Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread - I Say Nomato Nightshade Free Food Blog
I don’t know who I’d be without this recipe for banana bread. I say that quite honestly. Growing up, it was a special treat. There were a lot of us young-uns, and there were ALWAYS bananas in the house, somehow. My mother instituted a ‘one banana a day’ rule, I think out of necessity. Either… Read More

Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Slow Cooker Pot Roast - I Say Nomato Nightshade Free Food Blog
So it seems I've settled into a winter food/crockpot rut over the last few weeks. I feel like I'm hibernating like an alligator (apparently they are sleeping now - I did not realize that alligators hibernate). And do you know what? I'm 100% okay with both the sleeping alligators and my delicious delicious crockpot streak. This week's… Read More

Cream of Mushroom Soup

Cream of Mushroom Soup (1)
It’s the end of January, and that means winter is setting in. It’s been cold here in Southern Louisiana. A torrential storm has blasted a path across the southern state, so rainy that even though it’s sunny now, I’m eyeing the swiftly moving bayou behind our house, planning exactly what I’ll grab if it creeps… Read More

Honey Garlic Slow Cooker Ribs

Honey Garlic Slow Cooker RIbs
When we first (FINALLY) narrowed down my husband’s food allergies, we were living on a tiny island in the Caribbean. When I say tiny, I mean tiny. It's only 13 km2 (about 5 mi2). Groceries were shipped in once a week from one of the larger islands by boat, and if there was a storm… Read More

Sweet Potato Gnocchi

These Sweet Potato Gnocchi are light and fluffy, just like Nonna used to make!
Gnocchi is, at its most basic, mashed potatoes and flour dumplings, Italian style. It is a blank canvas, a delicious base that will keep you full for hours, and like all Italian food, tastes much better when made with care and with love. (more…) Read More

Homemade Chicken Stock

Chicken Stock - I Say Nomato Nightshade Free Food Blog
Oh chicken stock, what a journey we have been on. Once a kitchen staple so easily plucked from the grocery store shelves, you are no longer so easily imbibed. Ingredient labels bearing the words ‘starch’, ‘vegetable starch’, or even straight-up ‘potatoes’, you have failed me. (more…) Read More

Creamy Fettuccine Alfredo

Creamy Fettuccine Alfredo - I Say Nomato Nightshade Free Food Blog
Fettuccine Alfredo is one of the most decadent dinners I can imagine. It’s my ‘treat myself at the restaurant’ dish, my ‘rainy day’ dish, my ‘guests are coming oh my goodness what am I going to make’ dish. There’s just something about the creaminess of the sauce and the noodles, and all that cheese that… Read More

Homemade Guacamole

Homemade Guacamole - I Say Nomato Nightshade Free Food Blog
I was probably in my mid-twenties before I really began to appreciate avocados. They had never really crossed my plate before, or if they had, they looked too weird for me to try them. It took finding them hiding in sushi, or turkey sandwiches, discovering the subtle, buttery texture that made everything else taste more… Read More

Slow Cooker Chicken and Vegetable Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken and Vegetable Soup - I Say Nomato Nightshade Free Food Blog
I love soup. Soup is like a hug for your whole body, and even though we’re in the sunny American south for now, it’s been pretty cold this November. Another thing I love? My crockpot. I say ‘my crockpot’, but I’m pretty sure this is crockpot #3 over the past few years, as we move… Read More

Savoury Seafood Pasta

Savoury Seafood Pasta
I’m so excited to share this recipe with you! This recipe for Seafood Pasta is an oldy, but a goody, one that I created after experimentation. Over the years I’ve added things and taken things away, tinkering as I get new ideas for it. It’s the recipe I take out when I want to show… Read More