Sorta Cincinnati Sweet Potato Stew

I couldn’t deal with anything sweet potato for a few days, but I finally got over the hump. This recipe is really good. The warm spices pair well with sweet potatoes. RECIPE 1 small onion, diced 4 cloves of garlic, minced 1 15 oz can of diced tomatoes with the liquid 1 bay leaf 4…

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Chipotle Lime Sweet Potato Dressing

I’m doing it again. That thing where I pick one starch and can only have that for 10 days, aka a Mary’s Mini. Sweet potatoes were so darn cheap, I just had to go with them as my starch. I’ll admit they aren’t my favorite or even something I like. Crazy me is tackling them…

Oil-free Hush Puppies

Appetizers are my meal of choice. If there is an appetizer sampler on the menu, you better believe I’m all in. There’s just something about crunchy, dipable finger food that gets me every time. And today that’s all I wanted, something crunchy with a dipping sauce. I have been wanting to make queso blanco anyway,…

Delicata Pie

I recently became obsessed with delicata squash. It’s fantastic on its own. It tastes almost like caramel. With the holidays approaching, I wanted to try my hand at a pie and I knew this would be the perfect filling! It reminds me of butterscotch. Don’t toss the roasted pulp and seeds. They’re nature’s granola.  …

Cajun Stew

I won’t bore y’all with another story about my second home, but I did wake up today to it smelling like a campfire from burning a fire all day yesterday. I love wood fires, and the smell got me thinking about camping, baking, slow cooking. Basically I was cold and needed to warm up. What…

Upgraded Chimichurri

Mushrooms keep finding their way into my fridge lately. Sorry mushroom haters! I have always loved them, all of them! Last week I attended an appreciation dinner for work, and I wasn’t too thrilled but I went. I knew it was going to wreck my oil-free ways. I could have just had tea, but there…

Country-Fried Brussel Sprouts with Cream Gravy

I really love my produce subscription. I legit look forward to every other Tuesday when my rainbow-filled treasure chest arrives. This Tuesday, I received the unfortunate gift of brussel sprouts. Definitely not my favorite. I’m not one to waste food so I had to get creative. What would any good Southerner do with something they…

BBQ Pulled Shrooms

When I was in Houston, I picked up a pack of king oyster mushrooms. They have a great meaty texture which lends a bit of a bite to them. They’re pretty fun mushrooms so give them a try. To make this pulled pork-ish dish, I cut off the caps and used them for something else….

N’oyster Po’boy

Sandwiches are my favorite. Delicious fillings surrounded by carbs? Um, yes! My mission to stay oil free and stick to whole foods has kept me from enjoying as many sandwiches as I would like. Actually, I went over a month without one. Crazy, right? Well, I found myself in my hometown of Houston where you…