Today’s high is in the twenties. I’d say that’s definitely soup weather. We had one good week where the highs were all in the upper fifties, but now the cold has really set in. I’m hoping warmer weather is on its way, but until then, I’m going to eat soup and try to stay warm!Continue Reading
One of my dearest loves in life is garlic. As far as I’m concerned, there are two types of people in this world: garlic lovers and garlic haters. I belong in the former, as does any chef, cook, or self-respecting foodie that I’d ever trust to make me dinner! It is a miraculous ingredient that deserves our attention and can be used subtly or can go all out!Continue Reading
Two years ago this month I had one of the most amazing experiences – I went to Spain for the first time. The school where I worked needed chaperones for the annual Upper School exchange program with a school in Spain. They already had two men going on the trip and really needed a woman, so even though I taught middle school Spanish, I was asked to chaperone. We went for ten days and had the most incredible experiences visiting cultural sites, exploring new cities, and enjoying some of the most delicious food!Continue Reading
Time for tutorial number two! You can check out my first tutorial here to read what these tutorials are all about and to get an awesome recipe for delicious creole seasoning!
I don’t know if you have noticed, but I love sweet potatoes. Yea. Who knew?! They are an amazing complex carbohydrate that is full of fiber and lots of delicious sweetness all on their own. The best way to bring that sweet flavor out is to bake them whole in the oven.Continue Reading
So by now, hopefully you’ve all had a chance to read my first tutorial post: Creole Seasoning. Mixing up your own creole seasoning means you get to have your flavorful New Orleans cuisine just the way you like it – spicier, saltier, or the opposite. A great way to experiment with your homemade creole seasoning is to whip up a batch of this 30 minute red beans and rice. It’s a fast way to make a classic New Orleans meal and can easily be made vegan, but still pack plenty of protein and flavor!Continue Reading