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Zesty White Wine Sangria

White Sangria is very easy to make. With its citrus flavors, this is a bright pick me up between heavy foods or will make you feel refreshed specially on summer or spring days.

This is a perfect cocktail to pair with salty and fatty foods. Potato chips, creamy cheeses, and salty cured meats would all be great with this drink.

1 1/2 oranges
2 lemons
2 limes
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup tequila
1/2 bottle dry white wine
1/2 bottle champagne
1 cup club soda
Ice
6
  1. Put altogether the finely sliced orange, lemon, and lime in a glass pitcher. Pour over the sugar.
  2. Add tequila to the fruit mixture and mix. Let soak atleast for few hours.
  3. Add...
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Nutritions

Calories
211

Sodium
27mg
1% DV

Fat
3g
5% DV

Protein
2g
4% DV

Carbs
50g
17% DV

Fiber
4g
17% DV

Vermouth is a great drink to serve with appetizers. Salty things are especially good with vermouth. Try it with pickles, potato chips, olives and salty meats such as Prosciutto.

This of this wine cocktail as part of your appetizer course. It would be amazing with these salty, fried oysters. You may want to serve this Polenta recipe next.

1 tsp organic juniper berries
1 cinnamon stick
1 chamomile tea bag
1 rooibos tea bag
5 organic star anise pod
5 sage leaves
1 orange rind
8 cardamom pods
2 tsp coriander seeds
2 bottles Pinot Gris
1 cup sweet sherry
10
  1. Peel the orange. Make sure the remove the white pith from the rind.
  2. Add all the ingredients, except the Sherry, to a large pot.
  3. Cook on the lowest setting of your stove.
  4. ...
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Nutritions

Calories
128

Sodium
243mg
10% DV

Fat
5g
9% DV

Protein
2g
4% DV

Carbs
19g
6% DV

Fiber
5g
22% DV

Spanish sofrito is flavorful but easy to make. Try this dish instead of rice tonight. Or add some bacon and serve it as an entreé.

You may want to add fresh thyme rather than the dried to maximize the aroma and flavor. If you want some heat, you could also add some ground red pepper.

This little gem of a recipe can be paired with light and crisp rosé wines that compliment the acidity of the tomatoes.

2 ounces white onion
2 cloves garlic
3 ounces green bell pepper
4 tbsp olive oil
29 ounces canned crushed tomatoes
1 cup water
1 tsp Paprika
3 ounces baby carrots
12 ounces Sweet Potato
5 sprigs Rosemary
4 ounces shitake mushrooms
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp dried thyme
6
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Mince the garlic and white onions
  3. Dice the green bell pepper
  4. Thinly slice the carrots and sweet potatoes
  5. Roughly...
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Nutritions

Calories
134

Sodium
115mg
4% DV

Fat
10g
16% DV

Protein
2g
5% DV

Carbs
11g
3% DV

Fiber
3g
15% DV
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Healthy Chicken Picadillo

Picadillo is a traditional Spanish dish and is typically served family style for lunch and dinner. Picadillo comes from the word "picar" which means "to mince" hence the ingredients are minced and or diced. Typically, the main ingredient for this dish is ground beef or pork however, this recipe uses a healthier cut of meat. Ground chicken breast is protein-packed meat with lots of flavor.

This combination of chicken and vegetables is perfect for a simple dining experience. You can add some broccolini, butternut squash, asparagus, and zucchini to give some additional nutritional content.

1 1/2 lbs ground chicken
1 ounce white onion
2 cloves garlic
3 tablespoons olive oil
9 ounces canned tomatoes
1/2 cup raisins
(1 cup) chicken stock
(1 cup) cooked green peas
1/2 lb carrots
1/2 lb potatoes
4 ounces spinach
(1 tbsp) oyster sauce
1 tbsp cornstarch
1 tbsp lemon juice
6
  1. Add oil to a hot pan, saute minced onions and garlic.
  2. Add the ground chicken and canned tomatoes, saute for 2 minutes.
  3. Add the oyster sauce, finely diced carrots, potatoes, and...
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Nutritions

Calories
347

Sodium
286mg
11% DV

Fat
15g
23% DV

Protein
23g
47% DV

Carbs
28g
9% DV

Fiber
5g
22% DV
515

Easy Ratatouille Empanadas

A new version of the typical meat empanada that has a flavorful texture and is full of nutrition. Typical empanadas are made with meat such as pork, beef and even lamb combined with different vegetables. However, this recipe uses the full potential of the vegetables. They are the co-stars in this dish. You can add some spices such as cloves, cilantro, and even some smoked paprika. You can also add button mushrooms to add an earthy flavor.

