Monthly Archives: October 2012

Hugh Acheson World Food Day Demo

Earlier this month I attended Hugh Acheson’s World Food Day ( Demo hosted by One ( Don’t know Hugh? Well, he’s been a contestant and a judge on a little show called “Top Chef” he also tied for the 2012 James Beard “Best Chef Southeast” award – which is like the Oscars for the food […]

Roulade of Turkey – subbing pig for bird aka go full H.A.M.

I found a great cookbook, Atlanta Cooks for Company, at the estate sale I went to a while back. I actually found an exact copy later that same day at Goodwill while searching for cookbook treasures. So then it went to the top of my stack. This cookbook rules. It was recommended full menus for […]


Found this little gem in a retro cookbook called “Gourmet Fare.” I loved the name and basically decided to give it a go from that alone. I did tweak it a little from its original version: Ground turkey was substituted for Ground Beef or Pork Brown rice was substituted for white rice I used 2 […]

Green Bean Ends Part Deux – the update

Since my last post on green bean ends (do you cut and toss or eat?), I have heard back from Chef Anthony Gray at Southern Art (twitter stalk along with me: @southernart and @anthonyfgray) who said: “it’s all about the bean you choose. We use young tender beans.” Ah ha! So that’s why the ends […]

Love ‘em or Leave ‘em? Fresh Green Bean ends

So, what’s the ruling? Am I supposed to cut the pointy ends off of fresh green beans or not? I thought yes, but then felt wasteful during the last few times I’ve chucked almost half of my green bean pieces in the trash. Here’s an image of my cutting board good vs. trash (by the […]

Cleanse – Baby weight loss jump start

I know it took me 9 months to gain all of my baby weight, but with my body settling down on losing these last 25-ish lbs from my pregnancy 4 months ago, I knew I needed to change it up to kick my weight loss into gear… Pre-baby I ate modified south beach style. I […]

$10 Dinner Challenge

Today I joined a group from Cooking Matters Georgia as they toured the supermarket. Cooking Matters is a program that teaches families on a budget how to create healthy and nutritious meals. It’s a wonderful organization affiliated with the one I work for (Share Our Strength). Learn more about the work of Cooking Matters here […]