Spicy

Chorizo JalapeƱo Poppers

Chorizo Jalapeno Poppers | PDXfoodlove

An ode to one of my favorite cuisines – Tex Mex – with a little upgrade in the form of chorizo and more cheese.

Cooked up on April 10, 2017

More like this: appetizer | easy | entertaining | gluten free | side | six ingredients or less | snack | under 1 hour

Spicy Chickpeas & Fresh Vegetable Salad

Spicy Chickpea and Fresh Vegetable Salad | PDXfoodlove

I’m so excited to show off the first meal that we made from Jerusalem. This cookbook is so amazing. I received it as a Christmas gift after hearing its praises sung from the rooftops by every food writer I can think of. Now I’m joining the chorus. I love this book. This is not sponsored, […]

Cajunish Sausage and Rice

I hesitate to call this anything specific, because it’s not really dirty rice. But we’ve got spicy sausage, bell peppers and Penzey’s Cajun spice mix, so I think I’ve earned calling it “Cajunish.” More importantly, simple, it’s spicy and it’s a tasty weeknight meal (or weekend meal, really- it’s fast enough for a weeknight, so […]

Cooked up on November 15, 2012

More like this: dairy free | dinner | gluten free | under 1 hour | uses for leftovers

Homemade Giardiniera

Did I mention that we were recently in Chicago? We were recently in Chicago. I think it made my husband hungry for a few things that are frequently eaten in Chicago/the Midwest. We took care of the deep dish pizza while we were there. And we actually had some delicious Giardiniera while we were on […]

Cooked up on October 1, 2012

More like this: appetizer | dairy free | dinner | dips and spreads | gluten free | healthy eating | uses for leftovers | vegan | vegetarian

Dave’s Potato Soup with Spicy Sausage

Last weekend was our first back after the holidays and we celebrated by making this hearty soup with just the right amount of heat. Dave is so good at improvising. He has an innate sense about these kinds of things – which is why his chili is amazing and so is this soup. You can […]

Cooked up on January 8, 2012

More like this: CSA | dinner | fall | frugal | gluten free | lunch | pantry | Uncategorized | uses for leftovers | winter

Dave’s Delectable Spicy Chili

Every family has their own go-to chili recipe, it seems. Or they have a few variations. I know the two Dave and I grew up with are quite different: my mom’s chili is a tomato-intense ode to the essentials: ground beef, chili beans, and cumin. And boy is it good. Dave’s is a whole different […]

Cooked up on December 15, 2011

More like this: dinner | fall | lunch | uses for leftovers | winter

Spicy Bell Pepper Soup

Well, I’ve dreaded this day, but at long last it is cold for real in Portland. I actually decided not to run during my lunch yesterday because it was in the 40s and I had only brought my regular gear of shorts and a t shirt. I will definitely be busting out the tights and […]

Cooked up on October 26, 2011

More like this: dinner | fall | frugal | garden | lunch | Uncategorized | vegetarian