Spiced Mixed Nuts

Spiced Mixed Nuts- Perfect for any Party

I think these spiced mixed nuts are the perfect accompaniment to a great cocktail.  That’s why I love to make them when I have company over, have a cocktail party or just to enjoy while having “cocktail hour” on the patio with my husband.  These are always a hit at every party.  The combination of sweet, savory and spicy really wows the pallet.  This recipe can easily be tweaked by using your favorite nuts rather than the ones I uses (which are my favs).  If you make this for your friends they will most certainly love it, so you should probably make a lot!

Please check out my latest YouTube video to learn some additional tips and tricks on how I make the recipe.  You’ll be able to check out my husband’s amazing pan flipping skills too.

 

Spiced Mixed Nuts

Author Claire Bahn

Ingredients

  • 2 cup mixed nuts: cashews almonds, walnuts, whatever you like
  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 2 teaspoons Tabasco
  • 5-6 sprigs rosemary de-stemmed & chopped
  • Flaky sea salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the nuts and give them a couple minutes to begin toasting. When you see a bit of color on the nuts and start to smell their yumminess, add the sugar.
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Gluten Free Super Bowl Party

Gluten Free Super Bowl Party Ideas

So the Super Bowl is right around the corner, but finding tasty Gluten Free Super Bowl Party food can be difficult.  Here are some of my favorites:

Chili Con Queso

According to Organic Authority‘s list of ingredients for Velveeta is actually gluten free, so you can always do the traditional Velveeta and Rotel mixture without the beer.  If you want to stay away from all those preservatives there are recipes out there that don’t use Velveeta.

Pao De Quijo or Brazillian Cheese Bread

Making pao de quijo from scratch is hard, so I like to use the mix by Yoki, you can find it here: http://www.amigofoods.com/pao-de-queijo-yoki-kilo.html

Chili

Did you see my Gluten Free Chili recipe from last week? Not only is it gluten free, but it’s easy to prepare and tastes delicious.

Guacamole

I love guacamole. It’s easy to make, tastes great and it is a bit healthier than some of the traditional tailgating fare.

Meat and Cheese Platters

Meat and cheese platters are easy to prepare and you can use several varieties of meats and cheeses to please many pallets.  Like using simple cheddar and pepper jack cheese with salami and for the more adventurous you can add smoked gouda, brie and prosciutto.… Read Full Post

guacamole

Guacamole- Easy to Make Crowd Pleaser

This week I’m making guacamole. I never used to be a fan of avocados or guacamole growing up but when I moved to New York I fell in love wit the table-side guacamole from Rosa Mexicano and have been a huge fan ever since.

Here’s a fun fact for you, did you know that guacamole was originally created to make brownish looking avocados palatable? Now we take it for granted that we can have fabulous avocados without any bruises or brown color at all, but what a smart way to create an awesome tasty snack from less than avocados.

Please check out this week’s Gluten Free Avenger Episode 28: Guacamole, you can click below to start viewing or use this link (https://youtu.be/HutbCVZ62ts). Please scroll below to see the full recipe.

Guacamole- Easy to Make Crowd Pleaser

Author Gluten Free Avenger

Ingredients

  • 2 large ripe avocados
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 Tbsp of fresh lime juice or lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp to 1/4 cup of minced red or white onion
  • 2 jalepeno chiles stems and seeds removed, minced
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro leaves and tender stems, finely chopped
  • A dash of freshly grated black pepper
  • 1/2 ripe tomato seeds and pulp removed, chopped

Instructions

  1. Cut the avocados in half.
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Gluten Free Appetizers and Snacks

I love to have people over for a cocktail or dinner party and these are some of my favorite Gluten Free Appetizers and Snacks to have out when people arrive.  The beauty of the spread is the fact that everything is gluten-free but no one will know that it’s gluten-free. I like to have an assortment of fruit and/or vegetables to accompanied by meat, cheese, crackers and nuts. Here are some of my favorites:

Mary’s Gone Crackers– I like the original and herb flavors
Food Should Taste Good Multigrain Tortilla Chips
Boursin cheese
Mangecho cheese
Honeycrisp apples
Red or Green Grapes
Genoa salami
Marcona almonds

What are your favorite gluten free appetizers and snacks? Let me know in the comments below.

Gluten Free Avenger Episode 12: Gluten Free Appetizers and Snacks is now live on YouTube, you can use this link (https://youtu.be/4TaCpHTSwKg) or view it below:

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