Posts Tagged ‘Dips’

Healthy Roasted Garlic and Chive Cottage Cheese Crema

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Healthy Roasted Garlic and Chive Cottage Cheese Crema

I don’t know about you, but I’ve never been one to shy away from bold-flavored foods…

Extra, extra onion on every sandwich. (I wish I were kidding. If you’re ever at a sandwich shop and you hear someone order their sandwich with double extra onion, walk up and say hi because it’s probably me.)

At least one more clove of garlic than every recipe calls for.

Tunafish for breakfast…why not?! (more…)

Smoked Salmon Dip

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

Smoked Salmon Dip

We all know not to go grocery shopping hungry. Why do I try to defy the laws of nature and not heed this rule?

A while ago I was shopping on an empty stomach, foolishly thinking I was immune to impulse buys. I was zipping around the store, only grabbing items on my list. I guess I got a little too cocky. (more…)

Savory Rosemary Shortbread Cookies + Creamy Whipped Feta with Rosemary

Thursday, June 6th, 2013


In college I knew someone who thought he was Jay Gatsby’s character from The Great Gatsby.

He acted aloof and mysterious, and no joke, made me call him “J”. Not even “Jay” like in the book; just “J” because he said he felt like it suited him better.

Although we grew up only living 10 minutes apart, we were in different school districts and never met until college. He liked to pretend that he was exotic and foreign, and although he was just six months older than me, so much more worldly, learned, and well-traveled. (He actually was more well-traveled than I was at the time, so I’ll give him that.) (more…)

Warm Caramelized Onion + Chickpea Spread

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Warm Caramelized Onion + Chickpea Spread

I’ve been finding myself making fusion-type dishes more frequently lately. To name a few, Indian-spiced burgers with tamarind chutney and fresh mint, rolled up in hot naan instead of being sandwiched between a bun…Greek-flavored enchiladas, with garlicky marinated chicken, feta, tomato sauce, and beautiful briny Kalamata olives…boeuf Bourguignon served pot pie-style, enrobed in a melt-in-your-mouth tender, flaky pastry crust. (more…)

Cream Cheese Pumpkin Spice Spread

Sunday, November 18th, 2012

In 10th grade at my high school, health education class was mandatory for all students.

In my class, there was a kid named Tim. Tim was a nice enough kid; the sporty type and on the hockey team, but not necessarily overly health-conscious. Every morning the teacher would ask Tim what he had for breakfast. Some days it was cereal with milk, some days it was eggs with toast. (I don’t remember beyond that because honestly, the only one who seemed to be completely enthralled with finding out what Tim ate every morning was the teacher.) (more…)

Fresh Tomato Dipping Sauce

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

If you’re looking for a unique dip to take to your next party, I have you covered.  (Or if you’re looking for an easy/delicious summer meal, this dip would be a perfect for that too, along with some crusty bread, good olives, a green salad, and Italian cheese.)


Pizza Dip {Giveaway}

Sunday, December 4th, 2011

Pizza Dip

My sister makes a pretty mean batch of stuffed shells. A blend of herbs, spices, and three cheeses make the cheese stuffing not only incredibly cheesy (in the best kind of way), but also more flavorful than most that I’ve had.

One Sunday afternoon not too long ago, we were at my parents’ house and she was whipping up a batch for a family dinner. It happened to be getting close to dinnertime (yet dinner was not close to being ready!), and I was in serious need of a snack. (more…)

Vegan Pimento “Cheese” Spread

Monday, November 28th, 2011

If you’ve ever been invited to my house for a meal, or if I’ve ever been invited to your house and brought a dish to pass, you probably already know that I love surprise ingredients…I get really excited and even a little giddy.  My mantra usually goes something like this:  I made _____ (fill in the blank with any normal sounding dish), but there’s a secret ingredient – guess what it is!


Roasted Carrot Red Lentil Dip

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

A while ago found myself gifted with five pounds of carrots.  I wanted to make something unique and special with the carrots, and as I hemmed and hawed on what to make, they weren’t getting any fresher.  Meaning, I had to think of a way to use a significant amount of carrots and I had to do it fast.  I had a party coming up and I knew just what to do.  I came up with this recipe, doubled it, and brought it to the party.  This dip was the first thing to go and I ended up wishing I had made more! (more…)

Vegetable Cream Cheese Dip

Friday, January 14th, 2011

You might remember me mentioning my love of everything bagels a while ago; what I didn’t tell you is that my favorite way to enjoy them is spread with veggie cream cheese.  Such a perfect pair, those two; which is why when I recently made everything crackers (recipe coming soon!), the natural thing for me to make with them was this dip. (more…)

Hello! I’m Faith and I write An Edible Mosaic. This is my recipe collection of international favorites and updated American classics, with an emphasis on seasonal dishes. I focus on real foods that sustain body and mind, bring people together, and make a house a home. Welcome to my mosaic of recipes.

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