Fall sweet potato & sage soup

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New soup recipe! She’s healthy and practically vegan!

Ticol and I have been such little gordos lately.

Burgers, pork milanesas, asados, empanadas, it’s just been so easy when you’re wearing tights and oversized sweaters.

Sunday night we were adamant about a ‘light dinner’ as our bodies couldn’t handle anything heavy, especially more meat.

I wound up making this soup with leftover chicken stock and a quick run to the verdulería (vegetable stand).

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butternut squash, coconut & cayenne soup

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This soup is everything!

Like a bowl of Fall with the most velvety texture.

The addition of coconut milk and cayenne chilis raise the bar on this classic soup and momentarily transplants me to the beach.

She’s simple and uber healthy. She’s actually vegan! That was not my intention.

And by all means, feel free to richen her up with butter, cream, or a bit of salty pork!

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NOLA breakfast sammie & cheesy grits

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I was in charge of the kitchen on my last trip back home to New Orleans.

This was the first for me as that’s generally Dad’s territory.

I did the shopping, prep, cooking, cleaning, todo.

Every time I went to the grocery I came back with crab meat, crawfish tales, shrimp, catfish, I just couldn’t get enough of the selection and low prices!

One day sister asked if I would make breakfast. She’s older. Intimidating at times. She just published a book. How could I say no?!!

I went all out.

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Gulf Shrimp Mexican Fiesta

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Going through all these New York photos is really making me crave all those sweet Gulf shrimp that I was shoveling in my mouth day after day while back home in NOLA.

That and my recent discovery of The Middle Finger Project which is currently rocking my world and making me feel un-fucking stoppable. (Sorry, family, but it was bound to happen!)

The connection?

I want shrimp everyday, even in Buenos Aires!

And for that to happen, I need to be a baller. Because shrimp are damn expensive here in Argentina. Why? I don’t know! BA is on the Coast, just like New Orleans. People assume that it’s South America so everything should automatically be inexpensive, right? Wrong.

Shit’s expensive.

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salmon tacos & charred corn

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These tacos are bound to make a big impression!

They’re sophisticated, light and down right sexy.

Best of all, they take like 10 minutes to prepare!

And it all happened via leftovers from weekend service at NOLA. Love it when these unexpected dishes happen!

If you’re being super health conscience or staying away from gluten/dairy, ditch the flour tortilla for a corn tortilla or a big kale/lettuce leaf and substitute the cream cheese for avocado or your favorite salsa.

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