Date Night

The Cocktail Diaries: Moscow Mules

The Cocktail Diaries: Moscow Mule | PDXfoodlove

It’s not just ginger beer and vodka… here’s my recipe for making the perfect Moscow Mule!

Cooked up on May 22, 2017

More like this: boozy | cocktail | cocktail diaries | date night | drinks | easy | entertaining | under 1 hour

Salmon Cakes with Asparagus Risotto

Salmon Cakes with Asparagus Lemon Risotto | PDXfoodlove

Date night, done right!

Cooked up on May 10, 2017

More like this: date night | dinner | favorites | meatless | seafood | special occasion | spring

Baked Capellini with Clams and Shrimp

Baked Capellini with Clams and Shrimp | PDXfoodlove

I’m in love with this baked pasta that was perfect for a Friday in Lent. It’s seafood without too much hassle!

Cooked up on April 3, 2017

More like this: date night | dinner | lent | seafood | under 1 hour

The Cocktail Diaries: Basil Apple Spring Sour

Basil Apple Spring Sour | PDXfoodlove

No weird tricks are involved for this green cocktail – just a little muddled basil!

Cooked up on March 17, 2017

More like this: boozy | cocktail | cocktail diaries | date night | drinks | entertaining | under 1 hour

Homemade Poke Bowls

Homemade Poke Bowls | PDXfoodlove

The first sign I saw was when at least four Portland restaurants of all budget ranges had poke bowls on the menu. Then, poke made it to the January cover of Bon Appetit (the best issue of the year every year, in my opinion). It is safe to say, the poke craze has hit the […]

Cooked up on February 6, 2017

More like this: dairy free | date night | dinner | gluten free | healthy eating | lunch | under 1 hour | uses for leftovers

Weeknight Sesame Steak Salad

Zesty Weeknight Steak Salad | PDXfoodlove

I have a great secret to tell you about steak. It looks fancy. It sounds fancy. It has a fancy price on many restaurant menus. But there is absolutely a such think as a weeknight steak — because they take like 10 whole minutes to cook. And while you can spend $20+/lb. on some cuts, […]

Cooked up on January 13, 2017

More like this: dairy free | date night | dinner | fun | gluten free | healthy eating | lunch | salad | under 1 hour

Four Ingredient Chocolate Coconut Rum Mousse – Gluten Free and Easily Vegan-izable!

4 Ingredient Gluten Free Chocolate Mousse (and easily vegan!) | PDXfoodlove

Grown up chocolate pudding… what’s not to love?

Cooked up on January 9, 2017

More like this: boozy | chocolate | date night | dessert | entertaining | gluten free | pantry | vegan | vegetarian

Crispy Chicken Thighs & Chanterelles in Cream Sauce

Crispy Chicken Thighs with Chanterelles and Cream Sauce

Crispy chicken, chanterelles and a decadent cream sauce make this dinner one you will be putting on repeat!

Cooked up on October 16, 2016

More like this: chicken | date night | dinner | fun | gluten free | oregon | special occasion | under 1 hour | winter

The Cocktail Diaries: Vacation Vibes

Vacation Vibes: An easy Mango Cocktail For a Mini Getaway

A not-too-boozy, fruity, floral sip of happiness. I’m really proud of this one, from the mango juice to the pineapple sage garnish.

Cooked up on October 10, 2016

More like this: books | cocktail | cocktail diaries | date night | drinks | entertaining

Apple Rye Sparklers featuring IZZE Sparkling Juice

Apple Rye Sparkler | PDXfoodlove

I used IZZE’s Sparkling Juice in this Rye Apple Sparkler recipe, which I think is a lovely little cocktail for fall.

Cooked up on September 23, 2016

More like this: boozy | cocktail | cocktail diaries | date night | dinner | drinks | entertaining | fall