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Grilled Salmon with Chard, Bacon, & Udon Noodles

Grilled Salmon with Chard, Bacon, & Udon Noodles

One of my most favorite restaurants on the Oregon Coast is Local Ocean in Newport*. And whenever we go there, even though I know I should order something new, I get the Grilled Halibut with Swiss chard, edamame, bacon, udon noodles, ponzu sauce – because it’s so good that I just can’t bring myself to order anything else.

Recently, I recreated it at home, using salmon instead of halibut and I think it turned out great. The thing with salmon is that you can get a nice . . . → Read More: Grilled Salmon with Chard, Bacon, & Udon Noodles

Roasted Red Kuri Squash Soup with Coconut + Halloween

Roasted Red Kuri Squash Soup with Coconut
This summer, we had a mystery squash growing in a garden. It was a mystery in that neither jwa nor I remembered planting any Red Kuri Squash but here it was – a beautiful red kuri growing in our garden. It was in a bed close to the compost so the theory is we either had a seed or two in the compost that ended up in the garden bed or maybe a critter buried the seed in the garden and it sprouted – either this way this fall . . . → Read More: Roasted Red Kuri Squash Soup with Coconut + Halloween

IFBC 2013 in Seattle, Chateau Ste. Michelle + Asian Honey Spiced Salmon

IFBC 2013 in Seattle, Chateau Ste. Michelle + Asian Honey Spiced Salmon

For my last International Food Bloggers Conference post, I’d like to talk about Chateau Ste. Michelle winery in Woodinville, WA.

There was an optional trip on Thursday, before the conference started, to visit the winery and taste some wines. It was a lot of fun and everyone was treated to a tour, wine samples, and accompanying food pairings. But one of the best surprises of the event, was that each attendee was presented with a complimentary copy of Chateau Ste. Michelle Culinary Director John . . . → Read More: IFBC 2013 in Seattle, Chateau Ste. Michelle + Asian Honey Spiced Salmon

Sorghum Sushi Salad with Seared Tuna and Avocado

Sorghum Sushi Salad with Seared Tuna and Avocado

Well. Like the rest of the west, we are having a bit of a heatwave here. Which isn’t that surprising I guess because it is summer, but it is still Portland, so yeah, I am honestly a bit surprised. When the weather is all hot, gross, and annoying outside, this is a great dinner option. Aside from cooking the sorghum (which you can do in the morning, when it’s still cool), the only heating involved is to quickly sear the tuna.

Sorghum (also called Milo) is a fun . . . → Read More: Sorghum Sushi Salad with Seared Tuna and Avocado

Quick Stir-Fried Sugar Snap Peas with Garlic, Ginger, and Wasabi

Quick Stir-Fried Sugar Snap Peas with Garlic, Ginger and Wasabi

After a short vacation (and a short blog hiatus) I am back. Hooray! And to ease back into the non-vacation existence, I’ve decided to ease back into the blog with an easy, tasty recipe for a great vegetable side dish.

Sugar snap peas have suddenly become my go-to recipe for a quick side dish. I can’t believe I went mumble-mumble years kind of not really liking them much. I think it was just a matter of finding the right thing to do with snap peas. . . . → Read More: Quick Stir-Fried Sugar Snap Peas with Garlic, Ginger, and Wasabi