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Why Canadians Who Don't Love Spicy Foods Love Sachili

Why Canadians Who Don't Love Spicy Foods Love Sachili

Growing up, there used to be two types of people: those that would go for spicy food and call everything else bland, and those who went for the normal food and swore to everyone who would listen that they were saving their stomachs from ulcers. So basically, you had your gourmet chili fans and your non-chili fans. It was pretty binary.


These days seem to be all about non-binary living, and into the flavour mix, we throw some Sachili toppings. It’s no longer a case of “either you are, or you aren’t” with food. Or anything, for that matter. When it comes to Sachili flavour toppings, you can find a roasted red pepper crunch to finish off a cauliflower nachos dish or a savoury superfood sprinkle for your roasted butternut squash and sweet potato soup. Neither of these dishes involves an experience where spice and heat will dominate your palette. Both are skewed on the “more flavour” spectrum. They are also great for cooking at home.


The beauty of our ready-to-eat Sachili products is that, unlike other spice and heat category products, our products are designed to be used across a variety of cuisines (ie “cuisine agnostic”) and broad dietary preferences (vegetarian/vegan, meats/fish, gluten-free, etc). Our high quality organic ingredients are carefully sourced to bring you a seamless way to amp up the flavours of dishes you already enjoy. So when it comes to home-cooked meals,  Sachili toppings can be used on virtually anything to create a gourmet cuisine experience in your own kitchen. 


Now that you’re feeling a little peckish, read on (and get inspired) on creative ways to enjoy Sachili flavour toppings.  We’ve hand picked some quick and easy meals to cook for dinner, lunch and/or snack!

Roasted Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Soup

I am all about a cup of soup that warms your soul and this soup does just that! With the mix of roasted butternut squash and sweet potatoes mixed with Sachili’s flavours, this vegan delight is a must-try!

We chose to use Sachili Chia Goji Moringa in this dish, but any of our toppings will make a big impact in this soup!


Ingredients:

  • 1 large butternut squash
  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 white onion
  • Sachili Chia Goji & Moringa
  • 3 tsp minced garlic
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • ½ cup of coconut milk
  • Pumpkin seeds for garnish

Instructions:


(We recommend fresh squash, but frozen or pre-cubed will totally do the trick) 

  • Take your squash, poke fork holes throughout, wrap in parchment paper and pop it in the microwave for just under 5 minutes. This will soften up the skin and make it much easier to peel and chop
  • Cube your squash and peeled sweet potato, place on a baking tray and toss with olive oil, salt, pepper.  Pop in the oven at 400F for roughly 30 minutes (or until soft).
  • Heat pot on medium-low and toss in your olive oil, chopped onion and minced garlic. Stir and let sit for around 10 minutes. 
  • Add roasted squash and potatoes into the pot and cover with vegetable broth. Let it simmer for 10-20 minutes to let all the flavours marinate
  • Once cooled add 2-3 heaping tablespoon of Sachili: Chia Goji Morgina 
  • Blend to your desired consistency, and top off with coconut milk.
  • Garnish with pumpkin seeds, more Sachili and enjoy!

Cauliflower Nachos

Sometimes it's fun to add a little twist to a traditional dish, and these cauliflower nachos hit the spot! This plate is full of veggies and packed with flavour. 

There are no rules when it comes to nachos, which is what makes this recipe so fun!


Ingredients:

  • 1 cauliflower head, chopped into florets
  • 2 tbsp Sachili Original
  • Chopped tomatoes
  • 1 chopped pepper (we used orange)
  • Nacho shredded cheese (or vegan cheese alternative)
  • 2 tbsp Sachili Smoked Red Pepper
  • Plain greek yogurt
  • Chopped cilantro

Instructions:

  • After chopping and rinsing your cauliflower, place on a baking tray and drizzle some olive oil , salt and pepper
  • Place in the oven 375° for 25 minutes (tossing half way through)
  • Rinse and chop up your veggies.
  • Add your cooked cauliflower florets in a large baking trade and start layering with veggies, cheese, and Sachili original (and repeat). Layering the Sachili (Original) topping is key to making sure you get every inch of your cauliflower covered in flavour!
  • Pop back in the oven for 5-10 minutes (or until cheese in melted)
  • Once your tray is done, scoop some plain greek yogurt for garnish, along with chopped cilantro, and finish off with Sachili Smoked Red Pepper (optional) for an added dimension of flavours

Easy Mushroom Bites

This simple and flavour packed recipe can be a great addition to entertaining or a weeknight snack for your family to enjoy!


Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp butter or ghee
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
  • 3 cups button mushrooms, stems removed, roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp tamari
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary, stem removed, chopped fine
  • 12 bite-size baguettes/crostini
  • Smoked Red Pepper Sachili for sprinkling

Instructions:

  • Place bite-sized baguettes on a baking sheet and keep at warm in the oven
  • Heat a cast iron pan over medium heat
  • Add the butter or ghee
  • Once butter is melted, add minced garlic and sautee for 1 minute
  • Add diced mushrooms, tamari and rosemary
  • Saute for 8 minutes
  • Remove pan from heat and allow to cool for 3-5 minutes
  • Spoon the mushroom mixture onto the baguette bites, dividing evenly
  • Sprinkle with Smoked Red Pepper Sachili

Enjoy!

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