There are plenty of reasons to watch March Madness, but I personally show up for the apps. Surprise, surprise. Filling out a bracket is a yearly ritual – and so is losing every single year. I always pick the wrong upsets because I just love a Cinderella team. But if I did it to win, I would’ve stopped by now. No, no. I do it for the apps! It’s impossible to watch multiple basketball games at once without proper sustenance. Please excuse me while I try (and fail) to avoid using sportsball puns in all of these recommendations. Enjoy!
Top 10 Seed Picks
Obvi my first choice is loaded nachos because… loaded nachos, you know? These chips are loaded up with black beans, spicy chickpeas, jalapenos, and more to give you a little bit of everything. (Bonus points if you top with Cookie and Kate’s Creamy Vegan Queso )
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I’ve loved all kinds of nachos since I can remember. I distinctly remember some of the places with the best nachos on vacations, weekend dinners, and grabbing fast food lunches (Qdoba nachos take the cake for dairy nachos there). There is just something about digging into a big plate full of all my favorite foods, piled high into a mountain of crispy, crunchy, cheesy goodness. I mean, who doesn’t love a plate piled high with salty tortilla chips, cheese, salsa and, if you’re lucky, guac AND lots of salsa? Turns out that those big piles of dairy nachos don’t always love me back, but I never have to give up my nacho addiction, because I’ve found the perfect vegan nachos right here! (more…)
A perfectly spicy vegan black bean dip, great for your next party or potluck! Chock full of black, beans, garlic, and a hefty dose of your favorite salsa.
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You know what I love most about Super Bowl weekend? Obviously, the snacks! I actually understand football about 40% more than I used to before I met my husband, but I’m not a superfan by a long shot. I can pay attention for a while, but honestly, when we all gather on a Sunday afternoon at a friend’s house, you can usually find me hovering around the snacks. This year, I’ll be hanging out by the spicy vegan black bean dip and eating through all the tortilla chips. (more…)
Gluten Free+ Vegan French Onion Dip will be your favorite snack for game day, parties, and everything in between! Can be made soy free.
One of the biggest obstacles I’ve found when making vegan snacks is conquering the perfect creamy, delicious vegan dip. I still eat dairy from time to time (although it never makes me feel that great) and the one dip I kept wishing I could conquer is a classic vegan french onion dip. While I’ve got a delicious white bean dip (with one surprising ingredient!) and a ‘cheesy’ spinach dip recipe under my belt, vegan french onion dip (more…)
These bourbon roasted pecans are singlehandedly one of my favorite things I’ve made in..oh the last year? I helped Kate from Cookie and Kate test a few recipes from her cookbook (!!) and this pecan recipe one one of my favorites. It’s a seemingly unassuming recipe, starting with a healthy dose of maple syrup and ending with a roast to perfection in the oven. Each time I’ve made these sweet bourbon roasted pecans (more…)
A savory and quick happy hour snack, these smoked paprika and garlic roasted almonds are perfect for snacking. And they’re naturally vegan and gluten-free!
Second Sunday post in a row, I’m on a roll! I’ve decided to start sharing more simple and savory recipes, partly because my body can’t keep eating desserts all the dang time (if only), and partly because, after putting out the reader survey, I’ve found that many of you want more simple, healthy recipes, which I totally understand. Hence, this easy and savory batch of garlic roasted almonds. (more…)