Tired of the same old traditions? Elevate a classic side dish from ordinary to extraordinary.
Autumn brings so much comfort to our lives. The colder weather starts to creep in, and warm meals become an instant go-to in everyone’s kitchen. I always tend to find myself scrolling through Pinterest in the Fall and pinning meals that look oh so #instagramworthy. But when it actually comes down to preparing for the big feast, it can be a lot of work to get every item on the menu tasting as amazing as the pins look! It is so easy to fall into that trap, but I am here to tell you that excitement can be easily brought into your kitchen, without the hassle of 50 different steps JUST to make something taste yummy.
Let’s take a simple staple like butternut squash as an example. It seems like there are a million ways to cook this gourd, and sometimes it can get pretty overwhelming. Not to mention, squash can take up almost your entire oven, so it better taste to-die-for! I always like to tell people to continue cooking what they feel comfortable with, and then use Sachili as their secret weapon to make the dish so EXTRA!
When you think of Fall, what spices and flavour profiles come to mind? In my kitchen, it’s usually chili, cinnamon, and nutmeg! Those are some great base layers, but they’re also an expected taste for Thanksgiving, and if you’re reading this blog, you’re here to learn how to spice things up!
We have curated a list of different ways your classic Thanksgiving Sides can be cooked, and how to elevate it with various Sachili products.
Caramelized Butternut Squash:
My mouth is drooling just thinking about this squash on my plate. You can never go wrong with sweet and savoury.
Base Flavours: Butter, Maple Syrup, and Coconut Sugar.
Sachili Boost: Try adding Sachili Goji Moringa as a garnish! The sweetness from the Goji Berry will complement the earthy/sweet flavours, and truly elevate this Thanksgiving staple.
This amazing side dish blends in so well with the rest of your feast - but let’s make it stand out!
Base Flavours: Olive Oil, Maple Syrup, and Coconut Sugar.
Sachili Boost: Similar to the squash, try adding Sachili Goji Moringa to compliment this sweet and savoury side dish. But, to top it off and make it the star, sprinkle on some Sachili Crunch to give the carrots some added texture!
Roasted Sweet Potatoes:
Sweet potatoes are such a great addition to your Thanksgiving meal, and are SO easy to play around with flavours.
Base Flavours: Olive Oil, Paprika, Chili Powder.
Sachili Boost: Sweet potatoes act as a playground for flavours, and Sachili Red Pepper will add that extra boost you are looking for! Sprinkle on top of your roasted sweet potatoes, and get that extra heat you oh so desire.
Check out our classic squash recipe and take your side dish from drab to fab with Sachili!
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