Sunday, October 08, 2006

South Beach Recipes of the Week #13: Appetizers and Party Food

On Sundays I like to spotlight low glycemic index recipes I find on other food blogs. If you don't know about the glycemic index, it's what the South Beach Diet is based on. I know I've missed two weeks, getting seriously distracted by posting about my favorite cilantro recipes and collecting all the Favorite Herb Recipes from Great Cooks Around the World. So even though I'm away this weekend, I wrote this post early so you wouldn't miss another week.

Entertaining can be challenging when you're on any kind of a diet. You don't want your friends to feel like you're feeding them diet food, and even if you might be willing to splurge a bit for a special occasion, you don't want to go completely crazy just because you're having guests. No worries. Here are some great South Beach friendly party foods that even non-dieters will love.

Photo by Gabriella of My Life as a Reluctant Housewife

These Proscuitto Wrapped Asparagus Spears from Gabriella at My Life as a Reluctant Housewife are the ultimate in party food. Easy to make, they are sure to impress any guests.

Photo by Sher of What Did You Eat?

I found two appetizers that used tuna, which is a great food for the South Beach diet. These Tuna Stuffed Peppers from Sher at What Did You Eat are marinated in olive oil for a few weeks, or however long you can keep them around.

Photo by Tyler and Amanda of What We're Eating

The second yummy recipe I found that uses tuna was this great Italian Tuna and Avocado Antipasto created by Amanda of What We're Eating. Serve this to your friends, and no one will suspect it's completely South Beach Diet approved.

There is guacamole, and then there's Joey's Kicked Up Rocking Guacamole. Karina from Gluten-Free Goddess featured this recipe, and I knew it would make great South Beach approved party food. Make your own tortilla chips from 100% whole wheat low carb tortillas, or eat it with Kangaroo Brand 100% whole wheat pita pockets for South Beach approved dippers.

Anyone who's wondering about Weekend Herb Blogging, here's all the information about who's hosting and how to enter. You have until 3:00 Sunday, Utah time, to send your entry. Be sure to include a link to the host with the words Weekend Herb Blogging.

If you're a regular reader who knows about my uber-talented brother Rand, you might remember the last time he turned into a food blogger to post a recipe on Kalyn's Kitchen. Check back tomorrow to when Rand will be a food-blogger-for-a day again.

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  1. Anything with tuna or avocado is an instant winner in my books, so that tuna-stuffed avocado antipasto is an absolute winner! Have never thought of combining anything *in* an avocado, what a wonderful idea!

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  3. I'm tempted to call this comment "10 Things You Don't Know About Kalyn" ... but will stop at just one: she's addicted to e-mail! (Hi again Kalyn! Thanks for visiting me!! It was so nice to meet you in person and I'm willing to bet a bottle of that great fleur de Salt Lake that the very first thing you do when arriving home in a couple of hours is ... check e-mail!) Alanna ; - )

  4. kalyn, that is a great way to use both the tuna & avocado [stuffing it into the halves of avocado]. i also really liked the idea of stuffing the tuna into the peppers. must try.

    great recipes & blog -- even though i am not counting carbs. probably should be. ;p

  5. Hi Ellie - I thought it was a great idea too.

    Hi Alanna,
    You're just worried about my "Ten Things You Don't Know About Alanna" post. Spreading these rumors that I'm an e-mail addict is not going to work. (For the record, I never checked my e-mail more than twice a day at Alannas.) For everyone who is wondering, Alanna is loads of fun, much taller than I imagined, and a great hostess. I had a great time visiting her.

    Also, LOL, I used her computer and didn't log out of blogger apparently, so when she tried to leave a comment it came out as "Kalyn". So that's the deleted comment.

    Burekaboy, thanks for stopping by.

  6. Hey Mz. Kalyn!

    How cool! ;-) And I can't wait to read Rand's food blogging post...

    And thanks for including Joey's Rockin' Guac. By the way, you've been tagged - stop by and see for what. Hee hee.

  7. That avocado and tuna is really good. I made one similar but I think A's is better.

    Thanks for including me in this group!

    Those tomatoes and tuna look so good. I really want tuna right now.

  8. Gabriella and Karina, thanks again for the great recipes.

  9. Thank you so much for including me Kalyn!!! All of the photos look so nice! It's an honor to be included.


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