Recipe Index

10 Summer Grilling Recipes for Everyone

10 Summer Grilling Recipes for Everyone

10 Summer Grilling Recipes for Everyone

Basically everyone needs great grilling options for the Summer months! It gets us outside, enjoying fresh air, hot Summer breezes, pretty skies, and always a …

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1000 Cooks for the Cure by KitchenAid and Agua de Jamaica (Hibiscus Water)

KitchenAid has asked me to participate in the 1000 Cooks for the Cure to bring awareness to the on going battle against breast cancer.  I made an Agua de Jamaica …

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Strawberry Watermelon Smoothie

15 Awesome Smoothie Recipes

Strawberry Watermelon Smoothie from NJB!

15 Awesome Smoothie Recipes

Needing inspiration for green, nutritious, and healthful smoothies? Got you covered here with smoothie recipes from bloggers …

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Whole Grain Salad with Roasted Tomatoes

15 Healthy Delicious Salads

Something for everyone, 15 Healthy Delicious Salads!

Whole Grain Salad with Roasted Tomatoes

15 Healthy Delicious Salads from me and my blogging friends from across the country! These are more …

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20 Spring Desserts

20 SPRING DESSERTS

Lemon Olive Oil Cake from The Little Epicurean!

Lemon Cake with Raspberry Creme Fraiche Frosting

Clementine Vanilla Bean …

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2016 Ashland Culinary Festival

2016 Ashland Culinary Festival

2016 Ashland Culinary Festival

I am super excited and happy to announce I’ll be judging the 2016 Ashland Culinary Festival in Southern Oregon for my third …

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21 day Food Lovers Cleanse Guide, the Story First

21 day Food Lovers Cleanse Guide, the Story First

This is my intro of sorts to the cleanse I will be doing in a couple of weeks.  I’ll be posting my …

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White Bean Arugula Salad with Blood Orange Dressing

21 Day Food Lovers Cleanse: Shopping List and Preparing

21 Day Food Lovers Cleanse: Shopping List and Preparing

As this week starts, I begin by putting together a list of recipes I want to eat during the cleanse.  While I …

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Toasted Hazelnut Pesto Wild Rice Salad

25 Labor Day Recipes!

25 Labor Day Recipes!

There are recipes here for everyone ranging from appetizers to desserts, both healthy and indulgent!

Toasted Hazelnut Pesto Wild Rice Salad from …

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25 Mother's Day Recipes!

25 Mother’s Day Recipe Ideas

25 Mother’s Day Recipe Ideas!

We all need a bit of inspiration and help for special days. Mamas all over the world deserve something special. Looking past the flowers and …

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50 Easy Soup Recipes

50 Easy Soup Recipes

You can never have enough inspiration for soups and stews right?! It’s a filling, nutritious way to lunch, dinner, and best of all leftovers for several meals, or feeding a …

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A Day at the Farm on Farm Day, Naturally

A Day at the Farm on Farm Day, Naturally

I was asked by Chef Schrieber at school if I wanted to visit the farm I worked on for another event.  I of course said yes.  It was for Farm …

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A Day in the Life...

A Day in the Life…

I wanted to share what I have been up to lately.  I am obviously still in school, I have a few more quarters to go!  Along the way I have learned so …

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A Lesson to be Learned in the Burnt Chicken and Averted Disaster

A Lesson to be Learned in the Burnt Chicken and Averted Disaster

I burnt the chicken, and I mean burnt, charred, black charcoal burnt.  I took it as a metaphor, as I often do.  Granted the reason why the chicken burned was …

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Advanced Cakes and Desserts Class and a One Year Old Birthday Boy!

I thought it might be fun to share what I have been doing for the last few months in class. I have tons of photos, and I always share them …

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Almond Meal Orange Date Scones

Almond Meal Orange Date Scones

Disclosure: This is a compensated post in collaboration with Bob’s Red Mill. As usual all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support NJB!

Making scones is …

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Almond Date Cacao Granola

Almond, Date, Cacao Nib Granola

 There are so many wonderful granola recipes all over the internet, cookbooks, and magazines these days.  I found one a few years ago that I have adapted time and time …

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Ancho Chile Chicken with Lime Yogurt Sauce

Ancho Chile Chicken with Lime Yogurt

I just flew in from Sacramento after visiting my bestest friends in the world, one of which just had a beautiful baby girl, Xyla. She is a smooshy, perfect little …

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Anolon Pot and Pan Giveaway

Anolon Pots and Pans and a Giveaway!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Anolon Cookware. I was given the Anolon Cookware set for review, and the winner of the giveaway will win my two favorite pots and …

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Apple Celery Salad, Food Bloggers Against Hunger Challenge

Apple Celery Salad, Food Bloggers Against Hunger Challenge

The Giving Table has asked for help from Food Bloggers Nationwide to inform people of a growing epidemic. Hunger in The United States. If you read my blog regularly you …

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Apple Cinnamon Scones

Apple Cinnamon Scones

I honestly cannot believe I had never made these flavor scones until a couple of months ago. It was totally an accident… Here is a disclaimer for total first world …

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Apple Cranberry Galette with Cream Chantilly, The Ultimate Oregon Thanksgiving with Missy Maki Cooks

It’s that time of year again, where you get to hear me be silly and talk about stretchy pants  and soggy pie bottoms on the radio with Missy Maki.  She …

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Apple Pie Jars

Apple Pie Jars

Disclosure: This is a compensated post in collaboration with Ashland Chamber Commerce for the Ashland Culinary Festival. As usual all opinions are my own.

I am so excited!!!! I am getting …

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Apple Tarte Tatin

Apple Tarte Tatin

You know I’m a pie loving lady but I also know many of you don’t love making pie. This is the perfect solution for an easier but still lovely dessert …

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Apricot Jam

Apricot Jam, Yes, I Made More Jam

Yes, I made more jam. And I am totally ok with that. You know why? I share recipes with you that I actually eat, and I eat jam. I make …

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Apricot Walnut Energy Bars

Apricot Walnut Energy Bars

I am going to be honest here, I have had a slowwww start to this year and to this quarter in school in particular.  It is all good, life is good, great …

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Arroz Con Pollo

Arroz Con Pollo

This Arroz Con Pollo is a super traditional Mexican dish made easily and quickly for a comforting weeknight or weekend meal. Add extra olives for a nice briny kick!

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Ashland Culinary Festival

Ashland Culinary Festival

Disclosure: This is a compensated post in collaboration with Ashland Chamber of Commerce. As usual all opinions are my own. Thank you Ashland Chamber of Commerce for making NJB awesomeness …

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Ashland Culinary Festival 2015

Ashland Culinary Festival 2015

Disclosure: This is a compensated post in collaboration with the Ashland Chamber’s Visitor & Convention Bureau. As usual all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands and …

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Ashland Culinary Festival 2015 Winner

Ashland Culinary Festival 2015 Winner

Disclosure: This is a compensated post in collaboration with the Ashland Chamber of Commerce for the Ashland Culinary Festival. As usual all opinions are my own.

So happy to be announcing …

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Ashland Culinary Festival 2016

Ashland Culinary Festival 2016

I’m back from Ashland with a full heart and belly! Have I told you how much I love going to Ashland? I think maybe one thousand times, simply because I …

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Ashland Culinary Festival Competing Chefs

Ashland Culinary Festival Competing Chefs

Disclosure: This is a compensated post in collaboration with the Ashland Chamber of Commerce. As usual all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting Ashland Chamber of Commerce and …

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Ashland Culinary Festival

Ashland Culinary Festival Photo Collage

Disclosure: This is a compensated post in collaboration with Ashland Chamber of Commerce. As usual all opinions are my own. Thank you Ashland Chamber of Commerce for making NJB travels …

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Ashland Culinary Festival

Ashland Culinary Festival Winner

Disclosure: This is a compensated post in collaboration with Ashland Chamber of Commerce. As usual all opinions are my own. Thank you Ashland Chamber of Commerce for making NJB awesomeness …

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Ashland Culinary Festival

Ashland Culinary Festival: Chef Interviews Part I

Disclosure: This is a compensated post in collaboration with the Ashland Chamber of Commerce. As usual all opinions are my own. Thank you Ashland Chamber of Commerce for making NJB …

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Ashland Culinary Festival

Ashland Culinary Festival: Chef Interviews Part II

Disclosure: This is a compensated post in collaboration with the Ashland Chamber of Commerce. As usual all opinions are my own. Thank you Ashland Chamber of Commerce for making NJB …

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Avocado and Roasted Tomatillo Salsa, Ca Avocados

You’ll hopefully forgive me for the short posts this summer, it has been full of change and adventure.  Also it is a bit more challenging to stay inside and write …

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Peach Avocado Manchego Salad

Avocado Peach Manchego Salad

I have an obsessive love of arugula, and I just added watercress to that greens obsession. I have eaten it so many times, but I had the best watercress salad …

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Avocado Sprout Vegetable Sandwich

Avocado Sprout Vegetable Sandwich

I have a confession to make, I love sandwiches a lot. I eat them every week at least once in some form or another, and it’s usually for dinner not …

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Avocado Toast with Oranges and Radishes

Avocado Toast with Oranges and Radishes

The simplicity of a piece of toast with avocado is a wonder. Topped with an assortment of ingredients, it can be transformed into a whole meal, or perfect as a …

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Bacon Hummus Onion Mushroom Puff Pastry Bites

Bacon Hummus Mushroom Onion Bites

Disclosure: This is a compensated post in collaboration with Sabra Dipping Company. As usual all opiniona are my own. Thank you Sabra for making NJB awesomeness possible.

Whoa whoa whoa holidays. …

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Bagels and Lox

Bagel and Lox, an early obsession

Obsession is putting this lightly if I must confess.  I am not totally sure where I got this, I typically have an idea of who or why I came to …

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Baked Apple Chips

Baked Apple Chips…Warning: HIGHLY ADDICTIVE

Baked apple chips…

Put the baked apple chips down, walk away, I am serious. You have a problem you didn’t even know about and it’s apple chips. WOw, it feels good …

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Baked Apples with Oatmeal

Baked Apples with Oatmeal

Baked Apples with Oatmeal is a cross between good old baked apples and an apple crisp. I didn’t use any flour, brown sugar, or tons of butter. Instead I used …

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Baked Chicken Thighs: Food Bloggers Against Hunger

Baked Chicken Thighs: Food Bloggers Against Hunger

I made this meal for $4, for a family of four.  The recipe is very adaptable, and is a great place to start for a simple baked chicken.  A blank …

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Baked Cranberry Oatmeal

Baked Cranberry Oatmeal

I’ve said it over and over, it’s easy to make beautiful food when you start with good ingredients. This is one if those belly warming, cold morning, gets you ready …

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Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

The perfect way to start off summer is always a day of grilling accompanied by a good french fry.  I know it sounds silly but I believe it to be …

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Baking a Difference for No Kid Hungry, Fun Spooky Pizza Recipe and {GIVEAWAY}

Baking a Difference for No Kid Hungry, Fun Spooky Pizza Recipe and {GIVEAWAY}

Disclosure:  I was given a premium pizza crisper from Crate and Barrel, an Oxo stainless steel pizza wheel, a Halloween-themed spatulas, pot holders from Sur la Table, a basket of Fleischmann’s …

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Banana Nut Muffins

Banana Nut Muffins

Banana Nut Muffins are a classic breakfast baked goodie made so easy and quickly for a great weekend baking project with the whole family! Add dried cranberries for a little …

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Barley, Cabbage, Carrot, and Pea Soup

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 …

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Beet Apple Ginger Smoothie

Beet Apple Ginger Smoothie

Disclosure: This is a compensated post in collaboration with Gourmet Garden Herbs US. As usual all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support NJB.

