A summer fiesta is a fun way to celebrate the season with friends.
This post features complimentary product provided by Siete Family Foods. All opinions are my own.
I feel like I’m in a sweet spot of life where friends feel more like family. This year we’ve gone on trips, celebrated marriages and babies, and helped move into new homes. We’re getting more face-to-face time and growing deeper in our relationships. It’s hard to make friends as adults, and it’s meaningful when friendships can withstand time and the obstacles of life.
That’s one of the reasons why I enjoy throwing parties. Boyfriend and I love entertaining and getting our friends together for a casual night of food and fun. There’s always something to celebrate – whether it’s a birthday or a brand sending you some of their great products to try. 😉
I learned about Siete Family Foods at a happy hour for our food blogger group and they graciously offered to send some goodies my way. Siete Family Foods makes grain-free products that are perfect for those that follow gluten-free and paleo diets. Plus, how pretty is their packaging!
I’m pretty sure chips, pico, queso, and guacamole are the best (and easiest?) appetizers around. We tried three types of Siete Family Foods tortilla chips: sea salt, lime, and nacho (dairy-free). It was hard to know which was the favorite because they all got devoured! My personal favorite is the sea salt. They also have some new flavors of tortilla chips: salt and lemon, ranch, and fuego.
For the main course, we indulged in tacos, quesadillas, and nachos. We grilled steak, chicken, mushrooms, onions, corn, and bell peppers and set-up a griddle to warm up the tortillas.
We tried three types of Siete Family Foods tortillas: almond flour, cassava, and cassava and chia. (Never heard of cassava? It’s a starchy root vegetable similar to the potato.) About 10-12 seconds and the tortillas were ready to be loaded with goodies.
Tacos and quesadillas are the perfect make-your-own dishes, and each person got to customize them however we wanted. I especially loved the crispness and melted cheese on the quesadillas.
If you know me, we don’t skimp on dessert around here. We tried the new dessert taco trend by warming up a cassava and chia taco into a solid mold and then filling it with ice cream, chocolate, and sprinkles.
This was also the perfect opportunity to make my favorite cereal milk tres leches cake. Yes, the three kinds of milk are soaked in Cinnamon Toast Crunch and the cake is also topped with the cereal.
I think it’s so fun that Siete Family Foods was founded after the Garza family of seven (siete in Spanish) began making grain-free tortillas to support their daughter and sibling enduring health challenges. This Mexican-American family didn’t let health issues stop their family from enjoying the dishes they loved and now they’re sharing the magic with the world. Their products honor the commitment to their family, and I was glad I got to share the experience with friends!
Siete Family Foods products are in various stores around Austin and online. I hope you get to try it out for yourself!
P.S. Want to see more parties? Here you go!