Category Archives: Lunches

Oil and Vinegar Dressing on a Green Salad

I’m not sure when I stopped buying pre-made salad dressing but it was a while ago…one year, maybe two? I would always read the labels and undoubtedly there were in ingredients in them that were less than stellar – canola … Continue reading

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Roasted Asparagus, Red Pepper and Quinoa Salad

Spring and asparagus are here again and a light roasting of asparagus with red pepper really brings out the flavor of the vegetables. I topped the salad with avocado for a richer flavor and served it on a bed of … Continue reading

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Broccoli Mozzarella Arugula Omelette

Creating new breakfast options can be a challenge. I happened to have arugula in stock and decided it would go well in an omelette. I tried the arugula and added broccoli for an extra kick of vitamins and flavor. It’s … Continue reading

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Roasted Beet and Spinach Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

I’m back in the kitchen after a long time away. I’ve been back here and there to Portland but we have returned for a good long time. My husband is on sabbatical and we have taken full advantage of the … Continue reading

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Southwest Salad with Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing

With Cinco De Mayo right around the corner I adapted a recipe from The Garden Grazer with a Southwest flare. It is fresh and with the cilantro and lime it tastes like a great add to a Cinco De Mayo celebration. … Continue reading

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Broccoli Pesto Pasta

School is right around the corner and one of my daughter’s favorite thermos lunches is Broccoli Pesto Pasta. I use pre-made pesto so this is an easy fix for lunch in the morning as I cook the broccoli in the … Continue reading

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Fish Tacos with Slaw and Guacamole

We brought home a haul of halibut from Alaska and have enjoyed it twice now. Last night I decided it was time for fish tacos and found a recipe from Food and Wine. I severely adapted the recipe but it … Continue reading

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Peach Avocado Salad with Pecans

I bought a big bag of peaches this week and was craving a salad with fresh peaches in it. I really love using fresh seasonal fruit in salads and since I posted the Strawberry Spinach Salad I’ve decided I really like … Continue reading

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Quinoa Veggie Salad

Ah, summer is fun. So fun I haven’t been in my kitchen much fixing meals and treats to share on Lingonberry Lane. My daughter was at summer camp last week for 5 nights so myself and 2 other moms with … Continue reading

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Coconut Curry Yam Soup

I’ve been posting warm weather food for a few weeks and them wham!  The rain is back. Last night PDX was closed due to a thunderstorm (we never have thunderstorms) and my husband was diverted to Seattle and landed and … Continue reading

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