Round Up of Star Wars Inspired Recipes for Your Event

Round Up of Star Wars Inspired Recipes for Your Event

star wars inspired recipesHear we go again!  Another Star Wars movies was recently released.  Yes Disney’s Han Solo movie is a Star Wars story, meaning it’s not part of any of the Star Wars trilogies.  Instead it’s a stand alone movie designed to enhance or explain the major characters or story lines.  In this case Han Solo’s beginings.  We all wondered about his early years before he joined up with the Rebel Alliance, didn’t we? Regardless if you had the burning desire to learn more about Han or not one thing is certain the new movie has renewed interest on all that is Star Wars.  This means more Star Wars themed parties and events which need of course Star Wars inspired recipes!

So I’ve rounded up some Star Wars inspired recipes for you to try at your next Star Wars movie night or Marathon.  (At our house we have Star Wars Marathons on rainy weekends. )

These Star Wars inspired recipes are super cute and mostly fairly easy to make.  It might just make you the super cool parent of the year when you roll them out at your kid’s Star Wars themed birthday party!

star wars inspired recipesCarbonite Jello

Ok I couldn’t resist so I posted this jello picture I found on Pinterest twice.  After  it is the Han Solo movie and the most memorable thing that ever happened to Mr. Solo, at least in my book, was when he was entombed in carbonite by none other than Darth Vader at the end of episode V The Empire Strikes Back.

I’m sure exactly which site has the recipe for this jello, but do you really need one?  All you need is a box or two of jello and a Han Solo action figure.  Place him at the bottom of the pan and follow the directions on the jello package.  Pour the jello over the man and let it gel!

Personally I’d use green jello simply because I like lime jello.  But we all know carbonite is gray and I don’t think there’s gray jello, maybe you can use blue.  Or if you’re really inspired use Knox unflavored jello, add fruit juice and a few drops of black food coloring, you could possibly end up with gray colored gelatin.  It might work.  But me I’d stick with green lime jello.

star wars inspired recipes

Star Wars Pizza

Another Star Wars inspired recipe that doesn’t really need a recipe.  The picture says it all.  Arrange toppings on a homemade or frozen pizza to make BB8, use a half a pizza crust topped with tomato slices and olives for his head.

Use your imagination and turn pizzas into the Death Star or planets!

If you want to get creative shape the dough into your favorite Star Wars character, Yoda, R2D2, C3pO, Darth Vader, Chewbaca, or whoever.  Remember shape the dough, spread with sauce, sprinkle with cheese, add toppings, and bake.

You can even use refrigerated or frozen pizza dough!

 

 

star wars inspired recipesBB8 Quesadilla

Prefer quesadillas to pizza?  Never fear here’s a recipe from Totally the Bomb for this BB8 Quesadilla using cheese and colored cream cheese.

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star wars inspired recipesStar Wars Rice Krispy Treats

I think everyone loves rice krispy treats.  They’re a great snack and they’re pretty easy to make.

Here’s the recipe from Mom Endeavors![spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

star wars inspired recipesstar wars inspired recipesStormtrooper Cupcakes

Here’s the recipe and directions from Yummy Mummy Club! They use food writer pens to make the faces on marshmallows.

If you don’t want to make the cupcakes then just make the marshmallow pops!  It’s made the same way as the cupcake toppers using the food writer pens, just stick them on lollipop sticks instead![spacer height=”-20px”]

 

 

 

star wars inspired recipesPrincess Leia Oreo Truffles

Seriously yummy!

Make these Leia Truffles by The Cookie RookieClick here for the recipe![spacer height=”-20px”]

 

 

 

 

 

Princess Leia Cupcakes

Paintbrushes and Popsicles has an awesome recipe for Leia Cupcakes!

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star wars inspired recipesStar Wars Macaroons

This one’s probably the hardest to make if you’re going to make macaroons at home.  I’m not that patient!  But you can use store bought macaroons.  (I get a box of frozen ones from Sam’s Club or Costco, they’re pretty inexpensive).

If you use store bought macaroons then all you need is a steady hand.  Just pipe the colored icings on the macaroons to make R2Dc, the Death Star, or Chewbacca.

 

star wars inspired recipesDeath Star Watermelon

Ok this one takes skill, carving skills that is!

Find yourself a round watermelon and get out the carving knives!

