About the Author
The "South Jersey Foodie" is Nicole Pellegrini, sometimes known as sockii. She enjoys life as a writer, artist, webmaster, crafter and avid food-lover living in some of the last vestiges of active farmland in Gloucester County, New Jersey. She shares her home with her partner David, a podiatrist in Woodbury NJ and their six cats: Peanut, Norman, Sammo, Mischief, George and Benny.
I believe in enjoying life - and that includes enjoying as many different kinds and styles of food as possible. I am an omnivore with a personal passion for small, sustainable, ethical farming and natural foods. I have little patience for the "Food Police" or those who advocate that one dietary plan is the only "right" one for everyone. Find your personal balance and conscience; make food a joy in your life - that's my motto.
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What’s for dinner tonight? What’s become one of my favorite meals to make sous vide: steak! Filet mignon, to be precise. I have found nothing is more perfect to make using sous vide at home than beautiful, lean filet steaks which otherwise can be easy to overcook or end up nearly raw inside even with a good outside sear.
Well, it’s been a while since I’ve checked in, mostly as July was a horribly busy month with some serious ups and downs. One of the downs was me being out of commission with a bad summer bug for several weeks. I couldn’t even taste anything at all for most of a week – what a horrible waste in the middle of the New Jersey fruit and vegetable season!
An easy but satisfying pasta dish make perfect with summer’s eggplant.
Late summer is the best time of year to enjoy eggplant, a versatile vegetable which lends itself to many different preparations. Eggplant can be deep-fried, oven-baked, used in stir fries and grilled.