Most sangria recipes are one-dimensional and suffer from too much added sugar. This easy slow-cooker and watermelon-centric version features artisanal brandy, rose and Sauvignon Blanc, as well as watermelon-infused kombucha, which is naturally low in sugar and effervescent. Big Easy Bucha is handcrafted in New Orleans and certified vegan, plus their sugar content tends to be some of the lowest on the market among kombuchas, and the craft Brandy is also made in the U.S.
Per serving: 140 calories, 0g fat (0g sat), 10 g carbs, 2g fiber, 17 g sugar, 50 or less mg sodium, 0g protein
1 bottle rosé 1 bottle Sauvignon Blanc 1 cup pomegranate juice (100% juice) 1 cup Copper & Kings brandy, divided 1/4 cup triple sec 1 small seedless watermelon, cut into cubes 3 limes, cut into wheels 1 orange thinly sliced 2 bottles Big Easy Bucha Melon Magic Kombucha, infused with watermelon
Pour rose, pomegranate juice, 1/2 cup brandy, and triple sec in a slow cooker. Turn on low and let flavors combine for 2 hours.
In the meantime, prep watermelon cubes and transfer to a glass pitcher. Cover watermelon chunks with brandy and white wine and chill in fridge, covered.
Once slow cooker is finished, transfer liquid to a heat-safe glass container and allow to come to room temperature. Add to watermelon and white wine mixture. Add limes and refrigerate.
Before serving, add Melon Magic kombucha.
Chef’s tip: Add lime slices right before serving and gently stir in the kombucha for a slight effervescence.
Family owned and operated, Big Easy Bucha is New Orleans’ original artisanal, probiotic-packed kombucha, infused with the unique fruits and florals of the Southeastern USA.
Time to heat up the broiler and get these peppers charred! Sometimes side dishes or appetizers are best when they are simple and minimal, like this recipe. These Shishito peppers may be simple but they pack a ton of flavor! Paired with a homemade vegan garlic aioli, this appetizer will become the new crowd pleaser in your house. Give it a god and let me know what you think, I guarantee it to be a huge hit!
The best meatless meatballs using SunFlower Family sunflower haché. The haché was infused with Asian seasonings and paired with a homemade sweet-and-spicy pepper glaze. For the sauce, I used my homegrown scotch bonnet and ghost peppers, which really kicked it up a notch. For some added flavor, make sure to use some leftover Vietnamese Pho Broth, I promise its much better than vegetable broth.
In a small bowl, soak the haché with roughly 1/4 cup of water (just until moistened); Do not over soak.
In a larger mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients for the “meatballs” well mixed.
In an air-fryer (or oven) set the meatless meatballs in an even layer and cook at 400 degrees F for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. In the meantime, prepare the sauce.
In a sauce pan on medium-high heat, add the minced scotch bonnet pepper, garlic, onion, rice vinegar, tamari, brown sugar, tomato paste, ginger, pinch of salt and pepper, cornstarch mixture, and veggie broth. Stir until smooth and sauce has thickened.
Once “meatballs” are finished, place onto a serving dish and drizzle the sauce over each.
Chef’s tip: You can sauté the onions prior to making the “meatball” mixture for added flavor.
You guys are going to flip over this recipe! These ultimate sweet potato fries were made using my air-fryer, giving them the perfect crunch. These are going to be a new fan favorite in your house, so be prepared! Whether you are looking for a new side dish or just a quick and simple snack, these are them.
This asian-style marinated bok choy is a household favorite and goes perfect in this Vietnamese Pho Broth. Bok choy, or also known as Chinese cabbage, can be prepared in many different ways, one of the best being charred in a wok. Filled with lots of nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin B, and vitamins K to name a few, this side dish is highly nutritional and simple to make.
What’s a thanksgiving meal without the candied yams and marshmallows? Plant-based that is! Being one of those must have dishes on most tables, this one-pot-stop recipe is probably the easiest to make during the holidays. My secret addition for the best candied yams is adding diced carrots which go perfect with those Fall spices. Once you get these gems in the oven, you’ll understand why these are an essential part to any holiday feast.
Bring this light and fresh Pomegranate-Feta Salad with sliced pears to any party and watch it disap-pear! Dark leafy greens always make for the healthiest salad, especially when adding other vibrant fruits and vegetables. It’s super easy to toss together and makes for the perfect side dish for any meal.
In a small mason jar, combine all of the dressing ingredients and shake until combined; Set aside.
Using a small skillet on medium heat, add the pecans and sugar. Melt the sugar until it coats the pecans and turns to a syrup-like consistency. Place pecans onto a parchment lined baking sheet to cool. Be sure to separate them as the cool, otherwise they will stick together.
On a plate or bowl, place the lettuce and top with onions, feta, pears, and pomegranate seeds.
Drizzle dressing before serving and enjoy.
Chef’s tip: Add a dash of maple syrup to the dressing to sweeten it up!
Who else is is a fan of non complicated soups? Roasted to perfection, this cauliflower soup is quick-and-easy for those busy weekdays and holiday parties. Creamy, light, and full of flavor, you’ll be satisfied with every bite!
When it comes to the big thanksgiving feast, we all can agree when I say, “the more stuffing the better!” Am I right? The key to making really good stuffing is using day old bread, slicing it into cubes, and slowly drying it in the oven. My favorite part is the smell of the celery and onions after sautéing in the butter being mixed into the dried bread with other herbs and bourbon. Its absolutely incredible and tastes amazing too!
Slice the bread into 1in cubes. Place bread on to a large baking sheet while oven warms up. Bake for 5 to 10 minutes or until bread is dry and light golden brown. Add the bread cubes to a large bowl.
Using a small skillet on medium heat, melt the butter; sautéing the celery and onions for 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in the pecans, pears, sage, thyme, and salt. Cook for an additional 3 minutes.
In the bowl with bread, combine the above mixture and add the egg replacer. Mix until well combined. Drizzle breading with bourbon and vegetable broth until moistened. Place into a greased baking dish and place in to the oven.
Bake for 30 minutes or until lightly brown on top
Chef’s tip: Make sure the stuffing is rather moist.
If Thanksgiving had a specific taste, I think it would be this recipe. This butternut squash macaroni and cheese is the perfect alternative if you are living a plant-based lifestyle or if you simply can’t tolerate dairy. This meal is simple, comforting, and can be paired well with a simple green salad for a perfect meatless meal. I think you may have just stumbled across your new favorite fall dish!
Yields 6 servings
1 medium butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and diced