Chocolate & Chipotle Almond Cupcakes

Chocolate & Chipotle Almond Cupcakes

Thanks to Blue Diamond Almonds, who sponsored this post, I have the opportunity to work with many of their flavors as a tastemaker. Recipes are fun to come up with and I have done a lot of savory dishes with the other flavors. Once I saw these Honey Roasted almond options, I had to do […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

Smoke & Fire Cocktail

Smoke & Fire Cocktail

A little Sriracha never hurt anyone right? Sexy and Spicy cocktails seem to be Hot, Hot, Hot, this summer and will also keep you warm throughout the fall and winter months! This one puts a spin on a fun Moscow Mule… and is more like a Mezcal Mule that pairs nicely with sweet, salty, and creamy […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

Shrimp, Pineapple, and Sweet Potato Hash

Shrimp, Pineapple, and Sweet Potato Hash

Sweet Potato, Pineapple, and Shrimp Hash– This hash is sweet, savory, and hits the spot when you want a little comfort food, a healthy option, and a great wine pairing partner!    Ingredients                                                    Yield: 4-6 servings 4 Large sweet potatoes (6-7 small if you can’t find large) 2 Red and Yellow bell peppers diced 1 […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

Watermelon Caprese Salad

Watermelon Caprese Salad

Watermelon Caprese Salad- This dish is a summery take on the traditional Caprese salad!    Ingredients                                        Yield: 4 servings ½ Watermelon (I buy a small-medium sized one) 1 Large sphere of mozzarella (usually 1-2lbs)  20 Cherry tomatoes 6-8 Basil leaves 1tsp Olive oil ½tsp Balsamic vinegar TT Salt and pepper     Method of Preparation: […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

POM Wonderful & Port Granita

POM Wonderful & Port Granita

Easy-Peasy POM Coconut & Port Granita– Original recipe by Sara Lehman Have your wine and eat it too! This POM & Port Granita will keep you cool for the rest of the summer, and is perfect for fall weather too!    Ingredients:                                                               Yield: 6 Desserts 1     12oz bottle of POM Wonderful Coconut 3oz Port Wine 2oz […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

Almond, Endive, and Scallop Salad

Almond, Endive, and Scallop Salad

Being a tastemaker and recipe developer is probably one of my favorite things to do (besides drinking wine of course). Figuring out way to use Blue Diamond Almonds in other dishes besides the usual trail mix and yogurt parfaits is a fun and delectable challenge.  Blue Diamond Endive and Scallop Salad- Sweet, Savory, and Crunchy, “this […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

Ice Cream Cocktails

Ice Cream Cocktails

National Ice Cream Month gives us the perfect excuse to taste, devour, and write about ice cream of course! However, because this is a wine and spirits site too, there had to be a way to work them both in. Thanks to Belvedere, for providing these recipes and photos so we can make these “Ice Cream […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

Blue Diamond Blueberry Almond Port Crumble

Blue Diamond Blueberry Almond Port Crumble

Blue Diamond Blueberry Almond Port Crumble: –Original Recipe by Sara Lehman “The Blueberry Almonds are addicting on their own, but when sprinkled into a crumble they add a perfect berry-licious crunch”! Crumb Topping:                                              […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

Blue Diamond Almond Toasted Coconut Tilapia

Blue Diamond Almond Toasted Coconut Tilapia

Blue Diamond Almond Toasted Coconut Tilapia– Original recipe by Sara Lehman “This dish is light and healthy for summer but packs the perfect coconut kick to liven up the tilapia”! Ingredients:                                                                           Yields: 3 Servings 3 Fresh Tilapia Filet (If using frozen, thaw in fridge overnight) ½ c Blue Diamond Toasted Coconut Almonds TT Wondra […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

Bourbon Berry and Black Pepper Chocolate Parfait

Bourbon Berry and Black Pepper Chocolate Parfait

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Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

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