Herb Roasted Game Hen | Red Hominy Succotash| “Wild” Green Sauté

We got really into kayaking over the summer, and started to look at the Chattahoochee River from a new angle.  The river’s always been there– and I don’t mean just in our lifetime, but for countless centuries.  It got us thinking about what the river would’ve been like before the golf courses,  highways,  or even…

Orange Chicken Tostadas

Is the year over yet? 2018 was always going to be busy, but the past few weeks have been on a different level. I’ve been cooking a lot more things in bulk to save time, so it’s oddly refreshing to get back to making small-batch, experimental things. This is one of them. I was going…

Thai Basil Chicken | Feta Risotto

This one sneaks up on you. Despite the obvious Italian influence, thai basil lends a totally different flavor than “sweet” basil. It’s somewhere between anise and liquorice, but it fits in perfectly in a wide range of dishes. This time, I added to some sauteed tomato, garlic, and red wine vinegar.  Go ahead– pair it…

Low Country Chicken Stew

I know, I know– it’s not Monday. It’s been a while since I missed a post,  but hopefully this one is worth it.  The past two weeks have been a blur, but we’re finally moved in,  and life’s getting back to normal.  I made this while most of our stuff was still in boxes,  and we…

Chicken & Sweet Potato Soup

When Dani and I first started dating (man, almost 8 years ago), we were young enough that our parents had to meet before things got too serious. I remember putting on my best shirt at the time, printing out the directions to her house from Mapquest, and rushing my mom into the car so that…

“Weeknight Chicken”

For when you just finished working,  sitting in traffic, and your stomach is growling– don’t let the lack of a real name fool you; this is exactly what you need after work. Even I don’t have the energy to come up with intricate meals everyday, so these are the types of quick ideas I make…

Ẹ̀fọ́ Riro: Yorùbá Spinach Stew

Without fail, I usually have a heavy craving for Nigerian food at least once per month–I just don’t always act on it. Some things require too many special ingredients, or time to prepare–and as I’ve learned multiple times, you really can’t rush “slow food”. “Ẹ̀fọ́” (pronounced “Eh-foh”) is kind of a generic Yorùbá word for leafy…

Caprese-Stuffed Chicken

Late summer always makes me more grateful that I grow a lot of my own herbs– things like basil are hitting the peak of its growth for the year,  so there is a nearly perpetual supply on the porch. I can pretty much use as much as I want,  and the plant will regenerate within…

Coconut Curry Chicken

For the days when your stomach says “eat out” but your wallet says “no way” —