Crabless Cakes with 2016 La Galope Comte Tolosan Rosé

Gardein Crabless Cakes with 2016 La Galope Comte Tolosan Rosé

My friend Julian (Instagram: @baron_slick) uses many Gardein products in his posts, and they all look delicious! There have been numerous times when I’ve ask him for a recipe, and he tell me “It’s Gardein!” Really? I’ve had soy crumbles and meatless “chicken” patties from other companies before, and was left very underwhelmed. I was…

Rioja Crianza 2013 Marqués de Cáceres

Chicken Fajitas and Rioja Crianza 2013 Marqués de Cáceres

Hot chicken fajitas, fresh out of the oven! This photo was taken before I added piles and piles of cilantro This Rioja Crianza 2013 Marqués de Cáceres had so much going on! With flavors of strawberry, cherry, chocolate, cinnamon, and dried flowers (like a tea), and a body that was full,, and with medium tannins,…

Fish Chowder

Fish Chowder with 2016 Les Portes de Bordeaux

Making a yummy fish chowder tonight! Watch the process below! The broth of the fish chowder, very loosely adapted from a recipe by Simply Scratch, originally uses lots of old bay, thick cut bacon, clam juice, heavy cream, red potatoes, this Sauvignon Blanc, and parsley. I love a good comfort meal, but enjoy finding ways…

Shredded Chicken Tacos

Shredded Chicken Tacos with Georges DuBoeuf 2017 Beaujolais Nouveau

The crockpot is one of my all-time favorite kitchen gadgets. It makes everything so easy! What are some of your favorite tools to use in the kitchen? Let me know in the comments below! Tonight I made some chicken tacos with a homemade avocado cream sauce. The entire recipe was adapted from Well Plated by…

Tolaini’s 2012 Al Passo Super Tuscan

“Oops” Arancini Balls with Tolaini’s 2012 Al Passo Super Tuscan

Maybe I didn’t drain the cauliflower rice enough, or maybe Gina from Skinnytaste is just way better at this than I am, but I apparently cannot make Cauliflower Rice (Arancini) Balls. I can, however, make a fantastic cauliflower rice mash/casserole…thing. It all started well enough. I had my ingredients prepped and everything ready to turn…