Dairy Free

Peach Base for Many a Dish!

Driving through the North Carolina mountains last weekend we stopped by a road-side produce stand and found these lovely peaches.  South Carolina peaches!  I mean, they are beyond lovely because they are fully in-season and begging to be made into whatever your heart desires or eaten raw over the sink because they’re SO juicy! Peaches ripen really well when they …

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Chicken Bone Broth...Plain & Simple!

  Everything old is new again and chicken bone broth or bone broths in general are no exception…hallelujah!  Take my word, you will begin to hear more and more about the health benefits of bone broth these days and about little restaurants/brotheries serving it up in all its glory down the way from the juice bar! I mean, just the other …

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Chef Shane's Top 10 Reasons to Eat "Healthy" Fats!

There are way more than 10 reasons to eat a steady diet of healthy fats but I thought the ones listed below would give you something to really hang your hat on and inspire you to eat more of the good stuff!  I’m such a visual learner and I wish I could find pictures that would drive each one of …

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Collard Greens De-bittered!

It’s fall and that means collard greens have finally come back into their own after a long hot season of bitterness.  If you’re living in the south and buying local you really don’t get fired up about any hearty green until that first cold snap.  You’ve probably heard this, but the cold snap helps to bring out the sugars in …

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Stewed Apples a.k.a. Crustless Apple Pie

You first must begin with fabulous apples and I got mine from my favorite, local apple farmer, Carol Clarke from Rainbow Hill in McMinville, TN.  She is a precious gal and knows her stuff!  I particularly like the fact that one of the many varieties they grow is the “Rhode Island Greening” which is indigenous to American soil…and it’s delicious! …

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