While many of my brethren and sistren are doing January cleanse and clean-up routines, I find myself sinking into a comfort food vibe. It doesn’t seem like smoothie weather to me—I want deep hearty soups, fluffy pancakes and homemade bread. As for the ‘health’ part, I just make sure to eat lots of fruits, vegetables and healthy liquids (no soda) especially lots of water. On Sunday, my son and his girlfriend were over and someone started talking about fried chicken and that was IT! Only problem was that my husband has been preferring gluten-free eating of late, which throws a definite wrench in the works. To my utter surprise the GF fried chicken we made was better than any because of the GF flour, which is super dry. Mixed together with some cornmeal, cayenne and salt—you could not imagine a crispier-on–the -outside, juicier-on-the-inside piece of fried chicken. And, the mashed potatoes, biscuits and collards greens made for a delicious Sunday night supper.