It’s another …

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Berry Basil Slushy

Berry Basil Slushy

Disclosure: This is a compensated post in collaboration with Gourmet Garden. As usual all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the businesses that support NJB!

Don’t have a popsicle …

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Beet Berry Smoothie

Berry Beet Smoothie

I am a happy Vitamix owner these days, I bought myself one for my birthday in December. A major happy girl splurge, and I have used almost daily since I …

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Berry Cinnamon Skillet Bread

Berry Cinnamon Skillet Bread

Happy Tuesday! Happy Day indeed for me, it’s Mexican Mother’s Day and I love my Mama! I made this Berry Cinnamon Skillet Bread in her honor, since she is still in …

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Berry Grunt

Berry Grunt

I’ve known about this grunt thing for a while, but I had never gotten around to making one. I threaten it a lot, but it just wasn’t happening. So I …

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Berry Lime Parsley Smoothie

Berry Lime Parsley Smoothie

This awesome Berry Lime Parsley Smoothie is full of anti oxidants and flavor with mixed berries and freshness from parsley. It’s a fantastic start to your morning or after workout …

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Berry Yogurt Cake

Berry Yogurt Cake

It’s obvious how the seasons bounty and weather can dictate how we eat, cook, and bake. I am totally one to go outside to grill if it’s way too hot …

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Best Hummus Plate

Best Hummus Plate

Disclosure: This is a compensated post in collaboration with Sabra Dipping Company as a Sabra Tastemaker for the hummus. As usual all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting …

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Black Bean Freekeh Poblano Veggie Burger

Black Bean Freekeh Poblano Veggie Burger

Black Bean Freekeh Poblano Veggie Burger

I think you know by now how much I enjoy grains and healthy foods with a little zest …

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Black Bean Garlic Marinated Drumsticks- Easy three ingredient recipe

Black Bean Garlic Marinated Drumsticks

Who wouldn’t want a 5 minute prep chicken recipe that is finger licking good? Let the marinating do all of the work for you while you do the other awesome …

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black bean mango bowl

Black Bean Mango Bowl

It’s no secret here or to anyone I know I crave Mexican food all of the time, everyday.  I love the balance of flavors it offers with acidity, sweetness, sour, …

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Black Bean Sauce Tofu

Balance. Balance.  Balance.  I am almost certain you’ve heard it from me and everyone else in the world.  I do my best to abide by this thought.  I have enjoyed …

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Black Bean Tamale Pie

Black Bean Tamale Pie

Disclosure: This is a compensated post in collaboration with Bush’s Beans and Latina Bloggers. All opinions are my own.

This time of year always makes me want more Mexican and Spanish …

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Black Bean Yam Tortilla Bake

This recipe was one of those mid week ideas that came to me when I wanted to have Mexican food but needed it to be easy, healthy, and quick, as …

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black beans

Black Beans

Who doesn’t love fresh homemade beans, black, pinto, chick, you name it, I love it.  There is something to be said for a food that low simmers all day or …

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Blackberry Buckle with Hazelnut Crumb

Blackberry Buckle with Hazelnut Crumb

This Hazelnut Crumb alone makes me want to make this cake over and over again. Don’t get me wrong, I love this entire cake, it’s fluffy and beautifully kissed with …

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Blackberry Muesli Muffins

Blackberry Muesli Muffins

I’ll say it over and over, when you start with good ingredients, the food will always be good. It’s that simple!

I was sitting at lunch with my Mom, I was …

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Blackberry Peach Mousse

Blackberry Peach Mousse

This beautiful no bake easy Blackberry Peach Mousse dessert is full of gorgeous summer fruit and no refined sugar. Use maple syrup for a quick stove top jam to set …

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Blackberry Peach Scones

Blackberry Peach Scones

I took the last week off from the internet, all of it, every social media and email. It’s just what I needed to relax, reflect, and reboot. R & R …

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Food Blogger Bake Sale Portland

Blogger Bake Sale Portland for No Kid Hungry

It’s that time of year again for our National Blogger Bake Sale for No Kid Hungry!  This year many amazing bloggers here in Portland are donating bake sale goodies for …

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Bloggers Bake Sale Comes to an End

Bloggers Bake Sale Comes to an End

I must say that was quite an adventure.  The end is bitter sweet but the end result is nothing but good.  I learned some things about myself but …

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Blueberry Galette with Meyer Lemon Curd

Blueberry Galette with Meyer Lemon Curd

It’s that time again, where I go on ABC’S KATU AM Northwest to teach Helen, the host, how to make pie dough, her new years resolution this year! I posted …

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Blueberry Hazelnut Crisp with Goat Cheese Whipped Cream

Blueberry Hazelnut Crisp with Goat Cheese Whipped Cream

What a mouthful that title seems to be? A perfect fit for this treat, you’ll be stuffing your mouth with this dessert in a classy way. Even though I try …

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Blueberry Jam

Blueberry Jam Glory, and Relaxing

Blueberry jam is my jam. It’s a simple thing. And the simple things are what do make me happy. It’s been like that since I can remember, I enjoy the …

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Blueberry Swirl Cornmeal Cake

Blueberry Swirl Cornmeal Cake

This Blueberry Cornmeal Cake is the epitome of Summer desserts in my humble Pacific Northwest opinion. It is subtly sweet from the blueberries and cornmeal, which both also give it a …

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Bolognese Sauce

Bolognese Sauce

Pasta a la Bolognese! I have been loving saying this repeatedly over the last few days.  I get to say it loud and proud with an Italian accent, because I …

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Boos Cutting Board {GIVEAWAY} and Product Review

Boos Cutting Board {GIVEAWAY} and Product Review

Disclaimer:  I have received this John Boos cutting board and one to giveaway to one reader.  No other compensation was given.  As always, all opinions are my own.

In the interest …

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Brick Grilled Lime Chicken

Brick Grilled Lime Chicken

This is a serious business kind of chicken. Although I gotta say, it is pretty easy as chicken cookery comes, it seems way fancier that it is. Appearance is everything …

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Brioche Burger Buns

Brioche Burger Buns

Another one of my,  ” I can make that at home deals” so I did.  I like to think I can make almost anything at home …

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Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Broccoli Cheddar Soup

A proper follow up post to the 50 easy soup recipes is a very comforting Broccoli Cheddar Soup! There can never be enough soup recipes at our fingertips, and this classic …

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Brown Butter Maple Apple Hand Pies

Brown Butter Maple Apple Hand Pies

I started a chocolates and confections class, and I am in love.  Truly in love. Yesterday I made salted caramels, passion fruit macaroon, and a few other goodies.  I stood …

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Brown Rice Spring Salad with Asparagus and Dried Cranberries

Brown Rice Spring Salad with Asparagus and Dried Cranberries

This beautiful Brown Rice Spring Salad with Asparagus and Dried Cranberries is vegan, healthy, gluten free, and perfect for all of your lunching and brunching needs! 

It’s officially Spring for me …

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One Pot Brown Rice with Vegetables and Goat Cheese

Brown Rice with Vegetables and Goat Cheese

Disclosure: This is a compensated post with Hinode for Whole Grain Month, National Rice Month, and celebrating rice harvest. Thank you, Hinode, for making NJB awesomeness possible! As usual all …

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Brown Sugar Cranberry Glazed Pork Loin

Brown Sugar Cranberry Glazed Pork Loin

Disclosure: This is a compensated post in collaboration with Wholesome Sweeteners. As usual all opinions are my own. Thank you Wholesome Sweeteners for making NJB awesomeness possible.

I am soooooo excited! …

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Brown Sugar Upside Down Apple Cake

Brown Sugar Upside Down Apple Cake

Talk about Fall apple goodness baking! It’s totally here and I am happy to welcome it for the next several months. Apples in a cake equal Fall right? They do …

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Buttermilk Apple Skillet Cake with Apple Raisin Compote, Tips & Tricks Included!

Buttermilk Apple Skillet Cake with Apple Raisin Compote, Tips & Tricks Included!

I love buttermilk cakes, they are my favorite.  I am not just saying, oh I love buttermilk cakes, I mean, really they they are always the best.  They lend a …

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Buttermilk Cake, Brie Frosting, with Spiced Apple Compote

Buttermilk Cake, Brie Whipped Frosting, with Spiced Apples

Disclosure: This is a compensated post in collaboration with Stemilt and their Pairology app. As usual all opinions are my own. Thank you Stemilt for making NJB awesomeness possible.

Did you …

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Buttermilk Clementine Cinnamon Rolls

Buttermilk Clementine Cinnamon Rolls

Did I tell you that Thanksgiving and the weeks following are my favorite? It’s mostly because of the leftover sandwiches that I eat for days on end. There is something …

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Butternut Squash Pear Soup with Chorizo and Goat Cheese:: not just baked

Butternut Squash Pear Soup with Chorizo and Goat Cheese

Did you know pears are a year round fruit?  We think of them as winter bearing fruits, but in fact you can fresh of the tree fruit whenever you want. …

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Cabbage Chopping

Cabbage Chopping

I decided to show this because I found many people do not know an easy way to do this.  So I found it to be helpful to show …

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Cacao Nib Almond Granola

Cacao Nib Almond Granola

Granola is one of the best snacks around for road trips, afternoon snacks, concerts, camping, you name it, granola is just a good idea. It totally beats the store bought …

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Sabra Salsa Media Trip

California Sabra Salsa Tomato Farm Trip Recap #SabraTastemakers

Sabra tomatoes are red all the way through…

California Sabra Salsa Tomato Farm Trip Recap #SabraTastemakers you say? Indeed I do! Remember a couple of weeks ago when I went to …

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Cantaloupe Peach Smoothie

Cantaloupe Peach Smoothie

Cantaloupes are popping up at our local grocery stores in huge numbers and I am all over it! I’ve never made a cantaloupe smoothie the way I make our regular …

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Cauliflower Greek Yogurt Gratin

Cauliflower Greek Yogurt Gratin

Disclosure: This is a compensated post in collaboration with Sabra Dipping Company as a Sabra Tastemaker. As usual all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the companies that support …

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Charred Vegetables with Hummus

Charred Vegetables with Hummus

These Charred Vegetables with Hummus are my favorite! Simply charred asparagus, greens, and lemon wedges are a great vegan and vegetarian appetizer, snack, or side dish that everyone will love.

