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Gumbo Z’Herbes

Green gumbo or gumbo of herbs is soooo New Orleans. This Creole gumbo is traditionally served on Good Friday. I serve it during the winter when local greens are at their best and in abundance at the local farmers markets....

Salade Letchine

Date and Orange salad from Morocco, Recipe by Paula Wolfert Paula recommends serving this with spicy foods. I think it compliments bouillabaisse well. I have also served it with a true Moroccan couscous, which has spicy harissa. 1 head romaine...

Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Torte

Not sure how I invented this torte. As I recall I combined a few of my favorite things, chocolate and raspberry, as well as several traditional recipes for tortes and truffles and voila, the Truffle Torte was born. A signature...

Sweet Winter Slaw

Sweet Winter Slaw Recipe from Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi Serves 6 Dressing: 6 1/2 tablespoons lime juice 1 lemongrass stalk, chopped 3 tablespoons maple syrup 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil 1  tablespoon soy sauce ¼ teaspoon chili flakes 4 tablespoons light olive oil...

Shakshuka

This is the Shakshuka recipe from Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi and the Kale Eggs recipe inspired by Darnell Shuart and the Covington weekend walking group. Both recipes use the same technique of poaching eggs on a bed of savory vegetables....
Eggplant for the Masses

Eggplant for the Masses

UNDOUBTEDLY, one of the most versatile foods, eggplant is also one of the most avoided vegetables by many who have a sort of timidity about it. But whether by acquired taste or a natural appreciation for delicious foods, eggplant ranks...
Never Snappier!

Never Snappier!

We are very fortunate to live in Louisiana for so many reasons, but none as great as the abundance of natural foods available to us here. Particularly the seafood! Among the most popular local fish varieties is red snapper. The...
Pinchos de Gambas

Pinchos de Gambas

written By Pemmie Sheasby of oil & vinegar I AM ALWAYS experimenting with new ways to cook and serve my favorite dishes. My Himalayan Pink Salt Slab provides a natural cook top and serving platter in one, additionally my recipes...
Stuffed Piquillo Peppers

Stuffed Piquillo Peppers

Piquillo Peppers are a sweet and smoky pepper from the south region of Spain and provide the perfect shell for tangy cream and goat cheeses. The shrimp and lobster filling in this appetizer is just an added bonus that gives...
Layered Meat and Polenta

Layered Meat and Polenta

Simple is the Game, Italian is the Name Whether you’re adding a few Italian favorites to your everyday recipe repertoire or planning a complete dinner, meal planning with Italian foods can be simple and enjoyable. Introduce friends and family members...