Roasted cauliflower with tahini sauce

February 29th 2016

cauliflower Food cart pods all over the city are getting the boot to allow for more high rise apartments. The beloved food cart scene in Portland could go extinct. One by one iconic carts are getting pushed out in the name of commerce. ...Continue Reading

More Thai inspired noodles...Be like Lillard, and I think i'm ready to move to Uruguay.

February 22nd 2016

padsee Yep, last week sucked royally...haha! With trying times often comes a period of growth, I guess like "April showers brings May flowers" well add about four more months to the "showers" part if you live where I live. Cancer, racism, sexism, judgmental ...Continue Reading

Updated Wedge Salad

February 2nd 2016

006 Occasionally, I will lend my opinion to those looking for cooking help via the internet but more often than not I am confronted by trolls, sometimes even the person seeking the advice! I know...I know kinda goes with the territory. Continue Reading

Coconut Chicken biryani

January 14th 2016

2016-01-14 Biryani is one of my favorite rice dishes ever, it can however, be quite labor intensive . It was only within the last 5 years or so that I was made aware of its delicious and elegant existence. Mine is based ...Continue Reading

Turkey thigh pot pies and why David Bowie is the Mozart of our time.

January 11th 2016

ziggy Jarom gave me the news last night about Ziggy Stardust/goblin king/style icon, disbelief,shock, as impossible to me as a pink unicorn walking over Cathedral bridge, he always seemed not human, immortal.From what I have read, he made the last album fully ...Continue Reading

Crock pot carne guisada (Mexican chuck Roast) tacos

January 7th 2016

crockTaco Time is anytime. Blergh! I think I watched too many documentaries in the last week, not since my "Issues in Globalization" course in college have I felt so powerless, but kind of empowered at the same time. Some folks say that ...Continue Reading

Sopa De Tortilla (weeknight gringo version)

January 6th 2016

sopa Hola! Well I am still recovering from the "Holidays"....they should call it the "un-Holidays" because holidays are supposed to be fun and restful. I can't complain for the most part but there is always something or someone that makes things more ...Continue Reading

Chicken Gumbo China Nite Style

December 11th 2015

gumbo As a young child I remember one thing about Sunday nights in my hometown....Chicken Gumbo was the soup du jour at China Nite. It was my favorite thing in the whole world, and once I saw what a traditional gumbo actually ...Continue Reading

Grilled tofu + Nuac cham

December 5th 2015

nuac We have a few different tofu factories here in Portland, they are both really good and many a trendy restaurant offer them as an option, many times as one of my all time favorite Japanese dishes, Agedashi tofu. Agedashi is fried ...Continue Reading

Lighter Corn chowder

November 19th 2015

JpegLighten up!
With the weather in full blown rain mode, it is officially soup WEATHER! (cue the trumpets). It took me a while to get used to several months of rain, but now that I have discovered vitamin D capsules, and got ...Continue Reading