Pickled Shishito Peppers

Pickled Shishito Peppers

  Pickled peppers are eaten across the world.  Preserving foods in vinegar is an ancient practice. What is new is the sharing of so many types of regional peppers across the globe. Jamaican peppers in New York, Thai  peppers in Amsterdam and Japanese peppers in California are a few examples. Pickled peppers have always been […]

Orzo Salad with Fava Beans, Artichoke Hearts and Tomatoes

Orzo Salad with Fava Bean, Artichoke Hearts and Tomatoes

Everybody needs an easy pasta salad in their recipe repertoire. A salad that can be thrown together at the last minute using pantry staples that you have on hand. Melissa’s Produce has a line of steamed, ready to eat vegetables, which can be stored in your refrigerator for weeks before use. You can grab a […]

Healthy Salads to Start 2015 Off Right

Healthy Salad PicMonkey Collage

What was your New Year’s resolution this year? To stop drinking, to lose weight or maybe to remember to fill the bird feeder. My resolution is the same every year. My resolution is to not make a resolution. Which is contradictory. . . oh well. But if you are one of the resolution making population, […]

Purple and White Baked Sweet Potatoes

Purple and White Baked Sweet Potatoes | Black Girl Chef's Whites

  Now that Thanksgiving is over it is time to start planning your Christmas menu! Well not really, but it doesn’t hurt to save ideas when you see them.  I’ve started a board on Pinterest for Christmas with recipes and crafts I like.  This is the perfect recipe to pin! Not only is this a visual stunner, […]

Braised Lamb Shanks with Kabocha Squash

Braised Lamb Shanks and Kabocha Squash | Black Girl Chef's Whites

  This goes into the “Big Bowl of Comfort” category. Braised Lamb Shanks with Kabocha Squash melts in your mouth, warms your belly and fills you with a sense of well being and love. Isn’t that what comfort food is supposed to do?  Yes, that may be pure hyperbole, but this really is a lovely dish. […]