Summer Stone Fruit & Basil Quinoa Salad

Summer Stone Fruit & Basil Quinoa Salad

The summer salad you’ve been dreaming of.

Cooked up on July 12, 2018

More like this: dinner | easy | fitness focus | fun | gluten free | healthy eating | make ahead | salad

Basil Salmon Bucatini

Basil Salmon Bucatini | PDXfoodlove

Oh my goodness, tomorrow is Friday! You know how I know? Because my quads were KILLING me on my uphill, against-the-wind bike ride home this evening. I swear this morning the wind was blowing the opposite direction… so I was against the wind that way too. It was a tough one! And I feel like […]

Cooked up on July 24, 2014

More like this: date night | dessert | favorites | fun | healthy eating | lunch | pasta | under 1 hour

Tomato Strawberry Bruschetta

Strawberry Bruschetta | PDXfoodlove

Get ready for the easiest, springiest appetizer you’ve ever laid eyes on. This tomato strawberry bruschetta makes a lot of sense when you think about it. Good tomatoes are so delightfully sweet. Strawberry and basil go so well together. Why should all three not get together for a little party to welcome spring? Now, I […]

Sparkling Cucumber Basil Limeade

Sparkling Cucumber Basil Limeade

I’ve been trying to get ahead on the blog tonight. I think I’ve photographed at least five different dishes since I got home from work. It wasn’t meant to be this way. Usually I do almost everything photo-wise on the weekends. During the summer I’m a little more lax about it, since it’s so easy […]

Cooked up on July 22, 2013

More like this: boozy | cocktail | drinks | fun | garden | six ingredients or less | summer | Uncategorized | under 1 hour | vegan | vegetarian

Strawberry Basil “Grilled Cheese”

strawberry basil grilled cheese

Hello from my house. It is a beautiful afternoon all of a sudden – after lots of rain, the clouds are gone and the sky is bright blue and I almost don’t recognize Portland in February. And I’m especially happy to be able to see it because I am at home, off for a half […]

Cooked up on February 22, 2013

More like this: lunch | sandwich | six ingredients or less | spring | Uncategorized | under 1 hour | vegetarian

Tomato Basil Soup

Tomato Basil Soup

This summer, so far I have harvested over 33 lbs of tomatoes from our backyard. That is a lot of tomatoes! We eat quite a few tomatoes but not enough to make 33 lbs. over four weeks reasonable. So what to do? Make tomato soup, of course. If you don’t want to can, this stuff […]

Cooked up on September 29, 2012

More like this: dairy free | dinner | fall | frugal | garden | gluten free | healthy eating | pantry | soup/stew/chili | under 1 hour | vegan | vegetarian

Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella Sandwich

So, it’s been a few days since I’ve posted. I posted Sunday morning – early – so it feels like it’s been two days even though it really hasn’t. I know it’s only Monday night, but I am kind of amazed at how quickly things are moving this week. On Sunday (after my post, but […]

Cooked up on September 10, 2012

More like this: healthy eating | lunch | sandwich | six ingredients or less | Uncategorized | under 1 hour | uses for leftovers | vegetarian

Sparkling Blueberry Basil Lemonade

Well, it’s the last day of our little staycation. The past three days have been busy, and definitely had some physically demanding projects, but that doesn’t change the fact that they’ve been deeply relaxing. It has been nice to totally detach. Yesterday, after working for several hours on the oven in the backyard, we hunkered […]

Cooked up on July 31, 2012

More like this: dairy free | date night | dinner | drinks | entertaining | fun | gluten free | pantry | six ingredients or less | under 1 hour | vegan | vegetarian