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Parmesan Roasted Broccoli Rabe with Toasted Almonds

Broccoli Rabe | PDXfoodlove

Well, we thought we had the start of a warm and sunny spring – but alas, the rain is back. My red rainboots got a good workout today. Truly, it’s a good thing. Too little rain this spring in Portland would mean a much, much drier and less fertile gardening season. And the plants are […]

Roasted Carrots with Dill and Greek Yogurt

Dill Roasted Carrots with Greek Yogurt | PDXfoodlove

I am pretty sure we ate more than a pound of carrots when I made these.

Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes with Greek Yogurt

Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes with Greek Yogurt | PDXfoodlove

This is a recipe I used for our Thanksgiving dinner, but I think it would be great for any meal (and it would reheat beautifully for part of a work lunch). But that’s not even the best thing about it. Besides salt, oil and pepper, there are two whole ingredients. Sweet potatoes/yams and Greek yogurt. […]

Shaved Fennel, Apple & Celery Salad

Shaved Fennel & Apple Salad | PDXfoodlove

For some reason, around noon today I realized that I was in need of a fennel and apple salad. I’m not sure why. Maybe it’s the crunch of the fennel or the tang of the apples or the excuse to pack beautiful fresh produce into our dinner. Or the fact that we had already planned […]

Caramelized Thai Eggplants

Caramelized Thai Eggplant | PDXfoodlove

Last week I stopped by a farm stand on my way home on Alberta. There’s a little lot that grows vegetables right there, and my friend Kusuma sells her fabulous, fabulous bread there as well. When I went to pick up a loaf of bread last week, I grabbed some of these beautiful eggplants as […]

Cooked up on September 21, 2014

More like this: appetizer | date night | dinner | frugal | fun | garden | healthy eating | meatless | side | summer | under 1 hour | vegetarian

Pear & Prosciutto Salad

Pear & Prosciutto Salad | PDXfoodlove

FEAST week is upon us. Starting Thursday, there will be so many fun events to attend and so many great foods, candies, wines, beers and cocktails to enjoy. I can’t wait. But I’m trying to be really good in preparation, going heavy on vegetables and protein and exercise. I have a feeling I’ll be glad […]

Cooked up on September 15, 2014

More like this: dairy free | dinner | fall | fitness focus | fun | healthy eating | salad | side | Uncategorized | under 1 hour

Rainbow Carrot Salad with Figs

Rainbow Carrot Fig Salad | PDXfoodlove

Whoops, I didn’t get in a post yesterday. I guess that is what happens when you play the entirety of Mario Kart with your friend and have a great time. I am pretty sure it’s OK for that to happen sometimes! But I’m so proud of (nearly) meeting my goal for August that I’m committed […]

Cooked up on September 3, 2014

More like this: dairy free | dinner | fitness focus | frugal | garden | gluten free | healthy eating | lunch | meatless | salad | side | spring | summer | Uncategorized | under 1 hour | vegan | vegetarian

Peach, Tomato, Burrata and Quinoa Salad

Tomato, Peach & Burrata Salad | PDXfoodlove

File this under “make it tomorrow.” There’s not a lot of time left to have peaches AND tomatoes. The end is nigh. Dave and I shared this for lunch, by the way. That’s a lotta burrata. And while I definitely *could* eat that much on my own, it’s probably not a good decision. I can’t […]

Cooked up on August 28, 2014

More like this: appetizer | date night | dinner | entertaining | fun | gluten free | lunch | meatless | salad | side | summer | Uncategorized | under 1 hour | vegetarian

Roasted Padron Peppers

Charred Padron Peppers | PDXfoodlove

One of the things that I think I’ll miss most about going into the fall and winter season is the simplicity of summer food. I am sure there are simple winter foods as well. But right now when I can throw some adorable peppers under the broiler for five minutes, it’s hard to think about […]

Beet Purée with Yogurt and Za’atar

Beet Purée with Yogurt and Za'atar | PDXfoodlove

I have been planning to make this gorgeous beet paste forever. I have a brand new bag of za’atar and I was really excited to use it… except I left it on my desk at work for almost a week. And I would get home, and note that I still had my roasted beets in […]

Cooked up on August 25, 2014

More like this: appetizer | date night | dinner | dips | dips and spreads | frugal | healthy eating | lunch | meatless | party | side | spreads | Uncategorized | under 1 hour | vegetarian