Thursday, October 15, 2009

Welcome lion

I found this Scandinavian stone lion at my favorite store at the flea market.
His cheeks are funny and made me smile.
I realized I have many animals around my room, a rabbit, a rhino, a bird, a monkey, a hippo...

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Greek-roasted eggplant dip

Greek Mezedes are like Spanish tapas.
I did not know that people in Greece did not eat much meat until pretty recently, like the '50s.

Smash the roasted eggplant and mix with olive oil, wine vinegar and garlic...a quick and good snack.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Soul food healthy fusion

I love ribs. I love soul food. But it's heavy.
So I made pan-fried chicken breast with sweet barbecue sauce. For sides, I prepared collard green stewed with smoked turkey neck, mashed potato and sprouted bean salad.

I still enjoyed the feeling and flavor of soul food, but with a much lighter finish.