Duck Breast Tacos


Since my lovely Herman’s Duck Breast came 4 to a package, I of course could not resist wrapping the leftovers up in a corn tortilla. This is definitely not your average taco and is something I am unfortunately going to crave like crazy now. And because I did utilize leftovers, this taco treat took less…

Fat Tuesday: Crawfish Andouille Gumbo


Fat Tuesday I woke up and immediately set Pandora radio to Zydeco music. With the right energy pumping through the house, I was all set to celebrate Mardi Gras with a scrumptious pot of Gumbo. Knowing I was going to indulge in at least two gluttonous bowls of the rich Creole stew, I let the…

Chili Stuffed Baked Sweet Potato


On nights I’m home alone and dining solo cooking becomes a chore instead of something I love to do. However with practicing better self love and care, I’m really working at embracing cooking a healthy, delicious meal even on the evenings my better half is hundreds of miles away on one of her numerous business…

Southwest Pumpkin Stuffed Bell Peppers


This recipe was inspired by one of the first dishes my lovely wife used to make for me while we were dating. She found the recipe for Southwest Pumpkin Burgers in a copy of an EatingWell magazine and it quickly became one of her favorite solo dinners and then when I started spending the weekends…

Soba Noodles in Ginger Lemongrass Broth with Mushrooms & Miso


Whenever there are unhappy tummies or a bout of cold viruses spreading through our house, noodle soups are my go-to cure-all remedy. In my opinion, there is nothing as healing as a warm bowl of broth spiked with fresh ginger, garlic, lemon, and herbs. Homemade broth is a familiar, comforting, deliciously medicinal mouthful of scrumptiousness…

Skillet Seared T-bones & Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad


  The only problem with having a spectacular local butcher 10 minutes from my kitchen is that I drop a healthy amount of my food budget there, but my conviction is that if I can’t afford proteins that are locally sourced and/or pastured raised then I eat vegetarian. I think if more folks adhered to…

King Arthur Whole Wheat Sandwich Loaf


I am not a baker, is something I say wholeheartedly without hesitation. But with my lovely baker wife traveling frequently for work, I’ve ventured out of my comfort zone twice now to practice baking fresh bread. The first loaf was a lovely rye, that we devoured and this go around I tried my hand at…

Super Bowl Party for Two


    It doesn’t matter how far removed I am from the Lone Star State, being a native born Texan means football is in my blood. I can’t tell you how many high school football games I’ve attended, how many Super Bowl parties I’ve tossed back shots at but my better half isn’t the most…

Slow Cooker Curry Lentils


  A light snowy drizzle was the first thing I saw out my bedroom window when my eyes fluttered opened Tuesday morning, and curry was the first thing on my mind. As the better half built a fire, I set up my slow cooker with lentils, black cardamom and curry leaves. The vibrant, warming aroma…