This Good Friday Help Christians Stay in the Holy Land

Help Keep Christians in the Holy Land

On Good Friday the Church Gives Us an Opportunity to Help Christians Stay in the Holy Land You may know that I recently led the first-ever “Food Meets Faith” pilgrimage to the Holy Land, and that I will be leading another pilgrimage in February 2015, so –for me – this is personal. I now have […]

Lent: Soup and Stories with The Practicing Catholics

Soup and Stories with The Practicing Catholic

Lisa Schmidt of ThePracticingCatholic.com Joins Us on the Show! I know this happened a couple of weeks ago, but we are still in Lent, and there is a lot of value in the conversation I am sharing with you today. A couple of weeks ago, Lisa Schmidt of ThePracticingCatholic.com joined us on the Around the […]

A Taste of Covington: The Vintner’s Dinner at LOLA Restaurant

LOLA in Covington Vintners Dinner

A Taste of Covington – 4 Day Food & Wine Event April 10 – April 13, 2014 is Covington’s third annual food & wine experience. 3rd ANNUAL “A TASTE OF COVINGTON” TEAMING UP WITH THE ST.TAMMANY ART ASSOCIATION’S ANNUAL SPRING FOR ART! Sponsors include: the Southern Hotel, Glazer’s Domaines & Estates, Acquistapace’s Covington Supermarket, Champagne Beverage, […]

Pasta Milanese by Chef John Besh

Chef John Besh - Pasta Milanese Recipe

Pasta Milanese for a Friday Meatless Meal in Lent There is only one week left in Lent, which makes tomorrow is our last Friday of abstinence from meat. Next Friday is Good Friday, which is a day of fasting and abstinence. A couple of weeks ago, we celebrated one of my favorite feasts: the Solemnity […]

13 year old Kid Chef Eliana Nominated for Best Up and Coming Chef in Louisiana by ACFNO

Kid Chef Eliana ACFNO

Kid Chef Eliana (Eliana de Las Casas), the award-winning 13 year old chef, radio show host, and author, has been nominated for Best Up and Coming Chef in Louisiana by the American Culinary Federation, New Orleans chapter. ACFNO will honor top Louisiana chefs at the annual Best Chefs of Louisiana event at Generations Hall on […]

Sautéed Dandelion Greens with Caramelized Onions

The Catholic Foodie and Fr Mike Cooking Dandelion Greens with Onions

Dandelion: A Healthy Green of Spring On my recent Food Meets Faith pilgrimage to the Holy Land, I had the pleasure of spending a day in Jericho, which is believed to be the oldest continually inhabited city in the world. It was a Sunday, and after touring around the old section of Jericho, we stopped […]

The Best Chefs of Louisiana: A Culinary Experience

Chicken Etouffee

“Best Chefs” Fête to Benefit Children’s Hospital & Culinary Scholarships Children’s Hospital and the American Culinary Federation – New Orleans will honor 30+ top Louisiana chefs at the annual Best Chefs of Louisiana event at Generations Hall on Tuesday, April 8, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. The event includes the honoring of this year’s chefs, a silent […]

Pescado al Horno for #NoMeat Fridays in #Lent

Pescado al Horno for CRS Rice Bowl

Pescado al Horno: Traditional Dish of the Philippines This week’s meatless #recipe recommendation from CRS Rice Bowl hits close to home for me. Not only is my friend and fellow Catholic foodie Fr. Leo Patalinghug cooking this very recipe in the video below (he is also a filipino!), but this recipe involves fish! I have […]

Hatch Green Chile Rellenos Recipe

Hatch Green Chile Rellenos

Chile Rellenos: Quick and Easy Comfort Food for the Whole Family Comfort food. There’s something amazingly wonderful about comfort food… even when you are abstaining from meat on a Friday in Lent. Life is busy. Really busy, in case you haven’t noticed. And sometimes you need a little comfort food when you sit down at […]

Frijoles Volteados Recipe from Guatemala, and CRS Rice Bowl

Frijoles Volteados from Guatemala CRS Rice Bowl

“I Hate Beans!” Seriously. That was my slogan when I was a kid. I remember those evenings when family dinners ended with me sitting at the table alone with a small serving on beans on my plate. I can still hear my mom saying, “You’re not getting up until you eat your beans.” And, yes, […]