Spanish Potato OmeletWine Pairings: Pinot Grigio/Gris, Sauvignon Blanc
There’s nothing too fancy about this rustic Spanish style omelet, just lots of hearty goodness from crispy fried potatoes and onions. Chopped tomatoes and green onions lend even more flavor and color.
Brussels Sprouts & Lentil SoupWine Pairings: Tempranillo, Malbec
A wonderful winter dish to warm you up. This Brussels sprout and lentil soup is surprisingly tasty and fulfilling.
Roasted Asparagus and Tomato Penne Salad with Goat CheeseWine Pairings: Pinot Grigio/Gris, Sauvignon Blanc
Spring means asparagus! This is a great way to use asparagus, tomatoes, and lettuce in a change of pace meatless dish.
Lemony Broccoli and Chickpea RigatoniWine Pairings: Pinot Grigio/Gris, Sauvignon Blanc
This is quick and healthy pasta with chickpeas in a piquant lemon-Parmesan cheese sauce perfect for a vegetarian weeknight dinner.
Roasted Vegetable And Goat Cheese FrittataWine Pairings: Sauvignon Blanc
Roast up veggies you have on hand…zucchini, red peppers, squash, onion, mushrooms - anything goes! Then add some whipped eggs and egg whites, top with a few pieces of goat cheese and you have a delicious gourmet frittata in minutes.
Potato Gratin with Goat CheeseWine Pairings: French Chardonnay
Bûcheron is an aged goat cheese—sharp but gooey and oozy around the edge. If using fresh goat cheese, it will soften not melt.
Mushrooms with Bearnaise YogurtWine Pairings: Rhone Blend Red
The frilly edges and large clusters of these mushrooms catch all of the spices and get nice and charred.
Catalan Coca (Spanish Pizza)Wine Pairings: Tempranillo
There may not be tomatoes or cheese, but this Catalan coca (Spanish pizza) is one tasty slice.
Grilled Polenta and Balsamic MushroomsWine Pairings: Pinot Noir
A main course and a salad in one: polenta, arugula, and portobellos with a warm balsamic sauce.
Zuppa di Cipolla al Vino Rosso (Wine-Laced Onion Soup)Wine Pairings: Sangiovese
Few soups are as warming in the cold of winter as this Piedmontese classic. While the soup takes about 45 minutes to be ready, the active time in the kitchen is much less: the onions cook down by themselves.
Crispy Truffle Kale ChipsWine Pairings: Pinot Noir
Truffles are an underground version of mushrooms, and their oil adds a rich earthy flavor to vegetables. Try not to eat the whole tray as these are wonderfully addictive!
Smoky Butternut Squash SoupWine Pairings: Chardonnay
This creamy soup gets a little smoky heat from canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce, but then gets cooled down with a swirl of crème fraîche.
Gourmet Mushroom RisottoWine Pairings: Pinot Noir
Authentic Italian-style risotto cooked the slow way, but oh so worth it. Complements grilled meats and chicken dishes very well. Check the rice by biting into it. It should be slightly al dente (or resist slightly to the tooth but not be hard in the center).
“Old Bay” Grilled Steak FriesWine Pairings: Bordeaux Blend Red
This Bobby Flay recipe is a great reason to ditch the oven, get outside and fire up the grill (plus who wants to heat up their house on a hot summer day?). Add your favorite burger or steak recipe for a classic summertime meal.
Roasted Butternut Squash and Bacon PastaWine Pairings: Pinot Grigio/Gris
Smoky bacon compliments the richness of butternut squash in this casserole to create a dish that can be enjoyed right away or prepared ahead for a party or weeknight meals
Mushroom RaguWine Pairings: Pinot Noir
The earthy flavor of mushrooms is a delicious addition to the dinner table. Spoon over a steak or toss with pasta or rice.
