Cocktail Time! · Mocktail · Summer Pairing · Uncategorized

Tabbouleh and Strawberry Lemonade Fizz

My mom’s homemade humus and tabbouleh were two of my favorites for lunch as a kid. I always loved opening my lunch box at school and finding these two dishes in there. My friends also loved them and would ask for her to send them some too. I did a version of her┬áhumus recipe┬álast year… Continue reading Tabbouleh and Strawberry Lemonade Fizz

comfort food · Mocktail · Summer Pairing

Simple Shortbread with a Minty Green Tea Mocktail

Quick update everyone. I’ve decided to do a series on mocktails for a little while. Let’s see how creative I get with some of these. I’ll also try to recommend which alcoholic beverage to add to each one. The Drink: I really like a nice cup of tea (hot or cold) and with the weather… Continue reading Simple Shortbread with a Minty Green Tea Mocktail

Cocktail Time! · Summer Pairing

Peach Salad & Hard Tropical Punch

Peach season is in full swing in the Garden State. My local farmer’s market is getting ready to celebrate their annual Peach Festival and I am excited to have some peach cobbler (I’m going to have to learn how to make that). Since it’s been so hot, I’ve been trying to avoid using my oven… Continue reading Peach Salad & Hard Tropical Punch

Appetizers · Summer beers · Summer Pairing

Sardines and Summer Ale

I wanted to be a little adventurous this week and try something completely new as well as healthy. I’ve been doing some research into different fish and came across sardines. Now, I’m still a little intimidated by cooking fish from scratch, so I opted to try them in their canned form. Can these cute little… Continue reading Sardines and Summer Ale

Summer Pairing

Crispy Tofu with Veggie Stir Fry & A Mojito

A lot of people I’ve talked to don’t seem to like tofu all that much. I grew up eating it and love it, especially when it’s crispy. It’s not that hard to make and it tastes great with some stir fried vegetables. I chose to pair this dish with a mojito to add a little… Continue reading Crispy Tofu with Veggie Stir Fry & A Mojito

Cocktail Time! · Summer Pairing

Curry Chicken Salad & Fizzy Tea

With it being so hot outside, it’s hard to want to do a lot of cooking over a hot stove. Curry chicken salad is a great way to transform leftovers into lunch for the week without having to use a heat source. The Drink: For the record, my sister’s friend invented this drink while I… Continue reading Curry Chicken Salad & Fizzy Tea

Cocktail Time! · Summer Pairing

Cilantro Shrimp with Peach Vodka, Cranberry, and Orange Juice

I’m officially back from my vacation, but oh how I wish I were still at the beach. So I decided to bring a little bit of the beach home with me. I have a summer cocktail all lined up, but what to do about the food. Luckily as I was walking around my local farmer’s… Continue reading Cilantro Shrimp with Peach Vodka, Cranberry, and Orange Juice