Eat Your “Ugly” Fruits and Vegetables

I have exciting news to share. Recently, Huffington Post accepted me as a contributor. My first piece “10 Ways to Make “Ugly” Fruits and Vegetables Beautiful” is live. I hope that you are as excited as I am. Here’s an excerpt for your reading pleasure and of course you can read the whole article on Huffington…

How to Avoid Food Poisoning While Traveling

While this is not a recipe post, avoiding food poisoning is so important at any time. Including when you travel. Not only are you in a new place, but dealing with the side affects of food poisoning is nasty. It can ruin a vacation or any experience. I’ve had food poisoning so bad from a…

10 Authentic Brazilian Recipes for the 2016 Olympics

With the 2016 Olympics opening in Brazil on August 6th, I thought it would be fun to cook a Brazilian dinner for opening night. After peeking through my recipes, I realized I have never cooked any Brazilian food. I’ve eaten it in restaurants, but never cooked it at home. I find that a little sad, since…

Chocolate Pancakes Recipe Cooked Cutthroat Kitchen Style

This recipe and blog originally posted on Bags & Biscuits. Hopefully you enjoy the combination of travel story and yummy recipe. One of the running jokes on this trip is that I’m learning to cook “Cutthroat Kitchen style.” If you haven’t seen Alton Brown’s Cutthroat Kitchen, I highly recommend you do. It’s an amazingly funny…

A Heads Up: Reposts from Bags & Biscuits Coming

In the course of the year traveling, I’ve contributed quite a few food blogs to my travel site, Bags & Biscuits. Over the course of the next few months, I am going to rework those posts into Simply Sophisticated so that all of my foodie friends don’t miss out on the fantastic food experiences I…