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Avoid the last minute rush with these recipe ideas for your next potluck!

Potluck meals have long been a tradition among family, friends and colleagues. Chances are, you’ll need to participate in one (or more) during the month of December. If you’re anything like me, you’ll spend countless hours surfing the web, considering one recipe after another, and trying to be innovative (so that you don’t use the same recipe over and over again). You’ll carefully add the list of ingredients to your shopping list so that you don’t forget anything and you’ll serve your creation in your prettiest dish.

Just kidding! If you are like me, you’ll make a last-minute dash to the nearest IGA, without a clue on what to make, only to end up buying pre-packaged macaroni salad.

This year however I want to turn over a new leaf. That being said, here are a few of my tried and true recipes. Perhaps one will do the trick for your inevitable, I mean “upcoming”, holiday time potlucks.

Roasted Cauliflower Curry Dip

This is definitely my number one choice for workplace potlucks. It’s a healthy recipe that lends Indian flavour to a much underrated vegetable: the cauliflower.

potluck, chou-fleur, cariSource: Coup de Pouce

Chocolate “Sausages”

This recipe brings to mind a lot of great memories. I made it every year with my grandmother at Christmas-time (we used to call them Elephant Legs, don’t ask me why). These “sausages” freeze well so you can prepare them ahead of time!!

potluck, chocolat, dessertSource: Maman ça déborde

Chickpea Fritters With Tzatziki Dip

I love fritters. In fact, I’d eat them every day. This vegetarian dish that can reheated in a toaster oven. Bring the flavours of the Middle East to your next workplace potluck.

falafel, recette, légumesSource : Anna Watson Carl pour delish.com

Chocolate Avocado Mousse

This recipe is a more recent discovery of mine. The texture is simply incredible. Make it potluck-friendly by serving the mousse in shot glasses with mini-spoons. Sprinkle with chopped peanuts and garnish with a mint leaf. It’s sure to be a hit!

chocolat, avocat, mousseSource : Maxim Morin pour Naître et Grandir

Lastly, how about making a batch of egg rolls that’s big enough to serve to your family and bring to work for your next potluck! Here’s my favourite recipe; it’s by Ricardo. You can easily substitute the ground chicken with extra veggies, ground pork, or crumbled tofu.

egg roll, recette, poulet, tofuSource : Pixabay

With these recipes on hand, many of which can prepared ahead of time, you simply can’t go wrong. So, enjoy your next potluck (or two, or three…)!

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