1/30 A Super Bowl of Vegan Edibles

This afternoon I realized that it was just four short days until the Super Bowl. It is time for some decadent, show stopping, easy to prepare recipes to dazzle your friends and family with. Because the Super Bowl is the second largest food consumption holiday, second only to Thanksgiving, I thought it would be interesting to share some food stats with you. When I started looking around I thought I would immediately find the usual info….80 billion chicken wings are consumed or enough kielbasa to create a bridge  from Wisconsin to New Zealand.  To my delight, the first thing that popped up was this vegany tidbit  from TheBleacherReport.com:

“ The real winner in terms of food sales has to be the avocado, however. The California Avocado Commission cites impressive numbers indeed for their Super Sunday: Some 13.2 million pounds of avocado – or approximately 26 million individual avocados, give or take a couple – are sold in preparation for the game so that Americans may gorge themselves on an estimated eight million pounds of guacamole. That’s enough, reminds the council, to ”dip to cover the Louisiana Superdome football field, end zone to end zone, waist deep in guacamole (approximately 40 inches).”

I had no idea. I think that is amazing and would like to volunteer to wade through their guacamole filled field with a bag of tortilla chips  and a bottle of hot sauce. I also found that according to Bill Lucey of HuffingtonPost.com, “ Americans will consume 1.23 billion chicken wings during the Super Bowl this year, a 1 percent decline from last year, according to the National Chicken Council.”

I consider that a major success and a reason to celebrate.  Maybe our supermarkets have been sold out of wings or there has been an influx of people that have seen Forks Over Knives. Maybe people have tasted and fallen in love with  Gardein vegan Buffalo Wings or just maybe Super Bowl party loving Americans are ready to serve something with a little more pizazz at this years soirees. Who knows…it doesn’t matter to me. One percent of one billion is ten million. That is alot of chicken wings,  and that is measurable change.

Photo by: S. Duquet

Here are some recipes to help you party on.

Photo By: S. Duquet

Poblano Queso Dip

Yucca Chips & Fresh Corn Salsa

Cuban Appetizer Empanadas

Creamy Basil Pate

Sloppy Janes

If you have a fave vegan Super Bowl recipe that you would like to share, send it over. I would love to try it.

Email me at: Sherry@ExploitsOfaVeganWannabe.com or simply share it in the comment section of this post.

Have a delicious day.

Super Bowl image courtesy of SportsTravel.com

 

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  1. Lisa Says:

    thank you, Thank You, THANK YOU Sherry!! I feel prepared for my party now!! :)

  2. Nan Griffith Says:

    Hi Sherry,
    I plan to make the “Sloppy Janes”recipe this weekend. I’m assuming I should add 4C. of lentils after they have been cooked. How much non-cooked lentils will make 4C. cooked? When cooking lentils, should the ratio of lentils to water be 1:2? Also, is it possible to use the boxed, (found in the cooling section of Trader Joe) lentils that are pre-cooled rather than the dry?
    Thanks for any help you can give.
    Nan

  3. Sherry Says:

    Hi Nan,
    I love this recipe and am so glad you are going to try it. The recipe calls for 4C cooked lentils. One cup of dried lentils will make approx 2 C cooked lentils. When cooking lentils I use double the amount of water to beans. One cup of beans needs 2 cups of water. The Trader Joe’s lentils are perfect for the Sloppy Janes and exactly what I use when I have a hectic schedule.
    Let me know how it goes.

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