Sunday, December 11, 2011

Food To Help Us Fit In - wink -

Holidays - always the question of what food to bring to gatherings.  It can be tricky when you've cut out what others feel is a 'food group' (such as all grains).  

Example: for thanksgiving we brought deviled eggs filled with avocado, almond-stuffing, cauliflower-(prepared to look like mashed potatoes).  It is a little silly having to 'sell' what you've brought to the table. 

Here's a list of foods that should fit in seamlessly.

Foods that will satisfy the taste buds of non-Paleo eaters and not make you look like a weirdo? Having lived through this conundrum many times – heck, having been the hostess of several potluck parties myself – I have some suggestions.
1. Deviled eggs
Everyone loves deviled eggs. Over Thanksgiving, we had a guest who hated deviled eggs when she walked in the door, and then had to be torn away from the guacamole deviled eggs by the end. The guacamole version is much quicker to make than the more normal version here.
2. Beef and Vegetable Chili
Bring a hearty, meaty dish. You know most people are going to bring carby carb dishes, so be the person to provide the main event.
3. Zucchini Berry Muffins
Even my very non-Paleo mother likes these. Help your friends avoid a sugar injection and provide them with this sweet alternative for dessert.
4. Butternut Squash Lasagna
I know that sounds weird, but this recipe looks amazing! And everything tastes good with spicy sausage on it in my opinion. Wow, I just said that.
5. Endive Salmon Poppers
Everyone loves these things. Give them a dose of omega 3′s without them even knowing that they’re doing something good for themselves.

From <> ((=good people over there))