Barley, Cabbage, Carrot, and Pea Soup

by: fabiola in: Entrees, Soup, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free
Barley, Cabbage, Carrot, and Pea Soup

This is an oldy but a goody soup recipe from last year SoupaPalooza 2012. An easy, hearty, healthy recipe to start 2013! I hope you had a great Happy New Year. I hope you feel happy, healthy, and are enjoying life! May it be a full and wonderful year for …

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Chocolate Tasting at Cacao in Portland, Oregon

by: fabiola in: Dessert, Travel and Stories
Chocolate Tasting at Cacao in Portland, Oregon

Yes, you read that right.  I tasted chocolate from all over the world for two hours straight.  High end, high percentage cacao, glorious chocolate.  It would be cool to take your family there for the holidays on a rainy day.  I was there to end my quarter with my fellow students and instructor for …

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Warm Kale and White Bean Salad

by: fabiola in: Entrees, Salad, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free
Warm Kale and White Bean Salad

I am sharing a recipe this week, although I have been quiet for several days now.  It is time for me to share I how I reflect and my cooking is one of those things I do.  So I did feel it was appropriate to share this healthy and hearty …

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Chocolates and Confections Class Comes to an End…

by: fabiola in: Travel and Stories
Chocolates and Confections Class Comes to an End...

My final in this class was to make a hexagon chocolate box using various methods.  Perfectly tempered chocolate, which I managed to do.  Use texture sheets like the little rounds decors, piping chocolate, the white on the top, a way to open the box, and glue these components together using chocolate.  All …

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Woodblock Chocolates Tour in Portland, Oregon

by: fabiola in: Travel and Stories
Woodblock Chocolates Tour in Portland, Oregon

Speaking of chocolate!  I am in a chocolates and confections class after all.  Earlier in the quarter we had a field trip to a local bean to bar chocolate makers, Woodblock Chocolates.

There are very few bean to bar small scale chocolatiers in The United States.  It is a grueling process, …

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Simple Tomato Sauce

by: fabiola in: Dressings, Condiments, Sauces, Entrees
Simple Tomato Sauce

This simple tomato sauce is perfect for this weekend of leftovers. It is quick, easy, simple and tasty. This is an oldy but a goody.

I believe we all need simplicity in our lives more often than not. Be it in the kitchen, an outfit we throw together, a recipe, or …

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Maple Mashed Yams with Toasted Walnuts, The Ultimate Oregon Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup

by: fabiola in: Side Dishes and Vegetables, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free
Maple Mashed Yams with Toasted Walnuts, The Ultimate Oregon Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup

This is my savory side! I enjoy combining sweet and savory to get a balance of flavors, as with this dish. You can’t go wrong with a little maple syrup to be a little more indulgent on turkey day. Because it honestly just felt right, always go with your gut …

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