Sage Sausage and Leek stuffed mushrooms

January 29th 2014

shroom4 (2) Awww the 80's what a magical time for appetizers! When I was a kid sausage and boxed stuffing mix, stuffed mushrooms were all the rage. Some of the recipes I was reading were rather funny, cook sausage, add cream cheese, ...Continue Reading

Pork sausage Ramen with collard greens

January 24th 2014

ramen So I have been loving the "Momofuku" cookbook, but not having a brigade of cooks available to perform some of the tasks necessary, not to mention the time it takes to prep, and a two and a half year old, tiny ...Continue Reading

Gluten free, creamy polenta with rotisserie chicken cacciatore

January 22nd 2014

WP_20140122_003 Do you have those days where you fully intend on making a full meal for the family, but then once dinnertime hits you find that your plan was never put into action?  Between school, soccer, and basic “Mom” functions in general ...Continue Reading

Spanikopita Grilled cheese

January 16th 2014

WP_20140116_007 Spanikopita is a delicious spinach and feta savory pastry that is wrapped in crispy, butter laden, phyllo. Several different cultures have their own version of this treat, we are Greek so ours is very Mediterranean. A great thing for lunch or ...Continue Reading

20 minute one-pan Mediterranean shrimp and couscous

January 8th 2014

shrimpcous3 Ahhh January! Mine and many other peoples least favorite month of the whole year! It’s dreary, holiday bills are coming due, and those ten pounds of “holiday merriment” are giving me a nice muffin atop my jeans. Eating better in January ...Continue Reading

Navy Bean and Ham soup

December 27th 2013

2013-12-27 Well the holidays are nearly done, and I hate to be this way but I am awfully glad. So much pressure, Christmas, my anniversary, and birthday in a week timespan. Poor planning and in hindsight the events I had control over ...Continue Reading

“Original Momofuku” style Brussels or why I admire David Chang

December 15th 2013

WP_20131215_010 (2) I think David Chang is an admirable fellow, he is super successful, unapologetic, self-deprecating, and totally unique. Dave never seems to give in to “norms” or play by the “rules” and he was totally rewarded for this. Classically trained, he ...Continue Reading

Vegan Crockpot Fasolakia (Greek Style stewed green beans and potatoes)

December 10th 2013

fasolakia COLD! Ugh, I hate it……I would trade the cliché rain for whatever this bad air quality, bone splitting, frosty snow, gray doldrums this PDX winter has turned into. I miss just being water logged from rain, and when the weather is ...Continue Reading

Pasta with Mizithra, brown butter, and Cinnamon Roasted Butternut Squash

December 5th 2013

brownbutter2 butter3 How do you jazz up squash? Brown butter, cheese, and pasta of course! Roasted butternut squash is a delicious and tasty way to get your veggies but definitely not a full meal ...Continue Reading

Thanksgiving…..off the grid.

November 29th 2013

gate hippies mabelchickkidsdin This year we had the ...Continue Reading