Buddha Bowls

Was it about a year ago when Buddha Bowls burst onto Pinterest and Instagram?  Who knows, it might have been sooner, but thats when they caught my eye.  When I investigated, I realized that my family had been making our own version of this for years before it was trendy – and I’m willing to bet that most of you have been too.  We called it the “clean out the fridge veggie bowl.”  For us it resembled Chinese stir fry and was served in a bowl over rice.  Its one of those little bit of this, little bit of that, clean out the produce drawer meals.  I bet you have…

The Easy Goes-with-Everything Green Sauce

I know that food blogs throw around phrases like “the best” and “I could eat this every night” a lot.  I try not to fall too far into the trap and throw around those words.  If I truly think something is “the best” I want it to mean something when I say it.  But if I’ve called 8 of the last 10 things “the best” then Houston we have a problem.  And, lets face it, there are very few things that I could happily eat every single night.  I’m all about variety, ya’ll. So please please hear me when I say that this Green Sauce is the most versatile sauce…

Kung Pao Roasted Cauliflower

I am going to go out on a limb here.  Every time you move, there are a few things that require you to find a new “go-to” place.  Probably a dry cleaner, maybe a pharmacy, and depending how far you moved, possibly a new dentist, doctor, hair dresser, etc.  And, here is where I climb out on that limb.  I am willing to wager that locating some great local take-out is pretty high on that list as well – possibly higher than finding a new dentist.  I’m not saying you don’t care about oral hygiene.  I’m just betting you Yelp searched for good Chinese or pizza take-out before you got…

Southwestern Style Sweet Potato Dip

The only thing as quintessentially “Fall” as the color changing leaves is football.  In full disclosure, I do not live in Texas, the southeast, or even the midwest.  I hear people are football crazy in those parts!  But, up here in Seattle where we are best known for ferry boats, rain, fish, coffee, and REI, we have become fully afflicted with the football “bug.”  Undoubtedly, in no small part, due to the recent successes of the Seahawks.  As a result, I find myself in the company of a football crazed city.   1:00pm on Sunday afternoons begins 3 hours of time so sacred it has been blocked out in iPhone…

Crisps with Honey Roasted Figs and Goat Cheese

In the Pacific Northwest, figs are in season for approximately five minutes.  I am talking about the truly juicy, sweet, and ripe ones – not the sad mild flavored ones in grocery store cartons all summer.  For the truly juicy figs, be careful not to blink or you might miss them! Outside of the Fig Newton bars I ate as a kid, I never gave figs much thought until eating the juiciest fig of my life on a charcuterie board in Italy.  Mind. Blown.  What was the deal with  these juicy little gems?  And how did I not know about them?   Fast forward to now.  I love figs.  I…
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