I am not very versed in football.  That may not seem unusual or sad to you until you learn that I was a songleader from 7th grade through my Junior year of high school (Why am I always so embarrassed when I admit that?).  It is really criminal how little I know about the actual rules of the game.  Shouldn’t they have taught us the rules at one of the gazillion cheerleading camps I attended?

All I can say is thank goodness for Lisa Bognanno!  That girl knew the game…I mean she REALLY knew the game.  Without her we would have been stuck up there on our stools yelling out generic offense or defense cheers exclusively.  Enjoy the game Lisa (I am sure she will actually be watching the game).  I on the other hand am really looking forward to the commercials, though truth be told I do wish I understood the game!

Confessions aside, the food is always really fun at Superbowl parties, though usually not vegan…yay for guacamole!  On New Years day I made a spread for us to nosh on that would be perfect for game day.  I didn’t even plan on photographing it, but my sister-in-law forced my hand and now I am glad she did.  These pictures would have been much more “artsy” if I actually planned on taking them (and I probably would have removed the paper towels from under the strawberries!), but I guess this gives you a real glimpse into our home and what I serve when we have private occasions.

I made chocolate fondue (recipe to follow in a later post) which I served with fresh fruit (strawberries, bananas, cut apples, and sliced pear) and a 7 layer dip (which was technically 6 layers).

For the layered dip I used (listed bottom layer to top):

  • Amy’s Organic refried black beans (my favorite refried bean)
  • My vegan queso (click HERE for recipe)
  • Homemade guacamole (made with my salsa fresca)
  • Tofutti Sour Supreme
  • Salsa fresca (click HERE for recipe)
  • Sliced black olives

This layered dip was seriously enough to feed an army.  I am not sure what I was thinking, but the left-overs made awesome taco salads for days.

I served the dip with different chips (baked tortilla, regular tortilla, and TJ’s corn chip dippers) and crudites.  Personally I prefer to eat it with the sliced veggies (celery being my favorite for this), but I also do like baked tortilla chips.

What are your must have’s food-wise for the game?


Filed under Appetizers, Events, Gluten Free, Holidays, Recipes, Vegan, Vegetarian


  1. Fran johnson

    Gret…I enjoy walking down memory lane as I read your posts! All those girls and so many of you didn’t have brothers so never really got to know how to play FB yourselves. Cheer camp should have had you guys view videos or run skirmishes. That’s how I learned. We played FB in our huge back yard at my house. Gathering point for all my friends and all of John’s!

  2. Baked beans and biscuits or chili and cornbread: easy, vegan and inexpensive.

  3. Paper towels or bot this looks delicious. We don’t have any super bowl plans. In fact, I dont even know who is playing.

  4. I don’t know anything about football. And, I was hired once to be a “cheerleader”….hahaha
    I will have to send you an email about that one. 🙂

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