Ordinary Time Ain’t so Ordinary

January 12, 2016

On the show today… Why Ordinary Time might be a misnomer, Dr. Brant Pitre clues us in on what to expect in Ordinary Time, and Pope Francis and Eric Neubauer remind us of the importance of our Baptisms and why we might want to know the dates and celebrate it each year… kinda like a birthday. Also on the show, I talk about the movie Julie & Julia and dig into the first have of Chef Alon Shaya’s top 15 “must-try” restaurants in New Orleans. All this and more on The Catholic Foodie Show… where food meets faith!

Full show notes available at CatholicFoodie.com.

Confession and the Year of Mercy

January 11, 2016

On the show today: a new special bakery doing good work in Bethlehem, Ordinary Time, confession and the Year of Mercy. I also share with you my secret weapon that makes every Monday a happy Monday for me. All this and more on The Catholic Foodie Show... where food meets faith.

Full show notes available at CatholicFoodie.com.


Christmas, Carnival & King Cake

January 9, 2016

On the show today...

  1. It's still Christmas! The Christmas Season… post by Danielle Bean and video by Fr. Josh Johnson
  2. King Cake Making Redoux… with King Cake fun facts, and a cooking lesson from Chef Emeril Lagasse
Full show notes available at CatholicFoodie.com.

King Cakes, Mardi Gras and the Epiphany

January 7, 2016

On the show today... King Cakes, Mardi Gras and the Epiphany... including the history of the King Cake, King Cake traditions, the Epiphany and how God meets us in the ordinariness of daily life AND does something extraordinary in us... AND my recipe to make a King Cake right in your very own kitchen. All this and more on The Catholic Foodie Show! Listen now! 

Full show notes are available at CatholicFoodie.com!

Resolve to Give Up… But You Gotta Try Shaya!

January 5, 2016

More resolutions, why I’m resolving to “give up” this year, and talk about Alon Shaya and his award-winning Israeli restaurant on Magazine Street: Shaya. All this and more on The Catholic Foodie Show today! Full show notes at CatholicFoodie.com. Listen below!


Happy New Year 2016!

January 4, 2016

Happy New Year! 

I put together an exciting show for you today. It’s a new year and we talked New Year Resolutions and the feast of the Epiphany… AND, for all you perhaps newly health-conscious folks, I even shared a healthy recipe with you today: my Lebanese Lentil and Spinach Soup
But first… I tackled the elephant in the room. You see it, right? You know the one I'm talking about, right? The big Epiphany elephant? No? Well, let me explain... 
The Church in the United States celebrated the feast of the Epiphany yesterday, January 3rd. But traditionally the feast is celebrated on January 6. You know, the 12 Days of Christmas and all. [This might be the topic of tomorrow’s show, by the way. I’m thinking of calling it Moveable Feasts.] But for now, I’ll just point out the fact that the Church allows national bishop conferences to move certain feast days from their traditional dates to the closest Sunday so that more of the faithful can participate in the celebrations. Personally, I’m not a big fan of this. Truth be told, I’m really more of a liturgical purist… and a historical purist. I like keeping the how and the why of things intact. 

But you can hear more about that by listening to the show. ;-)


Advent Expectations and the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

December 14, 2015

Today's show features meditations on the meaning of Advent and how your family can enter more deeply into this holy season. I also share with you some stories about Our Lady of Guadalupe... including a recipe to celebrate the feast day. Full show notes are available at CatholicFoodie.com.


Colleen Mitchell and St. Bryce Missions on The Catholic Foodie Show

November 2, 2015

I'm joined by my friend Colleen Mitchell of St. Bryce Missions today. We talk about the missionary work that Colleen does together with her husband Greg and their five sons. And we'll be talking about this missionary work within the context of the call to hospitality. God might not be calling me and you to live a missionary's life with our families in Costa Rica or Tanzania, but God does call us to welcome him present in those we meet in our daily lives. Whether it's our spouse, our children or their friends, co-workers, or the guy or gal standing next to us in the grocery line, God is present and calls us to encounter Him with open hearts and open hands. Full show notes available at CatholicFoodie.com.


The Kiss of Jesus: Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle on The Catholic Foodie Show

October 30, 2015

I have wanted to have Donna-Marie join me here on The Catholic Foodie Show for quite a while, and the recent release of her new book provided the perfect opportunity. The Kiss of Jesus is the name of the book, published by Ignatius Press. In The Kiss of Jesus, Donna-Marie tell her story, the good and the bad. She doesn’t shy away from the dark corners. She tells her story because she knows that so many of us are suffering. We are hurting and we are trying to make sense of it all. We are trying to find God in the midst of it. Donna-Marie understand the power of stories, and she shares hers knowing that doing so might just give hope to you and to me. Listen now to our conversation. Full show notes are available at CatholicFoodie.com.


Chris Faddis with Bene Plates on The Catholic Foodie Show

October 23, 2015

Chris Faddis of Bene Plates (beneplates.com) joins me today on The Catholic Foodie Show to talk about how Bene Plates "provides high quality, great tasting, nourishing meals for [their] chronically ill clients to help sustain them during their disease." Bene Plates prepares "craveable," clean (non-toxic), micronutrient rich meals weekly and delivers directly to their customers' homes. Chis shares the story behind this endeavor and the importance of nutritious and delicious meals for the both the chronically ill and the walking well. Full show notes and links can be found at CatholicFoodie.com.