Great Winter Recipes and Foodie Essentials

Warm your soul while you tickle your tastebuds! This winter we’ve rounded up great ingredients for winter recipes and foodie finds you won’t want to miss out on!

615 Bitters co.

We’ve got your bitters hookup right here! 615 Bitters co. is “made by bartenders for every skill level.” And even better? They’re all natural, meaning no dyes and no chemicals! Grab one of their most popular products, the Orange Bitters ($19), it pairs well with anything but it’s a fan favorite with bourbon! Use this tasty concoction the next time you’re whipping up an Orange Old-Fashioned; check out an easy to follow recipe from Kitchn here! They call it a “smooth and citrusy winter cocktail!”

Hepps Salt Co.

Every great recipe involves gourmet salt! Buy only the best and choose Hepps Salt Co.! They use “only fresh, natural, and organic sea salts harvested directly from the source.  No additives, no anti-caking agents; just pure, high-quality sea salt, founded on the ideal that cooking and grilling is a lifestyle, not a chore.” Get yourself some Hepp’s Lemon Sea Salt (just $10) and blend up an unforgettable guacamole using Hepp’s own special recipe here! Winter is the perfect time to treat yourself or those you host, as avocado trees in certain areas fruit from January to March!

Nothing Fancy Supply

Between meals, store your snacks, supplies or leftovers in a sustainable alternative: beeswax food wraps! Nothing Fancy Supply has everything you need to start making a positive change in your household. You can seal wrap your food or containers with only the warmth of your hands, and “with proper care, the wrap will last between 6-12 months.” We could never pick just one, so we suggest the Beeswax Wrap Bundle (from $18); it contains a wrap in small, medium and large.

GrownUp KidStuff

Feel like a responsible adult, all while indulging like a kid with GrownUp KidStuff! The company known for their tasty sauces cares about more than just the wow factor; they’re committed to using all natural ingredients, they choose glass jars “because they hold the flavor and are nearly infinitely recyclable,” and they dedicate a portion of proceeds “to support local prairie restoration.” Treat yourself to Our Original Chocolate Sauce ($10); it was their first sauce and it’s also their best seller! They call it the “hot fudgiest” sauce, “extraordinarily dark but not bitter.” And while you’re at it, cook up a Flourless Chocolate Cake using their own recipe here!

The Alabama Sweet Tea Company

The Alabama Sweet Tea Company sells exactly what you’d imagine, but it’s like no other you’ll find! They “do things the old-fashioned way: no artificial stuff, no preservatives.” Brew some of their delicious, “custom-blended tea” right in your own home! Snag their Southern Tea by the Box ($8) or by the Family Size Pouch ($14). When you order by the box or pouch it doesn’t include sugar, so it’s completely customizable! Make it your own, sweeten it or even spike it!

Fill My Jar

We’ve got just the thing for your sweet tooth! Fill My Jar creates handcrafted candies. We suggest putting their Peppermint Bark (from $4) on your next hot cocoa board! They infuse their white chocolate “with natural peppermint oil and mix in red and green peppermint candy crunch for a creamy peppermint flavor from start to finish.” Hot chocolate boards are all the rage this winter, and in case you need some ideas here is a great article from EatingWell.


There’s nothing like kicking off a cold morning with a bloody! We’ve found the experts when it comes to crafting this cocktail, Brewt’s! They carry “all natural, always handcrafted, premium products.” Get a bottle of the Brewt’s Bloody Mary Mix (just $13). This “garden fresh” mixer features organic tomato juice, fresh squeezed citrus, and Brewt’s Jalapeno Brine. Mix up the perfect drink using the Brewt’s famous Hail Mary bloody recipe here! We’re all about the go big or go home accoutrements this recipe suggests!

City Tasting Box

Feeling like a foodie? Take your taste buds on a guided tour with City Tasting Box! It’s our favorite “collection of Memphis food artisans all in one box.” Get your hands on the Sugar and Spice Box while supplies last ($75); the seasonal exclusive is chock full of items and ingredients ready for you to find your inner top chef!


Ever heard of a sparkling protein drink?! Circle is “the better-for-you beverage brand committed to helping you find balance and feel good, one drink at a time.” We suggest the Sparkling Protein Sample Variety Pack ($16); you’ll get one of each of their flavors including Watermelon Thyme, Lemon Mint, Vanilla Pear and Raspberry Hibiscus. Each concoction is packed with probiotics for gut health. Find a great recipe for an Herby Mocktail highlighting the Lemon Mint flavor, brought to you by Indy Urban Foodies here.

Make your season even sweeter with these tasty recipes! Snag the ingredients for yourself or gift a lucky friend! Don’t forget to check our virtual market to look for these makers; many offer discount codes for virtual market-goers! Shop and save! Be sure you drop a comment below if you snag any of these great recommendations and tag us in your most festive photos!

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