Cozy Comfort Foods

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

Cozy Comfort Foods

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!

Cozy Comfort Foods

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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