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Six Ingredient Lunch: Greek-ish Pasta Salad

Last week Dave and I discovered a weird problem: we need to eat more calories, or at least change their distribution throughout the day. Both of us had a day where we had a green salad for lunch that was delicious, but since we both run either before work or during lunch we were both […]

Cooked up on August 4, 2011

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Easy Zucchini Dip: An Experiment

I may have mentioned that I’m on a quest to find new and interesting ways to use the zucchini we have. I think we are down to two in the fridge after my latest experiment, in which I wrote a recipe for zucchini dip. I was thinking about how we made baba ghanoush over the […]

Cooked up on August 3, 2011

More like this: CSA | garden | lunch | six ingredients or less | snack | summer | Uncategorized

Panzanella: A Healthy, Veggie, Seasonal Dinner

A panzanella is an Italian bread and tomato salad, but the recipe we found in a Tastes of Home magazine earlier this year added cannelini beans and artichokes and turned it into a full meal that’s perfect for summer and requires almost no cooking. Dave has such great intuition when it comes to cooking. It […]

Cooked up on July 28, 2011

More like this: dinner | garden

What’s in the Box: Our CSA this week

I am immensely pleased with our CSA box this week: I was craving fruit, so I am so excited for these nectarines. This is the first week we’ve gotten bell peppers and they look amazing! We still only have one growing in our garden, but in a few weeks they will be big and beautiful […]

Cooked up on July 26, 2011

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Five-Ingredient Lunch: Caprese Salad

Caprese salads are beautiful on their own and great for adding to a fancy dinner, but because there is so little prep involved I think they’re totally underrated as a lunch item. Plus, there’s no cooking involved and almost no work. If the ingredients are fresh, this salad will stand on its own as a […]

Cooked up on July 25, 2011

More like this: dinner | garden | lunch | six ingredients or less

Delicious Dinner Salad, Brought to You By This Week’s CSA

Sometimes there’s nothing better than a pile of farm-fresh veggies and cheese. This Sunday night Dave and I finished running a few errands and decided that we wanted something really fresh for dinner. We ended up making a Cobb-ish creation, starring all kinds of fresh produce from our weekly CSA box. Here’s what we used: […]

Cooked up on July 19, 2011

More like this: CSA | dinner

We learned to make (veggie) sushi!

There was definitely a lot of learning here, but I think we ended up with some pretty decent sushi! As you can see, they are of varying degrees of professionalism. Dave, our friend Pete, and I all made several rolls (this photo is the first half of the sushi we made), and we all got […]

Cooked up on July 14, 2011

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Our CSA box this week

The post you are about to view is not for the faint of heart. If you’re hungry, well… you’re about to get hungrier. Today our CSA box was on our doorstep when I got home from work, and it is full of some seriously good eats. Behold: From back left to right front, we have […]

Cooked up on July 12, 2011

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Corn, Caramelized Onion and Cheddar Pizza

Summer sweet corn. Not going to deny I’m a little crazy about it. Plus, we got some in our CSA, so it’s also local and organic. This recipe is a humble homage to a different pizza I had recently with a friend at Dove Vivi, a pizza place in NE PDX that is about as […]

Cooked up on July 8, 2011

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What’s in the box?

Yesterday was something I really look forward to: the day we get our CSA box delivered to our doorstep. CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture, and it is a system where you subscribe to buy vegetables from local (or at least fairly close) farmers and basically skip the middleman of going to the grocery store. […]

Cooked up on June 28, 2011

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