Fresh Cranberry compote with lemon zest and red wine.

October 22nd 2013

WP_20131022_017 What would Thanksgiving be without cranberries? It is a must have for most, but if you are still opting for the canned variety (which I grew up on) you are missing out on a whole level of awesome that their fresh, ...Continue Reading

Autumn apple crisp

October 17th 2013

WP_20131017_012 Well it’s apple time here in the Pacific Northwest! We went out to Sauvie Island on Tuesday to get some obligatory pumpkins, but what caught my eye were the apples! At a mere $1 a pound they called out to me ...Continue Reading

Tofu Tom Yum-my ramen

October 13th 2013

tomyummy I’ve been watching the PBS series David Chang (chef/owner of Momofuku) did in 2012, and he had a really fun and non-pretentious view of instant ramen, yes that dried stuff with the salty silver packet of seasoning that you get 6 ...Continue Reading

Avgolemono chicken soup with quinoa and wild rice

October 10th 2013

avgo2 Fall is soup season, so today I made a take on one of my family's favorite. Avgolemono is a Greek way to thicken sauces or broths with eggs and lemon. When done correctly, the result is velvety texture with a kick ...Continue Reading

Mummy Calzone with bloody Bolognese

October 3rd 2013

mummy5 I love Halloween! I always have, and one of the best parts of it for me is creepy food! I remember going to Halloween parties and drinking dry ice root beer and bobbing for apples. Halloween is the holiday that was ...Continue Reading

Mu Shu Vegetables (Vegan but you would never know it!)

October 3rd 2013

mushu2 Awww, Chinese food! I probably ate more Americanized Chinese as a kid then at home, so for me Chinese take-out or eat in is total comfort food. My mom worked at a restaurant called “China Nite” in my hometown, and even ...Continue Reading

Southern style pasta bake with broccoli and cheesy, curry cream.

October 1st 2013

shells3 Ok, well the outlook is cloudy, with an outstanding chance of rain….for the next six months! So on that note I think this calls for a month of comfort foods. I will be putting my own spin on them and sharing ...Continue Reading

Green Eggs and Ham (Pancetta)

September 26th 2013

greeneggsandham My daughter is in first grade and she is totally reading like a boss. We have broadened our horizon in literature as well (See ya later Dick and Jane, wouldn’t wanna be ya!) and we are having quite a fun time ...Continue Reading

20 minute Wild Mushroom couscous

September 25th 2013

cous2With fall officially in full swing, and mushrooms being at their peak, I figured why not a fast and seasonal recipe? This side dish is quick, easy, and impressive. I found amazing Chanterelles but you can use what mushrooms look best ...Continue Reading

Autumn Rotini

September 19th 2013

rotini I really like pasta salad, although it isn’t really salad is it?  Well either way today’s recipe is a simple plant based pasta that is as tasty as it is festive.  I still had a beet and a bunch of gorgeous ...Continue Reading