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…

Mexican Meatball Soup with Casarena Malbec

Mexican Meatball Soup and Casarena Reservado Malbec

When my instagram friends, Tales of the Cork’s Greg and Geena, made a Mexican meatball soup a few weeks ago, I knew I wanted to make some. What could be better than meatballs, Mexican flavors, soup, and cheese when it is cold outside? Anything? I didn’t think so. Never having made this kind of soup…