appetizers · gluten free

Almond Meal Crusted Okra with Sriracha Sauce

There it sat. The last of this summer’s okra, tucked in a small wooden crate, on the table for a market patron to pick it up and take it home. So, I did. And I did what what has been done to okra in Southern kitchens for generations – I fried it up!  Maybe not… Continue reading Almond Meal Crusted Okra with Sriracha Sauce

appetizers · dips · gluten free · sides

Pesto and Goat Cheese Spread

I started salivating earlier this week, dreaming up all of the wonderful treats I could make with a nice crusty baguette and a fresh bunch of basil that I brought home from our local Farmer’s Market. I came back to a go-to dip that hits the spot all summer long.  Rarely do I go without… Continue reading Pesto and Goat Cheese Spread


>Supper Club Apps – Grits Toast with Soy Chorizo & Tomatillo Topping

>So if I had access to Trader Joe’s Vegan Soy Chorizo everyday, I may seriously consider going vegan or at least vegetarian.  I promise you, you would be hard pressed to taste the difference between this plant based product and it’s piggy counterpart.  It would be delicious in breakfast burritos or maybe even somehow formed… Continue reading >Supper Club Apps – Grits Toast with Soy Chorizo & Tomatillo Topping


>Balsamic Glaze Take 2 – Eggplant Topping

>I can see this eggplant topping off grilled bread, whole wheat pasta, sticky rice…so many possibilities! Since I had some of the glaze leftover from dessert last night, I took a look in the fridge for a veggie combination that could stand up to the intensity of the vinegar reduction. Only needed 4 fresh ingredients… Continue reading >Balsamic Glaze Take 2 – Eggplant Topping