Carrots and Chickpeas

Has this ever happened to you? The other night I got experimental (a.k.a. “confused”) while I was cooking. Suddenly I realized my Greek-style meatballs were morphing into Middle-Eastern-style meatballs and then my kale turned kind of Italian-style when I wasn’t looking and then I decided I wanted a carby-side dish and I had some carrots…

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Halloween Pumpkin Slaughter!!! Roasted Pumpkin Seeds!

I abhor food waste. I roll my eyes every time I see a display of those knobby, gnarly, little decorative gourds and dried miniature corn cobs for sale anywhere. The U.S. is probably the only country that grows food purely for decoration. Not to be a downer on the fall holiday decorating season, but it…

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Sweet Potato Breakfast Tacos

We’re getting the adventures started early this season! You know I have a fascination with food trucks and trailers. There’s something about the entrepreneurship behind them, the ingenuity in their design, the fact that you can DRIVE them, and the hot and sweaty working conditions that just drive me WILD. Usually the food’s pretty good,…

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Indian Spiced Vegetable Medley

If you can call a motley crew of vegetables culled from the depths of the crisper drawer and all cooked together until one knows not where one ends and another begins because they are all beautifully melded with spicy chilies, cilantro, and homemade* garam masala powder a “medley”, then that is what I had for…

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Fried Okra

I am sad, y’all. These apocalyptic wildfires that are eating up my sweet home state are making me sad. This week I’m moving things out of my grandma’s house, just in case. Just in case a huge massive blaze of oxidation should sweep a few miles westward or northward, or from any direction really, and…

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Yucca Fries and Raisin Ketchup!

I’ve been broadening my horizons. I’ve been trying new things. I’ve been buying all those unusual vegetables I’ve never bought before. And I’ve got two words for you. Yucca Root. Here’s two more: Eat It. Why? ‘Cause it’s fuckin’ yummy-as-hell. How? I’ll tell you right now. From the outside, yucca (or yuca?) roots are brown…

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Corn and Basil Salad

Summer corn salad with basil oil and cherry tomatoes

Corn and Basil Salad recipe updated for 2017! My sweet friend Nat’s birthday is in May. This year, she had her friends over for dinner and we like to cook together so of course I was over there early. I’d just gone out to Johnson’s Backyard Garden and brought her a big box of produce…

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I Got Press! And Zucchini Casserole!

Happy Friday! I have a bajillion things to do this weekend (like recipe creation and testing for my next book!) but I wanted to let you know about this really nice article that came out last week in CultureMap Austin. And I don’t want to say that the reason author Leah Moss was so kind…

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Neat-O Stuff and Spanish Rice

Hey, it’s Friday! Yay! Here’s a couple of cool things that happened or are about to happen: 1. I was included in the Austin Gastronomist’s list of Austin’s Influential Foodies Under 35! I’m really flattered to have been included with some of the top chefs, restauranteurs, and writers in Austin. I’ll be doing an interview…

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