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…
Spring on these Spiked Winter Beverages
Here are a few sinfully delish winter cocktail recipes sure to impress, while also pairing just right with seasonal favorites for your family’s table. Enjoy these ‘grown-up’ concoctions in front of the fireplace and escape these frigid temps!
Authentic Artisan + Low Cal Chocolates at Araya
One of the best places in Houston you’re guaranteed original artisan chocolates is Araya in Montrose. New flavors are in for Valentine’s Day, plus there’s tasty standards like the Strawberry Balsamic you’ll want to get well-acquainted with — available year-round and only 25 calories!
Girls’ Night IN with KPRC’s Courtney Zavala
Wanna get to know your neighbors better, host a wine tasting! Just ask KPRC Anchor Courtney Zavala. Close to forty neighborhood moms converged on Courtney’s house for an evening of tempting tastes paired with a variety of wines…
Cheers to Our Chocolate Checklist!
This is the time of year when we celebrate all things chocolate — and guilt-free no less. Our confection of choice for Valentine’s Day is as classic as it is diverse, and on this holiday, a welcome aphrodisiac! Feast your eyes on the following timely recipes involving this favorable ‘food of the gods’…
Oh, Yum! Cherish These Chocolate & Wine Pairings…
Chocolate and wine…could there be anything better?! Not in my book. Good quality chocolate and select vinos, when paired properly, can create among the most incredible, sensual sensations ever. Here are a few romantic recommendations I’m sharing on Goodtaste.tv. A rule of thumb is…
Say ‘Good Morning’ with Powdered Peanut Butter Banana Pops!
Ever heard of ‘peanut butter powder?’ It’s incredible, and it’s one of the tasty tips that make these frozen banana pops from Chef Charlotte in H-E-B’s Cooking Connections so sensational.These are easy to make…a five minute fantasy in the kitchen. Your kiddos will also love them as an after-school snack. Heck, bring them in on the cooking process!
Flirt with Acquerello’s Tantalizing Valrhona Chocolate Mousse
On a recent trip to San Francisco, we dined at the noble Acquerello restaurant…an icon among Italian restaurants around the world. We concluded our meal with a dark chocolate creation that is simply one of the best chocolate desserts I’ve ever tasted…until now!
The Right Red Wine, Red Meat & Chocolate Could Be Healthy
What a start to the new year! Actually, in moderation, these ‘luxuries’ can be good for you. Let’s start with red meat—a particular kind of red meat. Next, chocolate – dark chocolate. Dark chocolate is loaded with antioxidant properties. Last but not least – red wine.
Chocolate Lovers: Eat Your Heart Out!
H-town is wrapped in a romance and the lovin’ is sweet! In this latest edition of ‘Best of Goodtaste,’ I’m featuring some of my favorite desserts that originate straight from the heart of the Bayou City.
The OMG Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie!
There’s something decadently delicious about the combination of chocolate and peanut butter. I’ve tried a number of desserts over the years that try to duplicate the magic of Reeses Peanut Buttercups but haven’t found any that hit the mark…until now. I spotted a recipe in Bon Appetit for a peanut butter pie—the inspiration started there. […]
Chocolate & Red Wine Time
Dark chocolate and red wine…find yourself floating up to heaven just thinking about the combination?! Keep flying and I’ll fill you in on the results of a wine and chocolate pairing I recently did at my house. There were 11 of us – 2 sommeliers, 8 admitted chocoholics and one who ‘just isn’t into desserts’. […]
Chocolate, Sensual Pleasures & Your Health
Dark Chocolate, your health and your love life may all be linked! Talk about a fun research project. The San Antonio Public Library Foundation asked me to research a book on chocolate for one of their Literary Feasts fundraisers. It’s called Chocolate a Healthy Passion by Shara Aaron and Monica Bearden. Looks like my favorite […]
A Great Start to '09
I want to thank all of you for your support here on goodtastewithtanji.com. We had more than 20,000 clicks on the site in Janaury, and we are still growing. In fact, my good friend Blanca Aldaco (Aldaco’s Stone Oak, yum!) and I are planning a fun event… for all of you who are interested in […]
After three weeks of religiously following the Adkins diet, I confess! I cheated this weekend… Mike and I had to be in Houston Friday night for an auto dealers event (Mike’s a headhunter for dealers), and we made a mini-vacation out of it. (I do mean mini) We got a dynamite weekend rate at the […]