Featured Products Post: How to throw a Tropical Galantine’s Day

There’s no question about it… this winter has seen some seriously questionable weather! We’ve gone from negative 28 to plus 6 in a matter of 24 hours and it seems as though Mother Nature hasn’t quite made up her mind when it comes to how she wants our winter to pan out this year. Us on the other hand… well, WE’VE come to a decision! We have decided to try & celebrate warm, sunny weather all winter long & we’re doing that by throwing a Galantine’s Day Luau using some of February’s Featured Products!

Galantine’s Day Luau 

Okay so first things, first… WHAT on EARTH is Galantine’s Day?!?! Well you’re right to question it, because it’s only become a popular “holiday” over the past few years or so. Lately – well it’s kind of exploded! Essentially, it is a response to Valentine’s Day, and is a day for friends to celebrate friendship! Sound amazing? Well that’s because it IS! Who wouldn’t want a day dedicated solely to their best friends right?

So… Interested in celebrating this year? Good news, because we’re sharing a Tropical Themed Galantine’s Day Luau using February’s Featured Products!

ENJOY!

Foods & Drinks

 1. Sparkling Watermelon & Cucumber

 

 

Ingredients

  • 1 can of Purity Organic Sparkling Watermelon Juice – Purity Organic sources only certified organic ingredients for their beverages & contain no added sugar or artificial ingredients!
  • Organic Cucumber Slices (to garnish)
  • ½ inch piece of Organic Ginger (thinly sliced)
  • Mint Leaves (to garnish)

Directions

  • Mix all ingredients together… SERVE over ice!

 2. Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade

  • 2 cans of Purity Organic Sparkling Lemonade
  • ½ pound organic strawberries
  • Lemons
  • for garnish

 Directions

  • Add strawberries to a blender & blend for about 1-2 minutes
  • Strain mixture through a cheese cloth or fine sieve
  • Add strawberry mixture & sparkling lemonade into a pitcher, stir & serve over ice!
  • Garnish with strawberries if you’d like! 

Ingredients

 3. Grilled Pineapple, Coleslaw & “Sausage” Sliders

  

Ingredients

  • Hilary’s Breakfast Sausage – these breakfast sausages are organic, vegan, kosher, & free of gluten, corn, dairy, egg, nut & soy!
  • Sliced pineapple rings
  • Ozery Bakery Brioche Buns

For Coleslaw

  • ¾ cup vegan mayonnaise
  • 4 tbsp of cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 16 ounces of shredded cabbage & carrots

Directions

  • Cook breakfast sausages according to directions
  • Meanwhile, place sliced pineapples onto grill for about 5 minutes on each side on medium heat
  • In a medium bowl, mix vegan mayonnaise, cider vinegar, brown sugar and salt and pepper
  • Add in shredded cabbage and carrots, mix
  • Once Breakfast sausages are fully cooked, add to the brioche bun, top with grilled pineapple ring & coleslaw
  • Top with the other brioche bun
  • Serve!

Quinoa Krunch Mix

You’re going to need munchies for everyone to snack on in between gulping down tropical sliders & mocktails! Mix Quinoa Krunch’s new Greek Yogurt variety with items from our bulk section like chocolate chips, nuts, & seeds for the perfect snack! These Quinoa Krunch snacks use a unique process to capture nutrients; the organic quinoa snacks are transformed from the virgin seed, capturing the amazing minerals, vitamins and other nutrients!

Decorations

If you’re going to throw a luau in the winter, then you’re going to need some PRETTY convincing decorations to help convince your Galentine’s Day guests that they’ve just strolled into a tropical oasis! Unsurprisingly, we’re partial to incorporating produce into our party, décor scheme 1. Because it’s Eco-friendly, 2. Because you can EAT it & 3. Because it looks great plain and simple!

Now what produce typically comes to mind when you think tropics? For us… it’s pineapples & citrus fruits & both can be easily transformed into the most beautiful of table centrepieces for your Galentine’s Day Party!

Here’s what you’ll need to make a Pineapple & Citrus Centrepiece!

  • Ripe pineapple
  • Knife
  • Scissors
  • Plastic cup
  • Scooper or ice cream scoop
  • Fresh flowers (we used purple tulips and pink peonies, among others)
  • Mix of Citrus Fruits

Directions

  1. Slice the top, spiked portion of the pineapple off
  2. Cut a circular whole into the pineapple, be sure to leave a thick outer rim
  3. Using a scoop, carve out the inside of the pineapple
  4. Insert the plastic cup into this whole and fill it with water – this will act as your vase for the flowers
  5. Arrange your flowers inside the cup
  6. Voila! Set on table!
  7. Arrange your citrus fruits around, and lineally along the table! The goal is to make it look sporadic, yet organized!
  8. You’ve got yourself a Hawaiian centerpiece!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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