A Bright Moment, February Recipes

Sparkling Blood Orange Mocktail

This winter mocktail is made with simple ingredients for a refreshing, festive, and nonalcoholic drink for a girls’ night in!

Servings: 2


Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 8 oz. Blood Orange, freshly squeezed juice
  • 4 oz. Sparkling Water
  • 1 tbsp. Maple Syrup
  • 1/2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Lime, juiced
  • Fresh Rosemary (optional), for garnish


  1. Add the blood orange and lime juice into a jar with a lid or cocktail shaker, then add the maple syrup and vanilla extract. Shake well.
  2. Add ice cubes to two glasses, then pour evenly the blood orange mix. Top with sparkling water and garnish with rosemary and a slice of blood orange. Enjoy immediately. Cheers!


Maple-Glaze & Bacon-Wrapped Green Bean Bundles

The bacon is naturally caramelized in the maple syrup while the green beans are perfectly tender for the ultimate side dish!


Servings: 8

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes



  • 12 oz. Haricot Verts Green Beans, trimmed
  • 6-12 strips of Bacon, preferably thin-cut and sugar-free
  • 3 tbsp. Maple Syrup
  • 2 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 3/4 tsp. Salt
  • 3/4 tsp. Black Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. Cayenne Pepper



  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Line a baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. Cut the bacon strips in half. Add a small handful of green beans to the center of each half, then roll together, placing seam-side down on the pan.
  3. In a small bowl, mix the olive oil and maple syrup with the cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper.
  4. Brush the bacon with the glaze then bake until crispy and golden brown, about 10-15 minutes.
  5. Brush once more with the glaze (with a clean utensil), then serve warm. Enjoy!



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