in white bowl
Close up of Savory Pumpkin, Potato, & Carrot Soup

Vegan Quesadillas with Raw Vegan Cheezey Spread and a side salad

Vegan Quesadillas with Raw Vegan Cheezey Spread next to salad
Close up of one Vegan Quesadilla with Raw Vegan Cheezey Spread

Vegan Fajitas with Vegan Sweet Ginger-Lime-Cumin Dipping Sauce

Two Vegan Fajitas with Vegan Sweet Ginger-Lime-Cumin Dipping Sauce on plate
Close up of Vegan Fajitas with Vegan Sweet Ginger-Lime-Cumin Dipping Sauce


Vegan Peanut Butter Chex Mix
Inside one piece of Vegan Peanut Butter Chex Mix
Hand holding one Vegan GF Peanut Butter Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies
 I love the semi-translucent parts.  That’s where the Peanut Flour + Butter + Sugar turned into a mouthgasmic experience.  
Backside of Vegan GF Peanut Butter Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie
Close up of hand holding one Vegan GF Peanut Butter Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie

So that’s my Game Day Menu.  Or Menu Ideas.  Probably wouldn’t be able to pull off all these recipes on one day, but hey, ideas are good.  

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From yesterday’s post, thanks for letting me know all about your Chocolate Frosting preferences.

And that you liked the looks of my latest Chocolate Frosting recipe on top of my Vegan Gluten Free Rice Krispie Treats.

Chocolate Frosting on bars


Close up of Chocolate Frosting on cut bars

Thanks for chiming in also about your fave household cleaning products.  Lots of you had some great homemade and more natural suggestions.

And most of you feel like your life is always so busy, busy, busy.  Moving at warp speed just like I am.  Maybe one day we can slow down.  Til then, the show must go on!

1. Are you a Sports Fan?
I have posted here before that I am not.  Nothing against it, and I am an athlete, but I just don’t enjoy watching sports on TV or even in the audience.  If I have 3 Hours of Free Time, these are my fantasies!

2. What would you prepare for a Game Day Menu?  Or what do you like to prepare?  Any crowd pleaser tried-and-true recipe hits?
When I linked the recipes in this post, for some reason I conjured up a mental image of beefy men watching football on the couch.  Hearty men screaming at the television and high fiving in the living room.  Hey, I’m honest, that’s what came to mind.  For any of the ladies who love watching football, do your thing, girls.   I know you’ll dig the recipes, too! 

All kidding aside, for most any event, I am a fan of having the recipes and food not being too fancy, but still really tasty

And easy for the chef (me!) to make.

Don’t bother telling the game day eaters that all this food is gluten free and vegan.  They might choke on their vegan corn dog.

3. Do you tailgate?
I haven’t done this since high school football games.  See my answer to #1.  Have to be a sports fan to enjoy standing around just waiting for the game to begin.  Or, it would help at least if you’re a fan.  Not to mention, I am a wimp when it comes to chilly weather.  I like to be indoors.

4. Do you have plans to watch any games coming up?
I know that on Thanksgiving Day the football fans are in couch-potato heaven.  And there’s of course the Superbowl in January.  I won’t be watching them but Scott may catch a few minutes of the games.

Have a great day!

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