Vegan Tikka Masala

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about my love of food from other cultures and the stories meals can tell. While foods can shape our memories and gatherings, our cultures and climates also shape the foods we love and enjoy. Families take the ingredients that are available and turn them into meals that bring everyone together. Over generations, communities develop cuisines and recipes are … Continue reading Vegan Tikka Masala

Pineapple Ginger Dumplings

Summer lasts well into October in south Louisiana, and I decided to lean into it this week and create a dessert that invokes the tastes of summer — a blend of tropical flavors, including pineapple, coconut, and ginger. After some research, I decided a dumpling in a caramel sauce would make a delicious treat. The dumplings take a bit of effort to assemble, but they are … Continue reading Pineapple Ginger Dumplings

Apple Braised Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin

Anyone who knows me knows that I detest the oppressive heat of the seemingly interminable Southern summers. My favorite time of year is the short period between the heat of the summer and damp cold of winter. Few fruits invoke my favorite time of year like the apple, with its sweet crispness and culinary versatility. For years, my Memaw has praised the pairing of apples … Continue reading Apple Braised Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin