Vegan Game Day Appetizers

Most of you know I’m allergic to dairy, so game day spreads or appetizers at parties are typically challenging because everything seems to have dairy in it! I thought it would be fun to make some appetizers free of dairy and went ahead and made them vegan, to appeal to as many people as I can but without sacrificing flavor! These have all been tested by my hubby and are all approved- SCORE!! I can’t wait to bring these to my next tailgate party or gathering at our house 🙂 

The most important part of these recipes are the vegan cheese/dairy substitutes that I ordered from Mylk Guys– if you haven’t heard of them you need to go check them out! It’s an online vegan grocery store filled with tons of new and exciting vegan items- and of course no dairy/animal products are in there! It’s a dream website with SO many amazing brands and fun vegan products. I’ve been dying to try out Montys cheese and let me tell you… it lived up to the hype. If you want to see some of my favorite products on their website, check out my link here! Now onto the recipes! 

Air Fryer Buffalo Wings



Ingredients:
1 Medium sized head of cauliflower 
1/2 cup of quinoa flower (just blend whole quinoa in a blender)
1/3 cup full fat coconut milk
1 Tablespoon of olive oil
1 Teaspoon of apple cider vinegar
Spices- sea salt, pepper, cayenne, smoked paprika and garlic powder
Buffalo Sauce- I use the The New Primal and it’s my favorite one ever
Vegan ranch to dip- This is the one I used and WOW it’s so good
(You will also need an air fryer- if you don’t have one you could also bake in the oven on a wire rack!) 

Directions:
Chop cauliflower up in to small/medium sized pieces, set aside.
Place the quinoa flower, coconut milk, olive oil, apple cider vinegar and spices (to taste) in a medium sized bowl and mix together until smooth
Put air fryer at 400 degrees
Dip each piece of cauliflower in the batter and REALLY COVER IT, then place each piece in the air fryer without touching. (You will have to do several batches)
Cook in air fryer for 10-15 minutes, taking the basket out to shake every few minutes
Once all of the cauliflower is cooked, toss in a bowl with buffalo sauce and completely cover each piece.
Serve with ranch and enjoy immediately! (It won’t be crispy otherwise, but still tastes good in my opinion)


Creamy Roasted Garlic Dip


This dip used to be a favorite of mine growing up, my Dad or Uncle would make this at family gatherings and I never thought about making a vegan version… until today 🙂 

Ingredients: 
1 Container of quality vegan cream cheese, I used Montys Scallion, but plain or even jalapeno would be yummy too!
1 Bunch of garlic
Optional chives for garnish
Crackers or veggies to dip- I used Simple Mills crackers and cucumbers! 

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Chop the head off of the garlic bulb so you can see all of the heads
Wrap in foil and bake for 30 minutes in oven
Once it has cooled off a little, squeeze garlic directly into cream cheese container.
Stir until smooth and top with chives for garnish
Super easy but SO delicious! 

Savory Truffle Cheese and Mushroom Bites 

These not only are good for an appetizer, but Alan and I made some to go along with our dinner the other day and they were the perfect addition! With soup season around the corner, I know I’ll be making these a lot!

Ingredients:
1 Small loaf of your favorite bread- we used Barely Bread
1 Pack of Montys Truffle Cheese (again, you could sub with any cream cheese but if you can get your hands on this cheese TRY it)
1 Pack of Mushrooms, chopped
Truffle infused olive oil (I got mine from Italy but am almost out- so on the hunt for a new one in the U.S!)
Chive for garnish, optional

Directions:
Heat truffle oil on medium and place mushrooms in the pan, season with salt and pepper and cook until soft. 
Toast your loaf of bread in your toaster oven or regular oven, until heated
Once cooked, slice bread into bite sized pieces, add a layer of the cheese, top with mushrooms and chives.
Drizzle with an extra coat of truffle oil, to taste.
Again, another simple recipe but SO flavorful and yummy.

Hope you enjoy these recipes and don’t forget to check out Mylk Guys website- it’s an amazing shop for all things vegan!! xo

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