Category Archives: Appetizers

Wisconsin Style Beer Cheese Dip

Contains:  Alcohol, dairy, wheat/gluten (most beer contains gluten, and may have wheat).  Is:  Quick and easy, Vegetarian. I tested this for the recipe as a small personal batch.  I’ll upscale for visiting with friends, or for having them in.   I … Continue reading

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Eggplant (Aubergine) Breakfast Fritters with Shawarma Seasoning

Contains:  Egg, wheat/gluten, nightshades.  Is:  Vegetarian, quick and easy.   There are a number of eggplant/aubergine recipes on this site, so I had to sleuth around to find something a bit different.  I got some ideas, but made this into my … Continue reading

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Marathokeftedes: Greek Fennel Fritters

Contains:  Gluten/wheat.  Is:  Vegetarian, quick and easy.  Vegan if one uses coconut or other alternative yogurt.   Quick and easy.    Apologies for the dearth of recent recipes.   Been busy, which makes for an accurate excuse.   At any case, we are … Continue reading

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Tomagoyaki: A Japanese Rolled Omelet (Dashimaki Variant)

Contains:  Eggs (natch….), soy, seafood option, added sugar.  Is:   A great appetizer, or bento-box ready addition.   FEATURING:  Home Grown Eggs!   (And, scallion/green onion).  This recipe is derived from https://www.justonecookbook.com/tamagoyaki-japanese-rolled-omelette/, and I have taken the liberty of adding chopped scallops to … Continue reading

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Bell Pepper Boats: Scallops, Bacon, Tomato, Quail Egg, Ikura (Salmon Eggs)

Contains:  Seafood, eggs.  Is:  Whole30, paleo.   You can consider this a sit-down appetizer, or perhaps a side for a fairly fancy meal.  The recipe description is per person, simply multiply for more. This was a rather fun delight to create, … Continue reading

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Vietnamese-Style Summer Rolls with Smoked Salmon and Additions (Gỏi Cuốn)

Contains:  Seafood, potential legumes.  Is:  Gluten-free, soy-free if without most typical dips, finger food.   The dip I used contained soy, from a legume, although I don’t specify a dip for you to use in the recipe proper.  There are many … Continue reading

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Avocado Deviled Eggs, Redux: Avocado & Bacon

Contains:  Eggs, nightshade.  Is:  An appetizer.  I brought these to a recent gathering.  You can always use hotter ground pepper than I did, but I was considering the audience.  (You could also experiment with a hot or smoky ground paprika.) … Continue reading

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Stuffed Mushrooms with Crab, Spinach, Cream Cheese

Contains:  Dairy, seafood, nightshades.  Is:  An appetizer, gluten-free, primal, keto.   I attended a culinary gathering on May 30th – our main focus is learning new techniques and developing skills, but this one was a more simple one, largely to get … Continue reading

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Appetizer: Soft Shelled Crab & Ramps, with Za’atar Seasoning

Contains:  Seafood (shellfish), some nightshade in the seasoning.  Is:  Quick and easy, gluten-free, Whole30, paleo, keto.   You can learn more about soft-shelled crabs in a future post (for another online food challenge — which I will link to on the … Continue reading

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Bison Bone Marrow on Crumpets, with Garlic, Lemon, and Balsamic Reduction

Contains:  Offal, gluten (wheat), dairy? soy?  READ LABELS on your crumpets, see below!  Is:  Quick and easy.   Beef marrow is practically identical, substitute this in as available or desired.   You can also switch the crumpet(s) out with English muffins (sliced … Continue reading

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