I Dip, You Dip, We Dip

If you don’t remember that late 90’s gem of a song Da Dip, I’m sorry. It’s kind of catchy!


If you haven’t guessed it yet, today’s Vegan MoFo 2012 snack is one of my favorite dips! It’s easy, and who doesn’t love a good dip? It’s another reason to eat food with my hands instead of silverware, and that always makes me happy.

This simple dipping snack has only two ingredients, but has possible endless combinations depending on your fancy at the moment. Spicy? Done. Sweet? Why not! My favorite is this spicy one right here.

Crissie’s Spicy Snack Dip


*1 tub of vegan cream cheese

*1 1/2 cups of pepper jelly (or any other jelly, or pumpkin butter, apple butter, cranberry chutney…you get the idea).


*scoop the cream cheese out of the tub and put it into a microwave safe dish.

*nuke for about 30 seconds to soften

*mix in the jelly

two ingredient snack! Couldn’t be simpler!

Yep. That simple folks. D’s favorite way to eat this is with pretzels. I like that or some yummy flax crackers. You can eat it warm or not…depends on how much willpower you have after mixing it. I put it into small containers and pop it into my purse with some crackers, and snack whenever the urge hits.



All I managed today was yoga. Yesterday I was overly jet-lagged and tired and whiny. I did a hell of a number on my right foot in Vegas by hiking all over in (really cute) heels. Didn’t notice it at the time, but tore the skin right off. Shoes suck (yay for warm weather and flip-flops).

I seriously need to travel with more comfortable shoes. Or band-aids. Or the ability to self-administer a skin graft….

I must deal though, since I have a workout scheduled tomorrow that I just can’t put off anymore without feeling like a slug. I need a good run, even if it hurts!


I had a great night’s sleep yesterday and didn’t oversleep today (that’s progress, baby!). I actually woke up 15 minutes early when I heard Sammie walking around downstairs. I freaked – woke D up to check it out – who reported that the dog woke up when the coffee pot started (15 min before scheduled alarm going off), and was waiting for someone to feed her. Oops.

Also, I clearly haven’t finished unpacking yet. Just enough for Bumble to stake her claim for a place to sleep….and to ensure I don’t leave without her yet again.

Today was a conference day and all regularly scheduled meetings were canceled. Woo hoo!

Tonight will be a late one (R’s swim practice time has been pushed out a half hour due to moving to the indoor pool and scheduling lanes). That’s okay though. It’s still awesome to be home.

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I am a 45 yo busy career single mom and doctoral student attempting to find her inner athlete, be a gluten-free(ish)ย vegan, and find a way to balance it all without going crazy! I love to cook, read, run, box, do yoga, dance, travel, and learn as many new things as I can - which often gets me in trouble.... I am passionate about life in general, and if I didn't write about it, I'd probably implode.

2 thoughts on “I Dip, You Dip, We Dip

  1. That dip sounds good to me. I have had something similar at parties but just a blob of the cream cheese with jam on top. And ouch on the foot. My feet were KILLING me after all the walking I did in my cute shoes too. Will we ever learn??? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. I think we started eating this dip back in the late 90’s when we lived in Seattle. A place at Pike’s Market sold pepper jelly – which I thought was the oddest sounding thing and always refused the free samples – but one day I was walking through there and was so hungry I took them up on the freebies, and have been hooked since. D eats it with normal cream cheese.

      I imagine we’ll learn when comfy shoes up the cute factor. Until then, we’ll live with sore feet ๐Ÿ™‚

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