Turkey, White Bean & Kale Soup with Roasted Mushrooms & Carrots… recipe and wine pairings
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Turkey, White Bean & Kale Soup with Roasted Mushrooms & Carrots… recipe and wine pairings

Sometimes you just want something warm, chewy, chunky, hearty and delicious. Things like stew, chili, escarole and sausage… etcetera. I know with the winter we’ve been having, I’ve been craving dishes like that almost every single day! But, let’s face it, we can’t eat sausage, bacon, or ground beef every single day… as much as … Continue reading

Asian Noodle Soup with Shrimp & Seared Scallops… recipe and pairings
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Asian Noodle Soup with Shrimp & Seared Scallops… recipe and pairings

Once in a while I get into a phase where I crave certain flavor profiles and that dominates what I cook for at least a week. Well, a few weeks back I was craving ingredients like soy, miso, scallion and snap peas, so pretty much everything I made that week had an Asian flare to it, like … Continue reading

Warm Chicken Tabouli… recipe and wine pairings
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Warm Chicken Tabouli… recipe and wine pairings

As I’ve mentioned in a couple of my recent posts I’m trying to eat a bit healthier after a marathon of gluttony during this past holiday season. This is forcing me to expand my cooking horizons to find dishes and ingredients that are flavorful, but still moderately low in fat. One ingredient in particular that … Continue reading

Winter Vegetable Barley Soup… Vegan friendly
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Winter Vegetable Barley Soup… Vegan friendly

I knew I wanted soup for dinner yesterday, but I was torn on what to make… So, I opened the floor for our fantastic Facebook followers to put in some requests, and vegetable barley won out. Of course I couldn’t simply make a regular old vegetable barley soup (where’s the fun in that?), so I played with … Continue reading

Asian Salad
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Asian Salad

I made some Asian pulled pork sandwiches yesterday and wanted something light to accompany them, so I decided on sticking with the Asian theme and made this tasty little salad. Great as an appetizer, side, or as the main dish! Add grilled chicken, seared shrimp… have fun with it! Serves 2-6, depending on whether you’re … Continue reading