Zoodles Shrimp Scampi

Zoodles Shrimp Scampi

Yes, I’m officially on the zoodles bandwagon. Not familiar with zoodles? They’re made by spiralizing vegetables and using as you would pasta. Many grocery stores even have already-prepared zoodle packages in the produce department – mine does. Zoodles are a good way to reduce carbohydrates intake, thus reducing high blood sugar – it’s why they […]

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Easy Cilantro Parsley Chimichurri Sauce

Easy Cilantro Parsley Chimichurri Sauce

Chimichurri is a traditional Argentinean condiment typically made with parsley and served along with grilled steak. I sometimes make mine with just parsley, but since I love cilantro so much, I often combine the two herbs for a twist on the traditional. I use chimichurri not only on steak but also on grilled fish, as […]

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Barrel Aged Old Rasputin XIX

Barrel Aged Old Rasputin XIX

Wow just wow with this big boy. The bourbon flavors aren’t over-powering, which I find happens a lot in these types of brews. Rich caramel and chocolate flavors with a hint of vanilla and pumpkin pie spice. Dry, lightly smoky finish. One of the best Imperials I’ve tasted. Brewed by: North Coast Brewing Company, Fort […]

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The Halal Guys Opening in Union

The burgeoning nationwide brick-and-mortar expansion of New York City’s world-famous halal food cart concept continues with the opening of The Halal Guys Gyro and Chicken at 2317 US Route 22 in Union, NJ, slated for an April 22, 2017 debut. The Halal Guys will be a highly-anticipated neighborhood destination serving the same delicious halal food […]

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Easy Boeuf Bourguignon (Beef Burgundy)

Easy Boeuf Bourguignon (Beef Burgundy)

Warm weather’s on its way and with that, the end of slowly simmered or roasted dishes at our home. In anticipation of warmer days, I decided to make one of my favorite cold weather dishes: Boeuf Bourguignon or just beef cooked in Burgundy wine (I actually like a heavier wine for this dish, don’t judge). […]

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2017 New Jersey Wine & Food Festival Recap

2017 New Jersey Wine & Food Festival Recap

The 9th annual New Jersey Wine & Food Festival at Crystal Springs Resort that took place last week is officially over. Renowned Chef Daniel Boulud was the Guest of Honor and proceeds benefited Ment’or, a leading nonprofit organization devoted to inspiring culinary excellence in young professionals and preserving the traditions and quality of cuisine in America. About […]

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Top Rosé Wines Under $15

Top Rosé Wines Under $15

Those of us living in a cold climate are eager to get the rosé uncorked, marking the unofficial start of the Spring-Summer season. I enjoy rosé wines year-around – heavier in the winter and lighter in the summer and below are examples of nice, accessible rosé wines for under $15. 2015 M. Chapoutier Belleruche Côtes […]

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Taste of Roma Limited Time Menu at Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas

Taste of Roma Limited Time Menu at Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas

Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas, known for its small plates with modern twists to Italian classics and fine wines from around the world, will be offering a special Taste of Roma menu at its locations in the Clifton Commons in Clifton, NJ and The Gallery at Westbury Plaza in Garden City, NY from April […]

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Creamy Soft Polenta

Creamy Soft Polenta

Polenta is comfort in a bowl and ultra-easy to make. It’s a perfect complement for hearty toppings like short ribs, boeuf Bourguignon or sautéed mixed mushrooms. It’s also delicious served on its own with an extra grating of Parmesan. This week, I served my polenta with rich, delectable boeuf Bourguignon (beef in Burgundy sauce) and […]

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Mercantile Dining & Provision – Denver Elevated Comfort Food at Its Best

Mercantile Dining & Provision – Denver Elevated Comfort Food at Its Best

Each time I’m in a different city for work, I try to find creative restaurants to dine at for the evenings free of clients and colleagues. Since there was so much buzz about Mercantile Dining & Provision, I had to try it. A quick Uber ride from my downtown Denver hotel and I arrived at […]

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