Grain-free Granola

 So, granola – I love granola, but haven’t eaten it in so, so long! Too many carbs, too much sugar….But, I needed some new breakfast options.  You see, I’m eating plant-based.  Why, you ask?  Well, I’m trying to avoid a statin prescription, trying to lose more weight, and trying to reverse my type-II diabetes.  The … Continue reading

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

We never ate brussels sprouts growing up, which I find odd, given the fact that we ate tons of cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower, so it wasn’t as though we had a cruciferous vegetable prejudice.  The first time I remember eating them was over 20 years ago at a crawfish boil that I attended while in graduate … Continue reading

Grilled Eggplant, Onion, and Red Pepper Stuffed Bread

This is my version of one of my favorite sandwiches from childhood – an eggplant sandwich. My grandma would fry eggplant without any breading and once she removed it from the oil, would sprinkle on grated Parmesan cheese. The eggplant slices were creamy on the inside, with a wonderful caramelized exterior and then that wonderful … Continue reading

Simply Fresh Guacamole

Last week I posted my Slow-cooker Skirt Steak Tacos, and today I wanted to share my favorite guacamole recipe with you – so delicious on a taco! I’m a chunky guacamole type of gal, but if you prefer a smoother consistency, mash away! Anyway, I’ve had some incredible luck of late finding perfect avocados in … Continue reading

Quick & Easy Cinnamon Rolls

Hot and gooey cinnamon rolls on a Sunday morning, nothing better, right? Well, yes, but they take so long – yeast, remember? Not with these delicious morsels! The genius crew of Cook’s Illustrated created a baking powder version that’s just as gooey and delicious as their yeast-based brethren, but ready in less than an hour! … Continue reading

Rosemary Garlic Fries

Ok, so these aren’t really fries, as they aren’t fried, but don’t they look fried? I served these on New Year’s Day along with oven-fried catfish and cabbage patties.  Earlier in the week I had made black eye peas, so I ate those, too, although the husband refused to eat even one little pea!  Forget … Continue reading