Chickpea, Quinoa, and White Bean Chili

Chickpea, Quinoa, and White Bean Chili

It's hard to find a chili I don't like, so I had high expectations for even the healthiest of versions. This was delicious, I didn't miss a thing! A great recipe from Antoni's new cookbook, Antoni, Let's Do Dinner. We amped up the flavor with Chili Seasoning instead of chile powder. Our spice blend has three types of Chile powders: Chipotle, New Mexico, and Ancho. Top this simple recipe with your favorites additions and you've got a delicious healthy meal.
September 28, 2021
Tom Yum Noodle Soup

Tom Yum Noodle Soup

When trying out new recipes or cuisines at home, I usually stay away from my favorite takeout items as the comparison to the delicious restaurant options we have in Portland are just too easy to make! But then came along the beautiful Southeast Asian cookbook, Lemongrass and Lime. The recipe is simple and intimidating all at the same time, but MY GOODNESS the end result is spectacular!
October 22, 2020
Chickpea and Beef Stew

Chickpea and Beef Stew

This recipe is inspired by the Cannellini Bean and Lamb Soup in Jerusalem: A Cookbook. I’m the kind of home-cook who looks at a recipe, opens the pantry doors and thinks ‘Yeah, I can make this work.’ Sometimes to great success, other times it’s clear the recipe is less of a guide and more of a hard and fast set of rules. In this case, I probably should have followed the recipe to a T, but I didn’t and had to make some significant changes on the fly. The end result was pretty great, but I have a feeling the original recipe as written is excellent. Below is my recipe with flavors inspired by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi.
October 10, 2020
Chicken and Porcini Mushroom Soup with Turmeric and Sweet Smoked Paprika Rice Cakes

Chicken and Porcini Mushroom Soup with Turmeric and Sweet Smoked Paprika Rice Cakes

Chicken is a staple in our kitchen and a whole roasted chicken is a typical Sunday night meal. We’re in waste not – want not mode, so this week’s roasted chicken leftovers were repurposed into a Chicken and Porcini Mushroom Soup. We happened to have day old rice in the fridge and decided to make griddled rice cakes to go along with the soup, but you could always add noodles or a wild rice blend for added texture and flavor.
March 25, 2020
Garbanzo Bean and Chorizo Soup

Garbanzo Bean and Chorizo Soup

I had this for the first time at a friend’s house. She’s known for hosting spontaneous dinner parties of 8 to 10 people that are always perfect – fun, simple, welcoming and just the right amount of chaos. It’s the kind of house where you walk in and immediately feel welcome and at home 

Our group is filled with dietary restrictions (gluten free and dairy no gos), vegetarians who are occasionally pescatarians, dedicated meat eaters and kids ranging in age from 3 months to 8 years old. This soup satisfies all kinds of diners. Right up until you plop yogurt on top, it’s dairy free. Kid’s will happily eat it and the veggies hidden within. It’s gluten free (check your bouillon and Chorizo) and filling. And, most importantly, it’s quick to make! 

January 13, 2020
Fish Soup

Fish Soup

Living on the coast we're always looking for more ways to cook with seafood at home. Fish is so healthy and oftentimes very affordable, yet so often people only order it out at restaurants or reserve it for simple preparations in the summertime. This is a great way to use whatever your favorite local seafood is in a soul-warming soup. Get ready for flavor!
February 26, 2019
Thai Coconut and Chicken Curry Soup

Thai Coconut and Chicken Curry Soup

We love Thai Coconut Curry Soup and have been on the hunt for the perfect recipe. Enter Derek Bissonette's recipe from his cookbook Soup: The Ultimate Book of Soups and Stews. We hadn't even finished our bowls before we started talking about making it again. Easy enough for weeknights, but flavorful and impressive enough for a dinner party. Our favorite new way to use our Thai Seasoning!
February 12, 2019
Sunday Beef Stew with Turmeric, Serrano, + Coconut Milk

Sunday Beef Stew with Turmeric, Serrano, + Coconut Milk

This recipe from Asha Gomez's My Two Souths is a great new take on a classic chuck roast stew. Uniquely seasoned with turmeric, Serrano chiles, and rich coconut milk, the standard potatoes, pearl onions, and chuck take on a new exotic twist.
February 08, 2019
Ook Gai (Braised Chicken Chiang Mai-Style)

Ook Gai (Braised Chicken Chiang Mai-Style)

Ook Gai, or braised chicken Chiang Mai-style, captures the simplicity and earthy flavors of rustic Thai cooking.
February 06, 2017
Tan Tan Men - Japanese Ramen, Rayu, & Torigara Broth

Tan Tan Men - Japanese Ramen, Rayu, & Torigara Broth

Layered sesame paste, ginger, and garlic in this ramen produce a surprising depth of flavor for a dish that is quite simple to prepare.
January 16, 2017