January, 2020

Delicious Kohlrabi Fritters

Posted on June 17, 2019

Today I made some Delicious Kohlrabi Fritters. We will get to that in a few paragraphs. Right now let’s talk about passion.

I have not been here in awhile because I have been busy. Changing jobs,growing Tripping Vittles one little step at a time. I have been searching for years, and it has always been here. What am I searching for I have asked myself?

Where have I been

Love, Peace, Happiness, Excitement, Adventure. All of those things come to mind. Recently I have tried a bunch of different things

Politics. I love politics, but it is not my passion. I am a great follower in this area but not a leader. Leaving the leading to others. Call me for a protest or a march or to man a booth but don’t ask me to organize or run for office. I am well read and can hold my own in discussions, but it is just not my Passion!

CrossFit. Yeah, I want to be healthy, and I have friends who are amazing at this. My body at this age and with all my knee issues is not cut out to be a CrossFit pro.

Those are just two of many things I have done over the last year searching for me. The funny thing is me has been here all along. I have even talked about it. I started working on me years ago with this blog. It began as a hobby but this is my passion.

This is my passion

It is not just Tripping Vittles though it is food in general. It’s talking to people and showing them how to cook and how to use the spices I have to make delicious food. Its sharing tastes from all over the world. It is talking about cooking and growing and feeling what we use to nourish our bodies.

It is about Love, the love we have for one another the love we have for our planet. The love that can only be expressed thru breaking bread with your fellow man.

My passion is about all things food and food related Sharing recipes, eating amazing meals, saving the planet so we can keep eating and growing the magic that is what we eat.

The Recipe Delicious Kohlrabi Fritters

This week I bought some Kohlrabi at the farmers market where I sell Tripping Vittles spices. People who sold it to me are a family of super nice folks GlasgowFamilyFarm In a future post I will talk about how important shopping local and supporting local farmers is. Today lets just talk about Delicious Kohlrabi Fritters.


Delicious Kohlrabi Fritters

An easy Kohlrabi Fritter that is delicious.

  • Author: trippingvittles


For Fritter

  • 2 medium-sized Kohlrabi cleaned and quartered
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/4 Red Onion
  • 2 Tablespoons Tripping Vittles Tuscany Bread Dipping Spice
  • 1/4 cup grated Tillamook Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon Mayonaise
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil

For Sauce

1/4 Cup Mayonaise

!/4 Cup Sour Cream

1 Tablespoon Half and Half

1 tablespoon Tripping Vittles Tuscany Bread Dipping Spice.



In a Small Food Processor, grind up stale bread for bread crumbs.  Remove to a mixing bowl add to the processor the kohlrabi and the red onion grind or grate up depending on the texture you like. Remove and add to bread crumbs. Add all other ingredients except butter and olive oil mix well.  Set to side

Heat butter and olive oil in a Cast Iron Pan once hot add your fritters cooking each side to a golden brown.

For the Sauce mix, all ingredients together at least a half hour before the meal let them sit in the fridge until you are ready to serve the fritters.


Serve on a plate topped with sauce and a little garlic scapes or green onion for color. This recipe makes 2-4 Fritters depending on the size you want your fritter to be.  I made two as a meal but they would make an awesome side dish to a steak in place of potato.

Right now you can only get the spices in Westerville at the Saturday Farmers Market but trust me when I say more is coming. I am, but one person and I try as hard as I can to do a little every few days.

Leia’s Adventures #3 Chinese Food(Dim Sum)

Posted on January 12, 2020

Welcome to Leia’s Adventures #3 Chinese Food(Dim Sum) Edition.

I have to say when I go to an ethnic restaurant where the nation of origin speaks a different language I always check to see how many people are there from the nation the food is from and how many are speaking the native tongue. Today’s adventure is no different we are going to China by way of Fortune Chinese Restaurant

When you are one of the few caucasian faces and English is not being spoken you can always be guaranteed you are in for a treat today was no different.

I am a fan of dim sum. I suppose it is a lot like last week’s adventure to Brazil It is a way to try different flavors without committing to a whole meal. This is Leia’s Adventures #3 Chinese Food(dim sum). The following link will take you to a kid’s book on Dim Sum. The whole idea of bringing Leia into Tripping Vittles is that kids and adults alike love dogs and maybe Leia can help introduce kids to a whole world full of food they have never experienced. As everything with Tripping Vittles, this is a work in progress.

The Food

The Shrimp Dumpling and the Fermented Eggplant were delicious.

Fermented Eggplant

I went with the Radish Rice cake instead of Taro Rice cake I was not disappointed. The Chive Bun was out of this world as was the golden lava bun. Deep-Fried Dumplings looked like chicken wings but were shrimp was a special surprise. Sticky Rice was a killer it had chicken in it and it tickled the taste buds. For dessert the Durian Cake and the Egg Tart were tops.


I have enough leftovers to feed me for a week. I need to find a way to have my followers join me on these little jaunts so I do not have to eat all this food for days.

The Hike

For the hiking part of the adventure, we headed to Indian Run Falls in Dublin Ohio. It is a pretty little park and walk. I would for sure go after a rain because the falls are really pretty. Today Leia is wearing her Gooby Harness

Top of the Falls

As always if you buy from amazon using my links I make a little cash.

Leia’s Adventures #2 Brazillian Food

Posted on January 5, 2020

Today Leia took me to Blendon Woods Metro Park for a hike and Leia’s Adventures #2 Brazilian Food commenced and was a huge success.

Leia’s Adventures #2 Brazilian Food

It was fun about a mile and a half hike around the dog path. It bums me out many of the parks have short dog paths. I guess it is why I like heading off into the woods more but sometimes that is not possible.

Blendon Woods is close to home and it makes for a quick trip to hike. Its a park there is nothing more to tell let’s get on to the real meat and Plantains.


Estilo Brazil is serving up some awesome Brazilian food inside this little market in Columbus square shopping center.

The woman working the register and showing you how it works, It is a buffet with options. She is the owners’ sister and was super nice and willing to talk with me about all the food. She was so very busy that I did not want to take up to much of her time. but two high lights were the grilled pineapple with beef and lamb and the Corn Pudding.

Meat and Pineapple
Grilled Meats and Pineapple

When we have this wonderful place that is so authentic and delicious don’t go waste your money at one of those Brazilian steak houses. for $15.99 you can try all the amazing food right here. They also have authentic sodas from Brazil and fresh-squeezed juice.

Leia’s Adventures #2 Brazilian Food took me to a really awesome restaurant. As good as any High-End Brazillian Steak House I have ever been to and it had a much more authentic human touch.

Leia's Adventures #2 Brazilian Food
Corn Pudding

As with any time I add a link to amazon if you buy something I may get a little money. It is how I fund these adventures so I thank You. Try the soda it was really good. If you want to know more about the meat they serve and even how to cook it at home this is a great cookbook/resource on Churrasco.

If you do decide to try the at-home version of Churrasco don’t forget this cocktail the Caipirinha I shared the recipe in a post several years ago and I also answered a question this weekend about those big fancy steak houses. Give it a read and be sure to make a drink! #leaisadventures #trippingwithleia