Zero Waste Tomatoes

Since tomatoes are such ubiquitous ingredients there is bound to be waste. Waste is not just defined as tossing something into the waste bin and space it occupies in the landfills but actually all the energy it took to bring the tomato to market; fuel, lighting, irrigation, materials, and human resources. Waste doesn’t have to … Continue reading Zero Waste Tomatoes

Pickled Okra Recipe

Pickled Okra Indian Style One of the most delicious ways to eat okra. Having grown up in the South I’ve had spicy pickled okra, sweet pickled okra, okra canned with peppers and cauliflower, steamed okra (least favorite), and fried okra seven ways to Sunday. It’s a Southern thing I suppose. I generally love okra every … Continue reading Pickled Okra Recipe

A Muhammara Breakfast

 How Do I Do Muhammara? Well, instead of posting yet another muhammara recipe I’d like to show you my favorite way to eat this delightful mix of walnut, pomegranate, roasted pepper and spices from the Middle East. What makes this a particularly special breakfast or brunch are the robust flavors a muhammara spread commands. This … Continue reading A Muhammara Breakfast

Tonto Meet Chili

Hi Ho Chili, Away! This recipe is a a nod to the old Lone Ranger and Tonto episodes. My mom had to work weekends as a server due to how many tips you generally earn during those times and that kept the heat on!Rich southern aristocrats would come in with their Southern swagger and order … Continue reading Tonto Meet Chili

North African Stew

I was oblivious to Moroccan, Tunisian and more broadly North African recipes until late in life. I spent a ton of time really getting into Asian and French cuisines / methodologies. It also didn’t help much that what some restaurants (in my early years) touted as their North African menus were in fact a combination of Middle … Continue reading North African Stew