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
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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

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

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