I …

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Easy, Quick, Cheesy Pasta Bake

Cheesy Pasta Bake

I love making a big pan or pot of food for my family. It’s me and Brian here, but my Mama and brother live in the area as well. I …

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Cherry Clafoutis

Cherry Clafoutis, it’s Cherry Season

Cherry season means cherry clafoutis. At least it does in France, where the clafoutis is from. “cla-fu-t” to be exact, in case you were wondering. If you follow me on …

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Cherry Lime Green Smoothie

Cherry Lime Green Smoothie

Lime is so the smoothie underdog! Actually citrus is a great nutritional ingredient to add to any smoothie, but it’s often forgotten. Who knows why, but here is the reminder! …

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Chicken Fajitas

Chicken Fajitas

It’s kind of funny, my relationship with fajitas. At least I find it amusing enough to share :). I never ate fajitas until very recently, and only at one restaurant …

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Chicken Hummus Sliders

Chicken Hummus Sliders

Disclosure: This is a compensated post in collaboration with Sabra Dipping Company. As usual all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the companies that support NJB!

This football time …

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Chicken Katsu

Chicken Katsu

Chicken Katsu is Brian’s favorite Japanese simple dish. Even when we go to sushi, he usually orders this with small amounts of sushi. So after seven years of being together, …

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Chicken Meatballs with Greek Yogurt Dip

Chicken Meatballs with Greek Yogurt Dip

Disclosure: This is a compensated post in collaboration with Sabra Dipping Company. As usual all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support NJB! …

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Chicken Salad with Asparagus and Bacon

Chicken Salad with Asparagus and Bacon

Right now I am sitting on a beach. I am most likely drinking a fruity beverage. I am very grateful that you don’t mind, I wrote this the day before …

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Salsa Chicken Empanadas

Chicken Salsa Empanadas

Disclosure: This is a compensated post in collaboration with Sabra Dipping Company Salsa as a Sabra Tastemaker. As usual all opinions are my own.

Lets end the year with great food, and happy …

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Chiffonade Basil

Chiffonade Basil

Chiffonade-ing basil, I am not sure that is a word but it will be my adjective for the moment.  Little tips and tricks for ease in the kitchen have always …

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Chile Relleno

Chile rellenos are one of the best things that ever happened to this Earth.  They are a bit labor intensive but so worth it.  It has just a few ingredients …

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Chiles en Nogada-Chilies in Walnut Sauce

Chiles en Nogada (Chilies in Walnut Sauce)

Disclosure: This post is a compensated post in collaboration with Cacique, and Latina Bloggers. As usual all opinions are my own. Thank you Cacique and Latina Bloggers for making NJB …

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chipotle slaw

chipotle cabbage slaw

With Fathers Day weekend around the bend, I thought it would be a great idea to prepare side dishes that would accompany any great grilling or BBQ festivities.  I love …

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Chipotle Honey Cornbread

Chipotle Honey Cornbread

My classic cornbread recipe with a smoky spicy twist! This Chipotle Honey Cornbread is savory with a touch of spicy and sweet. Perfect as a treat with a drizzle of …

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Chipotle Lime Mayonnaise

Chipotle Lime Mayonnaise

This is something I wanted to share just in case you’ve never thought about it, or tried it. Even being as simple as it is, it is a must for …

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Chipotle Roasted Pork Tenderloin

Chipotle Roasted Pork Tenderloin

Marinate overnight, walk in the door from work and roast dinner in under thirty minutes, YES! I’ve made this Chipotle Roasted Pork Tenderloin a couple of different ways, both super easy. …

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Chocolate Banana Oatmeal Protein Smoothie

Chocolate Banana Oatmeal Protein Smoothie

Make this Chocolate Banana Oatmeal Protein Smoothie for a filling breakfast and pre or post hike, yoga or workout snack. It’s great with frozen bananas and best enjoyed super cold.

I …

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Chocolate Chip Walnut Banana Bread

Chocolate Chip Walnut Banana Bread

It’s always a good idea to have a classic banana bread recipe on hand that is super tender, a tad healthier, and super comforting! This is a a take on …

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Chocolate Tasting at Cacao in Portland, Oregon

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 …

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Chocolates and Confections Class Comes to an End...

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 …

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chole | chana masala

Chole Chana Masala

Chole is an Indian dish that I learned about in my Asian Cuisine class in Culinary School.  It is also known as Chana Masala.  In this particular class we were …

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Chopped Southwestern Salad

Chopped Southwestern Salad

This is a simple but great salad recipe to enjoy all week long for healthy and filling dinners. You see it all over the place in restaurants and you can …

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Chorizo Black Bean Soup with Chipotle Crema

Chorizo Black Bean Soup

These last few weeks have been crazy nuts! In a good way, but nonetheless, crazy. To be honest, I am sitting here recalling what happened and I am having a …

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Christmas Recipe Ideas

Christmas Recipe Ideas

Are you freaking out or taking the holidays in stride? I’m a major organized procrastinator from time to time, it makes sense to me anyhow! I take this time in …

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Cinnamon Agua de Jamaica

Cinnamon Agua de Jamaica

The color alone makes me want to drink it! When I look at this Cinnamon Agua de Jamaica is says healthy to me. Maybe it’s because for years people always say …

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Citrus Galette

Citrus Galette

Winter citrus galette wonderland is the perfect way to escape the winter blues and healthy recipes fluttering the internet this week. I am the biggest  offender in this, I posted …

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Fabiola Donnelly

Citrus Olive Oil Mango Cake

You can see me demo this recipe on KATU AM Northwest here!

What is a celebration of Mothers without cake? I don’t even need to answer that, it seems like a redundant question, …

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Clementine Buttermilk Almond Scones

We interrupt this Cleanse time for an important announcement.
I’ll be on TV for the first time (for my blog) tomorrow morning! Portland’s morning show on KATU AM Northwest at 9:40-ish. …

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Clementine Cake

Clementine Cake

This sweet treat is the perfect cake to start the new year. Make it in no time, all in one layer, easy to make, but so nice to eat clementine …

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Coconut Dark Chocolate Cheesecake Bars

Coconut Dark Chocolate Cheesecake Bars

Every once in a while I wish you could smell the scents coming from the kitchen, this is one of those times. Super selective smell-o-vision, like a nice flower, forest …

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Coconut Milk Thai Roasted Chicken, Squash, and Rice

Coconut Milk Thai Roasted Chicken, Squash, and Rice

Disclosure: This is a compensated post in collaboration with Gourmet Garden. As usual all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support NJB!

It’s that time of …

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thermometer

cool thermometer gadget

This is a restaurant grade thermometer I use in my kitchen almost everyday.  It is super accurate, easy to use and versatile.  Pick one up, or one just like it, at any kitchen store.  You will not …

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handmade corn tortillas

corn tortillas

 I have been determined to make homemade tortillas, and finally got around to it.  It is much easier than you may think. Although I did it …

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Cornmeal Crusted Sweet Potato Baked Fries with Avocado Lime Dip

Cornmeal Sweet Potato Baked Fries with Avocado Lime Dip

I absolutely am a fan of simple food, made well, and tasty.  It is my favorite way of eating.  I also love yams and sweet potatoes.  I realize by not …

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Cotija, Chorizo, Poblano Pepper Potato Skin

Cotija Cheese, Chorizo, and Roasted Poblano Potato Skins

Are you rooting for a team for the upcoming world soccer games? I am! That’s why I teamed up with Cacique and Latina Bloggers for a dish to make that …

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Creamy Avocado Cilantro Dressing

Creamy Avocado Cilantro Dressing

I’m loving all over this dressing slash dip recipe. I am a big fan, and I could dollop it over everything! I tested the recipe a few different ways with …

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Creamy Lentil Soup

Creamy Lentil Soup

Disclosure: This is a compensated post in collaboration with Gourmet Garden Herbs. As usual all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support NJB!

It’s Friday, the …

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Creamy Polenta with Mushrooms, Squash, and Spinach

Creamy Polenta with Mushrooms, Squash, and Spinach

It’s the wonderful week of Thanksgiving with family and friends joining us for what is my favorite holiday meal of the year.  But we often forget to nourish ourselves in …

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Crispy Sweet Potato and Sautéed Chard Pasta

Crispy Sweet Potato and Sautéed Chard Pasta

Weather talk seems appropriate right about now. It’s been absolutely nuts in our area with over one foot of snow in the past week, followed by freezing temperatures, no melting …

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cucumber salad

Cucumber Salad

The weather has been a bit strange all over the country this spring.  One day I am bbqing, the next I am making soup to help warm up my bones.  …

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Cucumber Tomato Feta Hummus and National Hummus Day

Cucumber Tomato Feta Hummus and National Hummus Day

Happy National Hummus Day friends!

I teamed up with my favorite people at Sabra to celebrate National Hummus Day, Unofficial Meal time, and seasonal eating! This is a super nutritious, quick, easy …

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Cucumber, Mango, Pineapple Salad with Parsley, Orange Dressing

Cucumber, Mango, Pineapple Salad with Parsley Orange Dressing

This sings Summer does it not? Crisp, fresh salads and maybe some serious meats are on the menu all Summer long. Every year it starts and ends the same. Many …

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Curried Tofu Dip

Curried Tofu Dip

A little over a month ago I had the opportunity to attend two writing workshops held by Diane Morgan, a local phenomenal writer, and cookbook author.  She has kindly been …

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Dark Chocolate Banana Frozen Shake

There’s something about a very simple combination of chocolate chips and bananas together. Just like in banana bread, but today it’s all about the frozen treat! I was reading something …

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Dried Cherry Hazelnut Granola

Dried Cherry Hazelnut Granola

Happy New Years! I hope you had a lovely holiday season with your favorite people. We for sure did, and I’m back from the two week vacation feeling refreshed, rested, and …

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Dried Fruit Hazelnut Scones

Dried Fruit Hazelnut Scones

These perfectly buttery and fluffy Dried Fruit Hazelnut Scones are made with less sugar and half whole wheat flour for a slightly healthier take on a traditional scone!

It’s scones time …

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Easy Chicken and Sweetpotato Enchiladas

Easy Chicken and Sweetpotato Enchiladas

It’s not often that I pass on enchiladas, or any good Mexican dish for that matter. While I was enjoying this meal, I told Brian I love the flavors of …

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Easy Chilaquiles Verdes

Easy Chilaquiles Verde

Phew! I made it to Thursday. While I know that seems small and simple, this week has been a doozy for me and my family. I don’t often share things …

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Easy Cinnamon Rolls

Easy Cinnamon Rolls

What Mother wouldn’t love a freshly baked cinnamon roll for Mother’s Day? Maybe there are a few out there, but I am pretty certain most would be super happy to …

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Easy Palmiers or Orejas

Easy Palmiers or Orejas

Much of my early life was spent in Mexico where I was born. Pan dulce, Mexican sweet bread or hojaldre, is a treat that is often enjoyed in the evening …

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Easy Roasted Baby Potatoes

Easy Roasted Baby Potatoes

Wouldn’t you agree sometimes the best food is the most simple food? Case in point these Easy Roasted Baby Potatoes. Olive oil, salt, and potatoes roasted to perfection. I learned …

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Enchiladas con Salsa Verde

Enchiladas con Salsa Verde

These are my all time favorite enchiladas.  I am a green salsa lover, I can pour it on just about everything.  The more the better/happier/yes please.  I find myself, again, …

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Falafels with Greek Yogurt Dip

Falafels with Greek Yogurt Dip

Disclosure: This is a compensated post in collaboration with Sabra Dipping Company. I am sharing this awesome recipe here and on a live cooking segment on KATU AM Northwest!

