Sopa De Tortilla (weeknight gringo version)

January 6th 2016

sopa Hola! Well I am still recovering from the "Holidays"....they should call it the "un-Holidays" because holidays are supposed to be fun and restful. I can't complain for the most part but there is always something or someone that makes things more ...Continue Reading

Chicken Gumbo China Nite Style

December 12th 2015

gumbo As a young child I remember one thing about Sunday nights in my hometown....Chicken Gumbo was the soup du jour at China Nite. It was my favorite thing in the whole world, and once I saw what a traditional gumbo actually ...Continue Reading

Grilled tofu + Nuac cham

December 5th 2015

nuac We have a few different tofu factories here in Portland, they are both really good and many a trendy restaurant offer them as an option, many times as one of my all time favorite Japanese dishes, Agedashi tofu. Agedashi is fried ...Continue Reading

Lighter Corn chowder

November 20th 2015

JpegLighten up!
With the weather in full blown rain mode, it is officially soup WEATHER! (cue the trumpets). It took me a while to get used to several months of rain, but now that I have discovered vitamin D capsules, and got ...Continue Reading

Chocolate drizzled pistachio and cherry baklava

November 6th 2015

Jpeg Today I have teamed up with Chocoley Chocolate to bring you a delicious recipe, right in time for the holidays. I don't fancy myself a baker whatsoever, but I do make a mean Baklava! I did a rolled version today, ...Continue Reading

Funeral potatoes...modernized.

October 20th 2015

Jpeg Updated Funeral potatoes
I grew up in a quirky place, it's of a particularly high altitude, it was once a booming train stop across the great plains, and it has a high demographic of LDS (Latter Day Saints). Yes, I grew ...Continue Reading

Autism Awareness Pop up in O-town

October 16th 2015

IMG_2575 WOW! What a week it has been! After several months of planning...then replanning, finding a space, getting plane tickets, shopping, and finally preparing, our dinner was a success! I'm not going to tell you it was easy, because it wasn't, but ...Continue Reading

Oven "fried" chicken sliders

September 30th 2015

003 Personal morality and business just don't's honestly way too subjective, and limiting your clientele based on dogma is really selling the business owner short. I have patronized businesses that probably don't agree with me politically, socially, or religiously. I try ...Continue Reading

"Chi-town" style Italian beef for slackers.

September 19th 2015

001 Fall is drifting in as Summer exits stage left, and it's a stunning change for sure. If you are hoping for a post about pumpkin spice flavored things, or to see a picture of a set of hands and canvas aproned ...Continue Reading

Hatch sofrito rice with pork and pintos

September 17th 2015

001 I have great memories of spending time with my grandmother Marion. She was always glamorous, impeccably dressed, and a 40's era independant woman. She was never big into cooking, as she grew up in a very traditional, Mormon family where roles ...Continue Reading