Old Town/Chinatown PDX

June 8th 2015

IMG_1809  IMG_1850 Hot time summer in the city!  With temps hitting 92 degrees today, it goes without saying that our usual "June-uary" here in Portland is hot...like breaking records hot. We decided that it ...Continue Reading

Healthy Broccoli cheese soup

June 1st 2015

IMG_1735 When learning to overcome a lifetime of bad habits, which I am in the midst of at 34 years young. I have found that I have to think about why certain things are so essential for me to enjoy life. Most ...Continue Reading

Summertime Somen Salad

May 31st 2015

IMG_1705 So my brother took his family on an epic Hawaii adventure, his daughter just graduated from high school, so for her trip they decided to do it up right. I have been to both Maui and Oahu, and I love both ...Continue Reading

Ogden really is awesome.

May 25th 2015

WP_20150524_002 The Pharaoh's Horses Tattoo, 1742 Washington Blvd. Ogden Utah
What can you say about the place you come from? I definitely have had my fair share of criticism of my hometown, but I think that is the kind of passion that ...Continue Reading

Quick Shrimp + Asparagus

May 18th 2015

009 With Spring quickly turning into Summer I wanted to share another asparagus recipe while its still at its best. With trying to eat a healthier diet it helps to have some quick and light recipes in the rotation. Shrimp is a ...Continue Reading

Fruity Fluffer

May 15th 2015

333 This is one of those "You can take the girl outta Utah, but you can't take the Utah outta the girl!" recipes. This is in essence a fruit salad, made slightly more "classy" than the original that I have had at ...Continue Reading

Burrata and Broccoli raab crostini

April 17th 2015

burrata raab If Heaven had a flavor it would be burrata....wow...when you think of the real down and dirty porn of food...think this sultry Italian cheese. Burrata is a type of mozzarella with a soft, delicate, center. Fragile to the touch it ...Continue Reading

Not Spaghetti O's.

April 13th 2015

IMG_1176 I really do think canned pasta is a travesty! That and frozen pot pies are some childhood not-favs....I seriously dry heave just thinking about spaghetti o's! So I thought it would be fun to make a version of many kids favorite, ...Continue Reading

Cannon Beach, Seaside, and Astoria.

March 28th 2015

  001 IMG_0995 IMG_0989 IMG_0997 When we first moved up here nearly four years ago, one of the first ...Continue Reading

Pork Souvlaki

March 12th 2015

pork souvlaki 003 One of my very first memories of cooking is when I was about three and I was sitting on the large butcher block in my parents Greek food lounge on 27th St. in downtown Ogden, Utah. My mother would ...Continue Reading