Source   Okra probably originated in West Africa and came to the Americas with the slaves.  Okra pods should be harvested when they are young and tender. If okra is hard to cut with a sharp knife, it’s too tough for cooking. I’m just learning the part about toughness.  I bought some okra at the […]

Brown rice

Source My husband’s favorite starch is rice.  We eat brown rice.  I like it too and I am avoiding wheat so rice is a good substitute.  Rice can be eaten with breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, whatever.  It’s just a good staple to have around. breakfast: brown rice with raisins, pecans, and milk (think rice pudding) […]

salmon croquettes

Source I grew up eating Salmon croquettes.  What is a croquette you might ask. A croquette is a small breadcrumbed roll or patty made of ground meat, fish, mashed potatoes.  Apparently they are often served with a bechamel or brown sauce but I never do that.  Mine are sans sauce.  🙂  My Mom used to […]