Friday, June 24, 2016

Peach, Fresh Mozzarella and Basil Salad

This was so good!  I drizzled it with olive oil and salt.


Monday, June 20, 2016

Mini Apple Pies

These are the Goya discos and chopped apples tossed with cinnamon and butter.  400 until they looked like this:


Very tasty.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Garden Update

Here is what the garden looks like:


And we finally got some tomatoes.


Tuesday, June 14, 2016

No Cook Meals

It is ridiculously hot in the ATL of late.  As in the AC kicks on at 8 am and does not stop until midnight.   So I am doing a lot of meals that require minimum cooking like:


Cucumber and smoked salmon sandwiches.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Flour Union

A friend of mine has started a business selling baked goods, Flour Union


He specializes in gluten free baked goods.  He dropped off a few in exchange for some tomato plants. Don't you just love a barter?


This is the doughnut muffin. It was coated in cinnamon and sugar. My youngest and I ended up sharing it because she really liked it too. Larry makes some amazing cheesecake, chocolate coconut pies and compost cookies. Please check out his page to see where he will be next!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Fancy Avocado Toast


I like an avocado toast but to make it FANCY I put salmon roe on top of it instead of salt.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Work Treats

Yohboh had a big meeting at work.  He asked me to make some treats so I did.


This is the leftover cooks treats!

What are they?  Brownies and lemon squares.

I think they made his meeting better to attend.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Kimchi Slap

When I am a really old woman, I am always going to carry a rancid container of kimchi just for this purpose.

To slap arrogant little shits down!

Sunday, April 3, 2016

My almost plant based day thanks to Sprouts

A few Saturdays ago, I was invited along with other members of the Atlanta Food Blogger's Society to the Morningside Sprouts to meet with Marisa Moore, a registered dietitian to talk about a plant based lifestyle.


I will be honest, my family and I are not vegans but we do eat our fair share of plants.  And I am always interested in incorporating more plants into our diet.

I had not been to Sprouts before either so I was interested in visiting.  Marisa was very informative about what strategies to use to include more plants into our diet like use hummus instead of mayonnaise in a sandwich or have packets of nut butters with you for a ready made snack.

Can I just tell you?  SPROUTS IS AMAZING!

They have a bakery section, cheese and meat, ready made foods and pantry items.  But the thing that impressed me was their produce.  They have all the wackadoo vegetables that I love like purple carrots, shishito peppers and this interesting fruit:


What is it?


It is a mini kiwi fruit which my whole family loved.  I put the raspberry in there to give you an idea of the size.

I was given a gift card to Sprouts so I decided to try a plant based day for my family.

That morning we had:


Tropical smoothies with coconut yogurt.

I took the things in the picture and put them in the blender.  It was the whole container of the coconut yogurt, one coconut yogurt container of pineapple chunks, four tablespoons of chia seeds, four tablespoons of ground flax seeds.

I had never tried coconut yogurt before and it was really good.  My youngest child loves coconut and she devoured this.

Later my daughters and I made:


pumpkin spice muffins which were made with coconut oil and soy flour for the eggs.

Which led to this lunch:


which my youngest said looked like a rainbow.  Marisa recommended eating the natural rainbow to get all your nutrients on a plant based diet.  There is a stick cheese there but my kiddos asked for it and I complied.

And the kids loved the snow peas so much that they ended up eating the rest of them all day as snacks.

And then I made a green tomato pizza.


I tried to avoid all non plant based items but I have to tell you pizza is not pizza without cheese.  So I had a mostly plant based today.

I think Sprouts is an excellent market and that it can provide a lot of good food for a family.  It certainly did mine!

I was not paid for this post but I was given a gift card to Sprouts thanks to the Atlanta Food Blogger's Society.  All these opinions are mine.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

My new favorite food show

I have a new favorite cooking show.  It is irreverent and interesting.  It is offensive and amusing.  I particularly like the sidekicks constant patter.  They are full of bullshit and occasional insight.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

First Fresh Foods Chicken Sausage Review

I received some chicken sausages from First Fresh Foods to review.


So we had some with our breakfast for dinner.  I poached them gently in water.


Then we grilled the rest.



How were they, you ask?

They were great.  They were less fatty than pork sausage and they were well seasoned.  The breakfast sausage was better with a little maple syrup to dip in.  And the Italian sausage were well flavored with fennel.

Would I buy these?  Yes I would.

These sausages are made in Georgia and available in the metro Atlanta area.

I was not paid for this post but I was given some sausage to sample.  The opinions are all mine.