Dinner

Mediterranean Orecchiette Bowl

  I’ve been anxiously waiting to write up and share this recipe for this Mediterranean Orecchiette Bowl. You see the plan was to feature my home grown zucchini from my very first, almost-legit garden that I planted this year. And of course the home grown organic zucchini’s were going to be the star of this […]

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Carrot Ginger Chopped Chicken Salad

  There’s nothing but selfish ambition going on with this Carrot Ginger Chopped Chicken Salad! It’s true, the intentions for this salad was about me and my desire need to get more veggies in my diet. Anyone else with me?! Now day in and day out I would say that I overall have a consistently […]

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Lemon Asparagus Spaghetti Squash

  Hello Lemon Asparagus Spaghetti Squash! You are light yet satisfying and are ushering me into the world of fresh spring and summer recipes! Thanks in part to the sun actually deciding to come out of hiding this week in Portland!! It is truly a miracle since both Portland and Seattle have had a record breaking […]

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Red Pepper Couscous with Balsamic Chicken

We had an epic snow day week in Portland recently. From a city that sees mostly rain (we’re basically Seattle’s hippy cousin) 12 inches of snow was a big deal! Businesses close, kids don’t go to school and parents with school aged kiddos go a bit crazy. So I’m told…But not us, because when you […]

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Loaded Pulled Pork Casserole

We have a mini gong in our living room that we bring out for football season. That’s right, a gong! When our team scores our daughter who is 2 1/2 has the privilege of ringing the gong and screaming, TOUCHDOWN!!!!  As you can imagine, it’s a pretty big hit!  Pun intended.  Ha!!  And while the […]

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Garden Rigatoni Baked Pasta

Sometimes, I just want a big bowl of comforting pasta. And I mean a HUGE bowl of pasta and nothing else.  No healthy salad to go with it, no veggie, no fruit.  Just pasta, and maybe some bread….and I will enjoy every massive carbohydrate bite! Because, it’s comforting, and sometimes “adulting” is hard and well, […]

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Coconut Mango Rice Bowl

Good things always come in bowls.  Like a bowl of ice cream and Lucky Charms and Cesear salad.  Pretty much all of my current pregnancy cravings… All foods that I love and either can’t have or shouldn’t have.  So what’s a girl to do? Make a dish that fulfills my sweet and savory craving that […]

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Sun-dried Tomato Chicken Wrap

I love lunches that look and taste delicious.  I love lunches that I can whip up in a minimal amount of time, take little effort, yet look like I was slaving in the kitchen.When I need to be on the go, I love lunches that I can throw in my not so cute adult lunch […]

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Mandarin Arugula Flat Bread Pizza

While I adore and am  passionate about eating whole foods and nourishing my body, there is a side of me that is also a pizza and beer kinda gal.  Take me to a pub, give me an iced cold Blue Moon and a cheesy pizza with a football game on and I’m one happy girl!  Then […]

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Sweet Almond Pesto Salad

I’m convinced that any dish with pesto in it is incredible! In my world, pesto trump’s all other sauces. I mean, how many sauces do you know can have the starring role in multiple, completely different recipes? How many sauces do you know require little time to make, freeze incredibly well, and can be found […]

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