Are you …

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Feast Portland~ No Kid Hungry & Hunger Free Oregon~

Next week I have the privilege to be a media representative for Feast Portland, a celebration of Oregon Bounty. It is very much a food festival in all its glory. …

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feta burger

Feta burgers

Oh the feta stuffed burger where have yo been all my life?  Your discovery was welcomed and glorious, you will now be a staple in my grilling rituals.  I suggested …

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Fig Apple Hazelnut Granola

Fig Apple Hazelnut Granola

Ashland here we come! It’s such a treat to travel to Ashland for my third year in a row for the Ashland Culinary Festival. Feeding granola and teaching a class …

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Flatbread Bread Recipe

Flatbread Bread Recipe AND a Sabra Hummus Package GIVEAWAY!

Happy Birthday Not Just Baked! Here is week two of the celebrations with another awesome giveaway for all of my readers! Sabra Dipping Company and Not Just Baked has partnered …

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flour tortilla

Flour Tortillas

Just with all of the other so called staples in my life, I have taken it upon myself to make each one from scratch.  Flour tortillas are a staple.  I …

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Foil Pouch Grilled Potatoes with Olive Oil, Lemon and Parsley

Foil Pouch Grilled Potatoes with Olive Oil, Lemon and Parsley

This was the dish that came with the burnt chicken. Yet it survived like we did, a little worse for wear, but still delicious. Grilled potatoes in foil is a …

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Citrus Olive Oil Mango Cake

food philosophy

I just got a text from my oldest brother, Charlie aka Carlos, wanting to know  if my blog will be based on organic foods, healthy food, or what?  So I …

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Freekeh Breakfast Bowl

Freekeh Breakfast Bowl and Bobs Red Mill Giveaway!

Disclosure: This is a compensated post in collaboration with Bob’s Red Mill. As usual all opinions are my own. Thank you Bob’s Red Mill for making NJB awesomeness possible. By …

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Freekeh Spinach and Leek Frittata

Freekeh Spinach and Leek Frittata

I simply love this meal. I made it for dinner, ate it for breakfast and Brian had it for lunch leftovers. I’ve had many a frittata but never with added …

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Freeze Citrus Zest

Freeze Citrus Zest

In the interest of citrus in season, freeze your zests!  This is also a great additional tip for recipes for the upcoming cleanse.  Add the zest to salad dressings, roasted …

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Freezing Bananas

Freezing Bananas

Frozen banana makings…

Simple, easy way to not not waste, and make yummy smoothies and treats for you and your family!  A tip to make your life a wee bit easier, …

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Fresh Tomato Sauce Spaghetti

Fresh Tomato Sauce Spaghetti

To be quite honest, I just think this is so pretty.  And even more honest, it it soooo good!  Simple?  Well, yes!  We were watching a food show a while …

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Garlic Herb Grilled Pork Tenderloin

Garlic Herb Grilled Pork Tenderloin

We’re having an odd warm up in our area, totally perfect for hot grilling. Plus we bought a new grill and I am in love. We had our other grill …

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Garlicky Smoked Paprika Shrimp

Garlicky Smoked Paprika Shrimp

Happy vacation time to me, it’s sunny here, the birds are chirping, the air is fresh, and it’s time to celebrate all of the most beautiful things in our lives! …

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Ginger Cranberry Sauce Bread

Ginger Cranberry Sauce Bread

Disclosure: This is a compensated post in collaboration with Gourmet Garden. As usual all opinions are my own. Thank you Gourmet Garden for bringing awesomeness to NJB.

Do you have leftover …

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Ginger Molasses Chewy Cookies

Ginger Molasses Chewy Cookies

Ginger molasses cookies have history in my life…Holidays mean holiday cookies! It means a lot more, I know, I am just really excited about cookies as much as relaxing, family …

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Ginger Sugar Cookies with Clementine Frosting

Ginger Sugar Cookies with Clementine Frosting

It’s totally cookie time right? I love me some good, not too sweet sugar cookies, so I decided to make them this year with a kick and a twist. Ginger! …

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Goat Cheese Bacon Croquettes with Pink Bubbly

Goat Cheese Bacon Croquettes with Pink Bubbly

Totally not gonna lie here, this is a repost from last year! The week following Christmas needs great appetizers for those that make food for New Years parties, and even …

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Goat Cheese Carrot Tart with Arugula

Goat Cheese Carrot Tart with Arugula

Isn’t puff pasty an awesome gift from the food Gods?!! I may be exaggerating, but seriously, this stuff is so good. It’s savory, it’s sweet, and can make whole meal …

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Granola with Cashews, Almonds, Dried Apricots, Maple Syrup, and Cardamom

Granola with Cashews, Almonds, Dried Apricots, Maple Syrup, and Cardamom

It’s cold, rainy, and perfect weather to crank the ovens for this recipe. I make this granola throughout the year, using different ingredients, typically seasons flavor. So for now, I’ll …

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Green Bean, Broccoli, Carrot, Bell Pepper Garden Stir Fry

Green Bean, Broccoli, Carrot, Bell Pepper Garden Stir Fry

It has been a crazy last couple of weeks here in our household.  Crazy to me at least, a whirlwind of sorts.  An update to a new beginning, again…

We had a …

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Green Curry Braised Salmon

Green Curry Braised Salmon

It’s Friday, it’s Earth Day, and it’s the perfect day to share a beautiful salmon recipe from one of my mentors, Diane Morgan. It’s a perfect day for this simply …

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Green Curry with Pork, Peas, Eggplant,and Bell Peppers over Quinoa

Green Curry with Pork, Peas, Eggplant,and Bell Peppers over Quinoa

Let me start off with a disclaimer.  I pretty much never use a processed or pre-made products.  It’s just how I roll.  I enjoy making everything from scratch   I get a …

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Green Mole Sauce with Peanuts and Pork, National Peanut Board Sponsored Post

Green Mole Sauce with Peanuts and Pork, National Peanut Board Sponsored Post

DISCLOSURE: This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Latina Bloggers Connect and The National Peanut Board.  I was given an apron, a pot holder, a gift card for grocery …

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Grilled Cauliflower

Grilled Cauliflower

I think we all love grilling in the summer. It can super simple or complicated. But it takes us outside, away from the hot oven, and into the less dishes …

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Fish Sandwich with Sabra Hummus Slaw

Grilled Fish Sandwich with Sabra Hummus Slaw

 

I know what you’re thinking, or at least I think I know what you’re thinking. Fish sandwich? Yes, fish sandwich, yes. I saw a fish sandwich on a menu a …

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Grilled Fish Tostadas

Grilled Fish Tostadas

You know I’m all about seafood! Pair it with guacamole and I’ll be licking my fingerS all night long. Ask anyone that knows me, it’s totally true. It’s also a …

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grilled lime chicken

Grilled Lime Chicken

Time for some grilling my friends!  Grilling is an all year long event in our home, no weather can stop us, but some for some it only happen in the …

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Grilled Pork Chops with a Sweet Pan Roasted Hash from Express Lane Cooking

Grilled Pork Chops with a Sweet Pan Roasted Hash from Express Lane Cooking

My blogging friend, Shawn Syphus, author of the blog, I Wash you Dry, wrote a cookbook and I am sharing one of her recipe from the book today! Grilled Pork Chops …

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Grilled Vegetable Flat Bread Pizza with Sabra Hummus

Grilled Vegetable Flat Bread Pizza with Sabra Hummus, and Other Awesome Ways to Use Hummus

Being that May 15th was National Hummus Day, and I love hummus it felt natural to do  TV segment sharing the awesome ways to use hummus. You know, other than …

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Grilled Yam Tacos with Roasted Poblano Yogurt Sauce

Grilled Yam Taco with Roasted Poblano Yogurt Sauce & Tillamook Package Giveaway!

It’s no secret via all of my social media accounts that I have been eating the new Farmstyle Greek Yogurt from Tillamook for the past few weeks.  Thanks to Tillamook, …

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Happy Thanksgivng

Happy Thanksgiving

I’d like to say simply, most genuinely, and with the utmost gratitude, Thank You. and Happy Thanksgiving!

Thank you for your support and love for food. Sharing these recipes is not the …

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Hatch Chile Corn Chowder

Hatch Chile Corn Chowder

From the archives because, Summer! I could give many reasons to repost this gorgeous post form last year, and I will :). It’s Summer, I’ve been out of town, came …

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Healthy Recipes

Healthy New Year Recipes

Rainbow Carrot Salad

Shredded Root Salad

Almond Date Cacao Granola

Happy New Year friends!

I made a few goals, not so much resolutions, but calendar commitments. I scheduled hikes, camping trips, visits …

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Healthy Simple Coleslaw

Healthy Simple Coleslaw

This vibrant Healthy Simple Coleslaw is packed full of nutrients and flavor better than any store bough coleslaw, plus it’s easy to make!

I honestly didn’t really know what to call …

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Herb Chicken and Potato Pizza

Herb Chicken and Potato Pizza

Disclosure: This is a compensated post in collaboration with Gourmet Garden Herbs. As usual all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support NJB!

Here’s the thing, …

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Herb Coconut Milk Steamed Clam

Herb Coconut Milk Steamed Clam

Disclosure: This is a compensated post in collaboration with Gourmet Garden. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting brands that I work with!

Do you love or not much …

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Herb Squash Goat Cheese Biscuits

Herb Goat Cheese Squash Biscuits

Disclosure: This is a compensated post in collaboration with Gourmet Garden Herbs. As usual all opinions are my own. Thank you Gourmet Garden for making NJB awesomeness possible!

Herb squash biscuits?!!! …

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Herby Olive Oil Potato Salad

Herby Olive Oil Potato Salad

This Herby Olive Oil Potato Salad is made in minutes for a healthy alternative to traditional potato salad. It’s full of healthy herbs, olive oil, fresh lemon juice, and sliced tomatoes! 

Hello …

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Homemade Bagels - Not Just Baked

Homemade Bagels

There is something special about making your own bread.  I cherish the moments in a way I could not explain all to well.  Lightly flouring a counter makes me smile, …

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Homemade Burger and Hot Dog Buns, you'll never look back!

Homemade Burger and Hot Dog Buns, you’ll never look back!

From the archives, a friendly reminder that homemade buns are so worth that extra effort!

Original post:
Here’s the thing with this post… It was a warm day, Brian and I(mostly Brian) …

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homemade buttermilk ranch

Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

Perfect for the game day wings, veggies, pizza, salad (right), or pretty much anything you can think of for ranch. This is a super easy, flexible recipe from Simply Recipes. …

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Homemade Graham Crackers

Homemade Graham Crackers

Here is another homemade hack for the holidays, and it’s a good one! A couple of months ago I was on tv with Helen from AM Northwest making pies in …

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homemade ricotta recipe

Homemade Ricotta Recipe

This is a luscious, creamy, indulgent texture sort of ricotta recipe.  I am OBSESSED with it, no joke.  I could not get over how creamy, fluffy, and perfect it came …

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How to Caramelize Onions

How to Caramelize Onions

I am re posting this, as its a great time to visit these sweet onions that can be used in a variety of dishes coming up this fall. Not to …

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Making Kimchi at Home

How to Make Kimchi at Home

Making kimchi at home has been a long time “to make” on my list, yet I had never made it until it became evident to me by my doctor that …

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How to Make Overnight Oats

How to Make Overnight Oats

How to Make Overnight Oats? It’s so simple and easy you’ll hopefully never buy sugary cereal again! These are a great alternative, have way less sugar, and taste so good. …

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How to Make Pumpkin Puree

How to Make Pumpkin Puree

Have you ever wanted to make pumpkin puree from scratch? Now is the time! There is just enough time before the holidays to learn this simple homemade kitchen hack. Again, …

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Hummus Dressing Summer Pasta Salad

Hummus Dressing Pasta Salad

Disclosure: This is a compensated post in collaboration with Sabra Dipping Company. As usual all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the companies that support NJB!

