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)”

Vegan Winter Vegetable Barley Soup

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 withContinue reading “Vegan Winter Vegetable Barley Soup”

Summer Quinoa Salad (vegan and gluten free)… recipe and wine pairings

The other day one of our readers asked for a chilled quinoa salad recipe… Well Jen, ask and ye shall receive (and don’t worry, I jotted down a note about the Jasmine and Basmati rice too… lol)! I made this the other night and it came out absolutely delicious. Have it as a side, or as theContinue reading “Summer Quinoa Salad (vegan and gluten free)… recipe and wine pairings”

Summer Succotash

One of my favorite sides to make during the summer, especially when cooking up some big, fatty, decadent meat, is a succotash. They are light, healthy, flavorful, and easy to make… and they definitely make you feel a little less bad about yourself after you’ve eaten over a pound of country style ribs or a porterhouse steak! LOL!Continue reading “Summer Succotash”