Apple Pecan Chicken Salad:
Inspired by a Fall Weekend in the Country

Until this past weekend, I never realized just how beautiful the Virginia countryside is. Last fall I took a trip to Culpeper, VA with a friend to visit their cute shops and pick apples. We had such a great time that I wanted to share the experience with some of my family members. So this [...]

Soul Food Remixed: Vegan Soul Kitchen

Cookbook Review: Mmmm, soul food! Tender collard greens, macaroni and cheese, crispy fried chicken, candied yams, red velvet cake – are these just a few of the items that come to mind? If you’re a grandma’s-home-cookin’-wouldn’t-have-it-any-other-way-eatin’ soul, get ready for a new experience and a remix of old favorites to add to your recipe collection. [...]

Tortilla Soup

I love a variety of cuisines from around the world, and one of my favorites is definitely Latin cuisine. Whether it’s Mexican, Cuban, or some other Latin American fare, I enjoy many of the common flavors and textures of beans, rice, limes, cilantro, tomatoes and spicy chilies. As I try to think back to the [...]

Roasted Curry Spiced Pecans

Luckily for me and my family in York, SC (where my parents are from and where I spent many weekends growing up), most of the pecan trees all over town were full and plentiful this year. Every fall for as long as I can remember, my family in York is always anxious to see whether [...]

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