Paul Latham

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What Can a Little Curry Do?

My diet and cooking preferences have simplified a lot lately. My current favorite meal? Steamed vegetables over rice with a bit of Cajun seasoning and a boiled egg or two. Done in about fifteen minutes and immensely satisfying. I’ve had Read more…


Buttered Chicken

I traveled to the Big City recently and was introduced to buttered chicken, a spicy, tomato based Indian dish served with naan and rice. The restaurant was a hole in the wall of a strip mall with an unassuming name Read more…


The Flat Bread Solution

Western cooking is full of bread which makes it the instant challenge of any low carb/paleoish diet but there are substitutes and in some case the substitutes are better than the missing breads. Take, for instance, this Pumpkin Paleo Flatbread Read more…


In a Different Kind of Pickle

I haven’t talked much about the garden this year because, well, it’s still a bit painful to consider. Between late freezes, multiple re-plantings and the abundance of grasshoppers, the yield was less than spectacular. I especially missed out on the Read more…


Can’t Beat Free

I am pretty steady on the diet these days but it’s still challenging at times.  I’m always on the hunt for new ideas and new ways to do the diet better but sifting through all the info out there is Read more…


Soup of the Day: Faux Gumbo

Cooking gumbo can be a long and tedious process but it’s well worth it if you have the time and energy. I have had the real deal, deep in the heart of Louisiana, cooked by a grandmother who spent the Read more…


Brewing Mead

I’m working on my first batch of mead. I’ve researched the process for some months, angsting over details and gathering components and worrying over honey but like many things, it turns out to be way easier that many would claim. Read more…


A New Way to Pull the Pork

That title doesn’t sound quite right but I think we’ll go with it. Pulled pork is pretty much the only crock pot recipe I know. You season up a picnic roast or butt, throw it in a crock pot with Read more…


Soup and Simplicity

You really can’t get more basic than soup and, through a unique set of circumstances, I’ve found myself exploring the creative possibilities of a stock pot and a variety of ingredients almost on a daily basis. I’ve also come to Read more…


Hot and Sour Soup

You either love it or hate it. Personally, I love it. I enjoy the heat and the flavors and it’s remarkably easy to make. Basically, the base is chicken or beef stock with vinegar and white pepper and a choice Read more…