Ratatouille – Southern Living Style

Probably a year or so ago I found a cookbook in the bookstore called Southern Living’s Community Cookbook. It has old recipes from all over the South, which means they’re all absolutely delicious. It could be that I’m partial to Southern food though, ha!

This recipe for ratatouille comes from Carolyn Flournoy of Shreveport, Louisiana and is absolutely delicious! The first time I made it with fresh pesto from a local restaurant and the second time I made it with basil paste (I don’t use fresh herbs fast enough so it’s easier for me to buy the paste versions that’ll last longer). Ready for a filling and tasty meal?!

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Oh, She Glows

Oh She Glows by Angela Liddon is the first ever vegan cookbook I’ve¬†bought. Well, the first vegan cookbook that has recipes for anything besides cupcakes and frosting in it. The recipes look and sound amazing and I have been very satisfied with the recipes that I’ve made. Tonight I decided to make chana masala and, as the title states, it is quick and easy. I changed some things in the recipe for my own personal taste preferences because I don’t like really spicy food, so the recipe below is modified from the book.

Here are the ingredients:


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Throwback Thursday

First off, Merry Christmas!

Second, can I say how much I miss the beautiful warm weather I experienced while I was in the Bahamas?! I went on a study abroad trip in May 2013 to learn about different types of tourism. Let me tell you, it was a tough trip (wink, wink) and I loved every single minute of it. The great thing about the hospitality industry is that there is such a large variety of careers within the industry as well as numerous places in the world to work.


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