What Are You Thankful For This Thanksgiving?

What Are You Thankful For This Thanksgiving?

We all know what holiday is coming up... Thanksgiving! A time to relax and focus on the things that matter most to you. A time to forget about work JUST for a few short hours, and to maybe even do some Black Friday shopping! A time to enjoy the crisp air and lovely fall scenery before we are hit with the winter chill. A time to sit back and really think about what you are most thankful for in your life. 

Here at Yumi we are thankful for a lot of things. We are thankful for our friends and family, and all the memories we share with one another. For the wonderful meals we are given on Thanksgiving and every day, for that matter. We are thankful for our customers joining us to create a healthier planet. We are thankful for the opportunities that we have been given in the past few years, and for many more to come.

We are particularly thankful for nature, and our remarkable eco system that we have worked so hard to maintain all of these years. For the oceans that provide us with food and water, and are home to some of the most beautiful aquatic species on planet earth. For the plants and trees that produce oxygen for us to live, and to filter our air so that our ecosystem is cleaner and healthier for all. For the radiant flowers that provide us with a certain kind of happiness and serenity, so that we can be at peace with the earth. The list could go on and on; so we would like to ask you what your favorite part of nature is and what you are most thankful for this Thanksgiving?

Here at Yumi, we have a lot of our own traditions that we like to do around Thanksgiving. We especially love this time of the year to enjoy all of the family festivities. This year, we want to share our festivities with you! Below are a few of our favorite Thanksgiving recipes and table setting ideas that your guests will love: 

Delicious Sausage Stuffing

Yield: Serves 7-10 People

Prep time: 30 Minutes

Total time: 60 Minutes


Unsalted Butter | 8 Tablespoons (1 Stick)

Medium-Diced Yellow Onion | 2 Cups (About 2 Onions)

Garlic | 2 Cloves

Medium-Diced Celery | 1 Cup (About 2 Stalks)

Granny Smith Apples (Peeled, Cored, Diced) | 2 Apples

Red Apple (Peeled, Cored, Diced) | 1 Apple

Kosher Salt | 1 Tablespoon

Freshly Ground Black Pepper | 1 Teaspoon

Sweet Italian Sausage (Remove From Casings) | 3/4 Pound

Chicken Stock | 1 Cup

Dried Cranberries | 1 Cup


Step 1: Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.

Step 2: Place the bread cubes in a single layer on a sheet pan and bake for 9 minutes. In another pan, melt the butter and add the onions, celery, apples, parsley, salt and pepper. Sauté over medium heat for 10 minutes, until the vegetables are softened. Add to the bread cubes.

Step 3: In that same sauté pan, cook the sausage over medium heat for about 10 minutes, until browned and cooked through, breaking up the sausage with a fork while cooking. Add to the bread cubes and vegetables.

Step 4: Add the chicken stock and cranberries to the mixture, mix well, and pour into a 9 by 12-inch baking dish. Bake for 30 minutes, then ENJOY!

Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Yield: Serves 8 People

Prep time: 10 Minutes

Total time: 30 Minutes


Brussel Sprouts | 2 Pounds

Cashews | 1 Cup

Olive Oil | 2 Tablespoons

Garlic | 2-3 Cloves

Kosher Salt | To Taste

Freshly Ground Black Pepper | To Taste


Step 1: Heat oven to 425° F. On a large rimmed baking sheet, toss the Brussels sprouts, cashews, oil, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Turn the Brussels sprouts cut-side down.

Step 2: Roast until golden and tender, 18-20 minutes.

Step 3 (optional): If crispier/browned sprouts are preferred, turn on broiler for 1-2 minutes.

Step 4: Enjoy!

Table Settings that your guests will love!

The Throw Away That Goes Away®

The Throw Away That Goes Away®

Do you have any idea what happens to the plastic ware that you purchase and then throw out? If not, It’s okay, most people don’t! We are here to tell you that most of the plastic plates, bowls, cups and utensils that are thrown away end up in landfills or in our waterways. Because plastic takes decades to degrade, animals in our oceans could end up in a great deal of danger. For example, most fish in the sea enjoy eating plastic, but often times they do not know it is deadly for them to eat.


So how do we fix this problem without giving up the luxury of disposable products?

We get it, some days you just don’t feel like washing dishes. It’s much easier to just throw away your plates after pizza or taco night. But what if we told you that you could still have the luxury of throwing your plates, bowls, cups and utensils out without hurting those fish in the sea? That would be pretty awesome wouldn’t it!

Your in luck, because our team has a solution for you. Our Return products are premium utensils, cups, bowls, and plates, made solely out of natural starch. These products are

Biodegradable, Compostable, Renewable and Sustainable!

They even come in different colors for your occasional barbeques and picnics. Our attractive products are durable for use with hot food, sauces and oils, and are suitable for entertaining and also everyday use!

Let’s stop hurting our planet and start here, by getting rid of plastic bit by bit!

To learn more about our Return products, go to our website at:

 www.yumieco.com or call us at 203.803.1880





We are excited to share our stories with you and to enlighten our dedicated and passionate eco conscious consumers and eco friendly community about our journey in becoming a plastic free society. Our goal is to make everyone fully aware of the importance of keeping our environment healthy and clean. This is why we started this company, to make sure that the world around us is safe from harm. 

Our Yumi products are durable, non-toxic AND melamine free… But they are far more than just that. Our Creations are beautiful and elegant pieces worthy of being showcased in any kitchen, home party or summer picnic. They are also perfect for entertaining, dining and food preparation! We feature a line of products that are made out of repurposed bamboo, which include an assortment of bowls, trays, serving dishes, and even ice-cream scoopers. 

As a society, we have to commit to a healthier and cleaner world now and for all of the future generations. So let’s start today!

To learn more about our business and products, go to our website at:

 www.yumieco.com or call us at 203.803.1880