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Bento: Black Bean Chili (244)

This morning, I needed to throw something together quick for lunch.  I don’t have a picture of the actual “bento” since I just didn’t have time this morning.  However a lunch is packed, though I’m not real sure bento can be used in this instance.  I’m using it anyway.  One box has the black bean [...]

Photo Friday: Roma Pizza

I’m not one much on doing restaurant reviews.  This isn’t because I’m not opinionated.  All you have to do is read this blog to tell that!  It’s because I don’t feel I have the palate to really make the review.  However, I do know what I like and what I don’t.  And for that reason, [...]

Bento: Pan Fried Flounder & Chorizo Garlic Potatoes (237)

Today’s bento is all about taste and comfort.  I’ve been feeling the need for something a bit “heartier” than usual after nearly two weeks of salad, cucumber, eggplant, and the like.  I knew before I started cooking I needed to do something with potatoes.  I had a small amount of red new potatoes I’d purchased [...]

Photo Friday: Beignets

If you live in Baton Rouge, you know Coffee Call.  I love it there though I seldom go.  For many people in Baton Rouge, it’s a way of life.  If you’re a regular, you go on weekends, meet people you know, read the paper, play some mahjong, and have a good morning in general. Last [...]

What I Did with the Bread

I want to thank everyone who posted a response to me about what to do with the garlic basil bread I’d made.  For whatever reason, I came to a big stumbling block to figure out what to do with it all.  However with a detailed response from Cathy, a mention of eggplant from Yvo, and [...]

Quick Suggestions Needed

Anyone have any quick suggestions for me?  This weekend I tried a new type of bread that I do like, but will make a few changes to next time around.  All around I’m pleased with the first loaf with a garlic basil flavoring.  Oh my!  It’s extremely tasty.  There’s only one problem. I don’t know [...]

Photo Friday: Pepper Boats

Today, I have no bento.  I’m took a day off to help my mom prepare for the garage sale we’re holding this weekend.  Instead of a bento, I made a great dish last night and decided to share pictures. A few weeks ago, I told Yvo that I had an idea for a dish that [...]

Eggplants & Lentils (231)

As I’ve been working on this meat-lite, semi-vegetarian lifestyle, I’ve been trying many new-to-me foods lately.  Apparently opening myself up to such an eating regime opens up many possibilities for me to force myself to not say, “Oh, I don’t eat that.”  Eggplant has always been one of those things that I have said that [...]

Photo Friday: Vegetarian Sandwich

It was delicious, and I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.