Summer Pairing

Berry Parfait with a Tropical Smoothy

It’s been a while since I’ve done a breakfast pairing. Here’s a great morning treat to start off the day (or at least I think so). The Drink:  What you’ll need:  1/2 frozen banana 1/2 cup of strawberries (frozen or fresh) 1 part pineapple juice 1 part coconut milk Peel and chop up the frozen… Continue reading Berry Parfait with a Tropical Smoothy

Summer Pairing

Hot Italian Sausage & Homemade Strawberry Lemonade

I have been in a mood for simple meals recently. This week’s pairing is simple to make and can be great for grilling or on a stove top. The Drink:  What you’ll need:  2 lemons Table spoon of sugar 1/2 cup of fresh or frozen strawberries Water Shot of vodka (optional) This recipe is for… Continue reading Hot Italian Sausage & Homemade Strawberry Lemonade

Summer Pairing

Baked Pesto Chicken with Strawberry Lemon Basil Fizz

It is hot outside. Perfect time to kick back with a cool drink and relax. This pairing should be just right to beat the heat. The Drink:  What you’ll need:  Strawberries (fresh or frozen) 1 lemon A few leaves of basil Water Sparkling water Clean and hull your strawberries. Place in a food processor or… Continue reading Baked Pesto Chicken with Strawberry Lemon Basil Fizz

Spring Pairing · Summer Pairing

Mini Portobello Mushrooms Dinner with Strawberry Lemon Water Infusion

I decided to challenge myself to make a meal only using food I brought at the farmer’s market. Spices and the olive oil could all be at my house before hand, but I wanted to try buying all of the main ingredients at the Farmer’s Market. I even ended up buying the strawberries for the… Continue reading Mini Portobello Mushrooms Dinner with Strawberry Lemon Water Infusion

Game Day Snacks · Spring Pairing · Summer Pairing

Guacamole with Extra Ginger Brew

Summer is almost here and the outdoor party season is in full swing. Do you need a quick dip to bring to your next event? Why not try this quick guacamole recipe and pair it with the sharp flavors of a ginger drink? Let’s dive right into this pairing! The Drink:  I’m not entirely sure… Continue reading Guacamole with Extra Ginger Brew

comfort food · Spring Pairing · Summer Pairing

Onigiri & Curiosity Cola

Onigiri are Japanese rice balls. They are traditionally stuffed with pickled ume, salmon, or other salty/sour ingredients and wrapped in nori. They pop up in a lot of anime and manga as a snack for the characters (probably because they are a popular snack in Japan). The fun thing about onigiri is that they are… Continue reading Onigiri & Curiosity Cola