Puff pastry
1 egg wash
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 lb red tomatoes
1/4 lb eggplant
1/4 lb yellow bell pepper
1/4 lb zucchini
1/4 lb yellow squash
2 cups vegetable stock
(2 tbsp) olive oil
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried tyme
2 cloves garlic
1 ounce onions
Salt and pepper to taste
Canola oil for deep frying
3
  1. In a heated pan, add oil and sauté minced onions and garlic.
  2. Add the minced vegetables (eggplant, yellow bell pepper, zucchini, yellow squash), sauté for 2 minutes.
  3. Add the...
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Nutritions

Calories
264

Sodium
840mg
35% DV

Fat
14g
21% DV

Protein
6g
13% DV

Carbs
38g
13% DV

Fiber
4g
16% DV
A healthy vegan meal that is perfect as a snack and appetizer. This vegetarian empanada idea is the best substitute for the regular meaty empanada and is packed with flavor and awesomeness. This vegan-friendly meal is one of the best fusion recipes that can be made in less than one hour, perfect as a starter recipe if you are having a family get together. A simple yet no-fuss vegetarian food for the family.
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Easy & Cheesy Beef-Flavored Pizza

There are so many recipes for creating the best pizza. But this recipe is a treat for meat lovers who want to enjoy a deeper meatier flavor.

You can add some fresh herbs to the pizza after it's cooked. Herbs such as thyme, oregano, basil, and rosemary would be great here. You can also add slices of chorizo instead of the classic pepperoni. This will also deepen the flavor and create a meatier aroma to the pizza. You can also add some hot sauce in the tomato sauce mixture for a fiery kick.

1/4 ounce active dry yeast
1 teaspoon sugar
1 1/4 cups warm water
1/4 cup canola oil
1 teaspoon salt
4 cups all-purpose flour
8 oz ground beef
2 oz onion
3 tbsp vegetable Oil
15 ounces tomato sauce
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 tsp chile powder
3 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp ground cumin seeds
1 teaspoon dried basil
2 oz green bell pepper
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
6
  1. Preheat oven for 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast and sugar in water; let stand for 5 minutes.
  3. Add oil and salt. Stir in flour, a cup at a time, until soft...
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Nutritions

Calories
831

Sodium
953mg
39% DV

Fat
37g
57% DV

Protein
36g
72% DV

Carbs
76g
26% DV

Fiber
6g
26% DV
This easy pizza recipe uses ground beef as the perfect topping for a crunchiest and cheesiest pizza you'll ever make. A perfect red wine pairing that has a meatier flavor than most other recipes. This easy beef pizza recipe has a smoky flavor with a hint of heat, perfect for lunch and dinner meal ideas for the family. This can serve as an appetizer or snack for your events and parties.
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Delicious Potato croquettes

These potato croquettes are so much better than Tater Tots. There are many recipes for this dish. However this recipe is a simplified version that can be made within 30 minutes instead of 45 minutes to 1 hour, which is typical for croquettes.

You can add some spices such as marjoram and nutmeg or even a dash of cinnamon to have a more aromatic flavor. You can also add some sweet potato to add some sweetness to these croquettes.

10 pounds russet potatoes
10 teaspoons salt and pepper to taste
8 tablespoons butter
½ cup chopped fennel fronds
1 tablespoon Heaping Creme Fraiche
1 cup heavy whipping cream
½ cup diced Proscuitto
8 oz Panko bread crumbs
Vegetable oil for frying
1 cup fresh dill (For the sauce)
2 Eggs (For the sauce)
¼ cup garlic powder (For the sauce)
¼ cup paprika (For the sauce)
¼ cup white wine vinegar (For the sauce)
1 cup mayonnaise (For the sauce)
(1/8 cup) loosely packed fresh dill (For the sauce)
Salt and pepper to taste (For the sauce)
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  1. Peel the potatoes and boil them whole and then mash
  2. Add half of the Panko and all other ingredients except eggs and oil. Mix well.
  3. Roll two tablespoons into balls.
  4. Put...
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Nutritions

Calories
457

Sodium
81mg
3% DV

Fat
15g
23% DV

Protein
10g
20% DV

Carbs
71g
24% DV

Fiber
5g
21% DV
Easy potato croquettes that will surely capture the hearts of the whole family. This easy potato recipe can be prepared in 30 minutes and it can be a great rosé wine pairing if you feel like opening a bottle of wine. This can serve as a delicious snack and appetizer for your family gathering. You can add some spinach to make this a healthy potato recipe. Great to serve as a starter during lunch and dinner meals.
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This Authentic Spanish Churros recipe is easy to make with a simple choux pastry recipe. Sprinkled with sugar and served with a delightful light and Creamy Dulce de Leche dip, they make a great carnival themed snack!

These easy to make Authentic Spanish Churros are sprinkled with sugar and served with a delightful light and creamy Dulce de Leche dip!

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