Dining & Wine

Holiday Flavour Fun With Chosen Foods (Win!)

November 22, 2021

The holidays are fast approaching, and we can nearly taste all those yummy seasonal foods already! This year, we’re planning to turn up the volume, so to speak, on our fave festive flavours, with a little help from our friends at Chosen Foods, North America’s leading producer of avocado oil. The brand’s avocado-inspired kitchen condiments, including cooking sprays, mayos, dressings/marinades and, of course, oils, provide the perfect way to add wonderful flavour and healthier fats to any side or protein, whether you prefer an all-veggie or flexitarian meal. Check out more flavour-boosting holiday cooking tips—plus a mouthwatering recipe—below, and be sure to enter to win a “sense”-ational Chosen Foods prize pack, just in time for all that festive fare prep! —Vita Daily

Recipe adapted from The Mexican Keto Cookbook. Copyright © 2019 by Torie Borrelli. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC.

let it marinate. There may be no better way to add or boost flavour in a dish than with a marinade. Chosen Foods’ dressings do double-duty as marinades. Blended with Avocado Oil, its dressings are free from added sugar, non-GMO, gluten-free and made with real ingredients. Choose from a wide variety of delicious avocado oil-based dressing options (some of which are vegan), including Chipotle Ranch, Lemon Garlic and Greek Goddess.

avocado oil 101. With its high smoke point, Avocado Oil is ideal for sautéing, grilling, frying and baking at high heat without losing out on any of the health benefits. Plus, unlike some other culinary oils, it has a very neutral flavour profile, making it perfect for all kitchen projects and allowing your food to take centre stage. Chosen Foods’ Avocado Oil is made with sun-ripened, sustainable avocados; it’s perfect for winter salads, dressings or dips, and contains plenty of healthy fats, to boot.

make this dish. In contrast with fresh, light and often fruity summer salads, this Caesar, with roasted Brussels, Parmesan cheese and homemade breadcrumbs, is just the type of side you want to dig into over the holidays.

Warm Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad

4 cups Brussels sprouts, shaved
½ cup Chosen Foods Caesar Dressing & Marinade
½ cup shaved Parmesan cheese (or Cotija)
¼ cup red onion, sliced thin
1 lemon, cut in half
1 cup cubed sourdough bread or a baguette
3 tablespoons avocado oil
salt and pepper to taste

Prepare Brussels sprouts by tossing with ½ cup of Caesar Dressing in a large bowl. Set aside. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper for the croutons. Cut the bread into bite-sized pieces and coat with 2 tablespoons avocado oil and a pinch of salt. Spread on a baking sheet and bake for 5 minutes or until crispy. Once crispy and golden brown, set the croutons aside to cool. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon of avocado oil and the marinated Brussels sprouts. Sauté until softened, but still crunchy–about 6-8 minutes. Once the Brussels sprouts are cooked, add them into a large bowl. Squeeze half of the lemon over the Brussels sprouts and toss to coat. Then add the shaved Parmesan (or Cotija), thinly sliced red onion, and croutons. Serve warm or at room temperature.


Win! A Chosen Foods Prize Pack!

Congrats Sheldon H. of Winnipeg, MB, who will receive a collection of Chosen Foods condiments, including Avocado Oil; Organic Avocado, Coconut and Safflower Oil; Avocado Oil Mayo; two Avocado Oil Cooking Sprays (original and flavoured); and 5 x Chosen Foods Dressings! Please note: if you are the winner, you will receive a DM (direct message) on Instagram directly from @vitadaily.ca. Please be wary of fake accounts, which often use similar handles with an extra or missing letter, number or symbol. We will never ask for a payment or for your credit card number, and we will never ask you to click through a link. If you are unsure whether you have been contacted, via Instagram, by us or a fake account, email us before responding.


  1. Thérèse De Bellefeuille

    November 23rd, 2021 at 9:10 am

    I would try

  2. Thérèse De Bellefeuille

    November 23rd, 2021 at 9:13 am


  3. Elizabeth

    November 23rd, 2021 at 9:21 am

    I love Pizza! elizabeth_Kecki on IG

  4. Amber olak

    November 23rd, 2021 at 9:24 am

    My favourite food is pasta


  5. Lisa

    November 23rd, 2021 at 9:28 am

    Sushi @loki.loo20

  6. Danny Maibroda

    November 23rd, 2021 at 9:28 am

    My favourite food is roast chicken! Thanks for the opportunity!

  7. Debora Miscione

    November 23rd, 2021 at 11:06 am

    These would enhance the flavour of any dish.

  8. Kari

    November 23rd, 2021 at 1:46 pm


  9. pnina

    November 23rd, 2021 at 2:18 pm


  10. MaryM

    November 23rd, 2021 at 3:25 pm

    I love pesto chicken and avocado toast with eggs. @maryandcedar

  11. Rose

    November 23rd, 2021 at 3:34 pm



  12. Sylvie Carpentier

    November 23rd, 2021 at 4:29 pm

    Spaghetti @tithe3

  13. Luc Lafreniere

    November 23rd, 2021 at 4:30 pm

    Soup @tithe01

  14. Shell Smith

    November 23rd, 2021 at 4:38 pm

    Looks delicious! @messyjan

  15. l p

    November 23rd, 2021 at 8:30 pm

    favourite food is lemon in any way, shape, or form. thanks

  16. M Liz Beisel

    November 23rd, 2021 at 8:54 pm

    Caesar Salad!

  17. Nick

    November 23rd, 2021 at 10:21 pm

    Steak – what else!

  18. Vanessa Ripley

    November 24th, 2021 at 1:41 am


  19. Juliee Fitze

    November 24th, 2021 at 2:48 am

    Favorite food is cherries.

  20. Tabby72

    November 24th, 2021 at 6:42 am

    A big salad! @tabby_1972

  21. Carolyn M

    November 24th, 2021 at 7:18 am

    Roasted Brussel sprouts!

  22. Sandra Lebeau

    November 24th, 2021 at 3:53 pm

    I love all things pasta

  23. Silvia D

    November 24th, 2021 at 5:07 pm

    love seafood! sapphireraynebow on instagram

  24. Marilyn

    November 25th, 2021 at 7:50 am

    I ❤️ seafood

  25. Christina Rogers

    November 27th, 2021 at 5:43 am

    seafood is my down all

  26. M.S. Thompson

    November 27th, 2021 at 9:48 pm

    Broccoli… yes, really, broccoli!

  27. Xu Liang Li

    November 28th, 2021 at 7:53 pm

    roast beef! @liangliangcanada

  28. Melanie Camirand

    November 28th, 2021 at 9:45 pm

    Lobster and most of seafoods.
    IG : @melcamirand3

  29. Mary Danieli

    November 29th, 2021 at 5:34 pm

    Beef Wellington.

  30. Monique L.S.

    November 29th, 2021 at 6:26 pm

    My favourite food is pasta.

  31. Monique L.S.

    November 29th, 2021 at 6:27 pm

    IG @minty_mo2020

  32. John Leung

    November 30th, 2021 at 9:50 am

    A warm bowl of soup and crusty bread is perfect this time of year! @iamjohnleung

  33. KaLei

    November 30th, 2021 at 4:21 pm

    pasta is the favourite here.

  34. klp

    November 30th, 2021 at 4:47 pm

    Eggs any way work for us.

  35. Morris Elfenbaum

    November 30th, 2021 at 7:03 pm

    my fav food is cheese and my handle is @malawk1963

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