It seems that everyone wears a label these days when in comes to food. I consider myself to be a flexitarian, that is one who is plant-based, with occasional meat products. I also try to avoid eating processed foods. One thing I am not, is a Neophobian (extremely picky eater). I have been known to eat tarantulas, ants, crickets, guinea pigs, reindeer, camel and a few other things not worth mentioning. Continue Reading →
Late every summer, huge displays pop up in grocery stores all across the U.S as a monument to the praiseworthy pepper that’s harvested in Hatch, New Mexico known as the Hatch Chile.
I am a relatively new “Hatch Head” thanks to Melissa’s Produce, who introduced them to me several years ago. Since then, I have become hooked on their meaty, peppery & smoky flavor. Continue Reading →
My favorite part of living in Los Angeles is being able to go to the Hollywood Bowl. Live music under the stars with great food and friends is something I look forward to all year. I cook for days preparing for a four-hour picnic extravaganza.
When we purchased tickets to Star Trek night at the Bowl, I assumed it would be full of wildly dressed Starfleet officers and aliens. I have never considered myself a Trekkie, but I take great joy in creating a themed party.
Turns out we were on our own, in our silliness. We were applauded, photographed and caused heads to turn and eyes to roll all evening. I haven’t had this much attention since I was in my 20’s. Thank you Gene Roddenberry, JJ Abrams & Hollywood Bowl.
Here is how our portable picnic of galactic glam all came together. Continue Reading →
I am forever fascinated with food from other cultures. International cuisine reveals so much depth and many unique flavor combinations that delight my culinary curiosity. Continue Reading →
While I was vacationing in Cartagena, Colombia I had a unique dish that has haunted my taste buds ever since. I scoured the Internet in hopes of finding Chef Jorge Escandon’s creation he calls “Tostones de La Madre Teresa” served at La Cevicheria.
I don’t have a proper translation or understanding of why the dish was named that, but I would like to think that perhaps its heavenly goodness inspires thoughts of Mother Teresa.
Whatever the hidden message in the name of this unique dish, I am so excited because I’ve recently discovered one of the key ingredients is available in the U.S. so wanted to share it with you!
I first tasted these sweet and tangy bite-sized fruits when I purchased them along the roadsides in Colombia. I had no idea what they were, but once I unwrapped one of these golden globes of goodness, I knew I had to figure out how to smuggle them back to the states. Thank heavens they are now legally available here. Continue Reading →
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She Paused 4 Thought
Welcome to She Paused 4 Thought, a place to explore recipes, travel the world and laugh along the way. Since graduating from New School of Cooking, I love experimenting with food locally and globally. Enjoy!