Grilled Portobello Mushroom BurgerWine Pairings: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Portobellos are perfect for burgers, whether you are vegetarian or not. The cap of this ginormous cremini is the perfect size and shape of a burger. The mushroom is meaty and juicy and umami-y.
Peruvian Quinoa TabboulehWine Pairings: Pinot Grigio/Gris, Sauvignon Blanc
This a filling and relatively easy dish that’s full of fiber, protein and colorful vegetable goodness. Add shrimp or chicken sausage if you prefer a non-vegetarian option.
Grilled Vegetable Pasta Salad with Parsley VinaigretteWine Pairings: Pinot Grigio/Gris, Rose
This salad is the perfect pasta for summer BBQs, potlucks or picnics. The medley of grilled vegetables and parsley vinaigrette bring so much flavor to this seemingly simple dish.
Simple CrepesWine Pairings: Sparkling
Crepes are easier to make than you think. These French street-food staples can be dressed up with sweet or savory toppings and any number of flavorful fillings.
Artichoke GratinataWine Pairings: Sauvignon Blanc
To prepare a dish au gratin or as a gratinata is to finish it with a generous sprinkling of cheese, breadcrumbs and butter prior to baking. A gratinata often includes bechamel sauce, as well, which coats the ingredients before they’re placed in a casserole dish and topped.
Radish Salad with Goat CheeseWine Pairings: Chardonnay
To crumble the goat cheese over this scrumptious spring salad, freeze it for 10 minutes, and then flake with a fork.
Grilled Pizza with Asparagus, Scallions & FontinaWine Pairings: Chardonnay
This makes a delicious vegetarian dinner utilizing springs bounty of asparagus, or cut into small squares to make a great spring or summer hors d’oeuvre.
Sicilian AranciniWine Pairings: Rose, Sparkling
Arcancini are rice balls filled with whatever favorites you want: either pesto, meat sauce, mozzarella, ham and butter; ham and peas, all with a crunchy coating.
Fig, Tomato, and Sweet Onion SaladWine Pairings: Pinot Grigio/Gris
The ingredient list for this recipe is full of fresh summer flavors that are perfect for a light, yet satisfying, salad. Use any fig variety you like or a combination of varieties. Figs have a short season from June to October so get them fresh while you can!
Curried Eggplant With Tomatoes and BasilWine Pairings: Tempranillo, Rhone Blend Red
Serve this fresh, summery dish with plain yogurt to balance out the warming curry sauce.
Pumpkin Lasagna with Ricotta and Swiss ChardWine Pairings: Chardonnay
We paired this with Louis Latour Pouilly-Fuisse, Burgundy, France - Premium Wine of the Month Club, November 2011
Gnocchi with Zucchini Ribbons & Parsley Brown ButterWine Pairings: Sauvignon Blanc
For this recipe, convenient store-bought potato gnocchi are tossed with delicate ribbons of zucchini, shallots and cherry tomatoes that have all been sautéed in nutty browned butter.
Portuguese Tomato RiceWine Pairings: Tempranillo
Like many Portuguese rice dishes, this can be made quite wet and soupy, or firmer and more like risotto, depending on what you are serving it with. It’s better soupy with fish, but thicker and creamier if it’s to go with chicken or sausage.
Acorn Squash Filled with Savory SpinachWine Pairings: Chardonnay
This is an excellent and different way to prepare acorn squash, which is generally given the sweet treatment.
Lemon Asparagus RisottoWine Pairings: Sauvignon Blanc
The bright, fresh flavors of asparagus and lemon permeate this creamy rice dish, and pair perfectly with crisp, citrusy Sauvignon Blanc. Serve this as a main dish or with white fish or shellfish.
Spicy Pan-Fried NoodlesWine Pairings: Riesling
Garlicky, gingery and as spicy as you dare to make it, this Asian-influenced pan-fried noodle dish comes together in minutes. If you can’t find the Chinese egg noodles (also called Hong Kong-style noodles), you can make this with rice noodles or soba.
