Thursday, February 2, 2012

My Paleo Superbowl Party Menu

Any given Sunday you might find me doing the following:
-Painting my nails
-Washing my hair for the week (once, maybe twice, is sufficient)
-Live tweeting the red carpet arrivals for the Emmys/SAG awards/Oscars, etc.
-Re-watching episodes of My Drunk Kitchen on YouTube.

Oh, hey, you know what I'm not doing any given Sunday (or day that ends in "y")? Watching football. Okay, let's not discriminate here--the truth is, I'm not watching any sporting event. Ever. You know what I will watch? An old lady trying to recapture the talent and success of her youth, shimmying around in a crotchless pleather girdle for 10 minutes before descending the stage into the arms of her son. I mean, boyfriend. In other words, Madonna.

For me, the Superbowl is really just an excuse to watch what I can only hope is a trainwreck of a half-time show (in recent history, Janet Jackson's wardrobe malfunction or Fergie's vocal malfunction have been particular favorites) and willingly watch advertisements for cars, potato chips, and silicon implants, all while stuffing my gourd with the nearest starch and cheese dip. But not this year!!

I mean, I'll still be stuffing my gourd, but as for the menu, I'm going to keep it paleo. Here's what I'm planning on serving at our pigskin bash:

1. Maple-glazed cinnamon almonds and Rosemary Cashews (recipe coming tomorrow)

Buffalo wings
Instead of frying ours in vegetable or peanut oil, I'm going to use coconut oil. It has a very high smoke point (key for frying) and adds a tremendous flavor to meat. I'll be making the sauce with ghee instead of plain butter.
Beanless chili
I'm strongly considering this recipe (minus the teaspoon of sugar, duh)


6. Vanilla pavlova topped with paleo chocolate pudding (it tastes like frosting!!) and whipped coconut cream

Whatever booze Kyle picks up

What's on YOUR Superbowl menu??


Jenna | The Eighty Twenty said...

Mmmmm.... I definitely plan on making the roasted red pepper dip and crackers and maybe paleo chocolate chip cookies, portabella mushroom pizzas and your sweet potato chip/dip recipe. I'm going to be so full yet skinny.

Allison said...

"a crotchless pleather girdle" hahhaha I am DYING!!!! So very accurate!

Allison said...

"a crotchless pleather girdle" hahhaha I am DYING!!!! So very accurate!

Julia said...

i am loving the menu selection! you really make healthy choices very indulgent. and i must try the faux-tato salad! thanks for sharing!

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Lydia Armstrong said...

This all looks so delicious. I never watch the Superbowl, or sports at all. I do love Madonna, but I'll catch the halftime show on youtube or something later.

Anonymous said...

OMG, I am so trying these recipes. Not for superbowl, cause I don't care, but just because.

Dan @ Essentials of Nutrition said...

Does coconut oil impart a flavor similar to what I'd normally consider coconut? Namely, Malibu Rum. Or, for sophisticates, Pina Colada.

Sunshine - said...

Great recipes! Thanks for sharing...

beti said...

I would love to have those pizzas! everything sounds perfect

AllieNic @ Frisky Lemon said...

Maple-glazed cinnamon almonds sound awesome! I might add these to my list of thingies to make!

I'm making coconut bars from Elana's Pantry (grain-free, white sugar-free), and bacon wrapped dates stuffed with goat cheese...I can't wait!

Liz said...

Thanks for the recipes. The maple glazed almonds were a hit :)

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