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Salmon Caesar Salad

After a brief cooking hiatus due to a delayed Blue Apron shipment (their customer service is awesome and they refunded my money for that promptly), and a break to take a trip to see my niece get married — I am back! Ingredients: 2 salmon fillets 1 small sourdough bread boule 2 romaine hearts 2 […]

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Spicy Chicken Noodle Soup

The Mister is still not up and about; without going into detail let me just say it’s a slow process. Since The Mister is a huge soup fan I made a spicy chicken noodle soup. It’s good for what ails you. 4 sprigs of rosemary, sage & thyme from a pack of poultry herb blend […]

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Creamy Green Chile & Chicken Soup

While grocery shopping the other day I saw that Swanson has a product called Cream Starter. I thought I’d give it a try and see if it’s any good. Dinner tonight was a creamy green chile and chicken soup prepared in a slow cooker. It doesn’t get much easier than this. .5 lb chicken breast, […]

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Shrimp Bisque

1 lb raw peeled and deveined shrimp (pat dry with a paper towel) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 large leek Salt (to taste) Pepper (to taste) 2 garlic cloves, minced Crushed red pepper flakes (to taste) 1/3 cup brandy 1/4 cup dry sherry 4 tablespoons olive oil for the roux 4 tablespoons flour 4 cups […]

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Spicy Chicken Noodle Soup

Ingredients: 1 large chicken breast, diced 3 small celery stalks with leaves, chopped 1 small onion, sliced 2 small carrots, chopped A chiffonade of basil, using 12 leaves or so 1/2 cup of fresh green beans, cut into 1″ pieces 8 cups chicken stock that I made the other day 2 Jalapeño, sliced 8 oz […]

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Chicken Stock

When I make chicken stock,  I do it in  different ways based on what I have on hand and what I plan to do with the stock. Oh, and my mood. Today I used: Cooked whole Chicken bones and parts — I’m using the leftover Cornish hens 3 Celery stalks (leaves & all), rough chop […]

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Chicken Noodle Soup

On this snowy Colorado day, I decided it was a great day to wing it and try my hand at making my first ever homemade chicken noodle soup with no recipe. I cut up onions, celery and carrots. I set the Ninja 3-in-1 to STOVETOP HIGH and put in several pats of butter. I cooked […]

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Leftover Bits

What to make with leftover BBQ pork, bok choy and sprouts? Shoyu ramen!

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Miso: Comfort Food

You know how when you’re sick and want comfort food? My mom used to make miso soup and put rice in it for me. Good for what ails you.

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Saturday Afternoon at the Golden Valley Brewery

Lunch today was enjoyed over at place that feels like visiting an old friend — the Golden Valley Brewery in Beaverton.  One of these days we’ll have to try their main restaurant in McMinnville. We ordered our usual favorite brews, the Beaverton Blonde for me and the Red Thistle for the Mister.  I usually take […]

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