corn and zucchini end of summer salad

After a few failed attempts at a zucchini and farro salad I decided to scrap the whole idea and try something completely different. I ditched the farro, added halloumi, basil, corn, and tomato, and basically the only thing that carried over was the zucchini.  I ended up loving this salad so much that the thought […]

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Hawaiian pulled pork pizza

Up until now I’ve always rejected “Hawaiian” pizzas. Canadian bacon (aka wanna-be bacon) and I have never gotten along and therefore I never eat Canadian bacon and pineapple pizza, which is 99.9% of the Hawaiian pizzas on any given menu. Finally, though, I changed my tune. I guess the combination of homemade dough + slow […]

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camping food: one pot mac n cheese

I know people who would argue that macaroni and cheese is a love language. Which is basically true since food is a love language and I’m pretty sure very few would disagree with that statement. Sometimes a macaroni and cheese craving will sneak up on you and the only prudent thing to do is to […]

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camping food: corn and black bean tacos

I enjoyed these tacos so much that I’m either going to a) force Patrick to go camping again and make these tacos in the woods somewhere, or, b) I will make them at home sometime soon, sans gorgeous campsite. That’s the beauty of camping food- some of it is so delicious and easy to make […]

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spring panzanella with asparagus and burrata

One of our goals this spring has been to eat enough asparagus that we won’t miss it when it is no longer in season. And, so far, so good. Normally I’d be horrified to find asparagus-gone-bad in the back of the veggie drawer. However, yesterday I was a bit relieved that the asparagus I discovered […]

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balsamic portobello burgers with roasted garlic goat cheese and caramelized onions

Alternative (aka meatless) burgers are so hip right now. I would know, because I live in Seattle where everyone and their dog are on a special eating plan.  But, I won’t judge you if you won’t judge me, a self-proclaimed almost-vegetarian-except-for-bacon (and sometimes chicken or turkey if it’s humanely pasture raised organic blah blah blah). You […]

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spring quinoa salad

If you are wondering what people in Seattle are talking about these days, it’s the never-ending rain and gloom. This winter and spring seem to be the grayest and grossest that I can remember. I cannot believe May is just around the corner because it feels as if we are stuck in February purgatory. I […]

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creamy chicken enchiladas

I am going to be blasphemous for a minute and say that this is my favorite enchilada recipe. I know what you’re thinking. As if authentic enchiladas weren’t filling and comfort-food-y enough to begin with, now you have gone and made them inauthentic and over-the-top rich and creamy. Well, it is not my fault. I […]

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Whole30: mango chicken with coconut cauliflower rice

I first learned of cauliflower rice when Patrick ingeniously made it for me last year. Yes, you heard me. My Carhartt loving husband who often wafts of eau de engine oil cologne made me cauliflower rice with sautéed tofu and veggies. Yes, I married up. And, I was hooked on cauliflower rice. Therefore the only […]

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Whole30: pork tenderloin with roasted veggies

If you need a break from these dreary winter days, I have just the proposition. Lower the blinds, start a fire in the fireplace, turn on some cozy music, light a cinnamon pumpkin apple whatever-makes-you-feel-like-fall candle, and try this delicious and fall-inspired dish. You can pretend that the sticky hot days of summer have just […]

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