Prosciutto, Parmesan, and Arugula Flatbr...

Prosciutto, Parmesan, and Arugula Flatbread with Fig Jam Spread by My Utensil Crock

I love looking at Flatbread offerings at restaurants. Far from traditional pizza combinations like pepperoni or spinach, it seems that any three ingredients + a spread = a delicious $14 appetizer. Sometimes the ingredients obviously complement each other - caramelized onions and mushrooms with goat cheese; other combinations, like a recent … [Read more...]

Avocado Toast with Shaved Radishes

Avocado Toast with Shaved Radishes by My Utensil Crock

Avocado toast. It's all the rage. You have probably heard of it, and you might be wondering - what is this fancy dish that everyone is talking about? You like avocado, and you like toast. But surely, there must be more to this game? Nah. You pretty much have the hang of it already. You can add some lemon juice to the avocado for a little tang … [Read more...]

Roasted Red Pepper Dip {Greek Yogurt}

Roasted Red Pepper Dip {Greek Yogurt} ~ by My Utensil Crock

People love snacking. And when it's healthy snacks? All the better. Heck, more than once a week, I call that "dinner." I stumbled upon this idea when I was prepping to give a small-group cooking class in my home. We would be making my Kale and Egg Quiche with Sweet Potato "Crust," but the participants would likely arrive hungry, and the … [Read more...]

Quinoa Crust Hummus and Veggie “Pi...

Quinoa Crust Hummus + Veggie Pizza-6

Big quotes. Huge quotes around "pizza." This recipe is a play on a pizza. If you want actual pizza, I direct you to these two posts. If you are looking for a fun snack or party food - healthy and gluten-free while you're at it - you have come to the right place. At a somewhat-recent Cooking Club (Hostess: SLSC; Theme: Pizza; Date: … [Read more...]

Superbowl 50 Snacks

11+ Super Bowl Snacks from My Utensil Crock

It's that time again! Everyone start googling "Super Bowl Snacks!" In honor of this fabulous food-centered (let's be honest!) day, I have compiled some of my favorite bar foods and related snackies from previous posts that are great for groups. These recipes aren't exactly as healthy as a big kale salad, but most are lightened up, and won't … [Read more...]

Mini Salvadoran Breakfast Cakes

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This week, we had a celebration at work in honor of a significant milestone for my supervisor: 25 years of federal service. 25 years! Oh no. I just realized I'm only a few months shy of half-way to 25 years. WHAT. JUST. HAPPENED. Ack. Composure regained. Any-way, I organized a brunch at work on Monday for this event. And want to know what's … [Read more...]

Small Batch Guacamole {Chipotle Recipe}

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It is so hard to resist table-side Guacamole, isn't it? If you are an avocado person, and you see the little cart with the cilantro, jalapeños, onions, tomatoes, salt, and like 500 avocados, it's pretty much a done deal. The first question is not "Should we order it?" but rather "How hot?" {Usually followed by, "Medium?"} Making Guacamole looks … [Read more...]

Bacon – Wrapped Dates

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Three rounds of Thanksgiving leftovers later, I am ready to roll again. Well, all weekend I kind of felt like I was actually rolling, with the quantity of food that was in abundance - but this is a different kind of roll. November has waned, and shopping is in full swing ... so it's time! Let the googling of "easy holiday party appetizers" … [Read more...]

Loaded Baked Potato Crustless Quiche

Loaded baked potato quiche ~ by My Utensil Crock

Just in case you were looking for a delicious way to mesh eggs, vegetables, potatoes, cheese, and bacon, I present to you: the Loaded Baked Potato Crustless Quiche. If you weren't in the market for such a method, I recommend you try this anyway. Immediately after I perfected my Kale & Egg Quiche with Sweet Potato "Crust" - I could not … [Read more...]

Kale and Spinach Greek Yogurt Dip

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Spinach dip is always a fan favorite. And when I found Trader Joe's Reduced-Guilt Spinach and Kale Greek Yogurt Dip, I thought I had found a little plastic bucket of heaven. The ingredient list is actually pretty natural on that product - you know how I dislike extra "filler" ingredients. I could sit down and eat this dip with crackers and veggies … [Read more...]