Cozy comforts foods are on our minds for January. We’re keeping the blog simple this week… recipe (including vegan option), wine pairing, delicious. Yes, the wines paired with the vegan recipes are also vegan friendly! In fact, all of our VQA vintages since 2012 are vegan friendly.
Mac and Cheese – Hands down a go-to when it comes to comfort food. We gave these ones a try as they claimed the “best” on the recipe. Let’s just say, we’re open to keep trying more recipes just to make sure but these are pretty darn delicious.
Recipe: World’s Best Mac & Cheese
Wine Pairing: Nonoaked Chardonnay VQA
Vegan Recipe: The Best Vegan Mac and Cheese
Wine Pairing: Lola Nero Red Sparkling VQA
Pizza – the suggestions here are endless with crust types, toppings and baking techniques. As the theme of this blog is comfort, we’ll keep it simple with the classics.
Recipe: Sausage and Pepperoni Pizza
Wine Pairing: Graffiti Cabernet Sauvignon
Vegan Recipe: Best Vegan Pizza
Wine Pairing: Bella Sparkling Pinot Noir Rosé VQA
Soup – like a hug for your belly on a cold winter’s night. Added bonus is that it makes the kitchen smell fantastic as it’s bubbly away.
Recipe: Easy 30-Minute Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup
Wine Pairing: Pinot Noir Reserve VQA
Vegan Recipe: Vegan Minestrone Soup
Wine Pairing: Blanc de Blanc VQA
Dumplings / Potstickers– another one in which we could go on and on with recipes for. Leaning in to the simplicity in comfort, here is one recipe you can adapt based on your choice of fillings.
Recipe: The Only Dumpling Recipe You’ll Ever Need
With Pork Filling Wine Pairing: Lighthouse Riesling VQA
Vegan Filling Wine Pairing: Empress II VQA
Butter Chicken – originally developed as a way to soften up the meat, this standard has become one embraced around the world.
Recipe: Creamiest Butter Chicken
Wine Pairing – LOLA Gewürztraminer VQA
Vegan Recipe – Vegan Butter “Chicken” with Baked Tofu
Wine Pairing – Vinedressers Chardonnay VQA
Brownies – You know we wouldn’t leave out dessert!
Recipe: Chewy, Fudgy Brownies
Wine Pairing: Cottage Series Merlot
Vegan Recipe: Ultimate Fudgy Vegan Brownies
Wine Pairing: Cabernet Franc Icewine VQA
Stay Cozy! Cheers!
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