FULL heart, full stomach

“ARE you full?” Todd Carvell, owner and partner of FULL, inquires immediately after my meal. On July 15, the Historic District welcomed a new lunch and late night joint that sits snugly behind Sweet Melissa’s on Whitaker Street. With a gas gauge icon representing the basic concept of coming in empty and leaving full, FULL…

a taste of (thai) land & sea

ON A scorching Saturday, my husband and I decided to pop into the Savannah Seafood Shack, nestled tightly among the hustle and bustle of Savannah’s liveliest roadway. Upon arrival, we saw onlookers peering into the windows at expert craftsmen fashioning rolls of frozen cream. A bubbly woman was ushering them inside, “Come in! Have you…

No Syrup Needed | Mirabelle Cafe

For well over a century, community members and visitors, by the hundreds of thousands, have flocked to the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, basking in its opulent history. Serving as a historic landmark, the towering Cathedral casts a long shadow over the city of Savannah, and at its base, sits the Mirabelle Cafe (click). The darling…

cast iron skillet buttermilk corn bread

It’s almost the 4th of July and just about everyone is looking for simple and fantastic sides to bring to their friend’s barbeque. This moist cast-iron buttermilk corn bread is what you have been looking for. If you’re searching for incredibly easy and tender BBQ ribs to go with this side, click here for my…

vegan {egg-less & dairy free} almond pancakes & fresh berry coulis

These Vegan {egg-less & dairy free} Almond Pancakes topped with Fresh Berry Coulis are not only healthy, but deliciously hearty. These yummy hotcakes are made without eggs and coconut milk takes the place of dairy milk. They are also made with almond flour, instead of all-purpose, giving a nutty flavor and the health benefits of…

{vegan} skinny corn chowder

So what’s up with this colorful veg-loaded {vegan} skinny corn chowder? Does it taste as good as it looks? Hell yes, because I made it. This gorgeous {healthy} summer soup is packed with veggies that only enhance the flavor. A bowl of this skinny corn chowder will fill you up without the extra calories from…

boozy grapefruit & citrus sangria

Sangria. You can’t go wrong. It’s hot out and you want a sexy drink to match your bikini. Everyone wants a drink that is low maintenance, boozy and dazzling, especially when sharing it with friends. Sangria. So here’s the deal. It’s an easy and fantastic drink that is slightly tangy from the citrus and grapefruit,…

eattiamo review {live and love italian food}

Italian food is created and shared with passion and love. I should know, Grandma was straight off the boat from Sicily. Her greatest joy and goal in life was to see her family eat. Her hands told the tale. Imagine her worn, crooked {beautiful} hands kneading pizza dough and crushing garlic in a wooden mortar….

{vegan} red quinoa veggie spring rolls in brown rice wrappers

Vegan. This has been my identity for 3.5 weeks now. Here’s the thing, I like fried chicken, mac & cheese and meatballs. But the husband and I have been participating in the 6-week Eat to Live challenge. This diet involves NO oil, NO sugar, NO salt, NO meat and NO animal by-products. The goal is…

{super healthy} spicy chickpea veggie-balls & ginger-sriracha sauce

the story For just about 3 weeks, the husband and I have been doing Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s Eat to Live (click) 6-week plan. Dr. Fuhrman’s book reviews nutrient-dense foods and explains how (and why) we can (and should) break ourselves from food addiction, while losing weight. As avid gluttons and foodies, the husband and I…

savannah buttermilk biscuits & blood orange-citrus curd

Biscuits. Easy? Quick? Tender? Yes, yes and yes. Who would have thought? Not me. I’m just a New Yorker living in Savannah. I know what an incredibly buttery and tender biscuit should taste like, just have never attempted to make one myself. Until now! This recipe takes about 10 minutes to whip up, making it…

buttermilk dutch baby & berries

Dutch baby. A little blonde infant wearing tiny wooden clogs. Apparently not. Who knew that this German pancake would have such an unassuming and precious name? This trending breakfast staple has been blowing up my instagram feed. After reading all about it in the April issue of Bon Appetit, I had to jump on the…