Hummus with an Asparagus Salad (vegan & gluten free)

My house is filled with a bunch of hummus junkies… heck, my six year old is practically a hummus aficionado. I’ve always wanted to make my own, but none of the stores in my area carry Tahini. Finally one day it dawned on me that I can just order it online, so at long lastContinue reading “Hummus with an Asparagus Salad (vegan & gluten free)”

Warm Chicken Tabouli (w/ 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 thatContinue reading “Warm Chicken Tabouli (w/ wine pairings)”

Fried Calamari Salad… recipe and wine pairings

While I feel blessed that after fifteen years I managed to escape the restaurant industry, every now and again I can’t help but miss it… Not the hours, nor the mind numbing insanity of dealing with the general public for a living, but the camaraderie among the staff (people that have worked together at restaurantsContinue reading “Fried Calamari Salad… recipe and wine pairings”

Italian Pasta Salad

I was making sandwiches for dinner last night and decided that I wanted to do pasta salad to compliment them.¬†Originally I was going to do my spicy pasta salad (recipe available on the site), but then I decided that I really didn’t want to do something mayo based, I wanted something lighter and fresher… ThenContinue reading “Italian Pasta Salad”