Dave’s Potato Soup with Spicy Sausage

Last weekend was our first back after the holidays and we celebrated by making this hearty soup with just the right amount of heat. Dave is so good at improvising. He has an innate sense about these kinds of things – which is why his chili is amazing and so is this soup. You can […]

Cooked up on January 8, 2012

More like this: CSA | dinner | fall | frugal | gluten free | lunch | pantry | Uncategorized | uses for leftovers | winter

Cheesy Potato Gratin

This potato gratin was part of our dinner last night, but it could also be a great side at one of your upcoming holiday dinners. And chances are, you already have the ingredients on hand. It’s also a fun opportunity to use your mandolin slicer. And who doesn’t love their mandolin slicer?

Cooked up on November 17, 2011

More like this: baking | CSA | dinner | fall | frugal | gluten free | holiday | pantry | six ingredients or less | Uncategorized | vegetarian

Steak Salad for Dinner

That’s right! We’re eating red meat! Which we do, occasionally. And probably more often than shows up on this blog, because I don’t blog every meal we eat. Actually, everything on the blog this week was cooked last weekend. Most of it in a flurry of cooking and photo taking and fun having on Sunday […]

Cooked up on November 4, 2011

More like this: CSA | dinner | six ingredients or less

Basic Vegetable Risotto

I’m so glad risotto is enjoying a lot of attention at restaurants right now – the rice dish is comfort food like no other, and it really isn’t too difficult to make.  In fact, you can whip some together with whatever you have handy – the only non-negotiable ingredients are rice, stock and cheese. And […]

Cooked up on October 23, 2011

More like this: CSA | dinner | fall | frugal | garden | pantry | Uncategorized | uses for leftovers | vegetarian

It is my Postcentennial! Also: CSA box and a new mystery box.

Hello, everyone! Today is my 100th post on pdxfoodlove! (cue confetti). Thanks for reading, seriously. This is one of the only things I’ve ever stuck with effectively and it means a ton that you stop by to see what I’m up to. If nobody read, it would be hard to do this! As I’m writing […]

Cooked up on October 19, 2011

More like this: CSA | fall | pantry | Uncategorized | vegetarian

Adventures in Canning. Part I. I think.

So, a while back I canned some salsa. It was the most challenging thing I have done while blogging. I think that’s why it’s taken me so long to write about it. But I’m glad I did. Honestly, it’s not the best salsa in the whole world, but it does appear to be bacteria-free and […]

Cooked up on October 13, 2011

More like this: canning | CSA | fall | garden | summer | Uncategorized | vegetarian

Five-Ingredient Lunch: Beet and Blue Cheese Quinoa

It’s been a while since I’ve posted about a five-ingredient lunch! Here’s what I’m eating today:

Cooked up on October 5, 2011

More like this: CSA | lunch | six ingredients or less | uses for leftovers | vegetarian

This week’s CSA is a blank canvas.

About halfway through the work day I realized what day it was, and that we were getting a new CSA box delivered today. I was excited about it for the rest of the afternoon. Now I just need to remember to put out the trash Wednesday night.

Cooked up on October 4, 2011

More like this: CSA | fall

A Cheesy Fall Vegetable Tart to Knock Your Socks Off

In my humble opinion, tarts are just plain radical. You make a crust with 4 ingredients and smoosh it into the shape of a pan. You put some veggies in. You pour a three-ingredient custard over the top and bake. And then it looks (and tastes) awesome! Tarts are near the top of the list […]

Cooked up on September 28, 2011

More like this: baking | CSA | dinner | fall | frugal | garden | Girls and Good Eats | uses for leftovers | vegetarian

The CSA box starts to be a little fall-y

It’s been a busy week and a busy weekend, and I’m so glad we spent a relaxing Saturday night in. However, I am really excited because today is the first official meeting of Girls and Good Eats, a group started by my good friend from work where we get together and cook a few lunches […]

Cooked up on September 25, 2011

More like this: CSA | fall | Girls and Good Eats