Jambalaya with Barley

I've been more and more interested in experimenting with other whole grains besides rice so here we go! You're already familiar with some of the common ones; wheat, corn, oats, rye, and rice. But, did you know that those grains aren't necessarily 'whole' unless it hasn't been overly processed? Some dietitians will recommend you consume… Continue reading Jambalaya with Barley


Lemon-Parm Chicken, Sweet Potato Fritters, Sautéed Spinach

Hello from Charleston! I've been wheat-free for 5 days now and it's really made me put on my thinking cap. Now, the reason I'm going wheat-free is not because of an intolerance or allergy; I want to eat less processed foods, eat MORE whole foods, and....maybe lose some weight. Luckily, I like gluten-free products. Disclosure:… Continue reading Lemon-Parm Chicken, Sweet Potato Fritters, Sautéed Spinach

Chocolate Cherry Creme Brulee

Desserts aren't my favorite thing to prepare but I had to figure out how to make my favorite dessert. Ingredients 1 large egg 3 egg yolks 1/2 cup granulated white sugar 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1 ounce Chocolate Cherry Bailey's (or Creme de Cocoa or Godiva chocolate liquor) 3 cups Heavy Cream (I used… Continue reading Chocolate Cherry Creme Brulee