5 Simple Ways To Cook Asparagus

Spring is here! And so is asparagus season. Hands down this is my favorite vegetable to eat. Asparagus is quite versatile and goes with pretty much anything you put with it. I don’t mind saying this but my ultimate thrill is to eat it raw! Yes I know it’s strange but I really love the… Continue reading 5 Simple Ways To Cook Asparagus


Easy Breezy Avocado- Cilantro Hummus ( Yes it tastes good!)

Hummus is one of my all time favorite dips to snack on. I enjoy eating it with crudite chips and flatbread. Out of convenience and laziness, I have been buying it at the store. With inflation upon us, this is no time to waste money on things I can make myself. Let’s face it, making… Continue reading Easy Breezy Avocado- Cilantro Hummus ( Yes it tastes good!)

Simple Black Eyed Pea Fritters

Who doesn’t love a good fritter? Something about biting into that crunchy and fluffy ball of goodness hits the spot for me. One of my favorites is a hushpuppy. This southern delite is usually made with flour, cornmeal, spices and onions. When made right they are delicious, and usually are paired with a dipping sauce. … Continue reading Simple Black Eyed Pea Fritters

Why Do We Eat Black Eyed Peas on New Years?

Greetings.. It has been quite a while since I have blogged–6 years to be exact! A lot has happened in that time. From being a home cook to pursuing a culinary degree, from graduating school and working as a professional in the industry. The pandemic has taken its toll as it has for many, as… Continue reading Why Do We Eat Black Eyed Peas on New Years?

How To Cook Bacon (Restaurant Style)

Okay I admit it everything tastes better with bacon. Perhaps it’s the perfect amount of salty, crunchy and savory all in one bite. It’s irresistible in some ways. I use it for breakfast but don’t mind using it in a BLT or a spinach salad. What I don’t like about bacon is cooking it. Pulling… Continue reading How To Cook Bacon (Restaurant Style)

Holiday Side Dish with a Twist

Saffron rice with barberries, pistachio and mixed herbs With the holidays in full swing it can be a challenge to find interesting dishes to put on our tables this season. This year I’m in the mood for a non-traditional approach to my meals, especially my side dishes. I love the standard fare, but this year… Continue reading Holiday Side Dish with a Twist

Seafood Lab

This semester in Culinary School I’m taking two amazing classes: Professional cooking and Mediterranean Cuisine. I am learning how to prepare and plate some beautiful food. Each class is super challenging and keeps me on my toes—literally! My feet hurt like hell from all the standing, but I absolutely love every minute of it. A… Continue reading Seafood Lab

Farmers Market Haul 10.14.17

I am blessed to live so close to a Farmers Market with great produce. I rely on this place  for most of my produce and fruit. Today I picked up some great vegetables ,Zucchini, Kale and Swiss Chard for a fall soup with lentils. Cucumbers, cherry tomatoes and Red Leaf lettuce for salads and my favorite green beans.  This place is a budget queens dream. I only spent $15 .