Work Lunch

Chicken BLT Salad with Buttermilk Greek Yogurt Ranch

BLT Chicken Salad with Buttermilk Greek Yogurt Ranch | PDXfoodlove

When the weather gets hot, dinner goes cool.

Cooked up on May 25, 2017

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Roasted Butternut Squash and Kale Salad

I’m going to admit it: it’s been fall for like three days in Portland, but this salad recipe is at least a month old. I used part of a squash for a client photo shoot and I couldn’t help but use the rest for this. Yesterday I spent one afternoon walking around downtown Portland in […]

Cooked up on September 30, 2014

More like this: dinner | fall | garden | gluten free | healthy eating | lunch | make ahead | meatless | salad | Uncategorized | vegetarian | winter

Peach, Kale and Goat Cheese Salad

Kale, Peach and Goat Cheese Salad | PDXfoodlove

This salad came straight from the farmers market on Sunday. I love being able to walk in with no plans be inspired by what I find. Peaches are finally in and they are so good. And I’ve been trying really hard to eat more salads. There were a couple of weeks that, for a variety […]

Cooked up on July 23, 2014

More like this: dinner | fitness focus | fun | garden | healthy eating | lunch | meatless | salad | Uncategorized | under 1 hour | vegetarian

Warm Chickpea, Barley, Green Bean and Feta Salad

Chickpea, Barley & Feta Salad | PDXfoodlove

Hello from Seattle! Yes, I’m here traveling for work. But yesterday Dave and I took the day off and just wandered the city together. We came up Sunday night for the Timbers v. Sounders game, which was a ton of fun even though the score didn’t go our way. Then on Monday, we spent a […]

Cooked up on July 15, 2014

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Spicy Pumpkin Black Bean Rice Bake

Pumpkin Black Bean Rice Bake | PDXfoodlove

We are doing a lot of cleaning out the fridge this weekend. There was a point last week where there was literally no shelf space left, and many things were precariously double-stacked that ordinarily would not have been. This was partly because it was almost Thanksgiving, and partially because we just had a lot of […]

Cooked up on December 1, 2013

More like this: dinner | frugal | gluten free | Uncategorized | under 1 hour | uses for leftovers | vegetarian

Bacon & Blue Cheese Kale Salad

Bacon Blue Cheese Kale Salad

I wasn’t kidding when I said I bought a lot of kale. But I think I saved the best of the recipes for last. The best part about kale is that it actually stands up to dressings and to other flavors and textures. There are quite a few leaves and lettuces out there that might […]

Cooked up on October 9, 2013

More like this: dinner | fun | healthy eating | lunch | salad | Uncategorized | under 1 hour | uses for leftovers | winter

Spicy Chicken & Sriracha Broccoli Slaw Sandwich

spicy chicken broccoli slaw sandwich

Sometimes you just want a giant sandwich. However, I should be clear that this is two sandwiches, stacked. I’m not *completely* crazy. Dave and I spent a lot of the day Sunday giving our house its first deep clean since we finished the remodel. There was much dusting, mopping and laundering. I feel very zen […]

Cooked up on August 4, 2013

More like this: fun | garden | healthy eating | lunch | sandwich | side | summer | under 1 hour

Broccoli Cheddar Chicken Rice Bowls

Chicken Broccoli Cheddar Rice Bowl

Standbys: we have them for a very good reason. I have this teal dress from Target that is my work standby outfit. It is a cute but simple dress and I have the perfect accessories to go with it. Any coworkers reading this are probably laughing to themselves right now because they know EXACTLY what […]

Cooked up on July 18, 2013

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Roasted Asparagus, Heirloom Tomatoes and Feta with Rice

Roasted Asparagus and Tomato Salad

I guess this is sort of a salad? I called it a salad in my head when I was planning it. It went through a couple of variations in my imagination on the train home from work, when I was thinking of something fun to do with our leftover brown rice. Some of the versions […]

Cooked up on July 2, 2013

More like this: dinner | fitness focus | fun | gluten free | healthy eating | lunch | meatless | salad | side | under 1 hour | uses for leftovers | vegetarian

Easy Tuna Cucumber Pita Pockets

Cucumber Tuna Pita Pocket

If it seems, from these blog posts, like we eat a lot of tuna, well.. guilty as charged. I love it because it’s high protein, low in fat (though we frequently bathe it in mayo or cheddar… oops) and, importantly, canned white Albacore tuna makes the Monterrey Bay Aquarium’s list of “Best Choices,”  meaning that […]

Cooked up on May 13, 2013

More like this: dips and spreads | fitness focus | frugal | healthy eating | lunch | sandwich | Uncategorized | under 1 hour