Monthly Archives: April 2012

Baja Quinoa

With Cinco de Mayo just around the corner and spring in the air here’s a recipe with a little kick for you. Quinoa (keen-wah) is a protein rich grain the Inca’s considered ‘gold’, according to WHFoods. Quinoa is nutty flavored … Continue reading

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Asparagus with Lemon and Parmesan

We are so fortunate to live on the front side of a gorgeous green space in Portland and even though it doesn’t compare to the exquisite Kenai River I had in my backyard as a child, it is a beautiful … Continue reading

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Peanut Butter Cocoa No Bake Cookies

On this ultra rainy day I perused the internet for a simple healthy no bake cookie.  On I found a great no bake recipe that I’ve adapted.  It was quite simple and one batch makes a dozen gooey cookies. If … Continue reading

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Piña Colada Smoothie

I’ve been wanting to create a Piña Colada Smoothie for a while now and last week I remembered to pick up frozen pineapple at the store.  So I was armed with the potential ingredients this morning when my daughter was needing … Continue reading

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Fried Chicken with Lime and Cilantro

First of all, the gorgeous photo above is not Fried Chicken, it’s our flowering pear in the front yard.  On Saturday afternoon last weekend, before her soccer carpool arrived, my daughter grabbed my ‘good camera’ and went out and took … Continue reading

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Cheesy Quiche

Hopefully, if you celebrate Easter, the bunny is ready to deliver those sparkly baskets in your home. My strongest memory of an Easter basket was when our dear friend Jean brought the Mack kids the biggest basket we’d ever seen … Continue reading

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Buttery Baked Apples with Cinnamon and Cream

I’m always searching for desserts that will satisfy a sweet tooth and provide good nutrition at the same time. Last year I took a hiatus from processed sugars and baked apples with butter and cream were a transition dessert. They … Continue reading

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