With words that evolve into stories, I help people feel less alone. My work demonstrates that despite life’s beautiful suffering, all of us have the opportunity to remake ourselves. Irreverent insights, rebellious humor, and integrity infuse my writing, as I seek to answer the question: What do we mean by the good life?

Romanesco Broccoli

My favorite thing to do with Romanesco Broccoli is to give it a very Italian treatment by slow cooking it with anchovies and garlic. The taste explosion is a party … Continue reading Romanesco Broccoli

Shrimp and Grits

Shrimp and grits as a thing, a meal that’s worthy of attention, first crossed my radar in 2010 on a trip to Charleston, South Carolina.  Grits weren’t something I much … Continue reading Shrimp and Grits

Roasted Poblano Quesadillas

The gentle heat of roasted poblano peppers is delicious when slapped into a folded tortilla layered with pickled red onions, Beecher’s Flagship cheese, and baby greens. On a visit to … Continue reading Roasted Poblano Quesadillas