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"Afraid" crispy roasted okra

Crispy roasted okra is one of my new favorite veggies. Its a no-fuss, delicious side that is ready in less than 30 minutes. Down here in Texas we're lucky to still be able to get fresh okra locally. If you're fortunate enough as well this is a great side you can add that will free you up to focus on other dishes. Many people fear okra because of the slime. Don't fear the slime, as a matter of fact, follow the great Nelson Mandela's words and don't fear anything - "I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear." I recently discovered the musician Mimi. She is an incredibly inspiring and brave artist. Check out her song "Afraid" as an example of her talent and testimony.

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"Jazz, We've Got" Pan Fried Jerk Chicken Thighs

With enough sophistication for family Sunday dinners, yet simple and easy enough for a quick weeknight dish, these pan-fried chicken thighs with jerk spice are the perfect main dish chicken entree. These tender juicy thighs are deboned and pan-fried in a cast-iron skillet creating a flavorful and super crispy dish. Keeping the skin on makes …

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"which way is up" Roasted purple cauliflower steak tapas w/ Mediterranean Salsa

A simple, but great cauliflower steak recipe in living color in the form of this purple cauliflower! Great for tapas night or as a hearty side. Thick cut cauliflower slices are seasoned and roasted then topped with a hearty and chunky salsa. I typically roast whole cauliflower heads, but was going more for an appetizer/tapas …

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Best Damn oven-roasted broccoli recipe

This oven-roasted broccoli recipe produces the simplest but best-tasting broccoli you’ll ever have.  An entire head of broccoli is roasted in under 30 minutes for intensely flavored and crunchy eats. The taste and presentation is special occasion worthy, but the execution makes this any day, everyday thing Roasted Broccoli Ingredients You’ll only need a head of …

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