Super Bowl Take Out

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It’s that time of year again! Super Bowl Sunday is upon us and we are couldn’t be more excited! Mostly because we are offering delicious and crowd-pleasing Super Bowl take out in honor of the unofficial holiday.

Here are some classic Super Bowl snacks you can choose from:

Crab Dip $18

Spinach Dip $18

Fiesta Eggrolls: 24 pieces $18

Pulled Chicken or Burger Sliders: 1 doz $18

(can be mixed: half and half)

Twice Fried Chicken: 12 pieces $16

Pork Spare Ribs: 24 pieces $24

Stanford Club: 24 pieces $18

Mix and match as you please!

What’s your favorite menu item to eat while watching the game?

Vegan Tomato Cream Sauce

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Although many enjoy a carnivorous feast, it’s always a nice change of pace to allow yourself to go vegan!

Generally, great substitutes for meat and other animal products include: beans, lentils, and tempeh. Mushrooms, like portobella, are also a great alternative to meat because they actually mimic the texture, and sometimes taste, of meat. Pasta is also great for vegans, but often topped with heavy cream sauces, which is no good for vegans! Check out this simple, delicious vegan tomato cream sauce:

1 Large, ripe tomato (2 cups roughly chopped)

1/2 Cup Raw Cashews

1 Tbs Tomato Paste

¼ Cup Water

2 Tbs Olive Oil

2-4 Cloves Garlic, minced, optional

1 Large Handful Fresh Basil Leaves, chopped

Core the tomato, then roughly chop it. Add it to your blender, seeds, skin and all. Add cashews, tomato paste, and water. Blend until very smooth. Pour sauce from the blender into a saute pan and bring to a simmer. Add basil and let simmer for 4-5 minutes and enjoy!

What are some of your favorite vegan choices?

 

Simple Tomato Soup

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It’s mid-January which can only mean one thing: Soup Weather! When it’s chilly out and it seems you constantly have a cold coming on, the last thing you want to do is tend to a pot of soup all day or pop open a can of processed goop. So, we decided to share an easy, healthy Tomato Soup recipe to cure your winter blues!

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup of coconut oil (or butter)

  • 1 medium yellow onion

  • 3 cloves of garlic or 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 28 ounces of diced, canned tomatoes, or 6 fresh tomatoes

  • 2 cups vegetable broth

  • 6 ounces tomato paste

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon pepper

  • ½ cup fresh basil or 3 tablespoons dried

Instructions

  1. Dice the onion and place in a pan with the butter or coconut oil over medium heat.

  2. Mince garlic and add (or add garlic powder)

  3. Saute until onions are softened and translucent.

  4. Add tomatoes and saute for 2 minutes.

  5. Mince the basil (if using fresh) and add to pan.

  6. Add the rest of the ingredients and bring to a boil.

  7. Reduce to a simmer for at least five minutes (for richer flavors, you can simmer for up to 30 minutes)

  8. Optional but Recommended: Using a metal immersion blender, carefully blend in the pot until smooth.

  9. Garnish with chopped basil or green onions (optional) and serve.

What’s your go-to winter weather soup?

Basil: Not Just for the Kitchen

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Basil is definitely a kitchen favorite here at Copper Canyon and Stanford Grill, but did you know this common herb can be used in different areas of the house too? For example, simple pesto can be used in other dishes besides the typical pasta dish. It’s also delicious on eggs, sandwiches, pizza, or infused in olive oil. Since basil is used in so many international cuisines, dried basil can be easily added to almost any dish.

Many people don’t know the health benefits basil can pack. For instance, it is thought to have a calming effect on the stomach.  1/2 teaspoon of dried or fresh Basil Leaf in water can often help soothe indigestion and alleviate feelings of fullness.

Some also chew fresh leaves to calm coughing or make a calming tea of dried basil to help sooth illness. Herbalist suggest adding 2 cups of strong Basil Leaf tea to a warm bath to help reduce stress and facilitate relaxation!

What are your favorite uses for basil?

 

Fabulous Beer Pairings

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Nothing better than an ice cold beer with your favorite food, but a bad pairing of the two can ruin the moment. Our wait staff get asked what beers pair best with our menu items quite often so we decided to put together a little cheat sheet for you all!

When it comes to cheeses, sandwiches, or pizza, our rule of thumb is that beer is one of the best beverage match for all of the above. Almost any beer can be paired with almost any dish, whether it’s a cheese platter, pizza, sandwich. We think our Cloak and Dagger Sandwich with sharp cheddar cheese and a crisp Pilsner make a fabulous pair. However, we recommend the stronger the cheese or flavor, the darker you go with your beer.

When it comes to light dishes like chicken, seafood, pasta we recommend you go as light in flavor and color as possible. A light German lager or Belgian Saison with fish or our famous Rotisserie Chicken is perfect. Again, if creams or sauces are added you need a heavy, richer beer. Pasta is slightly more versatile but still pairs well with similar brews like blonde ales and German or American wheat ales.

When feasting on red meats like burgers or steak, it’s best to find a beer that complements the bold, rich flavors. A nice, dark beer pairs well with our Canyon Prime Rib.

What are some of your other favorite beer pairings?