Deep-Fried Buddhist Goodness in the South

For a deeper and more disciplined experience, use a pestle and mortar with fresh ingredients when you have the time. For a faster and easier experience, use the garlic and onion powder – particularly on a weeknight – when you need a quick and tasty dinner treat. Continue reading Deep-Fried Buddhist Goodness in the South

Wine group celebrates 50 tastings

Our wine tasting and dinner group that began meeting semi-monthly in early 2011 gathered over Labor Day weekend to mark our 50th tasting together. Our tasting format is fairly simple. Members volunteer to host the group usually on a Saturday evening. We typically choose around eight wines to pair with food (usually begin with whites and end with bold reds). In our first year together, we … Continue reading Wine group celebrates 50 tastings

Spicy Pork Lettuce Wraps

Countless variations of Asian-themed  lettuce wraps exist. I created this recipe based on ingredients already in my kitchen along with a few others for which I shopped. This dish is light, low-carb, and paleo. If pork is not your thing, try ground chicken or tofu crumbles instead. Other fresh ingredients are possible as additions or substitutions. This dish can be a satisfying dinner or an … Continue reading Spicy Pork Lettuce Wraps