Kale and Roast Chicken Salad with Homemade Ranch
This protein-packed salad has been keeping my crazy hunger at bay! It's crunchy, has a little acidity, and is a great choice for either dinner or work lunches.
What a wild ride!!! Feast Portland 2017 has only been over for a couple weeks, but I feel like the buzz of excitement, the lingering aroma of smoked meat and piping hot donuts (yes, sometimes from the same event) are still just a little in the air all around us. I kind of don’t want it to end.
This year I had the pleasure of attending so many great events – the Grand Bounty Tasting is always so fun to see the best of what our awesome Pacific Northwest region has to offer, and having Christina Tosi be here and on the stage for interviews was a personal highlight for me – such a major inspiration for me and so many women in food that I know!
I also LOVED being able to take a class this year, where I learned about making marshmallows and candy with Portland’s own Jami Curl, and promptly bought her book. I came home feeling empowered and with so much awesome knowledge about making candy!
And of course, I was so happy to attend one of my favorite events, Brunch Village. I LOVE breakfast! Eating and drinking 🙂 I’ve been going for years, and frankly I don’t see that changing in the near future. Here’s a few snapshots from my morning:
When I said piping hot donuts, I was not kidding! I can still smell them just looking at these!
Brunch isn’t brunch without rosé! Nicholas Feuillate was on the scene pouring all the pink bubbly a girl could want.
Plus, who doesn’t love a good champagne-sabering?
I always love the pastries — these roasted grape pastries from Little T Baker were unexpected and completely amazing – I inhaled mine!!
Yes, more rosé! Gotta balance the sparkling with some still, yes?
It’s always a good day if you are eating a fried quail-egg-topped pastry, is all I’m saying 🙂