Sportsing with Three Cheese Queso

There is more sportsing going on this weekend, I’m pretty sure. And then there is the Superbowl on the horizon. Perfect excuse to fine-tune your queso skills and score your own points with friends who will love you for the sake of cheese. And being together of course. But with cheese. I was challenged today […]

Cannellini Beans With Spinach and #ShiftCon

A week ago, I attended my first ever blogger/foodie conference, ShiftCon in New Orleans. I felt like my hometown, Portland Oregon, came to NOLA to visit me. Hoards of white women badgered the Creole wait staff about whether or not the potatoes and carrots served were organic or not, “I dunno, lady! Stop aksing me!?” […]

Still Life with Chocolate Kissel and Squash with a side of Ankovsky Pie

I am honored with the opportunity to review this new cookbook, Leo Tolstoy: A Vegetarian’s Tale, by S. Pavlenko. As a woman with an MFA in Creative Nonfiction and a food blogger, I was told I was contacted because I was considered a “literary foodie.” Highest praise. This cookbook necessarily targets similar “literary foodies” as it […]

Dhoodhi Handvo, or Indian Zucchini Muffins

It’s a gorgeous autumn day in New Orleans. I had forgotten how summery the southern fall tends to be. Perfect day for a bike ride around town to see what our local shops have in store for holiday gift potential. These ultra-healthy muffins for the granola Birkenstock crowd feature savory summer squash and are an […]

Gluten-free Socca with Poached Eggs, Roasted Tomatoes and Fresh Basil for American Diabetes Month

Just in time for Thanksgiving, red alert that November is also American Diabetes Month. When I help my patients to understand a diagnosis of diabetes, many are disappointed because they believe they will have to give up some of their favorite foods. The good news: how many more favorites you have yet to discover. Living […]

Acorn Squash Burrata and Combat Paper

Combat paper is a project wherein military uniforms are repurposed into paper, travelling the country. KP and I were lucky to enjoy a workshop here in New Orleans  at Treo this evening. I cut into the shirt from a man who died in Vietnam in the 1960s. There was still dirt on the stiff collar, […]