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Grilled Fava Crostini

Last week I received a jar of herb sea salt from Woody’s Gourmet, as a preview of what’s coming in this month’s Tasting Box from Foodzie, and a challenge to use the ingredient in a recipe worth sharing. After smelling and tasting the salt, my first inclination was to simply sprinkle it over fresh tomatoes, […]


Since Mardi Gras, I’ve been craving Southern flavors, and jambalaya is one of my favorite dishes. Ever. Fortunately, it’s pretty easy to make. I’ll be honest: I’m having a hard time sharing this batch with Kim—it only made about 10 servings, and it’s that good. In other words, if you want some, you gotta make […]

Stuffed Bell Peppers

Yum. I found this recipe in a collection of “100 greatest” Cajun recipes. It’s ridiculous. Prep the peppers the day before for an easy weeknight dinner. Ingredients 4 large bell peppers Water to cover 1 Tbsp. baking soda 2 Tbsp.salt 1 stick unsalted butter 3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil 1 large onion, finely chopped […]

Stuffed Striped Bass

Kim was craving fish tonight, and I wanted to use up some extra ingredients we had in the kitchen, so I stopped by Central Fish and picked up a whole striped bass. I just threw this together with what I had on-hand, so adjust as desired. First, I mixed a quick brine using fresh-squeezed orange […]