This would make an awesome centerpiece for your dessert table![spacer height=”-20px”]

 

 

 

 

star wars inspired recipesStar Wars Popcorn

Two Sisters Crafting makes this yummy popcorn.  Awesome snack for that Star Wars Movie Marathon!

Click here for the recipe!

 

 

star wars inspired recipesLighsaber Pretzel Rods

No Star Wars themed party or movie night would be complete without lightsabers.

How about these Lightsaber Pretzel rods from Two Sisters Crafting?

Hey they’d make awesome party favors if wrapped in clear treat bags!

Click here for recipe!

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Sesame Tofu Side Dish

Sesame Tofu Side Dish

tofuWhat is Tofu and is it good for you?  Tofu is coagulated soy milk in short soy bean curd.  The curd is then pressed into a block and is used in many different Asian and Vegan dishes.

I use it in my stirfrys and egg rolls.  I feel that tofu with its soft cheese like texture makes a great protein substitute or addition.  I think the verdict is still out on whether or not Tofu or bean curd is healthy or not.

I’ve read arguments for pros and cons.  I don’t pay too much attention to them as I did grow up eating Tofu, it’s an Asian thing I guess.  Regardless of the debate I see it this way, tofu like anything can be good or bad for you depending on how much you consume regularly.  I mean babies allergic to lactose, like my grandson Jett, pretty much live off soy milk for the first year of their lives, so I’m guessing tofu made from soy milk isn’t a bad thing.  But like I always say too much of anything is bad for you so I’m thinking Tofu falls into this category.

Having said that here is a tofu side dish I make that the whole family enjoys.  It’s super easy to make and can actually be eaten as a main dish when paired with steamed rice.   By the way you can serve it hot or cold.  On hot summer days I chill it in the fridge and serve very cold.  It’s a great side dish that goes well with my Spicy Kalbi Kabobs!  The some what bland creamy tofu taste tempers the spiciness of the beef kabobs and kimchee!

Sesame Tofu

Ingredients:

1 Block Firm Tofu – sliced into 1/2″ cubes

1 Tbs. Sesame Oil

1 Tsp. Finely Minced Garlic

1/4 Cup Soy Sauce

1/4 Cup Sesame Oil

1 Tsp. White Sesame Seeds

1 Tbs. Chopped Green Onions optional

Directions:

Heat oil

Sautee garlic until they start to brown

Gently add tofu cubes

Cook until all sides turn slightly brown – gently turning cubes with a spatula – about 5 -10 minutes.

Remove cooked Tofu cubes from heat and transfer into serving bowl

In a small bowl stir together soy sauce, sesame oil, and sesame seeds until well mixed

Pour over tofu

Gently toss tofu cubes until well coated with soy sauce mixture

Sprinkle with chopped green onions before serving

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  1. Heat oil
  2. Sautee garlic until they start to brown
  3. Gently add tofu cubes
  4. Cook until all sides turn slightly brown - gently turning cubes with a spatula - about 5 -10 minutes.
  5. Remove cooked Tofu cubes from heat and transfer into serving bowl 
  6. In a small bowl stir together soy sauce, sesame oil, and sesame seeds until well mixed
  7. Pour over tofu 
  8. Gently toss tofu cubes until well coated with soy sauce mixture
  9. Sprinkle with chopped green onions before serving
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Sun Dried Tomato & Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Sun Dried Tomato & Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Sun Dried Tomato & Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
Here’s a new hummus flavor I whipped up for the family.  It goes great with the Beef Shawarma wraps I make.  It’s very easy to make.  You can use a food processor, but I was too lazy to take out my processor so I made it in my Ninja blender, it worked just as well.
I use sun dried tomatoes I buy in the open markets of Venice.  I store them in the freezer and soak them in water for a few hours before using them.  You can use the sun dried tomatoes they sell in jars at the produce section of your local supermarket.  As for the roasted red pepper I just use the ones in a jar I get from the supermarket.
Ingredients:
1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes
1/2 cup roasted red peppers
1 cup chick peas – Garbanzo Beans
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tbls. sesame tahini
1 tbls. minced garlic
1 tsp. sea salt
Juice from 1 lemon
Extra Virgin olive oil (optional)
Directions:
Place tomatoes in blender or food processor – blend until finely chopped
Add red peppers – blend until finely chopped and mixed well
Add chick peas, oil, tahini, garlic, salt – blend until it becomes a soft paste

Add lemon juice – blend  until it’s absorbed

Move to serving bowl or dish.  If desired drizzle with Extra Virgin Olive Oil before serving.

