Spice Up Your Life

A hundred years ago we did Whole30, which is an elimination diet meant to purge all the irritants from your system over thirty days and then slowly reintroduce them so you can determine the foods that cause you problems. It's similar to Paleo but more strict. After a couple months eating in the Paleo style,... Continue Reading →

A Few of My Favorite Things

There's a lot of great food in El Paso, but the best food here is Mexican-style burritos guisado (burritos filled with stewed meat until it's soaking and messy and divine) and anything with roasted chiles. We have all manner of chain restaurants and some great burger places (green chiles on mine, please!). We've even got... Continue Reading →

Springtime Feast for New Beginnings

Easter is a religious holiday with secular themes anyone can enjoy, like the promise of a new beginning each spring. This year, the celebration included a sense of relief and anticipation for the possibilities in the remainder of 2021 -- the day before Easter I got my second dose of the vaccine! My husband and... Continue Reading →

An Irish Menu

On the menu this week: Irish favorites! Unfortunately, I don't have any family recipes from my Irish relatives, so the internet's offerings were the best I could do. Using a skillet makes the bottom extra crusty A few weeks ago I made several Russian meals starting with black bread, which served as a "safe" food... Continue Reading →

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