National Hummus Day …

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Hummus Roasted Root Vegetable Salad

Hummus Roasted Root Vegetable Salad

Disclosure: This is a compensated post in collaboration with Sabra Dipping Company. As usual all opinions are my own. Thank you Sabra for making NJB possible. Sabra, you rock!

The year …

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Sabra Hummus Unofficial Meal

Hummus Toppings de Puebla Mexico

I was making Chiles en Nogada for my family and friends when we decided it would be a great idea to top the hummus with the topping for the Chiles, …

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Hummus Wrap

Hummus Wrap

I often share the food I eat, but a bit more elaborate than a simple wrap. I was chatting with a reader and they asked if I would share a …

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IFBC Seattle

IFBC Seattle

Disclosure: This is a compensated post in collaboration with Sabra Dipping Company as a Sabra Tastemaker. All travel, conference entry, and this post were compensated by Sabra. As usual all …

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Jicama, Charred Corn, Peach Salad, My Favorite Summer Salad

Jicama, Charred Corn, Peach Salad, My Favorite Summer Salad

My favorite summer salad from last year.  This is a staple in our house now. it. is. so. good.

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Jicama, Charred Corn, Peach Salad, My Favorite Summer Salad

We do family …

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Jovial Olive Oil Review {Sponsored}

Jovial Olive Oil Review {Sponsored}

This post is sponsored.  I received the product for review, as well as compensation for this post.  As usual my opinions are all my own.

I research companies before I agree …

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Kale Salad with Herb Lemon Vinaigrette

Kale Salad with Herb Lemon Vinaigrette

Disclosure: This is a compensated post in collaboration with Gourmet Garden. As usual all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support NJB.

I made this salad …

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Kale, Mushroom, and Bell Pepper Pasta with Parmigiano and Olive Oil

Kale, Mushroom, and Bell Pepper Pasta with Parmigiano and Olive Oil

I can honestly say that the last few months of my life has been insanity. Insane in many good ways, and yes, I am exhausted, with a full heart and …

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Key Lime Pies in a Jar

Key Lime Pies in a Jar

We can also call these Picnic Pies! My producer, Tammy, on AM Northwest named these pies when I was sharing with her what I would be doing for my next segment, …

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Kimchi Noodle Soup

Kimchi Noodle Soup

I saw this recipe back in November in Bon Appetit for after Thanksgiving indulgences and it looked like heaven to me. I made it on our vacation over the holidays …

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Kimchi and Sausage Mac and Cheese

Kimchi Sausage Mac and Cheese

Disclosure: This is a compensated in collaboration with Annie’s Organic Homegrown Products. As usual all opinions are my own.

It’s pretty simple, who doesn’t love mac and cheese? And further who …

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chantilly cream

Kitchen Tips

Time flies when you are busy having some fun!  My family visited earlier this month and we went to the mountains, on a scenic train ride, and to the famous Seaside Beach where Goonies …

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KitchenAid 5~Speed Hand Blender Review

I am so excited to share this review with you today finally!  I received this KitchenAid 5 Speed Hand Blender for review.  I put it to work on one of my favorite …

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Last Minute Christmas Recipes

Last minute Holiday Recipes

We’ll keep this short and sweet! If you need last minute inspiration and ideas for your holiday parties, gathering, or hosting at your house? We got your back. Here are …

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Thanksgiving Recipes

Last Minute Thanksgiving Meal Ideas

We are running up on those last minutes before Thanksgiving! Do you have everything ready? If not, here are some last minute dishes that can help make your meal easier, …

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Lattice Apple Pie

Lattice Top Apple Pie

I thought it perfect and appropriate to re-post this pie lessons post from earlier this year. Helen from ABC’S KATU AM Northwest had a new years resolution to make the …

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Lemon Cake with Raspberry Creme Fraiche Frosting

Lemon Cake with Raspberry Creme Fraiche Frosting

I’m taking this time to do a re-post of a great cake recipe that is easily one of my favorite lemon raspberry combos! I’m also getting ready for my Mama …

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Lemon Grass Coconut Milk Sorbet

Lemon Grass Coconut Milk Sorbet

Disclosure: This is a compensated post for Gourmet Garden. As usual, all opinions are my own.

Three ingredients frozen dessert, sign me up!

Have you ever had lemongrass sorbet before? I am …

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Lemon Pound Cake with Raspberry Sauce

Lemon Pound Cake with Raspberry Sauce

Classic Lemon Pound Cake is the perfect breakfast with a cup of coffee, sweet brunch treat for Easter or anytime of year, and afternoon tea cake! An all around classic …

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Lentil Pasta Bake with Eggplant Tomato and Goat Cheese

Lentil Pasta Bake with Eggplant Tomato and Goat Cheese

Some days are meant for pasta, am I right?!! A big comforting bowl of food dotted with creamy cheese, sweet tomatoes, and nutritious vegetables. This week is perfect for this …

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Lightened-Up Pad Thai in Under 15 Minutes

Lightened-Up Pad Thai in Under 15 Minutes

I am super happy to share another cookbook with you today! It’s not often I have two cookbooks to talk about in one month, but it happened and you need …

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Linguine with Bacon, Kale, and Chanterelles

Linguine with Bacon, Kale, and Chanterelles

How about we start this Fall off with a super comforting new recipe on NJB! I know it’s been Fall for a few weeks, but we’ve been going and going …

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Macaroni Salad with Yogurt Lime Dressing

Macaroni Salad with Yogurt Lime Dressing

My Mama has been making this salad since I was born, no kidding. I remember eating this growing up every Summer, as recently as last Summer. I love it. It …

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Mango Banana Smoothie

Mango Banana Smoothie

I’m in New York as of this afternoon for a media trip, so I’m keeping this short and sweet! I’ll report back on all of the good food I ate …

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Mango Cantaloupe Dessert Smoothie

Mango Cantaloupe Dessert Smoothie

This Mango Cantaloupe Dessert Smoothie is my go to dessert during the Summer when I want a healthy sweet treat! It’s a perfect alternative to a tub of ice cream :).

I …

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Mango Green Smoothie

Mango Green Smoothie

You know I make green smoothies for breakfast mostly everyday. You’ve heard me say it over and over, I love me some green smoothies! Spinach is my favorite for the …

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Mango Lime Tart

Mango Lime Tart

This gorgeous Mango Lime Tart is the perfect dessert for brunches, parties, Easter, and sharing with family during mango season!

I originally shared this on AM Northwest with Helen and next …

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Mango Smoothie

Mango Smoothie

This Mango Smoothie is perfect for breakfast, an afternoon snack, or even a healthy dessert!

It’s not a green smoothie, what is going on?!! I’m all good, no worries! I just really …

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

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 …

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Macarpone Parfait with Roasted Strawberries and Almonds

Mascarpone Parfaits with Roasted Strawberries and Almonds

I feel like I can tell when the first strawberry hits the farmers market.  Like it telepathically says, “hey I am here”.  It does, just so we are clear.  As …

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas friends! I hope all is well with you and your loved ones, enjoying the time we have together is so important. So I hope you are able to …

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Mexican Grilled Corn

Mexican Grilled Corn

Mexican Grilled Corn is a classic recipe I grew up eating. This version is mayo free and easy to make!

Just like the sweet memories I shared with the Watermelon Agua …

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Mexican Horchata

Mexican Horchata

This Mexican Horchata is the best horchata I’ve ever had, even growing up in Mexico. It’s very lightly sweetened and can be made ahead of time to enjoy for an …

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Mexican Limeade

Mexican Limeade

Squeezing the Mexican limes for this Mexican Limeade flooded my mind with memories of my childhood. I immediately thought of my aunt and grandmother. They used to make this for us …

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Mexican Picadillo

Mexican Picadillo

This is a dish close to my heart and heart warming like many of the meals my Mom made for us growing up. It’s also the Mexican version of meat …

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Mexican Shredded Chicken Taco

Mexican Shredded Chicken Taco

I thought I would make this taco recipe for a change from last weekends fourth celebrations of grilling  burgers, and hot dogs, albeit tasty, I wanted something refreshing.  I love …

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Mexican sope recipe

Mexican Sopes

Sopes are traditionally a thicker version of a tortilla cooked on a comal, a Mexican flat cast iron pan of sorts.  I ate a sope, here in Vancouver at a food truck …

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Meyer Lemon Curd:: not just baked

Meyer Lemon Curd

Curd is one of those things I forget to make for a simple dessert.  It is not in my repertoire, yet every time I make it, I love it.  So …

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Mixed Berry Yogurt Parfaits

Mixed Berry Yogurt Parfaits

Leave your ovens off for this sweet treat! We’re making granola topping and toasted coconut in a pan with brown butter and mixed berry compote for these Mixed Berry Yogurt Parfaits!

Life …

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otto and me

more on me

My older brother Rob, and I rockin the Big Wheels, and big hair.

My best friends doggie, Otto, and I. He is my doggie boyfriend. Brian doesn’t mind.

Check out your local CSA programs in your area too.  …

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Fabiola Donelly and Brian Ferdinand

my story 2011

Hi I am Fabiola, you can call me Fabi. I live in Washington with my boyfriend Brian and my kitties, Chula and Baby Girl.  We just left our wonderful, reluctant, …

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My Writing Process Blog Tour

My Writing Process Blog Tour

When my friend and fellow food blogger Jane asked me if I could write up a post for “My Writing Process Blog Tour” I knew it was going to be …

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National Food Blogger Bake Sale for No Kid Hungry Ends...

