Butternut Squash Hummus

Butternut Squash Hummus

Hummus, the centuries-old combination of chickpeas and tahini, is pretty much a standard today when it comes to a quick appetizer. But, alas, chick peas are technically a legume.  They contain dreaded phytic acid (a supposed anti-nutrient that blocks the body’s absorption of key nutrients), […]

Warm Salmon Potato Salad

Warm Salmon Potato Salad

Sometimes I like to pretend that I’m on a reality TV cooking show where the challenge is to come up with a meal on the spot using whatever ingredients I can find in my kitchen. Sure, it’s a lot of pressure, but I like to live life […]

Paleo Fried Green Tomatoes

Paleo Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried green tomatoes are synonymous with Southern cuisine. The actual origins of the dish, however, are a little muddy. Printed recipes for fried green tomatoes first appeared in the newspapers of Northern and Midwestern cities in the late 19th century. Thanks in no small part […]

Strawberry and Roasted Beet Salad

Strawberry and Roasted Beet Salad

A couple weeks ago, I dining out with some fellow Atlanta Food Bloggers when I came across something on the menu that piqued my interest– a beet salad with strawberries. It blew my mind. I still can’t get over the flavor combination of beets and strawberries. I’m […]

Salt Potatoes

Salt Potatoes

I was exposed to some unique culinary experiences while attending graduate school in central New York state. Some experiences, mostly those involving the infamous “garbage plate,” I am actively trying to forget. But there were some aspects of local cuisine that I was happy to take with […]

Roasted and Fried Breadfruit

Roasted & Fried Breadfruit

Perhaps you might have passed by these large, scaley green globes in a farmer’s market, wondering what on earth people do with them. I used to think the same thing, until I was introduced to the wonders of breadfruit by my girlfriend and a subsequent trip […]

Watermelon Salad

Watermelon Salad with Coconut Lime Dressing

It’s hard not to associate watermelons with summer. For me, the taste of watermelon brings up memories of chomping into huge wedges while sitting around the picnic table in my parents’ backyard. We held contests to see who could spit a seed the furthest. Our faces ended […]

Potato Salad Nicoise

Potato Salad Niçoise

If you are an avid reader of my newsletter , I promised to deliver a tasty french salad in convenient casserole form this week. Unfortunately, as the saying goes, “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.” So instead of a casserole, I present to […]

Beet Horseradish

Beet Horseradish

Nothing says Easter to me more than beet horseradish. It was a staple on my grandfather’s kitchen table every spring. We put it on everything, most notably kielbasa, ham, and hardboiled eggs. Depending on how generous my grandfather was feeling with the horseradish that year, the spread could range […]