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The Lady and Sons’ Shrimp and Grits, at Home (Naturally Gluten-Free)

shrimp and grits

This Yankee-turned-Deep-South resident doesn’t need any convincing to eat grits in any form — classic cheese, light-and-crispy waffles, salumi-stuffed arancini? I’m there. But shrimp, well, that’s another story. That is, until I met this version of shrimp and grits inspired by a friend’s visit to The Lady and Sons. Swimming in a creamy pool of highly-seasoned sauce studded with a generous amount of spicy, smokey tasso ham, all served over intensely cheesy grits, it’s nothing short of indulgent. Be prepared to fall in love at first bite.

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Roasted Root Vegetables Vinaigrette

roasted root vegetables (beets, carrots, leeks and potatoes) vinaigrette

A few weeks back, I alluded to my love of roasting. I am such a fan of this cooking method that I willingly set my oven to a blazing temperature at least once a week, even in the middle of summer. Maybe that makes me crazy (I prefer passionate, thank-you-very-much), but if you get hopelessly hooked on the caramel-y, slightly sweet flavor of roasted veggies (as I have), you may just find yourself doing the very same thing. Seriously though, any cooking method that makes cauliflower edible taste good must be amazing, right?

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