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pairs well with malbec

Malbec & Meal Pairings

Malbec, Argentina’s claim to fame wine, is a go-to choice for both pairings and stand-alone sipping.  I suppose it’s a great thing that I’m living in Argentina for the next two months, isn’t it?  Malbec and I are bound to take our relationship to the next level and make some great memories during the time…

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A Girl’s Gotta Eat: All The Things I Ate In Thailand

Pairs Well With…Pad Thai + Pad Thai + More Pad Thai We’re here.  We made it.  Thailand is the last month of the Asia food challenges.  You’ll be disappointed to know that I just couldn’t bring myself to eat the grand finale of surprises, live shrimp. Instead, I stood on the sidelines drinking a nicely…

Ice Cream Cambodia Recipes

A Girl’s Gotta Eat: All The Things I Ate In Cambodia

Pairs Well With…Cambodia + Crunchy Critters + Cooking + Khmer Dishes (which made a memorable impression) If you recall last month’s food challenge, I ate a lot of weird sea creatures, from snails to tiny shrimps, none of which tickled my fancy.  Month two’s food challenge was quite sea-based, different than the curveball thrown my…

Beef noodle Pho

Oh, The Places You’ll Phở

Pairs Well With…Chopsticks + Culture in a Bowl + Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner You. Yeah, you. The one thinking “Doesn’t she know that phở is pronounced FA (not FO)?”  Well, yes, yes I do.  But let’s be honest, the annunciation as FO lends itself to many more jokes.  So, for the sake of humoring myself, bear with…

A Girl’s Gotta Eat: All The Things I Ate in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Pairs Well With…Malaysia + Sipping + Sampling + Pushing Food Boundaries Riddle me this: how do you go to another country and not eat everything?  If anyone has the answer, please let me know.  Eating, like life, is a balancing act.  The way I figured, all the walking and workouts would balance out the u-turns…

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Fall Energy Bites: Pecan Pumpkin, Lemon Poppyseed & Butterscotch

After a week of running out the door a day late and a dollar short, not to mention practically starving on the days I didn’t get around to the grocery store, I carved out an hour of my Sunday morning to do weekly breakfast prep. I was tired of having the same day-to-day internal debate…

Football Finger Foods

Pairs Well With… Football + Friends + Fall  NOW FEATURING: Cheeseburger Bites Baked Fried Pickles Hot Dish on a Stick   This weekend was a football trifecta for me: the Gophers, the Cyclones, and the Minnesota Vikings. I attended my first Gophers game on a nice, sunny Saturday afternoon.  For as many times as I’d been…

Summer Wine Slushies

Pairs Well With… 4th of July celebrations + Summertime sunshine + Friends + Cheer Summertime cocktails are the best, especially the wine kind.  They hit the spot and taste so refreshing on a hot summer’s day.  Add a few friends, sunshine and some patio chairs on the deck and you’ve got yourself summer happy hour.  These…

The Flirtini Martini

Pairs Well With… Sunshine + Summer + A Patio In my opinion, everyone needs a mid-week martini lunch once in a while, and if you’re a female, to be a “lady who lunches” when the mood strikes.  As a kickoff to summer fun in Minneapolis, I invited my sister over to enjoy a sunny lunch…

Spinach Black Bean Squash Enchiladas Plated

Smokey Spinach & Black Bean Enchiladas

Pairs Well With… 2010 Señorío de P. Peciña Crianza Rioja or Malbec After a weekend of seriously derailed healthy eating due to a birthday party (that wasn’t even mine), I spent my Tuesday planning mindful meals for the next couple of days to get me back on track. Generally speaking, I try to sneak as…