gojee potluck

by Kristina Sloggett

in appetizers, cocktails, Gluten Free, recipes, snacks, Vegan

Some of you know that I am a contributor to Gojee, a fun website featuring delicious recipes and photos from a group of incredibly talented folks. Somehow I snuck in… gojee remains one of my favorite projects to be a part of.

Along with talent, they are a group of really fun folks – they often host parties and fun events for the contributors. They recently celebrated the new year with a potluck, and for those of us who could not attend, it became a virtual potluck!

If I were able to get to New York last week, this is what I would have brought.

A party isn’t a party without fun cocktails, right? My liquor bottles in ice are always a hit.

I fashioned another fun bottle just for the event – that I’ll take to a friend’s birthday party this weekend. Birthday candles are festive for potlucks, yes?

Once the ice begins to melt, those candles can be lit…

My other contribution to the potluck – dill pickle dip – we have made this for many a party and it is always well received.

pickle dip / spread

vegan, gluten free

1 cup raw cashews, soaked in water several hours to overnight
1 cup dill pickles, chopped
3 tablespoons pickle juice
pinch onion powder

In food processor, pulse cashews for several minutes, until almost creamy. Add pickles (reserving 2 tablespoons for garnish), juice and onion powder while continuing to process until creamy. Store in refrigerator until ready to eat; serve with chips and vegetables.

Want to see what else was at the party? Starting next Thursday, January 26, you can see other potluck dishes my fellow gojee contributors shared. Go to gojee.com and enter “gojee potluck” into I Crave.  You can also follow #gojeepotluck on Twitter.


{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jenn L @ Peas and Crayons January 18, 2012 at 1:09 pm

hello brilliant! LOVE the candle ice block! and pickle dip? SO FUN!


2 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga January 18, 2012 at 1:59 pm

love the dip (you are the second blog today Ive seen pickle dip on) and I have a jar of them…waiting to be used.

Congrats on the Gojee stuff!


3 katie January 18, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Pickle dip?!! How cool! I love it and know I would love the taste!

Congrats girl!!!!!



4 Kath (My Funny Little Life) January 18, 2012 at 2:55 pm

Looks very nice and easy! :)


5 Christin@purplebirdblog January 18, 2012 at 2:55 pm

You’re so creative, my sweet friend! <3 Thinking of youuuuuu! xo


6 spabettie January 20, 2012 at 10:15 am

you have been awesome this week, my dear. thank you SO much for that.


7 Christin@purplebirdblog January 20, 2012 at 10:29 am

ANYTIME, friend. xo


8 Pure2raw twins January 18, 2012 at 5:11 pm

Congrats! and pickle dip yes please!!!


9 Liz (Little Bitty Bakes) January 18, 2012 at 6:13 pm

Mmm, I do love pickles! Seems like it’d be great with pita chips (but what isn’t?)

I love the birthday candle bottle! How fun and festive… and very unique!


10 spabettie January 20, 2012 at 10:15 am

I was SO going to make my own pita chips the last time I made this dip – that is IT – we share a brain and we need to share a bakery! 😀


11 Kris @Krazy_Kris January 18, 2012 at 8:32 pm

you are so very very clever…
and yes, someday I will pulse cashews
i just know it!


12 spabettie January 20, 2012 at 10:14 am

you WILL. I know this. :)


13 lindsay January 18, 2012 at 11:05 pm

oh very cool! i must go check out gojee ! love all your festive ideas. so crafty as usual.


14 spabettie January 20, 2012 at 10:14 am

thanks, friend. gojee is pretty fun – so many great recipes and the ingredient search is awesome!


15 Nichole January 19, 2012 at 5:43 am

Those bottles are wicked! That’s so cool. Checking you out on Gojee!


16 spabettie January 20, 2012 at 10:13 am

hee – thanks. they’re pretty fun, right? 😀


17 Eden January 19, 2012 at 9:41 am

i think I told you about me and pickles…we go to together like bread and butter. Oh and I LOVE bread and butter pickles for that matter. But I digress….I’m just waiting for the day i get to have you at my potluck.


18 spabettie January 20, 2012 at 10:12 am

I can’t wait for that day, either.


19 Kristy Lynn @ Gastronomical Sovereignty January 19, 2012 at 11:02 am

yup. liquor bottles in ice are rad. you could theme them even!


20 spabettie January 20, 2012 at 10:12 am

I know… they are so fun. this one is themed, actually – I’m taking it to a friend’s birthday party this weekend. 😀


21 Cathy@What Would Cathy Eat? January 25, 2012 at 6:37 pm

I’ve been making a lot of cashew recipes lately, but would have NEVER thought of this one! Thanks for the great idea.


22 spabettie January 26, 2012 at 11:26 am

you are SO welcome. I had a thought, didn’t know if it would be a good one… I liked it, didn’t know if anyone else would… everyone LOVES this. 😀


23 Celina December 17, 2013 at 6:31 pm

Soak the cashews in what & for how long?
I’m pregnant & irrationally excited to make this!


24 Kristina Sloggett December 18, 2013 at 7:24 am

sorry about that, Celina – I’d hate to keep a pregnant lady from her pickle dip! Soak cashews in water for several hours (at least 3?) to overnight.

OR! I just thought of this… soak in pickle juice!?!? wow.

hope you enjoy! Kristina


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