In all the excitement of preparing for our beach week, I forgot to let everyone know there would be no new recipes this week. Sorry, guys! I did a lot of cookin' before we left, so there is plenty to share with you starting next week when we get home.
Over this week, I have had A LOT of great meals in some wonderful restaurants. From Southern Sushi to Tortilla Crusted Salmon. So many ideas have come from this trip and I am REALLY excited to get back in the kitchen.
Speaking of being back in the kitchen...
My mom and I have been asked to be "Guest Chefs" in a fabulous restaurant outside of Charlotte, NC!! The place is called Center Street Tavern in Cramerton, NC. I love this place! Such a great atmosphere and amazing food. We try to eat there each time we visit my parents in NC. Mom and I will be there cookin' like crazy on Monday, July 11th for dinner. If you are close by, I would LOVE to have you come by for a visit!! This should be pretty exciting!
Hope everyone is having a wonderful week! Be back on Tuesday!!
Hi all! Just wanted to tell you a little bit about myself. In a nutshell, I am a 31-year-old mother of one little girl,an elementary school teacher, fitness lover and slightly new cook. My interest in healthy living goes way back to my years growing up in an active family. I have always been involved in athletics and made efforts to eat well. With a Bachelor's Degree from Elon University in Exercise/Sport Science, I am able to make educated choices about health and nutrition for myself and for my family. Exercise and healthy eating have gone from something I study, to simply a way of life. To top it off, my new found love for cooking has been a way to apply what I know and to tap into my creative side. This is my passion.
Just to let y'all know, I am not Paula Deen. Although I did get to cook with her in Savannah last June, Paula is not affiliated with this blog. The same goes for Bobby, Rachael, Ina and Giada. I am simply a woman that loves finding inspiration in their fabulous recipes and making them work with my passion for healthy eating. The content of this site is protected under copyright law. Please do not use or reproduce without consent. Oh, and one last thing. The nutritional information provided was calculated using information gathered from www.livestrong.com and the packaging of the products used. They were not figured by a nutrition professional, but they are as close as I can get.
THE LADY'S HOUSE SEASONING
Many of Paula's recipes call for the "House Seasoning". This is how she likes to spice up her dishes:
* 1 cup salt *1/4 cup black pepper *1/4 cup garlic powder
Mix it well and store it in a shaker near your cooktop!