Appetizer

Rosemary Tomato Confit

Rosemary Tomato Confit | PDXfoodlove

When I have a ton of fresh tomatoes on hand, this is one of my favorite things to make.

Cooked up on October 28, 2015

More like this: appetizer | bread | date night | entertaining | fall | garden | make ahead | meatless | pantry | side | six ingredients or less | snack | summer | under 1 hour | vegan | vegetarian

Tomato, Cherry and Mozzarella Salad

Tomato, Cherry & Mozzarella Salad | PDXfoodlove

I’ve mentioned this before, but I’ll say it again. I love making meals that center around fresh produce. Look at all this color (and vitamins. And fiber. And and and).

Cooked up on June 23, 2015

More like this: appetizer | date night | dinner | entertaining | fun | garden | gluten free | healthy eating | lunch | meatless | portland | salad | spring | summer | vegetarian

Kale Strawberry Blue Cheese Salad

Kale Strawberry Salad with Blue Cheese | PDXfoodlove

A big, healthy plate of bold spring flavors

Cooked up on May 14, 2015

More like this: appetizer | date night | dinner | fitness focus | garden | gluten free | healthy eating | lunch | salad | side | spring | summer | under 1 hour | vegetarian

Greek Yogurt, Dill & Sardine Toast

Greek Yogurt, Dill & Sardine Toast | PDXfoodlove

How is it already Wednesday night? I think I might give up keeping track of the days until March. I have a ton of travel coming up – a half marathon, a 90th birthday and work stuff. Plus tons of fun social activities. I invested in a day planner just in time. I am pretty […]

Cooked up on January 7, 2015

More like this: appetizer | breakfast | healthy eating | lunch | under 1 hour

Chorizo Brussels Sprouts

Chorizo Brussels Sprouts | PDXfoodlove

Sometimes, you just need to get out of town for a little bit! That’s what Dave and I did this weekend. Saturday morning after baking some cookies, we packed them up and headed south to Corvallis to visit our friends. We were only out of town for about 24 hours, but boy, it felt nice. […]

Cooked up on November 16, 2014

More like this: appetizer | dairy free | date night | dinner | garden | gluten free | healthy eating | holiday | Thanksgiving | under 1 hour | winter

Roasted Beet & Greek Yogurt Dip

Beet & Yogurt Dip

Good morning! I’m traveling for work today in LA and planning to hit up some fabulous spots for breakfast and lunch. It’s always fun to be trying food in a city that’s not your own – and there’s nothing like doing the “work hard, play hard” thing and falling into bed, exhausted, at the end […]

Cooked up on November 4, 2014

More like this: appetizer | dinner | dips | dips and spreads | entertaining | fun | garden | gluten free | healthy eating | make ahead | meatless | Uncategorized | vegetarian

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

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