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cheezy bean dip (and bonus layer dip idea!)

Posted Jan 13 2014 7:30am

so i hear there’s this little sporting event going on soon. you guys might know it. 

the super bowl. anyone? ;)

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i have never really big into sports. i used to play them as a kid (but that ended as i opted for dance classes every night instead) but truth be told, i was never very good. let’s just say me and hand-eye coordination are not on good terms.

i have never gotten super into watching them either. too much stop and start, time outs, rules i don’t understand and honestly, the suspense of the games just stresses me out. to see me watching a game, you would think i had bet thousands of dollars on the outcome. nope, i’m just crazy.

the only exception to this is watching the games either live or as part of a group. there’s something about the atmosphere and the energy that distracts me from everything i don’t like and i get right into it. and let’ be real- the food and drinks are pretty stellar too. beer, dips, salty, fatty, delicious goodness.

so while i don’t really care how the super bowl turns out (and i doubt i’ll even know who is playing by that point), i can most definitely help you out with some recipes for your game-watching enjoyment.

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i actually made this dip on christmas day and both my parents and i were blown away with how good it was. it’s amazing what a couple tablespoons of nutritional yeast will do! and while the dip was awesome, turning it into the layered dip was phenomenal! i highly recommend you go the extra mile, especially for game day. i mean the teams put in so much work all season. the least we can do is pay tribute to them accordingly with an epic dip. yes? yes.

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this dip is pretty healthy as well- lots of fibre in the beans and healthy fats in the avocados. i used a prepared organic salsa (medium spice) but feel free to use a homemade or whatever your favourite is. daiya cheddar cheese really made this shine but you could skip it (or use regular organic cheese if that’s your thing) and it would still be mighty delicious. let me tell you, this dip will fill you up really fast- all that fibre! so tread lightly if you are planning on eating other snacks with it. i ate too much of this and wasn’t hungry for christmas dinner. so my christmas diner was delayed till boxing day. true (sad) story!

i served mine with mary’s organic orackers and some romaine hearts that were leftover from making the dip, but choose your favourites! get some organic tortilla chips for a really treat (YES organic really does matter here- corn that’s not organic is almost always GMO). 

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cheezy bean dip (with option to deliciously layer it!) (vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free)

ingredients (8×8 tray)

dip

1 cup dry navy beans, soaked and cooked 2 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp nutritional yeast 2 tbsp water juice of 1/2 a lemon 1/2 tsp sea salt if you are just making this part: I would add in some chilli pepper for some spice

for the baked, layered, dip

instructions

Add all dip ingredients to a food processor and process until smooth.

If you are making the layered dip: Layer in a 8×8 baking dish, spreading each layer flat as you go: navy bean dip first, then avocados, then salsa, tomatoes, romaine and finally Daiya. Jalapeños if using could go between salsa and tomatoes.

Bake at 350F for 25 min, or until Daiya is melted and dip is heated through. Serve with veggies or crackers of choice! I used romaine hearts since I had some left over and Mary’s Gluten-free crackers!

 


what about you guys? do you get into sports or the super bowl at all?

 

 

 

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