Grilled Salmon with Beet Blood Orange Relish

I know that many of you are probably gearing up for a large family Holiday meal next weekend and I wanted to give you a really lovely idea for Easter that would work well whether you do a lunch or dinner, maybe even a brunch. Grilled Salmon (one of my favorite things ever!!) is topped with a jaw droppingly gorgeous Beet Blood Orange Relish. Beets and Orange go so, so nicely together and this dish is what also inspired this cocktail ....more

Blistered Shishito Peppers with Sesame Sauce

I have a drop dead obsession with shishito peppers and it has been going on for quite some time. If Pete and I are out at a restaurant and they are on the menu, we get them no questions asked, and Pete knows better than to get in my way. I take them all down, no question ....more

Tequila, Beet and Orange Cocktail

Is this cocktail crazy? Yes, I think it is a little crazy- but isn’t that what drinking cocktails is all about? I wanted to step outside my comfort zone and I definitely think this is outside my box ....more

Shrimp Ceviche Stuffed Avocados

We are officially in Spring now, and I am ready to lighten things up today. How bout we do it with these gorgeous Shrimp Ceviche Stuffed Avocados. I made these the other day and I just ate this for lunch ....more

Chicken with Creamy Mushroom Mustard Sauce

My husband is training to climb Mount Rainier this Summer along with all of the men in my family (my dad, brothers, and two brother-in-laws) Cute huh? But there is serious training involved. Well Saturday I decided that I would do a little training with Pete ....more

Spicy Asian Beef Noodle Soup

There is nothing like a little juicing to get your appetite really fired up. Being that I am somewhat of a masochist I like to juice and simultaneously look at food pictures on Pinterest. Sick, isn’t it? ...more

Chicken, Mint and Strawberry Salad

So I am juicing a little. Today is my second day, which means my brain doesn’t quite fire on all cylinders. I’m not even hungry, but my brains a little, uhhhh, buzzy? ...more

Chicken Ginger Tahini Stir Fry

Sunday was the best ever. It was dark and raining, actually POURING, all day. I wore my baggiest sweats and drank Chai tea lattes in bed ....more

Saturday Stuff, edition 34

Ewww. It’s dark and gray and raining. I knew the sunny days in the high 60’s were too good to be true, sigh… ....more

Mixed Bean and Bacon Soup

It is going to be 66 in Seattle today. You have to remember that that is like bordering on Summer weather for us pasty Northwesterners. It is crazy and wonderful and hopefully I will be outside wearing 7 coats of sunscreen and soaking up every moment ....more