Summer Grilling and Wines to Match

By |2016-02-20T08:56:23-08:00July 18, 2015|

By Astrid Young, professional sommelier Summertime is prime time for grilling, the outdoors, soft breezes and late day sunshine are a perfect pairing backyard parties and good friends. What better [...]

Grilled Garlic Pork Loin Salad

By |2018-02-04T12:05:04-08:00May 21, 2015|

I discovered an olive oil and vinegar bar close to my house in Henderson, Nevada. Admittedly, I’m kind of an olive oil snob. I’m the adopted parent of an olive [...]

Charred Brussels Sprouts with Almonds

By |2017-01-28T10:50:59-08:00April 29, 2015|

Charred vegetables have been trending at Las Vegas restaurants, and I’m in love with them. I never thought I’d be satisfied with a bowl of cauliflower or Brussels sprouts as [...]

Grilled Zaatar Pork Loin

By |2015-03-19T08:57:27-07:00March 3, 2015|

One of the best ways to take a food journey is to travel the spice aisle in your local grocery. I’ve been so impressed with the ethnic selections in recent [...]

Carbonara Pizza

By |2014-11-24T07:23:32-08:00November 24, 2014|

Recently, I dined at Giada’s restaurant here in Las Vegas. I’ve been there for dinner, but she just started serving breakfast, so I wanted to check it out. I ordered [...]

Bacon Bourbon Smoked Turkey

By |2017-01-28T10:48:18-08:00November 22, 2014|

Year after year, I stuff my turkey with the standard onions, celery, lemons and sage. But this year, I went rogue – I stuffed the turkey with bacon, bathed it [...]

Brisket on the Big Green Egg

By |2014-11-22T16:15:15-08:00November 21, 2014|

Within a week of owning my Big Green Egg, I was ready to go big and grill one of the toughest pieces of meat out there - the brisket. I’ve [...]

Green Chile Peach Pork Chops

By |2014-09-12T07:00:32-07:00June 20, 2014|

Add a Zestuous touch to your summer grill with Green Chile Peach Pork Chops. Made with a slightly sweet and spicy marinade and fresh peach salsa. It’s peach season, one [...]

Orange Poblano Chimichurri

By |2015-01-02T16:31:58-08:00May 24, 2014|

When you fire up your grill this summer, add a Zestuous touch to your meat or veggies with this Orange Poblano Chimichurri. Chimichurri is an Argentina-originated sauce traditionally made with [...]

Buffalo Pig Wings

By |2016-10-17T08:44:15-07:00March 23, 2014|

Why is it that chicken wings get all the hype during March Madness parties? Probably because they’re crispy, spicy, juicy and easy to eat. Well move over chicken, it’s time [...]