Monthly Archive: June 2010

Those nachos are disgusting NOM NOM NOM

What’s needed is a perceptual shift, Kessler said. “We did this with cigarettes,” he said. “It used to be sexy and glamorous but now people look at it and say, ‘That’s not my friend, that’s not something I want.’ We need to make a cognitive shift as a country and change the way we...

Baba Ganoush

With a wealth of eggplants in this week’s CSA (and more coming next Tuesday), I wanted an easy effortless meal. And easy effortless meal that Bertrand won’t touch, that … that … that … HATER OF EGGPLANTS. Enter the veggie platter.

Roasted Onion Dip

The invitation for this past weekend’s BBQ has been sitting in my inbox for a week, striking fear into my calorie-phobic heart. How to enjoy delicious pork BBQ, coleslaw, and baked beans while not going disastrously off plan? The answer is simpler than you’d think: bring a vegetable platter. This roasted onion dip was...

Simple and filling egg salad

After five days of viscous food poisoning, I didn’t care about dieting maintaining a healthy life style, or points, or anything but getting some carbs and protein into my system. Enter a delicious and nutritious egg salad, eaten with delicious and nutritious rye bread.

Spinach Frittata

Every Tuesday, I pick up over a kilo of spinach from my CSA. Today is Sunday, and I have the week before last’s, this past week’s, and OMG MORE SPINACH IS COMING ON TUESDAY. To give you some perspective on the photo below, each tile on the counter is 30cm x 30cm. That’s a...

Parsley garlic butter

Earlier this week, Bertrand and I went to the fish market here in Cotonou. It was an adventure, but we ended up with three beautiful mahi mahis that I later cooked to perfection. But this post isn’t about mahi mahi. It’s about butter. Beautiful, unsalted, absolutely fattening butter.

Shopping for deep sea fish in Cotonou

Last week, I decided that I absolutely needed a hunk of fresh tuna. Never mind that I had no idea how to go about buying tuna. I had to have it. In Cotonou, salt water fish are bought fresh off the boat at the Port of Cotonou. Chaos reigns as fishermen and fish mongers negotiate...