One day a few months ago I decided that I wanted vegan nachos, and pretty much threw together a recipe as I went along. I had made vegan nachos before, but these were different. I wasn’t sure how well that would turn out, but they tasted so amazing! I decided to do a recipe video for them, and although the photo & video do not do these nachos justice, let me tell you – they are delicious and extremely filling![Read more…]
I moved to the Rio Grande Valley of South in Texas in late 2016 because there was just something magical about it and I knew I wanted to film a movie there. I had a dramatic thriller in mind, with a strong female lead and tight-knit plot full of unexpected twists and turns…
Well, I did end up filming a movie in the RGV, but it was nothing like what I originally planned. From 2017-2019, I worked tirelessly on my movie, which ended up being a documentary project on the history of the region. The seed was first planted when a friend who grew up there clued me into the little-known Jewish history of the Valley. He suggested I look into it for myself and the deeper I looked, the more I found.
Thus began a long but rewarding journey that ended with a feature length documentary I directed called Remember My Soul. The film investigates how the Sephardic Jewish diaspora in 1492 set forth the practice of crypto-Judaism in colonial Mexico, and how these invisible Jewish families settled the Rio Grande Valley and contributed to traditions of borderlands culture. In this post, I share how the project came together, what it was like filming in the Valley, and the many photos I took during filming that reveal the marvelous landscapes there.[Read more…]
“Wings” made from cauliflower are pretty popular around Super Bowl time to replace the non-version wings that are served up at all the parties. I’m a couple of months late for the Super Bowl, so maybe these can be Easter wings??? In my opinion, cauliflower wings are perfect any time of the year, including these buffalo cauliflower bites. They have just the right amount of tang and spiciness. They are also very filling, which causes a quandary because they are so delicious it is hard to stop eating them! Check out my brand new recipe video below for these tasty little bites 💃
Since everyone is social distancing and staying home to avoid contracting and spreading COVID-19, now is a great time to get creative in the kitchen and spend more time cooking, baking, and eating yummy homemade food.
Personally, I’ve been craving desserts, which is kind of unusual for me, but with so much time on my hands I’ve been surrendering to my sweet tooth by making cookies, apple pie, and this brownie recipe I discovered! It’s incredibly easy and makes delicious, moist brownies. Of course, I couldn’t stop there. I love a good chocolate and peanut butter combo, so I decided to try my hand at making peanut butter frosting for the first time ever. The result? Well, see the video below – it stars the brownies, my rescue dog Stella, and the musical talents of my boyfriend!
Seeds are life. Without seeds, we would not have fruits, vegetables, or grains to eat. We would lack the nutrients we need to survive. Our ancestors depended upon seeds, and we still depend upon them today. A 2014 documentary called Open Sesame explores the story of seeds and our connection to them. I watched the film and decided to share my favorite takeaways from it, and how you can make a difference in sustaining the seeds that sustain us!