Unconventional Ingredients: Kale

Kale isn’t exactly unconventional. On the contrary, it’s been touted as a superfood so often within the past several years that it’s become old news. You can find it at almost every grocery store, not only fresh but also frozen or as chips. I’ve even heard it used as a girl’s name. So why label it here as an “unconventional ingredient”? I’m willing to bet that if you’re new to cooking, kale is a food

Step-by-Step: Pounded Pesto Chicken Rolls

Please note: due to recent illness, I haven’t been able to prepare an illustrated version of this post. Please check back early next week if you’d like to see the photographs that normally accompany my step-by-step recipes; I should have them up by then. I made this meal in January with some chicken from Omaha Steaks, which my sister-in-law and her husband gave us for Christmas. It came out so well that I decided to

Step-by-Step: Sweet Potato-Sausage Hash

This post goes out to some former students in Indiana who tried the original version of this dish (which featured allspice and coconut oil) and discovered a new affinity for sweet potatoes. Today I’m posting the updated and more savory version, which we’ve been making here in Jonesboro whenever we have a little extra time for breakfast. If you have a spiralizer, try spiralizing the sweet potatoes for a more texture-filled twist (see the “Additional

Cookbooks to Revive Your Resolutions

Earlier this month I spent several posts exploring the notion of cooking without a recipe. But for those who are in need of some fresh inspiration and perhaps a little extra motivation to stay healthy in 2018, I’ve found two cookbooks worth highlighting. The first of these, Seamus Mullen’s Real Food Heals (pictured on the right), is a great choice for anyone whose New Year’s resolutions include dietary goals such as Paleo or Whole 30,

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