National Food Blogger Bake Sale for No Kid Hungry Ends…

What a whirlwind, beautiful get together for all of us at the bake sale. I could not have been happier to spend the day with some awesome food people on …

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National Food Blogger Bake Sale Portland, Oregon MAY 4th @ Oregon Historical Society's Outdoor Plaza

National Food Blogger Bake Sale Portland, Oregon MAY 4th @ Oregon Historical Society’s Outdoor Plaza

I am happy to announce that I will be hosting this years Food Blogger Bake Sale again in Portland, Oregon. So get your wallets out, all proceeds go to Share …

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Baked Tostada with Sabra Hummus

National Hummus Day with Sabra and Baked Chipotle Tostadas with Hummus

Naturally on May 15th, National Hummus Day, I would make you a hummus recipe right?! And I did! You can use hummus in thousands of ways as we all know. …

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Nectarine Tartlet

Nectarine Tartlet

d I simply like saying the word, tartlet.  I think it is cute, dainty, sweet, and versatile.  Say it with me, tartlet.  Yup, I like it.   You know when you …

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New West Knifeworks Review and Ribbon Zucchini Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing

As a chef, a well made knife is very important to me.  Not only as chef, but also as a blogger.  The difference in a knife cut can make or …

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nixtamal

nixtamal ( corn masa )

Call me crazy, which you are welcome to do, but I really enjoyed teaching myself how to make this from scratch and not from pre made masa.  I am not …

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No Bake Superfood Chewy Granola Bars

No Bake Superfood Chewy Granola Bars

I’ve been a granola, grain, healthy foods loving person my entire life. Nuts, seeds, random Himalayan berries, I’m down with all of it. But I also enjoy a good old …

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Nostrana Caesar Salad

Nostrana Radicchio Caesar Salad

Sometime ago Brian and I went to Oven and Shaker, a restaurant here in Portland owned by Cathy Whims, who also owns Nostrana.  We were headed to see Tool, you …

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Oatmeal Blueberry Banana Protein Bars

Oatmeal Blueberry Banana Protein Bars

These Oatmeal Blueberry Banana Protein Bars are filled with nuts, seeds, no added sugar, just sweetness from bananas and anti-oxidant filled blueberries.  Perfect for kids lunches, adult snacks, and hikes!

See the …

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Oatmeal Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oatmeal Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Life comes together in strange ways sometimes. A whisper in the air reminds me to take a deep breathe, slow down, smell the roses. A tired body reminds me to …

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Oatmeal, Apricot, Walnut Cookies, with Chocolate Chips

Oatmeal, Apricot, Walnut Cookies, with Chocolate Chips

I am not sure if you caught a few posts ago, but they were tasty protein bars with, you guessed it…apricot and walnuts.  So what does one do when they …

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Olive Oil Carrot Cake

This cake is a stunner.  A real beauty.

Back in September I had the pleasure of meeting Domenica Marchetti from Domenica Cooks.   She was here in Portland for her book …

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Olive Oil Chocolate Brownies

Olive Oil Chocolate Brownies

Hello Fall, hello chocolate, and olive oil! These ingredients feel and introduce the first day Fall in the best way possible. Monday felt like the first day of Fall and …

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Orange Banana Smoothie

Orange Banana Smoothie

This Sunshine Orange Banana Smoothie Recipe is dessert, breakfast and snack time in one! Make dessert and add spinach for your breakfast green smoothie. 

I’ve been on a non spinach version …

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Orange Cardamon Shortbread Cookies

I’ve gone on and on about my favorite baking book and bakery over the years, and here I am again sharing another recipe from it’s glorious pages.  I fell in …

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Orange Cranberry Scone

Orange Cranberry Scone and a summer break…

I love listening to music for pretty much anything.  Cooking, baking, cleaning, writing, homework.  All of it, it makes me happy, relaxed, and the right amount of distracted, if that makes …

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Orange Mango Smoothie

Orange Mango Smoothie

I want to share really why I drink smoothies, even when they may not taste like the best things in the world, and are a far cry from bacon and …

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Pabassinas- Almond Raisin Cookies

Pabassinas: Almond, Raisin Cookies

Super funny story about this cookie set up…

My producer over at AM Northwest’s  had an idea to share a cool recipe to celebrate Dia de los Muertos and the upcoming …

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Pea and Radish Salad with Goat Cheese

Pea and Radish Salad with Goat Cheese

I figured it out. All of it, everything. It all makes sense now. I like so many things. I like Summer because of its bounty. But I equally love Fall …

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Peach Blackberry Cobbler

Peach Blackberry Cobbler

Who doesn’t love a good fruit dessert this time or anytime of year? I know we all do in this house and my family! Since my family is visiting from …

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Peach Galette, a Simply Perfect Summer Treat

Peach Galette, a Simply Perfect Summer Treat

Love this recipe!

Original:
I love fruit, I love all fruit! I love it cooked, raw, in desserts, for breakfast, and all by itself. I love it. So peaches are no stranger …

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Peach Goat Cheese Tarts

Peach Goat Cheese Tarts

I’ve made many galette recipes every year a different variety, several dough making lessons, tv shows teaching Helen on AM Northwest on pie makings, even savory flavor galettes too. But today …

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peanut butter cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies

Brian, the boyfriend, loves, seriously loves peanut butter cookies.  They are his absolute favorite in the whole wide world.  Add dark chocolate chips, and he is a gonner.  He prefers …

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Peanut Butter Hummus

Peanut Butter Hummus, the other half of the story…

You know we all love a good hummus as a great snack for the kids, us, and anyone who may stop by.  It’s a great source of protein, good fats, …

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Pear Chia Seed Green Smoothie

Pear Chia Seed Green Smoothie

Healthy green smoothies aren’t a new years resolution for me as you may have seen by now, it’s a lifestyle. I’ve made many changes in my life over the past …

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Pepper Jack Ham and Fig Grilled Cheese

Pepper Jack Ham and Fig Grilled Cheese

The balance between sweet and salty in a grilled cheese. The juxtaposition between gooey and crispy. Fresh and savory, all of these are my idea of the perfect grilled cheese …

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Pepper Jelly Prosciutto Brie Palmiers

Pepper Jelly Prosciutto Brie Palmiers

Did I tell you I’M TAKING A TWO WEEK VACATION?!!!!! Ok, I am. Can you tell how excited I am about this situation? Just like last year, I am taking …

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Perfect Jasmine Brown Rice and Nori Wraps

This is the perfect accompaniment to a bowl of roasted vegetables, or a large salad filled with a myriad of colors to fill you up for a hearty lunch or …

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Persimmon Apple Tart

Persimmon Apple Tart

It’s here, there is no denying it. The holidays. Have you made your list and checked it a billion times? I am a major list checker, so it’s been checked …

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Persimmon Hazelnut Scone

Persimmon Hazelnut Scones

Oh you know me and my scone love. Equal to me and my galette love, hence the last post. I have a confession, I made these last month. Many times, …

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peach pico de gallo

Pico de Gallo with Peaches

I have often put mango in my fresh pico de gallo to change it up.  I have often thought of different ways to add fruit to all of my salsas …

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Plum Jam

Plum Jam

Whenever I think of plum jam, and say it out loud, it comes with an accent. British to be exact. Not too sure why, but I think I heard it …

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Portuguese Sweet Bread French Toast

Portuguese Sweet Bread French Toast

We have been making tons of great breads in my class this quarter, and as I have said before I have issues with wasting anything.  I give away a lot of …

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Pozole Rojo

Pozole Rojo

Pozole Rojo, Posole Rojo, Red Posole! Whatever you want to call or however you want to spell it, it’s so so good. I am from Mexico, so it’s pozole. I …

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Pozole Verde

Pozole Verde

Pozole Verde is a warming and comforting Mexican classic dish perfect for a rainy day. It can be prepped in 15 minutes and simmer on the stove for an hour …

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Queso Fresco aka Mexican Fresh Cheese, Dear to My Heart...

Queso Fresco aka Mexican Fresh Cheese, Dear to My Heart…

Queso fresco is home to me. Warm tortillas a sprinkle of the queso fresco, add a pinch of salt, and I am a happy girl. I’ve been eating this for …

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Queso Panela and Poblano Pepper Taquitos

Queso Panela and Poblano Taquitos

Disclosure: This is a compensated post in collaboration with Cacique and Latina Bloggers Connect. As usual all opinions are my own.

What is there not to love about a plate full …

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Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Quinoa Stuffed Grilled Peppers

It’s that time of year where everyone heads outside, dusts off their grills and gets to grillin.  Plus is doesn’t hurt that we have an abundance of local produce jumping …

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Quinoa with Dried Figs, Goat Cheese, and Asparagus

Quinoa with Dried Figs, Goat Cheese, and Asparagus

A great way to use Spring asparagus and get tons of protein. This is last years recipe I thought needed some love this year. Enjoy!

Original Post:
Happy Spring my friends, it’s …

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Quinoa, Kale, Roasted Butternut Squash, Chicken Soup

Quinoa, Kale, Roasted Butternut Squash, Chicken Soup

I am so making this with leftover turkey on Saturday after turkey day.  Friday is made for sandwiches, and everyday after that as well.  But I will make one other …

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Rainbow Carrot Ribbon Salad

Rainbow Carrot Ribbon Salad

How many beautiful salads am I going to post this Summer? So many salads! As you can see I love a good salad. I can eat them forever and ever. …

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Rajas con Crema, Poblano Peppers in a Cream Sauce

Rajas con Crema, Poblano Peppers in a Cream Sauce

I realize I do not need to interpret every recipe in the title but I just like everyone to know exactly what they may be feasting their eyes on, you …

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raspberries in milk and sugar

Raspberries, Milk, and Sugar

Such a sweet, tart, creamy discovery.  It wasn’t until my late twenties when I came upon this little treasure of simple goodness, and I will never look back.  Brian and …

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Raspberry Hemp Green Smoothie

Raspberry Hemp Green Smoothie

Here is some health coming at you! More green smoothie goodness, if you will.  I can never have enough ideas and recipes for green smoothies to be perfectly honest. And …

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Ratatouille

Ratatouille

Disclosure: This is a compensated post with Gourmet Garden, making NJB awesomeness possible. As usual all opinions are my own.

Don’t you love the movie Ratatouille? I love love love it. …

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Red Curry Lime Chicken

Red Curry Lime Chicken

Taking a few ingredients and turning them into a most flavorful dinner is exactly what this is, epic flavor in an hour served with some rice and tons of vegetables …

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Rhubarb Apple Crisp with Clementine Mint Cream

Rhubarb Apple Crisp with Clementine Mint Cream

Last week was an incredible week. I often say how grateful I am for this life I live and it is nothing but the truth. Rhubarb Apple crisp is a …

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Rhubarb Shortcake

Rhubarb Shortcakes

Welcoming Spring time in the Pacific Northwest is somewhat of an event.  We have had a long Winter, for here, and everyone is ready to head out in 50 degree …

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Roasted Butternut Squash Risotto

Roasted Butternut Squash Risotto

Did you know Risotto is a cooking technique, not a dish? Think of it as an Italian way to cook a particular grain of rice, which is arborio, a short …

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Roasted Butternut Squash with Sautéed Chard

Roasted Butternut Squash with Sautéed Chard

This dish is inspired by a sautéed chard I ate at the Ashland Culinary Festival from one of the chef competitors. It was one of the best chards I’d ever …

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Quick Roasted Carrot Soup with Ginger Chickpeas

Roasted Carrot Soup with Ginger Chickpeas

Disclaimer: This is a compensated post in collaboration with Gourmet Garden. As usual all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting brands that support NJB.

How weird is the weather …

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Roasted Cherry Tomato Linguine

Roasted Cherry Tomato Linguine

This is my all time favorite Summer pasta. It screams simple Summer goodness, does it not? It’s a lighter and flavorful pasta dish, with tons of fresh sweet cherry tomatoes …

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Roasted Garlic Hummus Currant Donuts

Roasted Garlic Hummus Currant Donuts

Disclaimer: This is a compensated post in collaboration with Sabra Dipping Company as a Tastemaker, using their hummus for #NationalDoughnutDay! As usual all opinions are my own.

