Party Sangria

The core of every party, whenever any party is thrown in our restaurant. The sangria is the most loved beverage even from the health perspective, so today I will share the easiest way to make the sangria.



  • 1 bottle (24.5 ounces) Dry Red Wine
  • ¼ cup Brown Sugar, packed
  • 1 cup fresh Orange Juice
  • 1 Orange, thinly sliced
  • 1 Lemon, thinly sliced
  • 2 whole Pink Grapefruit, peeled, seeded and segmented
  • 1 Papaya, peeled, seeded and ½ “diced
  • 1 Mango, peeled, seeded and ½ “diced
  • ¾ cup Red Grapes halved
  • 2 bottles (250ml each) Zipang Sparkling Sake
  • 4 cups Ice cubes


  1. In a large pitcher, combine wine and brown sugar and stir until sugar is dissolved.
  2.  Stir in orange juice and fruits.
  3. Let mixture stand for 30 minutes.
  4. Stir in ice and sake before serving.

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Breakfast Quesadilla: Ooey Gooey Good

I’m sure I didn’t invent these, but I wish I had. These breakfast quesadillas take only a minute or two longer than toast, and you will feel ten times fancier.

Breakfast Quesadilla

Breakfast Quesadilla

• 1 whole wheat tortilla
• 1 tbsp. (approx) of nut butter
• 1/2 banana, sliced
• 1 tsp of honey (or less)

This recipe is for one, but obviously, it would scale very easily.

First I preheated my Cuisinart Panini Press. You could use any kind of indoor grill that works for you.

I used one large sized whole wheat tortilla to make my breakfast quesadilla. I spread one-half of it with almond butter. I added a sliced banana on top of that and gently mashed the banana down a bit into the almond butter. Drizzled with just a bit of honey, and then folded the tortilla in half. Placed on the grill. Waited about five minutes. Sliced, and devoured.

Don’t feel like you need to limit yourself to bananas on this one. I think any fruit with a similar texture would work. I’d try peaches, sliced strawberries, mango, or even mashed up raspberries. Now I’m thinking raspberries or strawberries with chocolate-almond butter?

It also just occurred to me that if you wanted to be REALLY fancy (like, if you had guests or something) you could serve this with a fruit salsa and vanilla yogurt, to make it even more quesadilla-like. (To make the fruit salad, I would just dice some mixed fruit very finely and add a small squeeze of lime juice and maybe some mint, and let it all marinate a bit. ) Hmm, I am exciting MYSELF here. Excuse me while I go eat breakfast.

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