Italian Style Stuffed Bell PeppersWine Pairings: Sangiovese
If you only want to use one type of meat you could use either just Italian sausage or just ground beef. The recipe will work just fine either way you make it.
Grilled Goat Cheese & Caramelized OnionsWine Pairings: Pinot Grigio/Gris, Sauvignon Blanc
Known as a ‘bikini’ in Barcelona, grilled cheese is a worldwide comfort food. Adding a bit of quince paste, a classic Spanish cheese accompaniment, gives this classic sandwich an elevated status. The smaller size makes them a perfect choice for an appitizer, but they will also work as a simple dinner with a salad.
Balsamic Roasted TomatoesWine Pairings: Chardonnay
Roast until puckered and browned around the edges, the cavities still moist with a very small amount of liquid in them. The roasting time will vary, according to the juiciness of the tomatoes. The balsamic drizzle is optional, but adds to the meaty, rich flavor.
Vegetarian Pot PieWine Pairings: Chardonnay
Serve this hearty one-dish meal with a glass of Chardonnay.
Tirolese Canederli (Traditional Dumpling Soup)Wine Pairings: Pinot Grigio/Gris
Alto Adige cooking draws as heavily from its Germanic roots as it does from its Italian heritage. Most of the dishes are hearty and come from the peasants of the region. Over many years, the residents of this autonomous region in Italy have created a unique blend of the two cuisines. Speck ham, originally considered “poor man’s fare” is now considered a highly prized delicacy.“Knodel” are one of the typical bread “gnocchi” from Alto Adige. A typical first course which can be eaten in soup or dry. It is considered a dish typical of peasant cooking because it made use of stale bread.
Linguine with Sage and ChickenWine Pairings: Pinot Grigio/Gris
Delicious! A very light chicken and pasta dish with wonderful undertones of sage.
Sweet Onion and Goat Cheese TartsWine Pairings: Sauvignon Blanc
These little tarts are inspired by French pissaladière, from the sweet caramelized onions to the pastry crust. But these are softer and sweeter, with the sweetness of the onions enhanced with caramelized brown sugar, and the tang of the fresh goat cheese grounded in the earthiness of thyme. They are crisp and gooey and sweet and savory.
Bucatini al Ragu Estivo (Bucatini in Summery Pork Ragu)Wine Pairings: Pinot Grigio/Gris, Sangiovese
A traditional Sicilian dish. In winter, use canned Italian plum tomatoes instead of fresh, and substitute red wine for the white.
Brie Quesadilla with Jalapeno Raspberry JamWine Pairings: Pinot Grigio/Gris
This recipe is an easy and delicious appetizer or simple dinner, especially when paired with a crisp Italian white wine.
Slow Cooker Vegetarian ChiliWine Pairings: Malbec
There’s nothing better than a warm bowl of chili on a cold night. This Slow Cooker Vegetarian Chili recipe is hearty, delicious, easy to make, and naturally vegan and gluten-free (if using quinoa).
Fall Vegetable CurryWine Pairings: Chardonnay
Embrace Indian flavors by making this vegetarian meal that only takes about 30 minutes from start to finish.
Orecchiette with Broccoli Raab (Orecchiette con Cime di Rapa)Wine Pairings: Pinot Grigio/Gris, Sauvignon Blanc
Orecchiette are an ear-shaped pasta prevalent in southern Italy, especially Apulia, and are often paired with greens or vegetables such as broccoli, broccoli raab, and cauliflower.
Hollandaise Sauce for Fish, Salmon, or AsparagusWine Pairings: Sauvignon Blanc
Hollandaise sauce is a rich, lemony sauce made with butter and eggs, most famously served with eggs Benedict, but is wonderful with fish or vegetables.
Provencal Eggs Baked in TomatoesWine Pairings: Pinot Grigio/Gris, Sauvignon Blanc
The roasted tomatoes are both sweet and savory. The egg absorbs the flavors, delivering a herbaceous punch with every bite.