Category Archives: Healthier Options

Easy Potato and Fennel Soup with Parsley Pistou

This hearty and homey soup is super rich and creamy, even though it’s completely dairy free. Even better, it’s quick enough to make on a weeknight! The pistou adds a little spicy brightness. Serves 4 to 6 3 T. olive … Continue reading

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Maple Glazed Squash with Figs and Pomegranate

I don’t know very many people who look forward to the sweet potato dish on the table at Thanksgiving. Maybe it’s because I grew up in Pacific Northwest? Maybe we don’t know how to treat sweet potatoes the way they … Continue reading

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Fresh Tomato Pesto

When the tomatoes are ripe and get that intense flavor of summer I love to come up with different uses for them.  This is an uncooked sauce that can be tossed with any type of pasta.  We used it for … Continue reading

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Easy Ahi Poke

Portland food trends come and go, but I hope the luscious poke I see on menus everywhere is here to stay! If you haven’t tried poke (say poh-kay), I really encourage you to give it a go.  It has a … Continue reading

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Laurie’s Heirloom Tomatoes with Smoked Paprika Vinaigrette

Happy Birthday Laurie! This salad was inspired by one I ate several years ago at a Farm to Fork dinner with my friend Laurie.  It was her bachelorette dinner (happy-almost-anniversary, Laurie and Chad) and we all absolutely loved this salad.  … Continue reading

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Spicy Broccoli Slaw

This broccoli slaw makes a great accompaniment to burgers and dogs on the grill.  The kick comes from onion and cayenne pepper.  This would also make a great condiment for grilled brats or tacos. 1 T. vegetable oil 1/2 t. … Continue reading

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Root Beer Teriyaki Kabobs

Root beer works as a terrific marinade for beef.  Not only does it tenderize\ a less expensive cut, but it creates little caramelized edges when cooked. It’s an easy marinade to throw together, and could be used with pork or … Continue reading

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