A Bit Of A Trio

After travel for the Fourth and my painting adventures, I’ve been feeling a bit lazy about dinner. I decided some shrimp ceviche, fresh guacamole and pico de gallo was in order and made enough for lazy nachos where I added a little cheese, deli Cajun turkey and sour cream in addition to the previously mentioned…

A Bit Of Grilling

I’ve been trying my hand at grilling since technically this is only my second time using a real one beyond the college days of the mini grill that only received use when my parents were in town and my Dad was in the mood for a steak. My indoor George Forman grill received all the…

A Bit Of Sweet And Spicy

I don’t know about you, but with the stifling humidity and heat as of late, I’ve wanted to keep this week’s dinners a little lighter. Since I had peeled and deveined a few pounds of shrimp two weeks ago and separated them into individual servings, this meal was a breeze to make. It took about…

A Bit of Coctails and Dressings III

Continuing with a third cocktails and dressings post, this one does include an avocado dressing recipe. I decided to give myself a break from the slab of ribs and chicken I grilled for Memorial Day by also grilling shrimp for an easy salad during the week. I kept this salad simple with tomatoes carrots and…

A Bit of Cocktails and Dressings ll

In honor of the midweek achievement, it’s only right to continue the cocktails and dressing segment with this tasty cocktail recipe that infuses a little bit of fruit and heat. I have challenged myself to use the fresh herbs that are doing surprisingly well in my backyard, in as many ways as possible. Since we…

A Bit Of Pecans

So I’ve determined that for the next few posts I will alternate between a meal and the cocktails and dressing series. I won a herb garden from a fundraising event I recently attended and have been testing out my green thumb to support both dishes and drinks. When a friend of mine brought me some…

A Bit Of Cocktails and Dressings

Though it’s May it appears summer is already here in Louisiana. With that, the weather also brings cocktails and summer salads. I thought it could be fun, per some conversations with friends and family, to dedicate a few posts to my favorite homemade mixes of fresh drinks and salad dressings for the health conscious. I…

A Bit Of Strawberries

Seasonal strawberries are a wonderful addition to many spring dishes. I used it both in the dish and as a fresh pitcher of strawberry lemonade. I was happy to make this dish for the BREADA pop up mobile market last Wednesday. I decided to take my own advice and make some chicken salad to go…

A Bit Of Tradition

While Monday is the traditional day for red beans in the South, it’s always better the second day and is all about the sides. I decided to pair my leftover beans with a sweet and spicy glazed pork chop.  You can always add a side steamed or sautéed vegetable of choice.  I had sautéed rainbow Swiss chard…

A Bit Of Hash

I meant it when I said that I like to use my leftovers. I went to the farmer’s market Saturday and picked up some fresh red potatoes, spinach green onion and egg to make a hash with my leftover steak from my steak dinner. I typically like to keep leftover reheating of items like steak or seafood…