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    'Tis the season to stuff ourselves silly, except this year I'll be loading up on primal goodies and skipping the sugary, floury treats.

    So, my question is: Do you all have an excellent Primal dish that has gone over well at parties? I've been invited to a few, and I want to take something to share (and mainly so I can snack without falling off the wagon).

    I've been looking at the bacon and mushroom dip from the Primal Blueprint cookbook, but I haven't made it yet.

    Do you folks have any success stories for dishes you've taken to get togethers and everyone has loved?

    Much appreciated!

  • #2
    can't go wrong with a veggie platter with sour cream dip. Also dates stuffed with mascarpone and glazed/candied pecans always gets raves reviews when I bring it to parties.
    --Trish (Bork)


    • #3
      I like my dates stuffed with good goat feta and wrapped in bacon. People devour them. I also make devilled eggs using primal-friendly homemade mayo, and the tray will generally be picked clean almost as soon as I put it out.

      Chicken wings are usually a hit. You could also do a cold meat tray with quality meats, maybe some olives and some good cheese. Salads are always a nice option too. I make a good sweet potato salad. For brunch events, bacon-wrapped eggs or crustless quiches are always popular. And of course, a nice fruit tray is good if you eat fruit.
      “If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.” --Audre Lorde

      Owly's Journal


      • #4
        My cheese-and-pineapple on cocktail sticks retro-style usually goes down a treat. I use fresh pineapple and goat's cheddar, sputnik'd onto a foil-covered grapefruit.

        My baked egg tortilla pieces are also popular. Fry onions, orange bell peppers and garlic in olive oil, then mix in with whole eggs, grated nutmeg, fresh flat-leaf parsley and salt, and bake in the oven in 6-inch greased terracota dishes. Cut each into 9 'squares' and serve cold.

        Both are suitable for vegetarians too.
        F 5 ft 3. HW: 196 lbs. Primal SW (May 2011): 182 lbs (42% BF)... W June '12: 160 lbs (29% BF) (UK size 12, US size 8). GW: ~24% BF - have ditched the scales til I fit into a pair of UK size 10 bootcut jeans. Currently aligning towards 'The Perfect Health Diet' having swapped some fat for potatoes.