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For Love and the Game

For Love and the Game

While the new year may have had some of us feeling cooped up due to the cold (or the common cold) we’re all about finding ways to connect and celebrate, no matter the time of year. So up your Super Bowl snack game and give your Valentine’s Day menu some new love. We’re here to help make this your most fun and foodie February ever!

This year, make it the Super Food Bowl.

Historically, snacks for the big game tend to include big-name brands with big-time levels of sodium, sugar, and ingredients that may not make you feel so super, even if your team dominates (or worse, if they lose.) This year, we’re bringing fresh, nutritious ingredients to the party.

Amp up your apps.

Create an impressive array of spreads with Bitchin’ Sauce, our favorite tahini dips, and a homemade smoky queso dip, and round it out with Our Own Guacamole (a perennially healthy game day classic.) Fill a few extra bowls with kale chips, chickpea snacks, and a generous helping of Gluten-free Siete Tortilla Chips.

Draft your fantasy menu.

Get creative with easy custom skillet pizzas—throw your favorite toppings on a tortilla and heat them up on the stove. Use pre-made pizza sauce or whip up some Kale Nut Pesto for the base, then let party guests add their favorite toppings. This lighter pizza option is also perfect for picky eaters or guests with dietary restrictions—they’re super easy to make vegan, gluten- or dairy-free: just stock your topping bar with non-dairy cheese shreds and vegetarian sausage.

If the game goes into overtime, be prepared with fixings for Vegetarian Sloppy Joes, Good Fat Avocado Cream, or Natto Avocado Bowls.

And since it is Feb-brew-ary, why not offer your guests a tasting from our wide selection of delicious beers?

Express your true feelings with food.

Love is especially lovely when it’s spontaneous and creative. So, this Valentine’s Day, why not whip up something indulgent and unexpected for your heartthrob? Challenge yourself to try out something new and exciting with ingredients you don’t normally use. In our experience, that “quickest way to their heart is through their stomach” thing always rings true.

Try experimenting with duck breast or lamb loin chops. Treat your partner to a beautiful Chicken Parmesan, or a light Pissaldiere Tart. If you’re looking for a new love in your life, allow us to set you up with our fresh, house-made crab cakes. Or, open a nice bottle and whip up this romantic Red Wine Pasta.

Speaking of wine—why not make a meal of it? Cooking with wine adds incredible depth of flavor and moisture to your dishes. Reds like Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon complement beef and lamb, while Pinot Grigio works best with seafood and Sauvignon blanc is ideal for a creamy risotto. Use your wine to deglaze your pan while cooking—(that means adding liquid to the hot pan to loosen those flavor bomb bits that get stuck to the bottom.

After your adventurous Valentine meal, how about chocolates, roses, and homemade Flourless Chocolate Cake? Or for a volcanic end to your V-day, come and get our take and bake Chocolate Lava Cakes.

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