Salmon Wonton Tacos

These tacos would serve as a great appetizer for your next party.  Great served warm or cold, which is what makes them perfect for any party.  Crispy bits of salmon seasoned with basil, oyster and soy sauce served in a crispy fried wonton shell with a drizzle of deliciously sweet poppyseed dressing. Print Recipe Salmon…

Shredded Beef Tamale Bowls

All the wonderful flavors of tamales without the hassle.  Chuck roast, Slow cooked in a puree of peppers, onions, garlic and cilantro until it falls apart in the pan.   Served on a bed of creamy masa corn. Print Recipe Shredded Beef Tamale Bowls Prep Time 20 Cook Time 5 Hours Servings Servings Ingredients Shredded Beef…

Coconut Ginger Chicken Thighs Over Rice

Boneless chicken thighs marinated in coconut milk and seasoned with fresh ginger, chili powder, cumin and garlic chili paste.  Chicken Skin garnished with lemon juice and additional spices.  Baked over a bed of rice, the skin crisped to perfection. I like to buy chicken thighs with the bone in and remove the bone myself.  The…

Pork Schnitzel

Tender and juicy pork loin coated in a crispy breading.  Pairs perfectly with mash potatoes, pork gravy and a sweet yet tangy purple sauerkraut. This is a fan favorite meal at my house.  Pork top loin steaks are on sale this week at my local safeway, so naturally we made 14 schnitzels for the freezer. …

Ham Pot Pie

Large chunks of ham, carrots, onions and celery in a flavorful condensed cream of chicken gravy.  Enveloped by a flakey buttery crust and baked to a golden brown perfection. Fall has come to Portland!  My Instagram feed is filling up with pictures of apples, soups and pumpkin spice everything! The colder weather has me curled…

Roasted Garlic Gnocchi

Soft pillows of potato gnocchi, lightly seared and tossed in apple cider vinegar and honey with caramelized onions and cabbage. My first experience with gnocchi taught me that there are no rules with what you can add to this dish.  I had gnocchi for the first time at a friend’s restaurant in northern Italy and…

Zesty Lemon Pepper Shrimp and Cauliflower Salad

Riced and roasted cauliflower, cucumbers, fresh tomatoes, finely diced red onions, and lemon zest. Tossed together with chicken broth, and topped lemon pepper grilled shrimp and a spoonfull of whole Greek yogurt.  Want a summer salad that is bursting with color and flavor? Here it is! I ran across a pair of beautifully vibrant purple…

Fresh Tuna Steak Salad

Fresh grilled tuna steaks. Cubed and combined with whole Greek yogurt, fresh dill, diced peppers, cherry tomatoes and served up on Belgian endives. Sprinkle with a little salt and top with dill pickled onions and a side of radish watermelons for a kick of flavor. If you want a little more crunch to your salad….

Shrimp and Cheddar Grits

Cheesy white cheddar grits topped with spicy shrimp, roasted potatoes and corn, tossed in a Cajun butter sauce. I had an interview for a company called Cozymeal and this meal was part of the interview process. If you have not heard of the company, you are missing out! Look them up when you have a…

Salmon and Barley Bento

Spicy cajun salmon, barley and a bounty of vegetables. I am trying to keep this week’s lunch prep to a minimum.  I see the value in meal prep, but I get bored easily and don’t like to eat the same thing everyday.  I don’t mind some similarities day to day, but cannot imagine eating broccoli…

Crab Stuffed Zucchini Blossoms 

A mixture of crab and cream cheese enveloped in a vibrant zucchini blossom, dipped in tempura batter and fried. Served with a spicy, yet sweet, chili sauce. A fresh, rich take on the traditional crab rangoon.  If you are lucky, you have a bountiful crop of zucchini blossoms, as I do. At times you may…

 French Dip Sandwiches 

Beef rump roast cooked in a water bath using the sous vide method. Marinated in fresh rosemary, black pepper, garlic, onions, butter and salt. Thinly sliced and placed on a sour dough roll with melted havarti cheese. Served with a side of horseradish cream and broth for dipping.  Summer is a time when cooking doesn’t…

Sweet and Spicy Poached Salmon

Lemon pepper seasoned and poached salmon, resting on a naturally sweet and spicy mango and green chili purée.  I look for ways to season or flavor meals without added sugar or salt, but sometimes it is inevitable. Sometimes you need a little sweetness in your life, but wth this recipe you don’t need it! The…

Ham and Broccoli Quiche

Ham, broccoli, sautéed green onions and mushrooms. Folded into beaten eggs and baked in a home made flaky butter crust. I have no idea who started the “real men don’t eat quiche” cliche, but it seems a little rediculous if you ask me. My husband goes crazy over this meal. He may eat over half…

Grilled Chili Lime Chicken and Southwestern Salad

Arugala, spinach, red and yellow mini bell peppers, fresh roma tomamtoes, red cabbage, avocado, roasted sweet corn, barley, bulgar wheat and cilantro salad. Topped with a Greek yogurt, green chili and cilantro dressing and grilled chili lime chicken. Long list of ingredients, but each adds a wonderful flavor to the dish. I cannot imagine leaving…