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FFwD: Crab & Grapefruit Salad

Crab & Grapefruit Salad

Well, okay, in all honesty I wasn’t super-super-crazy about this French Fridays with Dorie recipe. Although, I think that has more to do with the fact that I maybe had some less-than-super-flavorful crab meat than anything having to do with the recipe. Oh well, it was still a pretty good & healthy weeknight meal (I did let my grapefruit wedges sit for only a minimal amount of time…because it was a weeknight).

Notes: 1. I halved the recipe. 2. I didn’t have any mint…I threw a little fresh chopped tarragon in . . . → Read More: FFwD: Crab & Grapefruit Salad

Vinegar-Braised Chicken with Leeks and Peas

Vinegar Braised Chicken

This…was so good. And it was really a last minute dinner idea. I had to go get chicken and white balsamic vinegar. Okay and leeks, but really after I got everything I needed it was so quick and delicious! And you could certainly use non-white balsamic vinegar if you don’t mind a pink sauce.

If I remember correctly, we had these with some mashed potatoes (which I hardly ever make) and a $9.99 bottle of a Côtes du Rhône wine (which was really good)! It was almost like a special occasion dinner or . . . → Read More: Vinegar-Braised Chicken with Leeks and Peas

Feta & Kamut Berry Salad

Kamut Berry Salad

This has become sort of a weekly staple over the last…okay, well, only two weeks but I plan to keep making it pretty often. In fact, I am on my second bag of Kamut Berries. Of course, you can also make this with plain old wheat or spelt berries (or even rye berries), but I find Kamut* kind of fun.

It’s very Greek Salad-esque and the kick of cumin goes just perfectly. I quadrupled the olives from the original recipe and added pine nuts.

Feta & Kamut Berry Salad Adapted from Gourmet Magazine . . . → Read More: Feta & Kamut Berry Salad

Restaurant Beck: Chef Driven Cuisine in Depoe Bay

Restaurant Beck

Restaurant Beck 2345 South Highway 101 Depoe Bay, Oregon 97341 541-765-3220

We recently (as in just last Saturday) made a field trip to Depoe Bay to check out Restaurant Beck, which is about 2 miles south of downtown Depoe Bay, right on Highway 101. It’s in a hotel called Whale Cove Inn, which we did not stay at, but it looked very nice if you are into fancy hotels and the like.

Anyway, wow, Restuarant Beck. First of all, right when we walked in for our reservation, the servers were huddled around Chef Justin . . . → Read More: Restaurant Beck: Chef Driven Cuisine in Depoe Bay

FFwD: Cheese Soufflé

Cheese Souffle

Okay, okay, it’s Saturday. But I did actually make this last week and then just forgot to post about it Thursday night. Sometimes that happens…to me. Anyway, this week’s French Fridays with Dorie was cheese soufflé. Instead of making one big soufflé, I opted to make small, individual soufflés in one cup ramekins. I also halved he recipe which gave me three servings.

We had these for a Sunday brunch with pumpernickel bagels and roasted asparagus. The soufflé acting kind of like a spread for the toasted bagels. Delicious!


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