Part of my duties for the shower was to bring some snacks. I wanted to keep some healthy options that were dairy free as the bride-to-be has a milk allergy. I started off by ordering two dozen custom decorated vegan cupcakes from the talented Sarah Thomas of Cuppitycakes Cupcakery in Innisfail. I gave her the freedom to choose the flavors and decorate it to fit the theme which was 'Naughty Knickers'. She did an amazing job, they were gorgeous, delicious and a huge hit with everyone! For a taste of her cupcake artistry, check her out at the Red Deer Farmer's Market that starts May long weekend!
I also decided to bring some hummus and veggies for a delicious and healthy snack. Most people don't realize how easy hummus is to make. It honestly took me 10 minutes to make two giant batches of it.
1 can (15oz) Chick Peas
1/2 cup sesame seeds
1 clove garlic
3 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp salt
Throw in blender until smooth
I also made a roasted red pepper hummus, the recipe is the same as above but with the pepper. To roast, cut pepper in half and remove seeds. Place under the broiler until the outside starts to char. Remove from the oven and put in a sealed ziplock bag for a few minutes. This will loosen the skin so you can remove it. Throw that in with the rest of the ingredients and blend. So good!
What are your favorite health recipes to bring to gatherings?