I recently bought a beautiful fillet of sockeye salmon at the grocery store. Not knowing exactly what other ingredients I’d use with it, I knew that I’d at least be grilling it that evening. As soon as I got home I did a quick search through my grilling cookbooks and landed on this recipe for • Read More »
It’s Easy Being Green SmoothieFebruary 28, 2015 | By andrea | Comments Off on It’s Easy Being Green Smoothie | Filed in: Beverages, Breakfast, Recipes, Snack.
Smoothies are a great way to increase your daily fruit and vegetable intake. This recipe is loaded with vitamins and is naturally sweet from the fruit…no juice needed. Any blender will make a smoothie but not every blender will give you an ultra-smooth smoothie (like the ones at Jamba Juice or other fancy smoothie stores). I • Read More »
Cat Head BiscuitsFebruary 26, 2015 | By andrea | Comments Off on Cat Head Biscuits | Filed in: Baking, Bread, Comfort Food, Quick Cooking, Recipes.
I was instantly intrigued by this recipe because of it’s name and because my family loves biscuits. This Cat Head version is super easy to make (no rolling pin required), and they bake up tender, fluffy and delicious! They don’t have the flaky texture that a rolled out biscuit has but they are tasty all the same…and perfect when slathered • Read More »
Turkey Poblano ChiliFebruary 2, 2015 | By andrea | Comments Off on Turkey Poblano Chili | Filed in: Chili, Main Dish, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Soup/Stew, Southwestern, Turkey.
Chili is one of those perfect dishes for casual entertaining because it can be made a day ahead of time and you can easily double or triple the recipe to feed a crowd. This recipe features ground turkey and poblano peppers, a type of chili pepper used in Mexican and Southwestern cooking. Poblanos range in heat from mild to • Read More »
Kale & Brussels Sprout SaladJanuary 2, 2015 | By andrea | Comments Off on Kale & Brussels Sprout Salad | Filed in: Recipes, Salad, Vegetable, Vegetarian.
This hearty salad is packed with good-for-you greens, lightly toasted nuts, and a lemony vinaigrette…delicious! Don’t be frightened off by the brussels sprouts here — they’re raw so you don’t get the stinky, cabbage smell. In fact, just pretend the brussels are little cabbages (which they are) and that you’re making a slaw. Although Tuscan • Read More »
Spiced Grand Marnier Cranberry SauceNovember 26, 2014 | By andrea | Comments Off on Spiced Grand Marnier Cranberry Sauce | Filed in: Autumn, Christmas, Condiment, Holidays, Life in Oregon, Local Goodness, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Side Dish, Winter.
I love trying new ways to make cranberry sauce. You can easily have several different types of cranberry sauces, relishes or chutneys at a holiday feast because they’re so easy to make. This recipe for Spiced Grand Marnier Cranberry Sauce is flavored with a hint of cinnamon, cloves and a double hit of orange (Grand Marnier and freshly-grated • Read More »
Aloha From Oregon Cranberry Pepper JellyNovember 24, 2014 | By andrea | Comments Off on Aloha From Oregon Cranberry Pepper Jelly | Filed in: Appetizer, Life in Oregon, Local Goodness, Products I Love, Recipes.
I’ve been buying locally-made Aloha From Oregon pepper jellies for years. They have a potpourri of flavors so you can switch it up depending on the season (Cranberry Pepper Jelly for Thanksgiving, Mango Pepper Jelly in the summer, etc). This last weekend I took a jar of their pepper jelly to a barn party and • Read More »
Sicilian Meatballs with Fresh Basil MarinaraOctober 25, 2013 | By andrea | Comments Off on Sicilian Meatballs with Fresh Basil Marinara | Filed in: Comfort Food, Italian, Kid-friendly, Main Dish, Recipes.
If you’ve never made homemade meatballs, it’s time to step up to the plate and give it a swing. Sure, you can buy a bag of them at the grocery store but there’s really no comparison between a good, homemade meatball and the spongey, frozen store-bought variety! These Sicilian Meatballs are flavored with fresh herbs, good parmesan cheese (worth • Read More »
The “Seattle” Sandwich with Cured Wild SalmonAugust 2, 2013 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Breakfast, Fish, Recipes, Sandwich.
I love egg sandwiches and am always looking for new ways to make them. Here’s a creative version from superstar Seattle chef Tom Douglas. The recipe features lox (thinly sliced cured salmon), cardamom-spiked pickled onions and dilled cream cheese. All I can say is, “WOW!” If you like bagles with lox and cream cheese then • Read More »
Cobb Salad with Fresh HerbsJuly 26, 2013 | By andrea | Comments Off on Cobb Salad with Fresh Herbs | Filed in: Chicken, Grilling/BBQ, Main Dish, Salad, Summer, Vegetable.
Who can resist a good Cobb salad? The combo of smoky bacon, perfectly ripe avocados, tomatoes and blue cheese mixed with salad greens is an American classic!. The updates in this version come from the use of grilled chicken, pine nuts, fresh herbs, and a tangy Lemon-Sherry Vinaigrette. The salad is hearty, flavorful and makes • Read More »