Tortellini Minestrone with Spinach and Garlicky Crouton

If you’re of the opinion that a bean and pasta soup doesn’t sound delicious then this recipe will make you reconsider.

Spicy Pork Tenderloin with Apricot Chutney and Kale Salad

Butterflying tenderloin can truly do justice to a amazing piece of pork. It creates more surface area for all those yummy spices to cling to, plus there’s more surface contact with the skillet

Thai Shrimp Lettuce Wrap Recipe

Shrimp lettuce wraps

Lettuce wraps are a healthy meal leaving you full without any of the heaviness! Inspired by the perfectly balanced flavors of Thai cuisine

Vietnamese Pork Chop with Rice Noodle and wine pairing

Vietnamese Pork Chop

The best thing about Vietnamese cuisine is that it's full of flavor. They have mastered the 5 distinct types of flavors: spicy, savory, sweet, sour, and bitter.

Manhattan Fish Chowder with Garlic Ciabatta Bread

What makes this Manhattan fish chowder iconic and what separates it from traditional clam chowder? It is the absence of cream and the addition of tomatoes. What gives this dish that extra special touch is the sauté strained. The chopped tomatoes that adds concentrated flavor. The result is lighter, fresher, and more healthier. However, instead … Continue reading Manhattan Fish Chowder with Garlic Ciabatta Bread

Seared Salmon over Farro

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Seared Salmon over Farro I do love salmon... and this recipe adds a little different twist to your average salmon dish. Plump medjool dates known for their rich, caramel-like flavor are a sweet surprise inside our hearty medley of farro and yummy sautéed vegetables. A dollop of creamy, garlicky labneh (yogurt cheese) is the perfect … Continue reading Seared Salmon over Farro

Cilantro Chicken and Rice with a nice Pinot Noir

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Cilantro Chicken and Rice Mix spicy jerk seasoning, fresh cilantro, bell peppers, onions, and broth together with braised juicy chicken thighs and rice and you have a real crowd-pleaser. A flavorful Mexican stewed cilantro chicken and rice recipe. First, we coarsely chop the onion; then do the same to the cilantro stems and leaves. Reserve … Continue reading Cilantro Chicken and Rice with a nice Pinot Noir

Spicy Andouille Sausage and Peppers wine pairing

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This sausage and peppers recipe get a char-broiled fall upgrade. One thing I love is fusion recipes and this Italian-German mash-up is a great quick meal. We have grilled bell peppers and onions that are added to a mustardy potato salad and served alongside snappy grilled andouille sausages.