When Sabra asks you …

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Roasted Herb Chicken and Potatoes

Roasted Herb Chicken and Potatoes

Disclosure: This post is in collaboration with Gourmet Garden US. As usual all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support NJB!

The weekend is here and …

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Roasted or Grilled Brussel Sprouts with Lemon, Garlic, and Parmigiano Reggiano

Roasted or Grilled Brussel Sprouts with Lemon, Garlic, and Parmigiano Reggiano

I know brussel sprouts have a bad rap in the world, and everyone is plain wrong about these little guys.  Seriously!  They are wonderful, tasty little cabbages that need a …

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Roasted Potato Salad with Greek Yogurt

Roasted Potato Salad with Greek Yogurt

Disclosure: This post in collaboration with Sabra Dipping Company for Greek Yogurt Dips as a Sabra Tastemaker. As usual all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands …

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Roasted Radishes and Carrots with Greek Yogurt Dip

Roasted Radishes and Carrots with Greek Yogurt

Disclosure: This is a compensated post in collaboration with Sabra Dipping Company. As usual all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support NJB.

How is it …

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Roasted Yam & Cauliflower Mash

Roasted Yam & Cauliflower Mash

This is another one of things I heard about a while ago but just ended up trying, and I am so happy I did! The addition of the cauliflower made …

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Rooibos Honey Butter from Steeped Cookbook

Rooibos Honey Butter from Steeped Cookbook

I cannot believe it’s been two months since I saw my friend, Annelies, in Portland for her amazing Steeped cookbook cooking class at Smith Tea. Annelies and I met a …

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Sabra Virginia Factory Trip

Sabra Factory Trip to Virginia #SabraTastemakers

I am feeling like the luckiest girl in the world. Hard work pays off, good people karma, and all the trimmings. I took a trip to Virginia the week before …

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Sabra Hummus Truck Meet Up with Me in Portland!

Sabra Hummus Truck Meet Up with Me in Portland!

How about some free hummus, pretzels, and meet me in Portland this week?  I’ll be in front of The Art Institute of Portland with the Sabra Hummus team handing out …

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Salsa Black Bean Corn Tortilla Soup

Salsa Black Bean Corn Tortilla Soup

This is the easiest no heat using soup that the Summer can offer! Yes it’s soup. But it’s tortilla soup, so it doesn’t count in my book. You know when …

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Salsa Cornbread

Salsa Cornbread

Disclaimer: This is a compensated post in collaboration with Sabra. I am a Sabra Tastemaker and am a part of the #SalsaLove campaign. As usual all opinions are my own. Thank …

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Sabra Salsa Frittata

Salsa Fritatta

Disclosure: I was compensated for this post, as I am a Sabra Tastemaker, and a part of the #SalsaLove campaign. As usual all my opinions are my own. Thank you …

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Salsa Verde, Green Salsa, or Tomatillo Salsa

Salsa Verde, Green Salsa, or Tomatillo Salsa

I love salsa. I warned you in my “about me” that you’d be hearing me say this often. I don’t lie. I told you so. Any how… I love salsa. …

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Salted Chocolate Caramel Bars Dessert Cookie Recipe

Salted Chocolate Caramel Bars

Oxo will be donating $100 to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer for each blog post, which is exactly why I’m sharing this recipe using Oxo products with you! And a super plus, it is …

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Sautéed Shaved Brussel Sprouts

Sautéed Shaved Brussel Sprouts

This Sautéed Shaved Brussel Sprouts dish is made in minutes for a healthy side dish for pork, chicken, fish, or even a stuffed baked sweet potato for a vegetarian dish!

Last …

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Savory Onion Sesame Parmesan Buns

Savory Onion Sesame Parmesan Buns

These super fluffy Savory Onion Sesame Parmesan Buns are awesome for a savory breakfast and made with whole wheat pastry flour for an earthy and touch healthier roll. Bake and enjoy …

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Sea Salt Hummus Spread Turkey Vegetable Sandwich

Sea Salt Hummus Spread Turkey Vegetable Sandwich

Do you see what’s going on here, it’s spreadable hummus and it is sooooo good. Sabra is introducing a new line of fresh tasting, wholesome, refrigerated spreads designed for sandwiches, YUP!

I …

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SHARE OUR STRENGTH GREAT AMERICAN BAKE SALE

SHARE OUR STRENGTH GREAT AMERICAN BAKE SALE

When:  Thursday, April 26 2012 at 10am-sold out

Where:  The Art Institute of Portland Main Building

Address:  1122 NW Davis St  Portland, OR 97209

I would like everyone to get involved in this great opportunity!  Bloggers …

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Shredded Root Salad

Shredded Root Salad, Yucatan Style

Remember when we went to the Yucatan a few weeks ago and I ate chilaquiles everyday for breakfast because I admittedly have a problem? Well, I also ate salad, I …

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Simple Cranberry Sauce

From the archives!

Simple Cranberry Sauce! Can it, don’t can it, but for sure make it.  This quick and simple, yet simply delicious cranberry sauce is undeniably needed for any holiday …

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Simple Fish Tacos with Kikkoman Soy Sauce and Yogurt Slaw

Simple Fish Tacos with Kikkoman Soy Sauce and Yogurt Slaw

Recently I was asked by Latina Blogger Connect and Kikkoman to develop a recipe using one of their products. I gladly accepted the invite, as I have used Kikkoman for …

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Pasta with Garlic and Olive Oil- Pasta Aglio e Olio

Simple Garlic Olive Oil Linguine

Pasta Aglio e Olio aka Simple Garlic Olive Oil Linguine! So simple, so savory, so good. Simple good family like this pasta with garlic and olive oil for a Sunday …

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Simple Tomato Sauce

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 …

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Smallwares Restaurant June Portland Dining Month Giveaway for TWO!

Smallwares Restaurant June Portland Dining Month Giveaway for TWO!

GIVEAWAY OVER, JOHN T. WON! Congratulations!
Thank you for participating.

YAY! We have a giveaway just for you Portland area! I am so excited that I may over use the exclamation point …

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Sopa de Albondigas, Mexican Meatball Soup

Sopa de Albondigas, Mexican Meatball Soup

This soup is near and dear to my heart.  My Mama has been making this soup for us since I can remember.  It is simple, and easy to make, but …

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Soy and Pasilla Pepper Grilled Drumsticks

Soy, Pasilla Pepper Grilled Drumsticks

Disclosure: This is a compensated post in collaboration with Kikkoman and Latina Bloggers Connect. As usual all opinions are my own. Visit the Kikkoman Sabor Site for other tasty bites made with …

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Sparkling Raspberry Ginger Limeade

Sparkling Raspberry Ginger Limeade

Recipe updated!

Compassion: feeling or showing sympathy and concern for others. I feel am fairly compassionate on most days yet this week showed me that could be something to flow and …

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Spicy Cabbage, Brown Rice, Turkey Meatball Soup

Spicy Cabbage, Brown Rice, Turkey Meatball Soup

I make soup all fall and winter long. I am often inspired by other blogs, cookbook, and family recipes to change things up in the soup department. I do love …

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Spicy Eggplant with Pork

My Mama and I have been reading magazines for so many years, it’s kind of ridiculous.  I pretty much stick to the food, and do it yourself Martha types.  Every month without …

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Spicy Huckleberry Lime Pork Tenderloin

Spicy Marionberry Lime Pork Tenderloin

Disclosure: This is a compensated post in collaboration with Portland’s Kelly’s Jelly. As usual all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support NJB! Check out …

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Spicy Pepper Jelly Glazed Salmon

Spicy Pepper Jelly Glazed Salmon

Disclosure: This is a compensated post in collaboration with Kelly’s Jelly. As usual all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the companies that help support NJB!

We just got …

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Spinach Basil Walnut Pesto in 10 Minutes!

Spinach Basil Walnut Pesto in 10 Minutes!

This recipe of spinach pesto came from not having tons of basil, wanting pesto, and not wanting to go to the store.  It’s that simple.  I love a fresh pesto, …

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Split Pea and Ham Hock Soup

Split Pea and Ham Hock Soup

I had never had this soup until last year when Brian and I moved and a lot changed in our lives, food was one of those things.  We (me) no …

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Spring Chickpea Salad with Honey Garlic Lime Vinaigrette

Spring Chickpea Salad with Honey Garlic Lime Vinaigrette

Spring Chickpea Salad with Honey Garlic Lime Vinaigrette is a perfect salad for weekday work lunches, family gatherings, or as a side dish to any great grilled chicken or fish. 

We …

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Delicata Squash Soup with Herb Mushrooms

Squash Soup with Herb Mushrooms

Disclosure: This is a compensated post in collaboration with Gourmet Garden Herbs. As usual all opinions are my own. Thank you Gourmet Garden for making NJB awesomeness possible!

Mmmmm squash soup …

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Stir Fry Bok Choy

Stir Fry Bok Choy

This recipe comes from a strange memory that popped up in my brain last week, and I had to share. When I lived in Sacramento I worked at a fine …

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Garlic Stir Fry Chicken with Sweet Peppers

Stir Fry Garlic Chicken with Sweet Peppers

Disclosure: This is a compensated post in collaboration with Gourmet Garden. As usual all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support NJB.

Easy button! So we’re …

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Strawberry Banana Dark Chocolate Bread

Strawberry Banana Dark Chocolate Bread

I like to put Heaven in the title from time to time.  It can somehow describe how I am felling about a particular dish.  It sums it up to the …

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Strawberry, Hibiscus, Lime Cooler

Strawberry Hibiscus Lime Cooler

It’s hot outside, probably no matter where you are sitting, at least in the U.S. Even for here in the Pacific Northwest, it’s over ninety, which is warm. It’s not …

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Strawberry Mascarpone Chocolate Dough Tart

Strawberry Mascarpone Tart with Chocolate Crust

Disclosure: This is a compensated post in collaboration with Kelly’s Jelly Oregon. As usual all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support NJB!

I am so …

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strawberry scones with chocolate and almonds

Strawberry Scones with Chocolate and Almonds

In the interest of Valentines Day I will make pink stuff like Strawberry chocolate coconut almond scones.  Ok so I am going to be totally honest with you here, I really don’t …

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Strawberry Shortcakes

Strawberry Shortcakes

From the archives because it’s glorious strawberry season, Brian’s Birthday week, the kitchen is a mess from packing, and I am filling boxes to get ready for our move! Thank …

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Strawberry Watermelon Smoothie

Strawberry Watermelon Smoothie

We are officially moved into our new home! To think three weeks ago we were packing boxes wondering where we would be living. Then in the next moments we get …

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Stuffed Baked Sweet Potato

Stuffed Baked Sweet Potato

This beautiful Stuffed Baked Sweet Potato is perfect for two for lunch or dinner. It’s easy to make and packed full of awesome nutrients, vegan, and gluten free!

I finally made …

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Summer Class Comes to an End...

