Keto Chicken Soup When I started on a Keto diet, I was a bit concerned that I would falter when craving some of my favorite classics - like Chicken Soup. Traditionally, our soup has large chunks of potatoes and noodles. Talk about heavy on the carbs. To make a hearty
Slow Cooker Sausage Stuffing I've had all sorts of stuffings over the years - classic and traditional stuffings, my mom's attempt at American stuffing using plantains, even Stove Top stuffing. And Eddie makes a mean homemade stuffing that we've enjoyed these last few years. But I asked him to come up
Louisiana Gumbo The day after my first Mardi Gras, the streets were still wet from the midnight clean-up and most of the revelers were headed straight to the airport, heads heavy and hung-over. So I had the luxury of feeling like I had the city to myself. I wandered delightfully
Creole Jambalaya With the blending of French, Spanish and African culture, New Orleans is my favorite city in the world, with Paris a very close second. Every Creole dish has ties to one of those cultures, but the city has claimed it as its very own. Creole Jambalaya evolved from
Classic Bouillabaisse Let me just prepare you for the tragic news that this is not a Bouillabaisse. No Bouillabaisse prepared outside of the South of France can be. Our recipe is spot on, and the flavors are reminiscent to the Bouillabaisse I had several times in Marseille. But, still, it's not a real Bouillabaisse.
Lobster Bisque The history of Lobster Bisque is quite surprising. Not too long ago, lobster was considered a mark of poverty or as food for indentured servants in Maine, Massachusetts, and the Canadian Maritimes. Servants even specified in employment agreements that they would not eat lobster more than twice per
Acquacotta - Traditional Tuscan Soup This traditional Tuscan peasant soup, Acquacotta, was eaten by farmers to sustain them during the long farming hours until dinner time. Literally translated is called “Cooked Water". Day old bread or even stale bread was a common accompaniment. Anything to soak up the simmered flavors.