You can use this hummus as a dip or spread.

Sun Dried Tomato & Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
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6 Servings 10 Minutes
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  1. Place tomatoes in blender or food processor - blend until finely chopped
  2. Add red peppers - blend until finely chopped and mixed well
  3. Add chick peas, oil, tahini, garlic, salt - blend until it becomes a soft paste
  4. Add lemon juice - blend until it's absorbed
  5. Move to serving bowl or dish. If desired drizzle with Extra Virgin Olive Oil before serving.
  6. You can use this hummus as a dip or spread.
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DIY Infused Olive Oil

DIY Infused Olive Oil

infused olive oilI just love infused olive oil!  But have you seen the price of infused olive oil at those specialty stores?  Yup, they can cost a pretty penny!

You might be wondering what’s the big deal with infused olive oil and what is it used for.  Infused olive oil adds flavor to just about anything!  You can use it in marinades and dressings; drizzle it on anything you want to add flavor to, even scrambled eggs; you can add it to your cooking oil to give fried food some extra zing; and it makes a quick appetizer, just pour some into a small plate and dip bread in the oil, it’s delicious!

I used to buy infused olive oil from those specialty shops.  With all it’s uses I figured it was worth the splurge.  But I recently discovered just how easy it is to make infused olive oil.  So I’ve been making my own.  I make infused vinegar too!

I love making my own infused olive oil because I can infuse it with anything I want.  In reality you can infuse olive oil with just about anything, but be careful when using fresh ingredients.

Fresh ingredients, such as garlic cloves and herbs, have a high water content.  The water when combined with the oil is a perfect medium for growing botulism toxin and you don’t want to do that!

To keep my infused olive oil botulism free I use only dried ingredients.  You can of course use fresh ingredients (I know a fresh sprig of rosemary floating in oil is so pretty).  When using fresh ingredients be sure you store your oil in the refrigerator and discard after 3 months.

Having said that here’s how I make infused olive oil!

Materials:

Jars or bottles with sealable lids or caps  – I used glass Woosey hot sauce bottles with shrink capsules I got from Amazon.  But you can use Mason jars or whatever you have handy

Funnel

Ladle

Large pots

Measuring spoons

Tongs

Kitchen Thermometer

Ingredients:

1 large bottle of extra virgin olive oil

Dried Minced Garlic

Dried Oregano, Thyme, Rosemary

Crushed Red Pepper

Directions:

infused olive oilPlace jars or bottles in a large pot and fill with water.  Be sure all the containers are covered with water.

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infused olive oilCarefully remove hot containers from pot using tongs and place them on a clean towel to dry.

Make sure the inside of the containers are dry before filling the bottles.

Using a funnel put 1/8 – 1/4 teaspoon of each dry ingredient into your container.

Set herb filled bottles aside while you heat your oil.

Pour olive oil in large pot and place it on the stove over medium heat.

Heat oil until it reaches 180° – do not boil

Remove from heat

infused olive oilUsing a ladle fill your containers with the hot oil.  Fill to about 1″ from the top.

Screw on caps or lids.

Store in a cool dry place for about 4 weeks before using.  Once  you open it store oil in the fridge for up to 3 months.

This recipe will make 24 – 5oz. bottles.

If you want to be fancy print labels you can stick on the bottles, that’s what I did!

I recently made a batch to include in the pasta salad kits I gave out on Christmas.  Infused Olive Oil make great gifts and favors.  I used some of the oil as favors for my husband’s Godfather themed birthday party, but that’s another article!

 

Infused Vinegar
 

DIY Infused Vinegar

DIY Infused Vinegar

infused vinegarInfused Vinegar has become a very popular gourmet staple.  You’ll find them in grocery stores and specialty shops.  They can cost a pretty penny!

You might be wondering why you need infused vinegar and what you’d use it for.  Infused vinegar can be used for so many different things depending on what type of vinegar is infused.

Infused vinegar can be made with Balsamic vinegar, apple cider vinegar, or white vinegar.

You can infuse vinegar with fruits, herbs, or spices.  Fruit infused balsamic vinegar can be reduced and used as a topping on ice cream and other desserts.  Vinegars infused with herbs and spices make great salad dressings, marinades, and dipping sauces.  In short you can use them on almost anything!

