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Snack of the Day: New York Style Hot Dog Bites

by Jackie Alpers on December 10, 2013

New York Style Hot Dog bites with Kraut Jackie Alpers The folks at Whole Foods Markets asked me to come up with a holiday recipe using ingredients from their stores. I’d planned to do an organic grass-fed roast beef with root vegetables from their amazing produce section. Then I saw this sign. It was right past the meat section. whole-foods-market-63 I started thinking about my carbon footprint and frankly I was mesmerized by the selection of weird fake meats I’d never heard of. Then I looked up and saw: Farmhouse Culture Organic Smoked Jalapeno Kraut. My mind started to churn. I love sauerkraut. Below it was Viana Smoked Veggie Frankfurters. I had a change of plans. This recipe is vegan… and organic. The veggie dogs non-GMO verified. It’s quick and easy. Perfect when you need something simple to serve guests.

Vegan NY Style Hotdog Bites
1/4 cup Farmhouse Smoked Jalapeno Kraut
2 Viana Vegan Organic Smoked Veggie Frankfurters
I package The Fillo Factory Vegan Organic Mini Fillo Shells, defrosted


  1. Cut the veggie dogs into 1/2 -1 inch long pieces. Cook in 1/4 cup water in a saucepan over medium heat until brown and heated throughout, about 5 minutes.
  2. Drain the kraut completely. Stuff each shell with about 1 teaspoon of kraut, and top with a slice of hotdog and garnish with a squirt of mustard. Enjoy!
But, then…I walked a little further,  saw these, and bought them too! I adore hushpuppies and they smoke their own salmon in the store! Smoked Salmon Hushpuppies


The beautiful produce section


This Friday ( 4-6 pm), Saturday ( 11- 2 pm) & Sunday (12 pm to 2 pm) Whole Foods in Tucson at River Rd.  is having special in-store holiday events they’re calling Dressing Rehearsal.  Friday – Sweet and Savory, Saturday – Holiday Ham Tasting, Sunday – Santa’s Workshop.

Wander around and see what strikes your fancy. In honor of this post, Whole Foods is giving away a $50.00 gift card. If you want to win,  just tell me your favorite holiday appetizer in the comments section.   WFM Dressing Rehearsal

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