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Sriracha-Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Are you getting ready for the big game and looking for a healthier alternative to some game day bites? These Sriracha-Buffalo Cauliflower Bites are a delicious meat alternative that is sure to make a touchdown this Sunday! High in Vitamin C, these cauliflower bites are a great healthy alternative to Buffalo wings. Serve as an appetizer with carrot sticks and your favorite ranch dressing. 

What to enjoy with your sriracha cauliflower bites? Villa Graziella Toscano IGT Trebbiano white wine fruit flavors pair with spicy sriracha heat for a perfect combination. 

Ingredients

  • 8 cups 1 1/2-inch cauliflower florets
  • 2 tablespoons Villa Gabriella Organic extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce, such as Frank's RedHot
  • 1-2 tablespoons Sriracha sauce
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice 

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Coat a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper 
  2. Toss cauliflower, olive oil and salt in a large boil. Spread on the prepared baking sheet; reserve the boil. Roast the cauliflower until it's starting to soften and brown on the bottom, about 15 minutes. 
  3. Meanwhile, combine hot sauce, Sriracha to taste, butter and lemon juice in a large bowl. Add the roasted cauliflower and toss to coat. Return the cauliflower to the baking sheet and continue roasting until hot, about 5 minutes or more. 

*Recipe adapted from eatingwell.com

Tried, Tasted & True!

At Villa Gabriella Organic our team tries & tastes every recipe we feature.  While we love to share our family recipes & those of talented home cooks & chefs, sometimes we adapt them so they are even easier to make. As with our products, our goal is for you to have a healthy & delicious experience using Villa Gabriella recipes. So try them out in your kitchen, feel free to tweak them & please tell us what you think. We welcome your comments & feedback!

Grazie da Team VILLA GABRIELLA

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Grilled Asparagus
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Prepping for the big Thanksgiving dinner and looking for that last side dish?? Fear no more, we have you covered with this easy and delicious grilled asparagus. With less than 5 ingredients, it only takes 10 minutes from start to finish!  

Ingredients  

  • 1 lb asparagus  
  • 2 tbsp Villa Gabriella Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil  
  • Kosher salt  
  • Fresh cracked pepper  
  • Lemon slices (if desired)  

Directions 

  1. While your grill is preheating, drizzle olive oil, salt, and pepper over asparagus  
  2. Lay asparagus horizontally on grill  
  3. Cook for 5-8 minutes, turning occasionally  
  4. Squeeze fresh lemon & serve immediately

Happy Thanksgiving, from our family to yours! 

Tried, Tasted & True!

At Villa Gabriella Organic our team tries & tastes every recipe we feature.  While we love to share our family recipes & those of talented home cooks & chefs, sometimes we adapt them so they are even easier to make. As with our products, our goal is for you to have a healthy & delicious experience using Villa Gabriella recipes. So try them out in your kitchen, feel free to tweak them & please tell us what you think. We welcome your comments & feedback!

Grazie da Team VILLA GABRIELLA

clientservice@villagabriellallc.com

Olive Oil & Rosemary Roasted Almonds

These roasted almonds are the perfect snack to have out at your next dinner party! Roasted in our organic extra virgin olive oil, sprinkled with rosemary & salt, these are addicting! Feel free to eat as many as you want because almonds contain lots of healthy fats, fiber, protein, magnesium, and vitamin E. 

Ingredients

  • 3 cups (1 pound) whole raw almonds
  • 2 tablespoons Villa Gabriella Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil 
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried (crushed) rosemary 

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. In a medium bowl, toss together all ingredients 
  3. Spread into a single layer on a large baking sheet 
  4. Roast for 10 minutes, stir, and continue to roast for another 10 minutes
  5. Cool completely on baking sheet before storing in an air tight container
     

Tried, Tasted & True!

At Villa Gabriella Organic our team tries & tastes every recipe we feature.  While we love to share our family recipes & those of talented home cooks & chefs, sometimes we adapt them so they are even easier to make. As with our products, our goal is for you to have a healthy & delicious experience using Villa Gabriella recipes. So try them out in your kitchen, feel free to tweak them & please tell us what you think. We welcome your comments & feedback!

Grazie da Team VILLA GABRIELLA

clientservice@villagabriellallc.com

Pumpkin & Olive Oil Muffins
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We are a little late celebrating National Pumpkin Day, but that doesn't mean we can't enjoy these healthy pumpkin muffins. Did you know pumpkin has been found to lower blood pressure, protect your heart, boost vision, make you feel fuller, and help your sleep?? These pumpkin and olive oil muffins are delicious, and healthy (always a bonus)! These little muffins are made with whole wheat flour too, which makes them light and fluffy. They are delicious with almond butter spread on top to add a little protein. 

Ingredients

  • ⅓ cup Villa Gabriella Organic extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup honey
  • 2 eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 cup pumpkin purée
  • ¼ cup milk of choice (I used almond milk)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon, plus more for sprinkling on top
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, allspice, or cloves 
  • 1¾ cups whole wheat pastry flour or regular whole wheat flour
  • ⅓ cup old-fashioned oats, plus more for sprinkling on top

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit & fill muffin-tin with muffin cups.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the oil and honey together with a whisk. Add eggs, and beat well. Mix in the pumpkin purée and milk, followed by the baking soda, vanilla extract, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and allspice or cloves.
  3. Add the flour and oats to the bowl and mix with a large spoon, just until combined. If you’d like to add any additional mix-ins, like nuts, chocolate or dried fruit, fold them in now.
  4. Divide the batter evenly between the twelve muffin cups. For these muffins, it’s ok to fill the cups a little higher than you normally would. Sprinkle the tops of the muffins with a small amount of oats, followed by a sprinkle of cinnamon. Bake muffins for 23 to 26 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into a muffin comes out clean.
  5. Place the muffin tin on a cooling rack. Enjoy muffins as is or with a spread of nut butter or regular butter

Tried, Tasted & True!

At Villa Gabriella Organic our team tries & tastes every recipe we feature.  While we love to share our family recipes & those of talented home cooks & chefs, sometimes we adapt them so they are even easier to make. As with our products, our goal is for you to have a healthy & delicious experience using Villa Gabriella recipes. So try them out in your kitchen, feel free to tweak them & please tell us what you think. We welcome your comments & feedback!

Grazie da Team VILLA GABRIELLA

clientservice@villagabriellallc.com

Recipe source: http://cookieandkate.com/2014/healthy-maple-pumpkin-muffins/