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Why, it's Pork & Sweet Potato Quesadillas to the Rescue!

Here we are at the last post of June. What better way to end the month but with a wonderful cilantro and jalapeno rubbed pork tenderloin, sweet potato and goat cheese quesadilla? You see, we were in a pork rut. Pork loin, pork chops, pork tenderloin — I wanted something different to do with […]

Mentos: The Exploding Diet Coke-Maker

So, you’re at work and it’s only your first week and your co-workers want to initiate you into the new work environment. You’re given a 2-liter bottle of Diet Coke and some mentos. What do you do? Why, you all head out to the parking lot for some office science fun. Ahhh, if only […]

Crazy Summertime Pea Soup Post

We just went through an ugly, ugly heat wave here in Portland. The past two days have been in the hundreds and just brutal. I know, anyone in Phoenix, Arizona or other typically-hot locales are laughing at me. But again, this is Portland and 100+ is just wrong.

Today, marks a return to our […]

IMBB27 + SHF20: The Joy of Soy

This was a great theme (imho) chosen by Ono Kine Grindz, as I currently like to use tofu in things like sauces and soups. It’s just so easy to use in place of cream or other high-fat, unhealthy creamifyers. Instead of making one dish (a sweet one) for both IMBB and SHF, I chose […]

WCC6: Greek Lima Bean Dip

This month’s Weekend Cookbook Challenge is picnic food. This is a great topic as it is very open — there are so many foods that make for excellent picnic-fare. For this assignment, I reached for a very underused cookbook in my collection, Moosewood Restaurant Low-Fat Favorites. After a few minutes, I picked my recipe […]