Weekly Gems

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A Derby Day Wine for the Races

I’ve tasted some interesting beers aged in Bourbon barrels but never wine, until now. Just in time for the Derby comes an easy drinking Cabernet Sauvignon aged in Kentucky Bourbon barrels…

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5 Sangrias for Sunny Days!

All this rain got you feeling a little blue? An easy remedy could be a glass of homemade sangria. It’s among the easiest drinks to make, and you get to put some of that fruit in the fridge to good use…

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Revolutionary Tacos from Viva Villa!

The new cousin of Mi Tierra and the next generation of Cortez family is making its mark right next door at the hip taco spot Viva Villa Taqueria!

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Rockin’ Moroccan Chicken Enchiladas!

Easy, layered chicken enchiladas in a cast iron skillet from Jack Allen’s Kitchen–as seen in Episode 1 of our new TV series! Topped with espresso chili and one fabulous fried egg!

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“Homegrown” Italian from Coltivare!

A killer new spring cocktail list is one of many reasons to frequent Coltivare in the Heights – the latest endeavor from the guys behind Revival Market.

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A Taste of Barcelona from BCN

With so many wonderful restaurants in Houston, it’s easy to take good food for granted. But, when you happen upon a place that’s truly special, it stands out. Such is the case at BCN…

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‘Happy Meals’ for the Park!

Join Goodtaste on a path to rediscovering our local parks. There’s nothing like the spring sunshine and some extra Vitamin D to stir the spirit within! Lunch outdoors doesn’t have to be a production either…

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Landscape with Edibles & Enjoy!

There’s an awesome new trend popping up more and more in urban settings across the country. That is, landscaping your home with edibles…

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Mixed Grill Skewers Make a Mouthful!

Stay tuned for picture perfect patio weather at Zinc! A ‘Big Plate’ on the lunch & dinner menus that’s primed for springtime is Zinc’s sizzling churrascos…

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Crawfish Fever Pitch!

Mudbug madness is starting to spread. That’s what you and I call crawfish season in the Bayou City. Chances are your favorite spot for down-home Creole cookin’ has already played host to a boil or two. So grab a bib, and pinch and peel to your heart’s content!

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Just for My Java Peeps…

Meet the woman who’s not only raising the bar on quality coffee but also improving the lives of the struggling bean farmers behind many of our favorite roasts…

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Local Lamb from the Lone Star State

You really can’t lose with lamb! A staple of the Mediterranean diet, locally-sourced lamb products are a lean, heart-healthy option for meals with virtually no carbs…

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Modern Twists on Southern Classics at Bramble

If your new year’s resolutions included breaking out of the same old restaurant routine, you’ll want to get a table at one of Houston’s hot new spots, Bramble. This hip location boasts an open kitchen, live fire and a patio that’s home to the chef’s garden…

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Add More Flavor to Food with Red Wine!

Cooking with red wine is an alternative method to consuming the wine we love, and contrary to popular belief, doesn’t zero out ALL of the good properties that come with drinking the wine straight from the bottle…

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Flush the Fat with Soup…Then Wine?

Think less “diet” and more focus on lifestyle this New Year. Studies have shown that working soup into your meal planning can save you big time when it comes to calorie intake…nearly 500 calories per meal that is!

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Paleo May Be the Purist Diet

You’ve probably heard about the benefits of eating Paleo–and they’ve been proven. This “diet of our ancestors” is based on essential foods humans thrive on; those nutrient rich with the right fats, protein and carbohydrates for health living.

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Two Heroes in One Day

One of the joys of being a journalist is meeting the incredible people whose stories are an inspiration to tell. I’m on Cloud 9 right now after an unexpected encounter with one of those folks this weekend…

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Scrumptious S’mores in the Skillet

Take a spoon to these campfire s’mores…betcha can’t have just one bite! These ooey gooey treats have a playful presentation with a price point you simply can’t beat.

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The Right Fish to Get Fit!

Most of us are starting the New Year off with intention – a will and strong desire to eat healthier and lose weight. I’ve spent years interviewing health experts, and one thing that all agree on is that protein is key. One of my go-to protein choices is fish…

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Slim Down with Soup – It’s True!

The key to looking and feeling your best this New Year may be as simple as a piping hot bowl of soup. And science agrees! Research has shown that a serving of the good stuff often makes for the perfect meal substitute to richer, higher-calorie dense foods.

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Relish THIS Part of Your Ribeye…

Start your New Year off with a most tender cut of beef, thanks to my friends at Zinc. Executive Chef Robbie Nowlin served this exact Grilled Ribeye Cap as the main entrée for his special 5-course New Year’s Eve Dinner in Zinc’s legendary Wine Cellar…

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Warm & Fuzzy Spiced Mulled Wine!

Make the most of the season’s flavors with mulled wine. This welcome winter warmer typically calls for red wine, along with mulling spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, cardamom or ginger.

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‘Tis the Season to Slow Cook!

In the Crock-Pot we trust! Now that we’ve made it through the holidays, it’s time to SLOW things down. For a hot, home-cooked meal with minimal time and effort spent, these seasonal slow cooker recipes are a quick fix all in one place on Goodtaste.tv…

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How to Buy Authentic, Fresh Olive Oil & Balsamic Vinegar

Now that the busiest cooking time of the year is upon us, Goodtaste has everything you need to know when shopping for two mealtime essentials: olive oil and balsamic vinegar. After all, not all oil (or vinegar) is created equal!

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Enchiladas at Large!

As timeless a Tex Mex dish as any you will ever encounter, enchiladas are a familiar, familial favorite for most everyone in South Texas. We like ours under two conditions: easy and cheesy! Half a dozen recipes from right in our own backyard…

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The Truth About Vermouth

It’s been a roller coaster ride for the world’s oldest spirit. Indeed, what goes around comes around as Vermouth is primed for a resurgence among millennials! Indulge in these three easy recipes…your go-to Manhattan or Martini wouldn’t be the same without it!

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Crumbly Coffee Cake Creations

All praises go to these glazed coffee companions. My morning cup of Joe is exponentially better with a slice of soft-baked coffee cake. Just the right combination of sugary/sweet for a nice pick-me-up first thing!

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Apple Inspired Eats for the AM!

Up and at’em! Autumn is a ripe time for juicy orchard apples to really come into their own! The same can be said for these fruity, early morning delights…

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Quick & Easy Weekday Casseroles Kicked Up!

It’s the return of routine, along with schedule-friendly foods that practically make themselves. Find a great week night meal solution in homemade casserole! Whatever you don’t finish is good to freeze and reheat for some awesome leftovers…

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Five Foods That Help You Sleep

If sleepless nights sometimes make you crazy, there may be some help as close by as your refrigerator. Many nutritionists agree that certain foods can help you sleep more soundly…

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