Drunken Pulled Pork (Part I of the Pulled Pork Party)

So I’ve decided this is going to be a two part recipe. Part one is drunken pulled pork sandwiches. Which means that pork is slowly cooked in oak aged barleywine for hours on end. Part two – well, that’s a surprise. Make sure to save your leftovers.

After taste testing this, I’d say the barleywine flavors are quite apparent, and amazing. So, its up to you whether or not you want to serve the sandwiches with BBQ sauce. Either way, it’s going to be good.

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Summer Sandy with a Saison Vinaigrette

Need a little taste of Summer? Try out this mango-tomato-avocado-smoked salmon sandwich with a saison vinaigrette. To shorten this up a bit, we will just call it the Summer Sandy. It is all kinds of tropical and has that really good sweet and salty thing going on from the salmon and the fruits. Not only is the Summer Sandy light and tasty, its also packed with protein, whole grains, and fiber. You’ll feel like you can conquer the world after eating this creation. Bon appetit!

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Sage Chicken Puff Pastries

I was looking to make a quick dinner before Brandon and I headed out to the New Kids on the Block beer party. We needed a meal filled with protein and some carbs to lessen our inevitable hangover the next day. I had made a recipe similar to this one from something I found on Pinterest. I kept the basic concept of filling a puff pastry with chicken, but I found a way to make it my own. I knew I wanted to work with sage and I knew I wanted to try and keep it somewhat low-fat – so here’s what I came up with: Sage Chicken Puff Pastries. They have all the summery herb and lemon flavors that go so well with chicken, but also a bit of a kick from red pepper flakes. If you want to amp up the spice, add another teaspoon. For a side dish, I suggest roasting some zucchini. This recipe looks elegant but is extremely simple to put together. It’s the perfect way to impress some dinner guests! Serve it with the Utah Sage Saison by Epic Brewing and your friends will be asking to come over for dinner every night of the week.

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