Super Bowl Sunday – What to Eat


My husband decided to ahem, inform me that we’re having friends over for the Big Game, this weekend. Lucky for our guests, I have a plethora of yummy recipes to choose from this weekend. Lucky for you too, since I’m in a sharing kind of mood.

SUPER BOWL SUNDAY - RECIPES ROUNDUP

I’m not going to lie, I care more about the food, commercials, and drinks than I do that actual football game on Super Bowl Sunday. Thanks to blogs, Pinterest, and the like, it seems many of you feel the same way.

I’m actually starting another round of the Whole 30 this coming Sunday – more on that later, but I still plan to eat festively if you will [hellllllo Salt and Vinegar Wings], and W30 compliant.

 SUPER BOWL SUNDAY – RECIPES:

+ Chicken Parmesan Panini

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 + Salt and Vinegar Chicken Wings

Salt and Vinegar Chicken Wings #lowcarb #paleo #whole30

 + Spinach Dip in a Pumpernickel Bread Bowl [The Foodie Patootie]

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 + Corn and Black Bean Salsa [House of Fauci’s]

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 + Chorizo and Cheese Dip

Homemade Chorizo and Cheese Dip for #SundaySupper - Perfect for game time! [Read more…]

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Locale Market – St. Petersburg, Florida #LocaleMarket

 

Locale Market in St. Petersburg, Florida

Last weekend, we decided to finally check out the Locale Market in St. Petersburg, with friends. There has been so much hype over this new spot located in the Sundial [formerly the now defunct Bay Walk], that I could not wait to go!

Locale Market

Locale Market now open in St. Petersburg, FL

As a bonus, the best friend’s brother, is a lead pastry chef at Locale Market, and we were excited to visit him on the job. Turns out, Jeremy was not scheduled to work after all, so now we’ll just have another reason to visit! I think we can handle that…

Locale lives up to all the buzz, ya’ll. A market downstairs with specialty items, gourmet food bars, a coffee station, gelato, a pasta station [for the love of all that is holy – yum!], with homemade mozzarella, with fresh, organic produce and meats. Plus, I am sure other items I just know I am forgetting.

Upstairs, you’ll find a wine bar, the bakery – order a caramel sticky bun, you won’t be sorry – as well  a wine room [not sure what to call this, but you can purchase wine!], and a meat and cheese counter, where you can order a charcuterie platter. [Read more…]

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Chorizo Cheese Dip for #SundaySupper


Clean eating, homemade Chorizo Cheese Dip - never buy the jarred stuff again! Perfect for game day and #SundaySupper #GalloFamily
My husband loves a good football game. He loves a bad one, too. Basically, the man loves football, okay? I personally love a good reason to well, tailgate. The food, drinks and atmosphere with friends are what I look forward to most. And if I am being really honest, the food is what excites me more than anything! I know you agree with me or you wouldn’t be here reading this, now would you?

Last year for the Big Game, Jason and I were on our first round of the Whole 30 Diet. I thought it would be hard to enjoy the day, but I ended up making some ah-mazing, and mostly healthy chicken wings that were a hit at the party we attended.

This year however, I’m more focused on finding ways to clean up my dishes and learning to indulge in the occasional meal instead. That way, I don’t feel deprived, but also so I don’t overdo it, either. The day is really about getting together with friends, watching the commercials [for me] and enjoying the game [for husband].

Clean eating, homemade Chorizo Cheese Dip - never buy the jarred stuff again! Perfect for game day and #SundaySupper #GalloFamily

Besides my beloved wings [I was born in Buffalo, New York, after all and you cannot watch a sports game without the wings, my friends!], I also love a good queso dip for these events. Do you know what goes really well with a good cheese dip? A bit of spicy chorizo sausage; sadly, most pre-made cheese dips, as well as chorizo sausage are highly processed, and kind of greasy – so we’re making our own for today’s Sunday Supper Bowl!

Making your own chorizo is a lot easier than you may think. It’s simply ground pork and a flavorful spice blend to get it right [I found this easy spice mix for my chorizo, here]. [Read more…]

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Cuban Sandwich Crostini for #SundaySupper


Cuban Sandwich Crostini #SundaySupper

Today’s #SundaySupper theme is all about Hometown Foods! I’m a girl from Buffalo, New York, and while I love my wings, Florida has my heart [especially since I have now lived in Tampa Bay more than half of my life]. Not to mention, I have shared a tasty Shredded Buffalo Chicken recipe, as well as a Salt and Vinegar wing recipe [that went viral months ago, and still continues to kick arse! holla] in the past.

For me, a for sure hometown dish in Tampa is the beloved Cuban Sandwich. I had never had a Cuban until my husband took me for one after we first met. Jason, a fourth generation Florida boy [from Tampa] loves hole in the wall Cuban spots where we can enjoy the real deal, authentic Cuban cuisine. Today’s recipe pays just as much homage to the Cuban Sandwich, as it does to my mister, my Florida boy, who grew up in the city, but whose roots are deep in the ‘country’. Truly, I love living in Tampa Bay, ya’ll <—– I had to.

Besides, ever since my Cuban Sandwich Kabob recipe I created for The Flair Exchange last year, I have been dying to create another Cuban inspired dish!

Cuban Crostini #SundaySupper

As much as I personally love a good Cuban, I am not going to try and re-create a dish that has already been perfected by the pros; instead I’m making it a fun party bite that anyone can create and wow their guests with! Because, seriously have you ever had flavorful mojo pork shredded in all kinds of yummy goodness topped on toasty crostini with a mustard aioli? Uh-yea, me either.

The basis for any good Cuban sammie, in my opinion, is a slow roasted mojo pork, and Cuban bread duh. We’ll shred it and add other yummy ingredients to a toasted crostini; usually crostini is sliced from a French baguette, but you cannot have a Cuban inspired sammie without the bread!

Then to fancy it up, we’ll make a super easy mustard aioli for added flavor. I’m sharing this recipe in three parts below; pork, ailoi, crostini.  I hope you enjoy it as much as we did at our Casa! [Read more…]

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