Vegetable Fried Rice

Every time I eat Chinese food, I always opt for some form of vegetable fried rice. Although I love the flavor of this simple meal, it is in fact, quite simple. I decided not to waste any more money ordering such an easy dish to make at home, so I created my own seasoning combinations and added them to a simple homemade version of vegetable fried rice. The perfect companion for stir fry, teriyaki chicken and more. Continue reading

Cajun-Style Spicy White and Black Beans (Adapted from Mama Ella’s White Beans)

Cajun food is close to my heart since my mom I from Louisiana and recently after a long and grey cloudy day, I decided to make a recipe that’s pretty familiar to me: spicy beans and rice. I have a great cookbook for Cajun food by Elizabeth Choate (Yes, from the TV show Swamp People!) that featured a delicious looking recipe for Mama Ella’s White Beans, so I decided to adapt that. I made a couple of changes based off of what was in my pantry at the time, but I bet the original recipe is finger-lickin’ good! Continue reading