Fourth of July BBQ and Italian Ice

If you can’t beat the heat, join it! Been trying to get some grilling on for the holiday, like everyone else. In New Orleans, it is actually an important chore during hurricane season to clear through all the major meat products taking up residence in the freezer, just in case we need to evacuate and […]

Tomato Basil Soup with Green Beans and Beet Pesto– Secrets of Skinny Cooking

Membership in a local CSA (community supported agriculture) presents a pleasant challenge—to eat fresh that which is in season. As a relatively new Louisiana gardener, I am on the steep and ascending edge of the learning curve. So far this year I’ve struck gold on Creole tomatoes, okra, limes and jalapeno peppers. They say eggplants […]

Romano Bean Fritters with Chosen Foods

This is definitely an ideal Superbowl snack. What a great way to eat beans and peas. This recipe I found in a Canadian magazine this summer while hiking around Cape Breton. The original features a creamy slaw made of mayo, avocados and red cabbage. It seemed a natural substitute (and much easier) to simply use […]