Football Season Snacktime:
Crostini Bar/Table

Football season is here.

Today’s game: NYJ at GB.


It is time for our family to stick with healthy snacking/meals throughout the numerous tv games. The crostini bar/table is great for game time. Its easy to prepare different pates if you have a good food processor. With a head of broccoli cut up to fit inside the food processor I let it roar adding olive oil, vinegar, pepper, garlic, onion powder, salt, maybe mustard so its spreadable. The same with cauliflower, though the texture may be coarser, so steam it prior to processing for a smoother mash like potatoes effect.

Today, the cauliflower, one yellow squash and some onion were steamed and cooled. Into the food processor it went along with olive oil, vinegar, pepper, and saffron.

Sorry but no measurements, I just do it.

Today's mushroom pate included olives, vinegar, and fresh parsley picked from right outside my front door.
Today’s mushroom pate included olives, vinegar, and fresh parsley picked from right outside my front door.

Instead of toasted Italian bread, I bring out the dippable chips or crackers for spread.

Dip Dip Hooray!

Simple and Straightforward Pad Thai

Serves 2-4 (depending on appetite!!) Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 6-8 Minutes


8oz Pasta (spaghetti or fettuccine work really well 🙂

4 oz chopped chard

2 Tbs lime juice

¼ cup sweet chili sauce (or sriracha and honey)

¼ cup soy sauce

2 large carrots, grated

1 cup bean sprouts

2 Tbs peanut butter

8oz Tofu or PRE-COOKED meat

Chopped Cilantro (garnish, Opt’l)

Roasted Nuts (garnish, Opt’l)

Equipment Needed

Wok or Large frying pan

Wooden Spoon or Wooden Spatula

Measuring Cups & Spoons


1.Cook the pasta following box/bag/container instructions.

2.Heat wok –> add 1/4 cup olive oil

3.Add noodles –> wait 2 minutes, give your noodles a quick stir, so they don’t stick to the pan. 🙂

4.Add chard, lime juice, sweet chili sauce (or sriracha and honey), soy sauce, large carrots grated, bean sprouts, peanut butter and tofu or PRECOOKED meat.

5.Stir and wait 4 minutes

Garnish with roasted nuts and cilantro Enjoy!