An expatriate of New Orleans – and professional chef – who has lived in Los Angeles since her childhood, blogs about the journey from New Orleans to Los Angeles back to New Orleans, and points along the way.

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Black Eyed Peas with Mustard Greens

Posted by on Nov 10, 2017, 12:37 pm in Recipes-Savory | 0 comments

The discovery of Melissa’s Produce pre-cooked black eyed peas led to a updated dish for the New Year’s tradition, where the sum is better than the parts.

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My Birthday Party on the Grill Menu

Posted by on Aug 14, 2013, 6:08 pm in Food and Drink, Recipes-Savory | 2 comments

An all grill menu, including Grilled Artichokes for a summer birthday gathering.

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Grilled Tomato Salsa

Posted by on Apr 23, 2013, 2:28 pm in Books, Food and Drink, Recipes-Savory | 0 comments

A delicious Roasted Tomato Salsa from Melissa’s 50 Best Plants on the Planet.

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Braised Baby Bok Choy and Onion with Ginger

Posted by on Apr 14, 2013, 1:15 pm in Food and Drink, Recipes-Savory | 1 comment

I recently served Baby Bok Choy- not only very tasty, but a nutritional powerhouse, too, at the party of an adventurous client. It was the hit of the party!

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Roasted Asparagus with Lemon Caper Mayonnaise

Posted by on Apr 4, 2013, 3:52 pm in Food and Drink, Recipes-Savory | 2 comments

This luscious Lemon Caper Mayonaisse is the perfect sauce to accompany oven roasted asparagus- one of the planets most nutrient dense plants- on a special occasion.

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Double Kale Caesar

Posted by on Mar 31, 2013, 12:03 pm in Recipes-Savory | 2 comments

A Kale Caesar salad using a blend of baby kale and other greens, as well as ribbons of Tuscan kale.

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Three Farmers- a Tour of Central California

Posted by on Aug 16, 2012, 4:01 pm in Food and Drink, Personal Reflection, Travel | 3 comments

I had the opportunity to meet 3 very different farmers on a recent farm tour of Central California, and gain a new appreciation for those who grow the fruit I consume.

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Rosé Fest Part 2- A Cal/Med Menu and Oven Roasted Cippoline with Basil

Posted by on Jul 27, 2012, 5:37 pm in Food and Drink, Menus, Recipes-Savory | 0 comments

Rosé Fest features a Cal-Med menu designed to transport you to the Mediterranean coast. This year we welcomed a new love- Roasted Cippoline with Basil.

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