No prohibition here – just a new perennial favorite

bacon graphicBacon is not the enemy.

Sweet potatoes are not annuals.

These are facts.

Actually, these could be used as slogans on message clothing. I would particularly like that.

Sweet potatoes and yams are the perfect food. My mom would tell you it was my first food. Have you ever looked at their nutritional value? They are high in potassium, low in fat, high in vitamin A, and they have water soluble fiber. But sadly, sweet potatoes and yams are essentially sidelined and dismissed pretty much the entire year. Continue reading

The heart and soul of my solstice chili

My inspiration started and continues here

My little inspiration pumpkin keeps on inspiring me.

Long after the Halloween festivities, it still sits on my kitchen table emanating a holiday-like aura, showing no signs of atrophy or deterioration. It’s so stalwart and not to mention cute.

It’s often the way things work for me – something simple, something innocuous, something as ordinary as a Jack Be Little Pumpkin ignites a spark of creativity, and off I go. This spontaneity has served me well as a journalist and it has been a great asset as a food blogger. Continue reading