Pairings

What if every meal could taste better by pairing it just right?  Say, the perfect glass of wine?  You know, liquid love in a fancy, stemmed glass?

 

Enjoy a heightened dining experience with these food and wine pairing suggestions, recipes and handpicked global wine recommendations that accentuate the flavors of a meal and leave your taste buds satisfied – every time.

 

 

Four Brilliant Breakfast Ideas

  It’s not new news that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  Breakfast gives you energy and jump-starts your metabolism.  Choosing the right breakfast to fuel your body sets the tone for your morning. One of my readers asked what I was eating for breakfast during the Save the Liver, Find the…

Warm Irish Cheddar & Kale Dip

Pairs Well With… A chef feature + Guinness + Irish Soda Bread Cheese makes the world go ’round.  In fact, it should play a part of every meal. In light of St. Paddy’s Day this week, Chef CJ Callahan Egts from Whole Foods Market Hennepin created this decadent cheese dip recipe with a healthy twist (exclusively…

Lemon Pepper Chicken & Maple Pecan Brussel Sprouts

Pairs Well With… a lemon infused vodka cocktail + your favorite date(s) Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and I’ve been noodling on what I’ll make for my special dinner.  This meal came about because I was bored with day old leftovers (already) and not ambitious enough bear Minneapolis’ twelve degree high for the…

Outstanding Infused Vodkas

Pairs Well With…  Sparkly club soda (and if you’re in Minnesota, a big snowstorm & a night in!) Valentine’s Day is just around the corner!  Perhaps you need a hostess gift for your upcoming singles brunch or are looking for something with a homemade touch to give to your sweetie.  Maybe you’d like to kick…

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Fancy & Fit Breakfast Muffins

  We all know that breakfast is the most import meal of the day.  Fueling your body first thing in the morning jump starts your metabolism and will make you less “hangry” (anger stemming from being hungry) as you kick start your day. But why not make breakfast fancy? Here’s a great recipe to make…

Cinnamon Sugar Baked Chickpeas

I don’t know about you, but during the holiday season, I try to eat as healthy as possible, amidst all the cookies and cocktails.  This year has been a bit different, and there’s been little to no cookies and cocktails.  I’m nearly halfway through my Save the Liver, Find the Abs challenge and doing extremely…

“Perfectly Pumpkin” Chili

Pairs Well With…  A rich, buttery chardonnay.  (I‘m a big fan of the 2013 Clos du Bois.  Lovely hints of butterscotch.)           Nothing says fall like a nice, hearty chili.  As an ode to Halloween, I decided to spend the day whipping up a healthy, seasonal recipe full of flavor and…