15 November, 2018

The Ultimate Fairtrade Friendsgiving Menu

Friendsiving Banana Suits
by Naledi Sekgapane, Marketing and External Relations Intern

Fairtrade your Friendsgiving to create the most memorable feast this year with our Ultimate Friendsgiving Menu! Whether you’re playing host or are an honored guest, these mouthwatering recipes use ethically-sourced ingredients that will excite your taste buds and leave your conscience clear.

As we gather around the table to express our gratitude, we must also reflect on where and how our food is produced and choose products that align with our values. There’s something for everyone in this special collection of recipes created by our Fairtrade partners. Follow this delicious menu from start to finish, or mix and match recipes for appetizers, desserts, and hearty main courses to create the custom fair feast of your dreams.

Whichever path you take, share your creations on social media using the hashtag #FTFriendsGiving!

APPETIZER: GAZPACHO WITH GRILLED VEGETABLES

Friendsgiving gazpacho

Start your laid-back feast with this gazpacho recipe from Nielsen-Massey Vanillas. It features their Organic Fairtrade Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract, which offers a ton of flavor! Chilled, savory, and with a little bit spice, this recipe will be the talk of the table.

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SIDE DISH: CHEESIEST GLUTEN-FREE JACK MAC

Friendsgiving Mac n Cheese

Another awesome find from Nielsen-Massey Vanillas, this simple dish puts the “ease” in mac and cheese and features their Organic Fairtrade Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract, a flavorful gluten-free treat.

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BONUS: BORN SWEET ORGANIC’S SPICY AGAVE BBQ SAUCE

Born Sweet’s Spicy Agave BBQ Sauce is an easy, no-fuss recipe that pairs perfectly with your BBQ Spiced Turkey or any protein dish on your menu.

DESSERT: PEAR AND APPLE CRUMB PIE

Friendsgiving pieIt’s cuffing season – have you found the apple to your crumble? Our friends at Tate & Lyle Sugars have an Pear and Apple Crumb Pie that is the perfect way to finish your Friendsgiving feast! Offering a hearty blend of seasonal flavors, serve this dish warm and à la mode.

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MORE DESSERT: ALLI’S CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES

Friendsgiving truffles

We would be remiss not to include this delicious, festive and fair chocolate truffle recipe from our Marketing & Accounts Manager (and star baker), Alli O’Connell! These gorgeous bundles of goodness feature Fairtrade cocoa from Divine and Endangered Species and Fairtrade Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Extract from Nielsen-Massey. Just try not to eat them all before the guests arrive.

AND FINALLY, A TOAST! WITH FAIR. DRINK’S BELIZE RUM

Friendsgiving rumThis drink is for our rum lovers. We owe a great debt to a simple plant, sugar cane. Hat’s down to FAIR. DRINK’s Belize Rum , this drink offers deeper, fuller flavor profiles and is exceptionally smooth. It can be enjoyed over ice, or in your favorite eggnog recipe.

Other Fairtrade Flavors to Try:

We’re excited to see you embark on a journey that is both ethically conscious and tasty. Fairtrade your meals without losing the flavor or the tradition! With a diverse collection of recipes from our Fairtrade family, there’s something for everyone, no matter the flavor you crave.

Share your Fairtrade dishes using the hashtag #FTFriendsGiving!


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