You can splurge on a pricey bottle of infused vinegar or you can make your own at home.  It’s fairly easy and very inexpensive.  Now a word of caution, vinegar infused with fresh herbs and fruit can grow toxins and cause botulism poisoning.  That’s because fresh ingredients contain lots of water which when released into the vinegar makes the perfect medium for growing the toxin.

If you choose to infuse vinegar with fresh fruits or herbs you MUST store it in the refrigerator for no longer than 3 months.  Check it before each use for mold and discard if you see it.

To avoid this issue and to make infused vinegar that can sit at room temperature I use only dried ingredients.  Dried herbs and spices have little or no water content therefore are less likely to grow toxins.  This time I will show you how to make infused white vinegar, but the technique is the same for any other type of vinegar.

Materials:

Jars or bottles with sealable lids or caps  – I used glass Woosey hot sauce bottles with shrink capsules I got from Amazon.  But you can use Mason jars or whatever you have handy

Funnel

Ladle

Large pots

Measuring spoons

Tongs

Kitchen Thermometer

Ingredients:

infused vinegar1 Gallon White Vinegar

Dried Minced Garlic

Dried Oregano, Thyme, Rosemary

Crushed Red Pepper

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Directions:

infused vinegarPlace jars or bottles in a large pot and fill with water.  Be sure all the containers are covered with water.

Boil on the stove for about 10 minutes.

Carefully remove hot containers from pot using tongs and place them on a clean towel to dry.

Make sure the inside of the containers are dry before filling the bottles.

 

Using a funnel put 1/8 – 1/4 teaspoon of each dry ingredient into your container.

infused vinegar

infused vinegar

Set herb filled bottles aside while you heat your vinegar.

Pour vinegar in large pot and place it on the stove over medium heat.

Heat vinegar until it reaches 180° – do not boil

Remove from heat

Using a ladle fill your containers with the hot vinegar.  Fill to about 1″ from the top.

Screw on caps or lids.

Store in a cool dry place for about 4 weeks before using.  Once  you open it store vinegar in the fridge for up to 3 months.

If you want to be fancy print labels you can stick on the bottles.

infused vinegar

This recipe will fill 24 – 5oz. bottles.

Once you’ve made your first batch you’ll be a pro!  Experiment with different ingredients and use them for different things.  I find strawberry infused balsamic vinegar delicious over ice cream!

Infused vinegars make wonderful gifts.  I made a batch last Christmas to include in the Pasta Kits I gave out!

 

 

Healthy & Yummy Veggie Stir Fry

Healthy & Yummy Veggie Stir Fry

Veggie Stir Fry

In my effort to change our eating habits to something a bit healthier than meat and potatoes I make a meatless meal at least once a week.  One of my favorites is this Veggie Stir Fry.

It’s amazing how filling and tasty a simple meal of healthy veggies can be.  This week I made this dinner of zucchini, spinach, and tomatoes.  It was delicious, my husband loved it.  You can serve it with a piece of whole grain bread if you wish; the bread is great for dipping in the juices.

You can also serve this dish as an appetizer or side dish.  It’s so good!  It goes great with barbecued and roasted meats.

Ingredients:

1 large organic zucchini, cut into 2″- 3″ strips

1 cup fresh organic spinach

1/2 cup organic cherry tomatoes, halved

1 tbls. organic coconut oil

1 tbls. minced garlic

1 tsp. cayenne red pepper

Sea Salt to taste

Directions:

1.  Heat oil over medium heat

2.  Add garlic, sautee until it turns golden, stir constantly

3.  Add zucchini, cook until it starts to soften about 5-6 minutes, stir constantly

4.  Add tomatoes, cook until juices start to come out, stir constantly

5.  Add spinach, cook until leaves wilt and turn bright green, stir contantly

6.  Add pepper and salt

Serve while warm.

Healthy & Yummy Veggie Stir Fry
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Healthy & Yummy Veggie Stir Fry
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
4 Servings 15 Minutes
Cook Time
15 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 Servings 15 Minutes
Cook Time
15 Minutes
Ingredients
Servings: Servings
Instructions
  1. Heat oil over medium heat
  2. Add garlic, sautee until it turns golden, stir constantly
  3. Add zucchini, cook until it starts to soften about 5-6 minutes, stir constantly
  4. Add tomatoes, cook until juices start to come out, stir constantly
  5. Add spinach, cook until leaves wilt and turn bright green, stir contantly
  6. Add pepper and salt
  7. Serve while warm.
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