Hummus with an Asparagus Salad (vegan & gluten free)
appetizers / brunch / easy recipes / game day snacks / gluten free / recipes without wine pairings / salads / sides / vegan / vegetarian

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 last … Continue reading

Warm Chicken Tabouli… recipe and wine pairings
brunch / chicken / healthy cooking / recipes with wine pairings / salads

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

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

Fried Calamari Salad… recipe and wine pairings
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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 restaurants … Continue reading