Touchdown Thursdays: Chutney Cheese Spread

Chutney Cheese Spread

Wings.  Nachos.  Fries.  Meatballs.  Dips.

Tired.  Tired.  Tired.  Tired.  Tired.

Don’t get me wrong… I love all of the aforementioned football treats.  But they show up week after week on our Gameday tables.

And don’t we want more pigskin lovers?  Don’t we deserve a break from the norm?

You’re darn right we do!  And so I bring you, an unexpected treat, Indian inspired, and sure to delight the taste buds of your fellow cheering fans.

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Shrimp & Coconut Curry with Mango, Apple & Orange Chutney

“No time! No time! There’s never enough time!”  I don’t enter into caffeine pill induced freak outs, but I do wish for more time when I look at the stacks of food magazines and books that clutter my floor.  My list of things to make and bake grows longer by the day, and there’s never enough time to test and post.  Someone find me a longer day, please.

Case in point, this showed up in the December 2010 issue of Bon Appetit, and I’ve been dying to make it ever since.  A year and a half later, here she is – wow, look at that turn around time.

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Touchdown Thursdays: Curried Crab Dip

Curry, you fabulous spice, why must I always sleep on my love for you?  Every time I add this fabulous powder to a dish I’m reminded of my love of Indian cuisine, and my need to eat it more often.

If you’re not crazy for curry like me, may I inform you that curry is said to prevent certain diseases like colon cancer and Alzheimer’s.  If that’s not enough… it’s claimed to be one of the most powerful aphrodisiacs, wink, wink.

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Indian Spiced Pumpkin Bread

Cooking with pumpkin sits high atop the list of reasons why Fall rocks my world, but it always shows up with cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.  There are far too many spices out there to settle on the pumpkin pie kind, that’s why I was immediately drawn to this recipe.

A break from the ordinary, this bread is spicy, savory, and delicious.  The curry, cumin, jalapeno and cheese offer a little slice of spiced pumpkin love.

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