Rustic Purple French Fries and Alder Smoked Wild Salmon Chowder

Sometimes you just want French fries for dinner. I sourced some incredible purple and pink potatoes from the farmer’s market and on a busy day, decided I was going to eat a ton of French fries and call it a full-balanced meal. With some Alder Smoked Wild Salmon Chowder by Fishpeople on the side for dipping, this was a delight. 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