By the time we had been in the water 30 minutes I was not feeling the joy and Molly, sensing my lack of confidence, had already ditched me for the relative safety of Jeff’s kayak. This freed me up for some deeper thoughts and, without getting all “woo-woo” on you, what I came to realize was that a paddle down the creek has many of the same elements as our lives do. It’s just the scale that’s different.
Southerners are used to being ribbed for our drawls and y’alls, fried food and how many first names we have. There’s an element of truth there or the stereotypes wouldn’t stick. We’re rightly famous for our fried food (seriously, is there anything that can’t be fried?), “Co-Colas” and Moon Pies. Now, hang onto your seat because that most Southern delicacy, OKRA, is now a SUPERFOOD!
I consider myself a lucky girl to have a professional chef, Tina Martini, aka The Medicine Chef and The Tofu Guru, as a regular contributor on Checkit! with Leigh. I love to cook but I’m a far cry from professional status, so I’ve learned lots from the tips and tricks Tina is sharing with all of us. It’s through Chef Martini that I came to know about Coconut Bliss, and their delicious vegan delight. Read more