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

Winter Vegetable Barley Soup… Vegan friendly
appetizers / comfort food / healthy cooking / recipes without wine pairings / soups / vegan / vegetarian

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
appetizers / dressing, sauces, etc. / healthy cooking / recipes without wine pairings / salads / sides / vegan / vegetarian

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

Butternut “Noodles” with Mushroom, Sage and Pecan (by Jen Leeman)
gluten free / guest author / recipes without wine pairings / sides / vegan / vegetarian

Butternut “Noodles” with Mushroom, Sage and Pecan (by Jen Leeman)

A note from Derek… Well, as you guys know I have been insanely busy of late between work, family obligations and coaching my son Zack’s football team. Because of this I have had almost no time to cook, let alone post new recipes and wine articles… Jen Leeman is a fellow Jersey Shore blogger who has … Continue reading