Goat Cheese & Red Pepper Lazy Chef Appetizer

16 Feb

This is one of my new favourite snacks, first introduced to me by my allergy-laden friend, Erin, who happens to also be a foodie like me!

Goat cheese and red pepper jelly appetizer

I guarantee these are the easiest snack or grazing food to make: take your favourite rice cracker, pile on some creamy goat cheese and top with red pepper jelly (which has a distinct spicy but sweet flavour). Arrange on a cute plate and enjoy!

I sometimes make a few of these when I’m cooking dinner and we need something to tide us over until we eat.

My sister-in-law, Jen, made a variation of this when she was over once: take a block of cream cheese, smother in red pepper jelly, and use as a ‘dip’ for your favourite crackers. Equally delicious!

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5 Responses to “Goat Cheese & Red Pepper Lazy Chef Appetizer”

  1. gluten free vancouver February 17, 2010 at 6:14 pm #

    this is one of my favorite snacks! i love your photo too.

    you mentioned you are looking for gluten free restaurants in downtown vancouver on twitter. there are a few options such as Joey’s (2 locations on Burrard, one at West Pender, and the other at Robson) and they have a dedicated gluten free menu (its good, a bit pricey). The Westin Bayshore hotel’s Seawall Bar and Grill restaurant also has a gluten free menu (they use Kinnikinnick breads). also, in the waterfront center food court (underneath the Waterfront hotel) there is a place called Nature’s Fair that has a few options as well such as rice bowls, and chili.

    check out our blog at http://glutenfree-vancouver.blogspot.com and click on downtown as one of the labels on the right hand side and it should link you to the reviews we did on these 3 spots.

    as for grocery stores, Capers (whole foods) Market on Robson and Cardero has lots of options and a few things in the deli as well. they make 2 varieties of gluten free muffins, but if you are celiac, you might want to be careful since they are displayed near all of the wheat based products. Choices Market is comparable and is located in Yaletown at Richards and Davie (2 blocks west of the canada line station).

    send us an email if you want more information!

    have fun!

    Robyn
    gluten free vancouver

    • mlaff February 17, 2010 at 7:41 pm #

      Thanks so much for this information, Robin!! Very helpful – I’m willing to pay a steep price to not get sick at the Olympics! I’m heading out from Kelowna, so I’ll be packing a cooler but it would be great to enjoy some of Vancouver’s dining! I’m excited to check out Whole Foods – I always hear about all their products State-side so I’ve been anxious to check it out in Van! And I’m on the eternal search for gfree perogies, so I’m going to try to track those down in Van!! Thanks again, and I look forward to checking out your blog in more depth!

  2. gluten free vancouver February 18, 2010 at 12:02 am #

    the olympics has been a lot of fun so far, the city has gone totally bonkers! downtown is the heart of it all too. if you take the canada line to broadway-city hall, the big flagship whole foods is located across the street from the station at 8th and cambie. its HUGE and has tons and tons of great stuff.

    have a great time and let us know how you made out!

  3. Lauren February 18, 2010 at 5:37 pm #

    So jealous you’re going to the Olympics! Have a blast though =D. This appetizer looks lovely. So simple and yummy!

  4. Jen February 18, 2010 at 5:54 pm #

    My mouth is watering just thinking about this! That goat cheese we had at your place was absolutely unreal – thank you again for the hospitality.

    Keep up with the posts!

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