August 6, 2019

Hi Friends!

I've been blessed with an opportunity to teach Dallas Arboretum visitors how to cook seasonal, nutritious food at A Tasteful Place every Monday at 11am. A Tasteful Place is a new building located within the Arboretum, overlooking White Rock Lake, the Dallas...

November 17, 2017

Sometimes living a zero-waste lifestyle can cause us to feel a little guilty about wasting anything...especially when we look in the fridge and see the produce we've grown or bought with the best intentions of becoming a delicious meal, but sadly, life got in the way a...

September 27, 2017

Each year I decide to try planting and cooking with an item I actually don't enjoy eating. This year's crop is eggplant, specifically the Black Beauty variety. Oh, how lovely the color is! It's a VINO's (vegetarian in name only) dream.

They start out so cute, don't they...

June 26, 2017

It's tomato season, and the San Marzanos, pink cherry tomatoes, green Big Boys, and Black Krims are coming in faster than we can eat them. That's a great problem to have! Our answer to a bountiful harvest is to can the produce, and our organic technique lasts a full ye...

June 15, 2017

Organic San Marzano tomatoes are officially here at Ike & Eli's, which means summer is in full force in Texas! Now that we have a plethora of tomatoes in different varieties, it's time to get creative. Here's the simple dish I made for dinner last night:

This dish has v...

March 16, 2017

A few years ago, while on a work trip in San Francisco, I visited a really cool restaurant that used to be a place bootleggers would frequent to drink, gamble, and enjoy themselves back in the day. The food and atmosphere were great...but there was one thing this hip j...

February 15, 2017

Yesterday was Valentine's Day, and I felt inspired to make Mr. Man something new and scrumptious for a lovely evening. Behold, the Romance Lasagna!


- Mike's red sauce or any marinara you enjoy (recipe follows)

- 2 packages frozen spinach, thawed

- 1 large whit...

January 17, 2017

Is there a more delicious food on the planet than French fries? Seriously...perfect for snacking, salty but delicate, and a great accompaniment to most meals (even filet mignon...although we just call them pommes frites when they garnish a fine dining experience).


September 13, 2016

All red-blooded Texans love potatoes with their meals. After all, we are known for our "meat and potatoes" ways down here! I'm certainly no exception. If you look in our fridge, chances are you'll see a green container filled with leftover mashed potatoes from one of o...

September 10, 2016

There aren't a lot of things more satisfying than growing your own nutritious produce, mindfully preparing it, and serving it to your family. Zero-waste cooking hacks, such as freezing or drying herbs and greens and canning tomatoes, make your life in the kitchen a lot...

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