Culinary Content: Snack Foods

The Kitchen Sink
The Kitchen Sink

Culinary Content is a regular feature in my column here at Hubpages where I share the delicious recipes and food related articles I have come across in my travels online. This time I am focusing on various snack food recipes and articles that I have found lately. We have a huge Superbowl spread, some fancy varieties of popcorn, Focaccia, Nut Balls, Roasted Cauliflower, and a guide to nuts. Enjoy!

Lets start simple and healthy. One of my favorite things to snack on is nuts. They are packed with protein and all sorts of nutrients, and most nuts have no cholesterol. Meeta over at What's for Lunch, Honey? has put together a wonderful guide to all of the most common nuts called In A Nutshell - Nutology. It is full of nutritional information, uses, descriptions, and more.

Jason over at Off the Broiler had a humongous spread of snacky foods a little while back for the Superbowl, focused on bringing healthier foods to the snack table. The Superbowl Tailgate Degustation Menu 2008 features Giant Mushroom Chili (garnished with pomegranate seeds!), Southwest Turkey Meatball Soup, Heart Healthy Spinach Dip with Fresh Veggie Chips, Patriot Not-Wings, Lighter Blue Cheese Dip, Phoenix Black Bean Dip, and Turkey Sausage and Pepper Tailgate Panini Wraps with Marinara Sauce. These all look incredible, and all of the bright colors are a great touch.

These delicious looking popcorn recipes over at The Kitchen Sink are very creative. Take a look to find recipes for Basic Popcorn, Spicy Rosemary-Cayenne Popcorn, Savory Lemon-Thyme Popcorn, and Sweet Cinnamon-Sugar Popcorn.

George's Focaccia and a slice of history over at Under the High Chair is a wonderful story and a beautiful recipe for onion rosemary focaccia. I've been trying to wean my son from store-bought crackers, so focaccia and flat breads may be just the thing.

The Aphrodisiac Nut Balls (along with their Honey, Dijon & Truffle Dip) featured at Little Bits plus the Brandied Cherries, Pistachio, Cinnamon & Chèvre a little further down the page would make a wonderful snack or appetizer. Fancy, but oh so worth it. "Anise crackers, chèvre, brandy soaked cherries, pistachios, cinnamon, what a luscious combination! Can it possibly get any better? Yes it can, with the addition of dried figs and clover honey." Wow!

And for one last delicious looking but good for you snack, take a look at this recipe for Roasted Cauliflower with Cumin, Coriander and Chili from No Special Effects. I love cauliflower, but I've never had it prepared this way. I bet I'll love it!

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