Bliss Bowl: Super Bowl Recipes

5650_558082087333_6041384_nI am an Indiana girl. I was born and raised in the good-old midwest. I also happen to be brought up in Colts country. Terre Haute (my hometown) was home to the football teams training camp. Summers were spent droving over to Rose Hulman to catch a peek at the team. I was so pumped when I finally turned 21 and could linger at the bars in hopes of meeting a Colts player. Of course the night I spot Peyton Manning on the second floor of the Copper Bar, my best friend decides to be all ‘let’s respect his privacy’ and drag me away. How many days did I spend at camp? How many Colts parties did I throw. How many Peyton jerseys did my family, friends, and I have? How many good times and memories.

Coincidentally when I moved to Colorado, Peyton did too. When my friends came to visit, we just so happened to be in Denver when there was a Broncos game. “Let’s go to a game!” Thanks to my best friend Tab for the best birthday present ever and impromptu tickets to the game. Talk about fun, people in Denver and Colorado know how to have a good time. Period. So much laughter, it makes me smile instantly when I think back.

Needless to say I was raised to be a Payton fan. Whether in Colts blue or Denver orange, I’ve got to cheer for Peyton and his team. Tomorrow. Tomorrow is the big deal, the Big Game. Here are a few game day recipes I will be making for my lovely family and friends. Enjoy and rock on Broncos. Bliss Bowl 2014!

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Pasture-Raised Buffalo Wings

  • 1/2 cup Primal Palate’s Buffalo Sauce
  • 4 tbsp coconut oil, plus more for frying
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 2 tbsp coconut vinegar
  • 3 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • Pasture-raised chicken wings

Let’s Make it Happen: Today was market day so I picked up these tasty wings. Mix the coconut flour, cayenne, and salt. Dust the wings with the mix. Fry in coconut oil. While they’re crisping up put the rest of your ingredients in a pot on a medium. Get some prongs to cover those wings in buffalo mix. Place on a plate and eat them up!

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Beer and Bacon Nuts (sorry this photo does not represent the true tastiness)

  • 1/3 cup Angry Orchard
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 4 slices of bacon
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds

How to Make it Happen: Fry and finely chop bacon. Toss in a pot with Angry Orchard, coconut sugar, and salt. Boil for 10 minutes. Toss in the nuts. Spread out evenly on some aluminum in a pan. Bake @ 350 for 20 minutes

040Bacon-Wrapped Rutabaga

  • Rutabaga
  • 1 lb bacon
  • Seasoned salt

How to Make it Happen: This time I didn’t have my crinkle cutter on hand :( fail, so I just skinned the rutabaga. Cut into slices. Then cut into thin slices. Wrap in bacon. For me I used 1/2 a slice of bacon per rutabaga. Spread into a pan. Season. Bake @ 400 for 40 minutes or until the bacon is done and the rutabaga is tender. ENJOY!

041Buffalo Cauliflower Bites (sorry I really like things with some heat to them)

  • 1/2 cup Primal Palate’s Buffalo Sauce
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • head of cauliflower

How to Make it Happen: Bake the cauliflower @450 for around 15 minutes. Cook the remainder of your ingredients in a pot. Mix the cauliflower in the sauce. Bake for 5 more minutes. Eat them up!

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Butternut Brownies

I was inspired by Fitting Into Vegan for this post, I just tweaked a view things.

  • 1 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • Butternut Squash

How to Make it Happen: First I baked the butternut until it was tender. I threw it in a processor and made it into a smooth creamy puree. Mix with the wet ingredients (the coconut milk and eggs). In a separate bowl stir the dry ingredients: flours, spices, baking powder, and baking soda. Now combine them together. My gut told my to throw in some Enjoy Life chocolate chips and I think I should have followed through, so I’m recommending at this stage you fold in 1/3 cup of chips. Smooth into a greased pan. Bake @ 350 for an hour. Cool, slice, and serve.

Enjoy the game. Enjoy the food. Enjoy the fun time with family and friends.

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