Shrimp & Basil Pizza with Lemon & White Wine Sauce

Shrimp Pizza with White Wine Sauce | PDXfoodlove

Yeah, it’s a long title. But this pizza sauce will blow your mind. Especially with the shrimp combo. Last weekend we were blessed with a couple of cooler days. I don’t want to complain too much, because our sunny summer days are numbered, but sometimes it is hot and we deal with it without air […]

Cooked up on July 29, 2014

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Spinach Salad with Tuna and Grapefruit Vinaigrette

tuna salad with grapefruit vinaigrette

Happy April Fools Day! I’ve seen quite a few fun things around the intertubes today. Mostly I just love that we have an apparently universally sanctioned joke day, and that it’s a big enough deal that companies and brands participate. Carry on, world. I haven’t yet fallen for one of my mom’s jokes this year, […]

Cooked up on April 1, 2013

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Non-Scary Green Smoothies

Green Smoothie

Ever since I’ve begun to widen my culinary horizons – I’d put the start date somewhere in high school – I’ve had one rule for myself: eat everything – even if I think I won’t or don’t like it (the only exception: insects/worms/slugs will be decided on a case-by-case basis). I’ve found that usually if […]

Seared Scallops with Spinach and White Beans

seared scallops with white beans and spinach

Ah, Lenten Fridays. We eat meat-free food quite frequently in our home, so eating meatless for a few spring Fridays is not a very difficult task. But for some reason, instead of our favorite meatless meals in the rotation, we use our observation as an excuse to do something cool with seafood. This is what […]

Spinach and Artchoke Grilled Cheese

Man, what weekend! Our pizza oven is so close, guys. We worked on it for four hours on Sunday. Dave’s fingertips are covered in tiny cuts. Mine are dry and gross, but I put on work gloves about halfway through because I couldn’t take it anymore. But you know what? We are SO close. We’re […]

Cooked up on October 14, 2012

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Fried Egg and English Muffin Stacker Thing

I do not know exactly what to call this – it’s not really an open face sandwich at this point, so I’m going with “stacker.” Trademark pending. 😉 This is what I made for breakfast on Saturday. I took Dave to the airport verrrrrry early in the morning, and then I went home and went […]

Cooked up on September 9, 2012

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Spinach and Caramelized Onion Quiche

Hello, friends! Happy Friday! I am beyond happy this morning because last night I got to head out to the IFBC Opening Party at Mother’s Bistro, and I had so much fun! It was great to see familiar faces (my friends Sala at Veggie Belly and Lauren of Lauren’s Latest), meet some people for the […]

Cooked up on August 24, 2012

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Roasted Tomatoes, Spinach and Couscous – for lunch or dinner

Last week we pretty much ate all the raspberry jam every day for lunch. And it was delicious. And there’s more of it coming on some delicious cookies I made. But in the meantime, I’m ready for some savory lunches. So Sunday I made this: Pretty simple! But I think it will satisfy my raging […]

Cooked up on July 1, 2012

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Spinach, Bacon and Ricotta Pizza

We’re a little obsessed with the new pizza crust technique we learned a while back. Basically we’re making it on a weekly basis. It’s so good! And we are big pizza fans. Also big bacon fans, and big fans of using spinach from the back yard (seriously, that stuff is growing so fast! It’s a […]

Cooked up on June 5, 2012

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Strawberry Spinach Salad with Candied Almonds

We have about 17 different types of nuts in the house right now, so I decided to play around with the almonds. Here’s what I’m eating for lunch today: For a few short hours each day this weekend, we had fleeting, bright and beautiful sunlight. I took advantage of the situation and shot this photo […]

Cooked up on April 2, 2012

More like this: dinner | frugal | gluten free | healthy eating | lunch | special occasion | under 1 hour | uses for leftovers | vegetarian