Creole Pasta Primavera

Posted in: Cooking, dinner, Food, lunch, Recipe, Spice It Up, Vegetarian

Primavera means “spring” in Italian and Spanish. Therefore, this dish is a celebration of spring vegetables. Chef Eliana invented Creole Pasta Primavera as a way to combine the classic Italian dish with her Louisiana roots. Sofrito is a mixture of onion, celery, and garlic that forms the base of many Italian dishes. Other cuisines use [...]

Creole Tomato Shakshuka

Posted in: Food, Recipe, Vegetarian

Hey Young Chefs! At the 31st Creole Tomato Festival, I had a fantastic cooking demo! The crowd was outstanding and interactive. I made Creole Tomato Shakshuka. Shakshuka is a tomato and egg dish that is popular in Israel. It is originally from Tunisia in North Africa. When North African Jews immigrated to Israel, they brought [...]

Melon Gazpacho with Oregano Oil

Posted in: Food, Recipe, Vegetarian

Gazpacho is a cold soup made of raw, blended vegetables and fruits, a classic of Spanish cuisine. Gazpacho is widely eaten in Spain and Portugal, particularly during the hot summers, as it is refreshing and cool. Chef Eliana’s Melon Gazpacho with Oregano Oil is made from juicy watermelon and cantaloupe and topped with a drizzle [...]

Swamp Pop Praline Cream Float

Posted in: drink, Recipe, Vegetarian

There is nothing like an ice cream float in the hot summertime heat! You’ve heard me talk of Swamp Pop in other posts. They have the best flavors, made with Louisiana sugarcane, and they’re from right here in Louisiana! Pour Swamp Pop Praline Cream Soda over Vanilla ice cream and top with whipped cream, sprinkles, [...]

Cup 4 Cup Oatmeal Cookies

Posted in: Baking, Cookies, Cooking, Dessert, Food, Recipe, Vegetarian

This recipe for Cup 4 Cup Oatmeal Cookies is a tasty Vegetarian snack, and it is gluten-free, too. In this recipe, I have used Cup4Cup flour which is a Gluten Free flour. Oatmeal, for the most part, is also Gluten free. Note: There are some concerns that most commercial oats are processed in facilities that [...]

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