Puree Organic Baby Cafe & Goods

White bean dip with fresh herb pita chips

Over the past few month’s I have been eyeing a small cottage next to Mustard Seed on Chuck Dawley as it transformed from a mundane small restaurant to a bright, colorful and inviting building.  Once the bright green and white round sign reading “Puree –  Organic Baby Cafe & Goods” sprouted, I was fully committed […]

Black Bean Co. Energy Food Restaurant

Lotus Root Salad from Black Bean Co.

Last week as I was driving down Folly Road on James Island to give a nutrition talk, I passed an attractive green and black sign that read “Black Bean Co“.  The minute I saw “Energy Food Restaurant” I knew I had to stop in for lunch on my way back home.  Here in Charleston there […]

Pattaya Restaurant in Mount Pleasant

Pattaya Prawn Salad

My husband and I recently had a hunkering for Thai food.  We’re both from “Up North” and had a variety of fabulous Thai restaurants to choose from.  Here in Charleston we feel a bit more limited in our choices for ethnic fare, so we approached Pattaya with a bit of hesitation. First trip was with […]

yesUmay Cookies


“You had me at hello.” That famous line between Renee Zellweger and Tom Cruise in the movie Jerry Maguire rings true for me in many ways.  For one, it reminds me of my husband… except in our situation he “had me at the cookie.” You see, we met at the hospital where he was a […]

Et Cetera Gourmet on Daniel Island

Trio Salad from Et Cetera

One of my favorite go-to spots when I have a lot of work on my plate (and getting work done at home isn’t cutting it) is to go to Et Cetera Gourmet on Daniel Island.  This family-owned shop is chock-full of great imported and local foods like fresh bread, cheeses, olives, figs, pistachios, bottled marinara and […]