On Whole30

November 14, 2019: I had to clean up my blog and grab some storage back from all the various posts, so below is the COMPLETE compilation of Frankie’s and my Whole30 experience. All the recipes are listed in alphabetical order at the very bottom. Week 1 I’m sorry for the length, but I did warn…

On Whole30 [Day 2 – Day 8]

I’m sorry for the length, but I did warn I was going to be as accurate as possible. So far, with a week in, and yes, I’m having some cravings, but not as bad as I would have thought. Day 2 I think was the worst for cravings (cheese, chocolate, rice), but after that, especially…

On Lent & Gumbo

Lent is underway, and this year, I have given up spirits and weekday (Monday to Thursday) drinking in general. This isn’t to say that drinking is a problem because it’s not, BUT I have just started to find myself not feeling very good after one beer/drink at dinner later that night or the next morning,…

On Chicken and Andouille Sausage Gumbo

Lent is underway, and this year, I have given up spirits and weekday (Monday to Thursday) drinking in general. This isn’t to say that drinking is a problem because it’s not, BUT I have just started to find myself not feeling very good after one beer/drink at dinner later that night or the next morning,…

On Roasted Chili-Lime Cod

With the change in weather now in full effect, the sweaters have come out, the scarfs have been arranged, and there’s usually a cup of tea in my hand while I’m cooking in my comfy pants (oh yes, I am more or less cooking in my yoga pants and pjs because I like to be…

On Empanadas!

So, let’s get real with food right now: Empanada. I can’t exactly pinpoint my desire to eat/make these yummy little pastry pockets of powerful flavor, but all I can say is, YES PLEASE! Funny enough, I had my very first empanada in Chicago after helping one of my fellow MFA cohorts move, and it happened…

On Beef Empanadas (aka. The Not-A-Runza Runza)

So, let’s get real with food right now: Empanada. I can’t exactly pinpoint my desire to eat/make these yummy little pastry pockets of powerful flavor, but all I can say is, YES PLEASE! Funny enough, I had my very first empanada in Chicago after helping one of my fellow MFA cohorts move, and it happened…

On a Bacon Wrapped Sunday Super Bowl

Super Bowl Sunday ya’ll! Who was pumped and ready to go?! I mean, I was, or at least as much as a non-super sports enthusiast could be, BUT I was more pumped for the Super Bowl Sunday feast! Yes, I am that blasphemous individual who goes to these parties for the food over the football…

On Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

Super Bowl Sunday ya’ll! Who was pumped and ready to go?! I mean, I was, or at least as much as a non-super sports enthusiast could be, BUT I was more pumped for the Super Bowl Sunday feast! Yes, I am that blasphemous individual who goes to these parties for the food over the football…

On Newness: Plates, Tips, & Risotto Done Right

In the spirit of a new cookbook, I wanted to try a recipe right away! So, I settled on something I knew would be an instant winner! Corn Risotto stuffed Poblano peppers! We also threw in a skirt steak with a little chimicurri sauce that I was toying with in preparation for some guests we…