“Original Momofuku” style Brussels or why I admire David Chang

December 15th 2013

WP_20131215_010 (2) I think David Chang is an admirable fellow, he is super successful, unapologetic, self-deprecating, and totally unique. Dave never seems to give in to “norms” or play by the “rules” and he was totally rewarded for this. Classically trained, he ...Continue Reading

Vegan Crockpot Fasolakia (Greek Style stewed green beans and potatoes)

December 10th 2013

fasolakia COLD! Ugh, I hate it……I would trade the cliché rain for whatever this bad air quality, bone splitting, frosty snow, gray doldrums this PDX winter has turned into. I miss just being water logged from rain, and when the weather is ...Continue Reading

Pasta with Mizithra, brown butter, and Cinnamon Roasted Butternut Squash

December 5th 2013

brownbutter2 butter3 How do you jazz up squash? Brown butter, cheese, and pasta of course! Roasted butternut squash is a delicious and tasty way to get your veggies but definitely not a full meal ...Continue Reading

Thanksgiving…..off the grid.

November 30th 2013

gate hippies mabelchickkidsdin This year we had the ...Continue Reading

Stuff I Love...Stumptown Hairbender

November 28th 2013

Hair Bender Blend Whole Coffee Beans from Stumptown, 2 Bags - $28.00

from: Food52 Anyone that knows me, knows that I MUST have coffee as my breakfast du jour. I've always loved a good brew, but today I wanted to share with you my go to brew, ...Continue Reading

Truffled twice baked heirloom potatoes

November 28th 2013

WP_20131127_009 This recipe actually came together by accident, as I had roasted off way to many baby heirloom potatoes one evening. In the morning I realized I had a ton left over and I remembered a trick I learned working as a ...Continue Reading

The turkey I grew up eating, or how to make the grocery store bird look and taste like a million bucks!

November 27th 2013

turkeydeux I learned early in life that my mother Diana had a way with roasting, I mean I can’t remember one Thanksgiving where her delectable, moist, turkey and pan gravy didn’t steal the show, seriously it’s like watching community theatre and having ...Continue Reading

Shumai Dumplings

November 19th 2013

shumai2 So I love, love, love dim sum! Often times I catch myself trying to calm my craving by buying pre-made frozen pot stickers, although in a pinch they are fine, they don’t even touch the real deal. I found some thin ...Continue Reading

Vegan Shepard’s pie with roasted root veggies, French lentils, and topped with truffle infused whipped yam

November 16th 2013

lentilshep Every time I go to visit my family in Utah I gain 5 lbs.…..it never fails, this last time I was only there 5 days!  I wish I could go about blaming altitude or something else, but it was probably my ...Continue Reading

Butternut squash veloute with brown butter croutons and sage

November 6th 2013

veloute A week ago I had the utter privilege of eating at one of PDX’s most famous restaurants “Beast” headed up by renowned chef Naomi Pomeroy and nestled in the heart of Concordia in the northeast, this 24 seat high end eatery ...Continue Reading