CREATIVE HOLIDAY FUN SPECIAL WITH THE FOUNDER OF WHAT’S ON PARKER’S PLATE
The Recipe for Throwing a Great Holiday Party & Still be able to Fit in Those Skinny Jeans
If you’re looking for the ingredients for a fantastic holiday party, then you’ll love this interview with Parker Wallace, founder of What’s on Parker’s Plate. Parker is also the author of a best-selling cookbook, called: Eat Rich, Stay Skinny: A Girls’ Guide to Holiday Feasting.” On November 8th, the super chef will provide your viewers and listeners with a guide for throwing great holiday celebrations will inspire your audience to try some new and innovative products. Parker is ready to show your audience how to turn their regular holiday celebration into a super party that all their neighbors, friends and relatives will remember for years. Parker will also share some recipes that will still allow you to fit into those skinny jeans, even after the holidays.
SUGGESTIONS FOR HOLIDAY HORS D’OEUVRES
Do I ever! This year I’m serving Crunchmaster crackers with Cranberry Baked Brie for a simple and delicious appetizer. This tasty baked brie recipe only takes a few minutes to prepare, leaving you more time with friends and family and not stuck in the kitchen. And the best part, is that Crunchmaster crackers are made with wholesome ingredients like brown rice, quinoa, and flax, and they are naturally gluten-free to fit guest’s dietary needs. For more information, visit www.crunchmaster.com
TIPS ON HOW TO STAY SKINNY DURING THE HOLIDAYS
It’s easy to improve the health of your holiday meal without sacrificing flavor by just adding pulses to your favorite recipes. Pulses are the versatile group of superfoods most people know as chickpeas, lentils, dry peas and beans. Just adding one half-cup serving of pulses to your diet 3 times per week helps you maintain a healthy balance during the holidays and reach your recommended dietary fiber intake. They’re hearty and delicious, and high in plant-based protein, perfect for adding to holiday sides, stuffing, salads and more. Plus, they’re gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan, making them a great meal option for guests with dietary restrictions. Check out recipes like this green bean casserole made with a creamy chickpea sauce at Pulses.org!
Vegan Green Bean Casserole with Creamy Chickpea Sauce – This is a simple and healthy take on a classic holiday staple: green bean casserole. Instead of weighing you down with heavy cream, this recipe uses a creamy chickpea sauce for its base. Chickpeas and other pulses like beans, lentils and dry peas – provide protein, fiber and nutrients without making you feel overly full, or having a crash right after dinner. You can find this recipe and more at pulses.org!
PARKER’S PLATE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
Sometime the parties go late, or we stay up talking to family and friends, or we just want a quick and easy meal after a day of shopping. My holiday favorite – Virtuoso Pizza adds a fresh perspective to routine dinners with all their recipes combining wholesome ingredients and flavors so fresh, you’ll forget it was ever frozen. We want our guests to look forward to the break that Virtuoso Pizza provides them. Quality ingredients, both Thin and Crispy crusts and 14 varieties. Mediterranean Style Chicken and Margherita pizzas are some of my personal favorites. Check the store locator at Oetker.us to find Virtuoso in a store near you. For the latest updates, follow Virtuoso on Facebook or Instagram.
BEVERAGE SUGGESTIONS TO PROMOTE THE SPIRIT OF HOLIDAYS
This year I’m going to Stellabrate the holidays with wines from Stella Rosa! It’s America’s #1 imported Italian wine and you can find it in a variety of flavors. Here we have the original semi-sweet, semi-sparkling Rosso with notes of strawberry as well as the Black with more blackberry/blueberry notes. They are also available in the fully sparkling versions Stella Black Lux and Stella Rosso Lux which are ideal for your holiday celebrations. And, they come with these special tins, perfect for gifting as well as in mini sizes, great as stocking stuffers! For more cocktail recipes visit www.stellarosa.com