Summer Class Comes to an End…

As the summer comes to a close, so does another culinary class. I am excited to have another class under my belt, more knowledge, and confidence. I am working on …

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Peach Grunt

Summer Peach Grunt

The name of this dessert is slightly amusing, and is not really clear as to why it is named a grunt. It also doesn’t make an appearance on most West …

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Super Moist Blackberry Ginger Bran Muffins

Super Moist Blackberry Ginger Bran Muffins

Super Moist Blackberry Ginger Bran Muffins

I know what you’re thinking, am I nuts… Bran muffins?! I am kind of nuts and I do love my bran …

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Best Hummus Plate

Superbowl Recipe Roundup

Superbowl Recipe Roundup!

Superbowl Recipe Roundup starts with that epic hummus plate! It’s the best roundup for all of your Superbowl finger food needs. You all know I don’t …

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Sweet and Sour Cabbage

Sweet and Sour Cabbage

As most of you know, I just graduated from Culinary school!  Hence the repost, and less posts.  Forgive me, I’ll be back to normal soon.  But I am giving myself …

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Sweet Honey Cornbread, Tips to a Good Bread

Sweet Honey Cornbread, Tips to a Good Bread

Warning, I may repost this every year forever and ever.  I love this cornbread too much not share that often, so make it.  You will not regret it!

Original:

The quarter is …

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Sweet Potato Soup with Chicken Sausage and Kale

It’s been a good month full of cookies, cakes, pies, and candy.  Somewhere in all of it I made this soup.  I think it was on the day I made …

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Sweetpotato Apple Soup

Sweetpotato Apple Soup

Let it be Fall. I realize I have been harping on Summer until the last drop. It’s only because I cherish those last moments of seasons, and I want to …

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Sweetpotato Manchego Cheese and Chorizo Croquette with Paprika Yogurt Sauce

Sweetpotato Manchego Cheese and Chorizo Croquette with Paprika Yogurt Sauce

Disclosure: This is a compensated post in collaboration with California Sweetpotatoes and Latina Bloggers. As usual this recipe and opinions are my own.

When Latina Bloggers and California Sweetpotatoes came together to …

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Tamarind Date Chutney

Tamarind Date Chutney

I died and went to heaven when I tasted this chutney.  The flavor of tamarind, although in this recipe is for an Indian dish, it brings me right back to …

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Thai Coconut Milk Lentil Vegetable Soup

Thai Coconut Milk Lentil Vegetable Soup

Disclosure: This is a compensated post in collaboration with Gourmet Garden. As usual all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support NJB!

Having soup no matter …

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Thai Peanut Sweet Potato Lentil Soup

Thai Peanut Sweet Potato Lentil Soup

This Thai Peanut Sweet Potato Lentil Soup is beautiful, healthy, and super flavorful. It’s vegetarian, but can easily be made for vegans, dairy free, or add chicken for non-vegetarians.

I …

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Thai Salmon Skewers

Thai Salmon Skewers

Disclosure: This is a compensated post in collaboration with Gourmet Garden US Herbs. As usual all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support NJB!

This is …

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Ashland Culinary Festival 2015

THANK YOU

Clearly it is a day of thanks, being grateful, Thanksgiving. Thank you.

Thank you for being here, with me, supporting me, our blog, recipes, adventures, and being the reason this is …

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Sabra Party BlogHer Miami

Thank you, Sabra! BlogHer Miami Recap

How fun was Miami, you ask? SO much stinkin fun. Friendships, good times, so much food, parties, and over all good information was had in Miami at BlogHer Food 2014! …

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The Perfect Flaky Pie Crust, Apple Cardamom Pie, The Ultimate Oregon Thanksgiving Recipes Roundup

The Perfect Flaky Pie Crust, Apple Cardamom Pie, The Ultimate Oregon Thanksgiving Recipes Roundup

Just in case you were wondering, the Northwest is awesome and full of amazing produce, farmers, and all things food.  That is why we are bringing you to The Ultimate Oregon Thanksgiving …

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The Perfect Paella Recipe and a $50 WHOLE FOODS GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY!

Summer is still in full effect and I will get every ounce out of it! I’ve been sneaking in more and more summer bounty into my foods, as it will …

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Toasted Hazelnut Pesto

Toasted Hazelnut Pesto

Making fresh pesto is as easy as it gets! This Toasted Hazelnut Pesto recipe uses hazelnuts for a slightly different flavor than the traditional pine nut pesto. Make it for …

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Toasted Hazelnut Pesto Wild Rice Salad

Toasted Hazelnut Pesto Wild Rice Salad

It’s easy to make beautiful and delicious food when you begin with ingredients that are so good! I feel so lucky and grateful to know about the abundant produce and …

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Tom Kha Vietnamese Soup

Tom Kha Soup

Disclosure: This is a compensated post in collaboration with Gourmet Garden Herbs. As usual all opinions are my own.

I often make soups for weekday lunches and light dinners, like many …

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Tomato Soup with Chipotle Peppers and Quinoa

Tomato Soup with Chipotle Peppers and Quinoa

With the jars of tomatoes filling our cabinets from the summers bounty, I felt the need to repost this beautiful, healthy, and filling soup.

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I am just finishing a lovely serving …

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Tomato Zucchini Corn Summer Tart

Tomato Zucchini Corn Summer Tart

My most favorite savory Tomato Zucchini Corn Summer Tart Recipe smells just like a super tasty pizza but is full of fresh Summer vegetables and manchego cheese! Perfect with a …

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Torta Ahogada-Tomato and Chipotle Sauce Dunked Chicken Sandwich

Torta Ahogada (Tomato and Chipotle Sauce Drowned Sandwich)

Disclosure: This is a compensated post in collaboration with Hunts and Latina Bloggers. As usual all opinions are my own. Thank you Hunts and Latina Bloggers for making NJB awesomeness …

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Tortilla Bake! An easy freezer meal

As you know by now, I enjoy cooking from scratch using whole ingredients.  But we all need a little easy pre made food in our lives when we can’t find …

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Tropical Green Smoothie

Tropical Green Smoothie

Don’t we all love green smoothies? I know I do! Brian on the other hand, not so much. I make them almost everyday, and everyday he drinks them reluctantly. We …

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turkey burger with bacon

turkey burger with bacon

I love turkey burgers.  Sometimes I just want a different kind of a burger.  I go with garden burgers, lamb, buffalo, ostrich, salmon, really any kind.  But when it comes …

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Turkey Burger with Chipotle Sauce, CA Avocado, and Fatworks Beef Tallow

Turkey Burger with Chipotle Sauce, CA Avocado, and Fatworks Beef Tallow

Lets talk ground lean meat burgers today.  They can be very tasty, key word can.  They take some love and coaxing to get to the point of being extremely delicious, …

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turkey lettuce wraps

Turkey Lettuce Wraps

This was mostly Brian’s idea, and it turned out so great.  He is an amazing cook, has been since the day we met.  He is also very creative and can …

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peach upside down cake recipe

Upside Down Peach Cake~ squeezing every last drop of summer~

I am seriously going to miss my peaches this time around.  I love me my peaches, especially from the Pacific Northwest, we get them a little longer around here.  I …

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Vanilla Bean Shortbread Cookies

I am a cooking making machine for all of our pleasure!  Earlier this week I made an Orange Cardamon version of these that are super special and delicious!  You could …

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Vegetable Pasta Bake with Goat Cheese

Vegetable Pasta Bake with Goat Cheese

The other day I was at an event with some fellow food bloggers, and we were talking cooking for ourselves. The conversation surprised me enough to take a look at …

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Warm Freekeh Salad with Citrus Dressing

Warm Freekeh Salad with Citrus Dressing

Freekeh is one of those things you may or may not have heard of or even tasted! It’s a nutty beautiful grain that cooks super fast and is full of …

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Warm Kale and White Bean Salad

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 …

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Warm Lentil, Radicchio Salad with Cacique Queso Fresco and Citrus Dressing {Sponsored}

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Latina Bloggers Connect and Cacique. Per usual all opinions are my own.

My job is really easy in that I get to choose …

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Watermelon Agua Fresca

Watermelon Agua Fresca

What is everyone making this weekend? Have you ever had agua fresca? I grew up drinking agua fresca in every flavor you could possible image. In Mexico there are people …

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White Bean Arugula Salad with Blood Orange Dressing

White Bean and Arugula Salad with Blood Orange Dressing

I wanted to share this recipe for this white bean and arugula salad with blood orange dressing again because it is the perfect salad for this weekends celebrations. It’s great for a …

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White Bean Stew with Chorizo and Kale

White Bean Stew with Chorizo and Kale

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This stew is …

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Whole Grain Medley Stuffed Squash with Miso Dressing

Whole Grain Medley Stuffed Squash with Miso Dressing

Disclosure: This is a compensated post in collaboration with Bob’s Red Mill. As usual all opinions are my own. Thank you Bob’s Red Mill for making NJB awesomeness possible!

How are …

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Whole Grain Salad with Roasted Tomatoes

Whole Grain Salad with Roasted Tomatoes

I need salads like this to make my days so much easier. I often forget having already made salads in the fridge makes for an easy healthy choice when I …

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Whole Wheat Cornmeal Cake with Honey Labneh

Whole Wheat Cornmeal Cake with Honey Labneh

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I went to …

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Whole Wheat Honey Flatbread with Herb Yogurt and Roasted Chickpeas

Whole Wheat Honey Flatbread with Herb Yogurt and Roasted Chickpeas

I love making bread at home and this whole wheat honey version is as simple to make as any homemade flatbread with a touch more flavor. You can easily double …

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Whole Wheat Broccoli

Whole Wheat Pasta with Broccoli

I needed something quick, simple, fulfilling, and healthy on this particular day.  We often do when we are working, running around, and not planning on being home for dinner.  I had …

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whole wheat seed tortillas

Whole Wheat Seed Tortillas

 

I know you have read about the cleanse I did and you may or may not be totally sick of it.  Sorry if you are, but I am still at …

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Onion and Pepper Hamburger Buns

Whole Wheat, Onion, Garlic, Pepper Buns

I wanted to make yummy turkey burgers the other day, but had no buns.  I thought to myself, no way am I going to the store …

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Winter Vegetable Sausage Galette

Winter Vegetable Sausage Galette

Disclosure: This is a compensated post in collaboration with Bob’s Red Mill. As usual all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support NJB!

Oh how I …

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Woodblock Chocolates Tour in Portland, Oregon

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, …

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yellow corn tortillas

Yellow Corn Tortillas

There is nothing like homemade or freshly made corn tortillas.  I made the masa once, here, from the very beginning, as in I made the nixtamal.  Dried corn is mixed …

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Zucchini and Tomato Spicy Summer Pasta

Zucchini and Tomato Spicy Summer Pasta

It’s too good of a recipe to share with you again this summer. Enjoy!

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It actually got hot here, like seriously HOT! It hit over 100 a few days last week, …

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Zucchini Herb Fritters with Chipotle Buttermilk Sauce

Zucchini Herb Fritters with Chipotle Buttermilk Sauce

Disclosure: This is a compensated post in collaboration with Gourmet Garden Herbs. As usual all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support NJB!

It’s that time …

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Zucchini Noodles, Heirloom Tomatoes and Pine Nut Hummus Dressing

Zucchini Noodles, Heirloom Cherry Tomato with Sabra Pine Nut Hummus Dressing

Hello zucchini noodles, and pine nut Sabra hummus dressing, where have you been all my life? Whoa. Have you jumped on the spiralizer band wagon yet? I suppose from the …

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