Whether you are out and about this New Year’s Eve or spending a evening at home with family and friends, good food and good drinks are always abundant on this holiday. You can have delicious, organic treats to celebrate the start of the new year, and even toast the ball drop with organic drinks!
Organic Recipes to Ring in the New Year1/4 cup Bragg’s apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup organic olive oil
1/4 cup organic sugar
2 teaspoons organic garlic salt
1 can of organic black beans, drained and washed
1 can of white corn, drained (I recommend using organic if available)
1 bag of corn tortilla chips
Mix apple cider vinegar, olive oil, sugar, and garlic salt together in a bowl with a wire whisk. Add black beans and white corn, and stir the mixture with a spoon until the beans and corn are well coated. Serve with corn tortilla chips (yellow or blue corn chips work well too).
Fantastic Fruit Salad
1 cup of organic strawberries, quartered
1 cup of organic mango, chopped
1 cup of organic pineapple, chunked
1 cup of organic blueberries
Wash fruit. Slice the strawberries into quarters, the mango into bite-size pieces, and the pineapple into chunks. Place these into a large bowl. Add the blueberries. Cover the top of the bowl with plastic or foil wrap, and refrigerate for 1 hour. This process will allow the juices of the fruit to mingle. Serve and enjoy with granola or by itself.
Recipes from: Vivacious Vegan Recipes for New Year’s Eve Parties, by Ruth Carter, Yahoo! Contributor Network: http://voices.yahoo.com/vivacious-vegan-recipes-years-eve-parties-5137159.html
Organic Sparkling Cider Recipe
1/4 cup organic apple cider
1/2 cup carbonated water (like S. Pellegrino)
Pour apple cider into a fun glass. Add carbonated water. Stir. Add a cinnamon stick to spice things up, or hook an apple slice to the glass.
Recipe from Spilled Ingredients: http://spilledingredients.com/2011/12/organic-sparkling-cider-recipe-for-a-new-year/
The Fleur de l’Europe (or the Flower of Europe) is 80% pinot noir, 20% chardonnay and one of the few organic champagnes in the world. It’s a little pricy at $50 to $100 a bottle, but if you’re determined to ring in an organic new year, this is the way to go! This champagne features a clean taste with a slight hint of citrus and cherry. It’s perfect for the
Sparkling Pomegranate “Mocktail” (Alcohol-Free)
3/4 c. organic sparkling juice (like R.W. Knudsen sparkling cranberry)
1/4 c. R.W. Knudsen Organic Pomegranate Nectar
Pour ingredients into a tall glass with ice. Garnish with a lime.
Recipe from Green Options: http://www.greenoptions.com/a/green-drink-recipes-for-new-years-eve
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