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Argyle Wine Dinner at Oba! w/ Winemaker Rollin Soles

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Oba Restaurant 555 NW 12th Ave Portland, OR 97209 (503) 228-6161

The evening came about as jwa’s employer gave him an Oba! giftcard a few months ago for doing some extra work. The giftcard has actually just sat around the last couple of months in the dining room until I heard about this Argyle Wine Dinner. So, that was convenient and gave us about 55% off the total of the dinner.

In the beginning… I don’t have a picture of how the evening started, but I can say tell you that it was Dungeness Crab . . . → Read More: Argyle Wine Dinner at Oba! w/ Winemaker Rollin Soles

Weekend Cookbook Challenge 2: Pierogi

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I’m very glad I stumbled upon this food blogging event! I have so many cookbooks and honestly, I don’t use them enough. This Weekend Coookbook Challenge was to produce some winter comfort food from a cookbook in your collection (ideally one you haven’t used before).

After some consideration, I decided my Midwest roots provided tons of comfort food inspiration — noodles, potatoes, casseroles — my people love their carbs! So, for this challenge, I turned to Prairie Home Cooking, by Judith M. Fertig. Once again, I have this book by accident, through the Good Cook . . . → Read More: Weekend Cookbook Challenge 2: Pierogi

IMBB#22: Mushroom Stroganoff with Homemade Spinach Noodles

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I really meant to get this up Saturday. But, Friday night, we went to the Argyle Winemaker’s Dinner at Oba! (recap of that dinner coming next week — probably Tuesday). Uh, there’s a lot of wine at a Winemaker’s Dinner. Thus, my Saturday consisted of: getting up, water, tv, water, leftover mac & cheese, advil, water, nap, feel somewhat ok but very lazy, make pierogis, eat, bed.

So, Sunday, it is! IMB22 is, awesomely enough, all about noodles and is hosted at Cooking with Amy. I love noodles. A few years ago, jwa even got me . . . → Read More: IMBB#22: Mushroom Stroganoff with Homemade Spinach Noodles

SHF#15: Mango Faux Flan

mango flan

I was actually pretty happy to learn for SHF15, we would be challenged to come up with a tasty sweet thing that had little actual sugar. Because we did so much eating out and over-indulging last month, I’m not sure that I’d have been able to come up with some decadent type of dessert for this one.

This concoction was inspired by a recipe I came across at Epicurious. It’s not sugar-free but it is fruit-laden. It has a little sugar but also some low fat buttermilk, a creamy texture and a very refreshing, satisfying . . . → Read More: SHF#15: Mango Faux Flan

Light & Tasty Asian Chicken Salad

Salad

This came about through a search for lighter and healthier dinners to balance out meals like artichoke pesto! I like to have salads for dinner occasionally but it has to have some substance, otherwise, I’m just hungry an hour later. This salad has substance. And although, I love little crispy, fried wonton skin pieces, cashews are crunchy too (and better for you). This is modified from a recipe I saw on Food Network but my version has more veggies, a different lettuce and some sesame oil, rice wine vinegar and garlic in the dressing.

So, . . . → Read More: Light & Tasty Asian Chicken Salad