Egyptian “Koshari” inspired one-pot chicken

June 9th 2013

koshari1 Way back in 2006, my mother in law took my husband and myself on a trip to Egypt. We went in a travel group with some of her friends and it was an amazing, once in a lifetime trip. We sailed ...Continue Reading

Donburi in a hurry

June 7th 2013

donSo today I just couldn’t get my act together, I wanted to make Oyako dons for like two days. Donburi is a term the Japanese use for rice bowls. The Oyako is a chicken and the egg bowl, translating to to ...Continue Reading

Hollywood Farmer's Market

June 1st 2013

chokes When we moved here to Portland two years ago, I didn't really know what to expect. Sure I had my ideas of what it was like, but living here has opened the door to all types of things I didn't consider ...Continue Reading

If you can't beet em' eat em'.

May 27th 2013

IMG_4833 So it always amazes me how much the quality of ingredients affect how good a dish is. You can spend all day making a dish with great technique and plating, but if your produce is old was it worth your time? ...Continue Reading

The dish that got me on and sent packing on Masterchef's season 4

May 23rd 2013

tumblr_mj99baTjjy1rtpw0zo1_1280 (1) Going on the show I thought the last thing I would need to worry about was being on the “bloopers” reel, I take pride and have confidence in my cooking.  Well oddly enough…my dish will not even be shown.  It ...Continue Reading

French onion tarts with balsamic dressed spring mix

May 21st 2013

tart2 tart 3 tart tart4 So I’ve been totally wanting French onion soup lately, but it’s not soup ...Continue Reading

Versatile Risotto for seasonal cooking

May 20th 2013

rissoSpring veg right now have been crazy! You can get local stuff right now that is amazing, so I I wanted to devote a recipe technique that can be used any season with whatever is local right is Spring here ...Continue Reading

Guam inspired Lumpia, this aint yo momma's egg roll!

May 16th 2013

IMG_4776 Back to “normal” for spring here in Portland….rainy! Doesn’t really bother me all that much to be honest…and back to cooking for rainy weather, it’s a different process completely. This recipe was inspired by the most amazing dish at PDX 671, ...Continue Reading

Greek Style rock fish

May 14th 2013

fish2 "Plaki" is a dish that is usually eaten around Easter, it is a great family style dish that is full of health benefits. As a kid I remember eating many different varieties of this dish and always loved it. I served ...Continue Reading

Rainbow chard and barley soup with pork confit

May 6th 2013

chard2 I decided I would use my chard to make a soup with the rest of my pork I had, and some barley from the pantry. I have made several soup recipes, so if you browse those you can see what we ...Continue Reading