Sunday December 16, 2018
What is it about the holiday season that sets us into a peppermint mocha and mint-flavored dessert frenzy? Peppermint and December festivities go together like Beyonce and sequins, but did you know its cousin, sweet mint, has just as much to offer when it comes to enhancing delicious food? Sweet mint, with its lower menthol content, livens up both savory and sweet recipes, is refreshing, and makes our holiday taste buds sing. Here are a few favorites you should consider for everyday eats or your next dinner party.
Lemon Braised Chicken with Beans and Mint Pesto
This one had us at pesto. Tuck into this perfectly braised chicken dish that will give you all the cozy winter feels. Get the recipe HERE.
Caramelized Corn with Fresh Mint
If you’re looking for an unexpected texture/flavor combination that totally works, try a side dish of caramelized corn with fresh mint. The earthiness of the corn, coupled with cool mint and the natural caramelized sweetness, is yummy and satisfying. Recipe HERE.
Quinoa Salad with Sugar Snap Peas, Scallions, and Mint
Want to know how to navigate a December full of cookies, chocolate, and endless butter and cream? Salads! Balance the holiday calories with a delicious quinoa salad with snap peas and mint. Get the ingredient list and easy peasy recipe HERE.
Lamb Chops with Fresh Mint
Lamb chops with fresh mint sauce is a dish that’s synonymous with celebrations, and we found a recipe that will have your dinner guests in ooh’s and aah’s. Taking under 30 minutes to prepare means more time catching up with friends over cosmos and less time in the kitchen! Recipe HERE.
Fresh Mint Gelato
Top off your night (or lunch, or breakfast, no judgment here!) with velvety fresh mint gelato. When the Beatles wrote All You Need is Love, clearly, they’d never tasted this frozen dessert. This one’s a keeper. Get the recipe HERE.
These fresh little delights are like little flavor bombs in your mouth. Leave the mint extract behind and go straight to the source for a refreshing mini dessert that you won’t be able to stop eating. Perfect for cocktail parties and watching Hallmark movies. Recipe HERE.
December is such a fun time for all things food, and we hope yours is the tastiest one yet!