Tag Archives: healthy

Sheet Pan Shrimp with Bacon and Cannellini Beans

I have been teaching my youngest son to cook.  At the moment I am writing this he is making Chinese meatballs. Here is how it goes: I hand him a cookbook, he picks a recipe, I buy the ingredients, and … Continue reading

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Stovetop Turkey Chili

Slow cookers and pressure cookers are amazing! I love mine and use them often. One thing they can lack is the texture and flavor you get from cooking something on the stove without a lid.  Slow cookers and pressure cookers … Continue reading

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Rice Salad with Roasted Grapes

Rice salad is an old idea, but for some reason it’s taken me a long time to embrace it.  I’m so glad I have!  It’s the perfect side dish to go with pretty much any entrée. The premise: toss cooked … Continue reading

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Tikka Masala Chickpeas with Spicy Green Rice

I love the spice combinations and creamy sauces of Indian cooking. This delicious vegan dish is fragrant with coriander and cumin and gets a rich creamy texture from the addition of coconut milk. The green rice is a revelation! I’m … Continue reading

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Instant Pot Secret-Veggie-Packed Turkey Bolognese

My family loves pasta.  My youngest son doesn’t like “things” in the sauce.  By “things” I mean all the flavorful additions that a good tomato sauce needs, like onions, garlic, carrots, celery, and herbs.  He doesn’t want bits of onions … 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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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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Spring Green Asparagus Soup

There is almost nothing I like to make more than soup.  There is almost nothing I like to eat more than a smooth, pureed soup.  Maybe chocolate.  Make it vegetarian by using vegetable broth instead of chicken broth.  I like … Continue reading

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Pasta Fagioli

Sicilian pasta fagioli (pasta soup with beans) is very, very simple. It is peasant food at it’s best.  You don’t complicate it with a bunch of extra veggies.  Some carrots, maybe.  This soup is all about the flavor of the … Continue reading

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Easy Roasted Cherry Tomato Sauce

August in Portland usually means everyone with a garden is trying to do two things: give away tomatoes and zucchini, and think of other things to make than Caprese salad and zucchini bread. My wonderful neighbor Jenny had an abundance … Continue reading

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