Category Archives: Main Dishes

Coconut Curry Chicken with Roasted Potatoes and Butternut Squash

On a Sunday afternoon after doing some serious discarding/giving away of long overdue ‘goods’ in our home I was in the mood for a good dinner but didn’t have all afternoon. I did have chicken in the freezer and a … Continue reading

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Creamy Salmon Pasta

I created this recipe with a leftover filet from the Grilled Salmon with Garlic Lime Butter on Cedar Plank. I was in the mood for a creamy pasta and this is almost like mac and cheese with salmon. When I … Continue reading

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Grilled Salmon with Garlic Lime Butter on Cedar Plank

I buy frozen Alaskan sockeye salmon fillets from Costco and I finally got a supply after having halibut a number of times given our freezer stock from our Alaskan adventure. Our family’s favorite way to prepare salmon is on a … 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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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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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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Savory Pork Chops with Mushrooms

A tiny bit of wintery weather has arrived with 2 beautiful peaceful whitish mornings.  The white is gone by the mid-day.  This is winter Portland style.  There have been years when just the arrival of flakes from the sky have … Continue reading

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Super Bowl of Chili

The big weekend is upon us when the Patriots and the Giants face off once again.  OK, that’s about all I know about the Super Bowl this year.  And, this is the first Super Bowl in a LONG time that … Continue reading

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Winter Vegetable & Bean Soup

When it rains and rains in Portland it’s dreary and it sure does the body and soul good to sit down to a warm homemade soup for dinner.  The soup I am sharing was loosely adapted from Alton Brown’s Garden … Continue reading

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