Recent Articles

Chicken Florentine
With Spinach and Lemon This is another deli-chicken creation.  I wanted to design something light and fresh for the lunchtime hot
Read more.
I’ve missed you, grilled asparagus
It’s Spring in Seattle and the weather is changing.  I think.  Being born and raised in this beautiful city, a conversation constant
Read more.
Grilled Raisin Bread Bites
Per a previous post, I believe raisin bread is a gift from the heavens, thus letting any of it go to
Read more.
Lentils with Thyme and Parmesan
Bean salads are a great way to get fiber and protein without any prep work whatsoever.  They become your grains
Read more.
Spring Radiatore with Sweet Peas
Peas are actually from the legume family, packing tons of nutritional protein and fiber while remaining light and naturally sweet. 
Read more.
Spinach with Bacon and Golden Raisins
I love salads for their accessibility, nutritional value, and the fact that you can basically empty the last bits of
Read more.
Zen in the Kitchen: Chimichurri
A killer day at the “office” and now I’m back to the kitchen, but on my own terms. It’s odd
Read more.
Ginger: a culinary and medicinal wonder
In Ayurvedic Medicine (a 5,000 year old medical system in India/Yoga traditions), ginger is one of the most healing herbs.  It
Read more.
Sunday at the farmers market: Jerusalem Artichokes
Sunday mornings (or afternoons, depending on my Saturday night activities) usually bring me to the Ballard Farmer’s Market.  A happy place. 
Read more.
Pesto Caprese Chicken
This recipe came to me working at the deli, where rotisserie chicken is always on the menu.  Pesto Caprese Chicken is super
Read more.
A Workin’ Girl Gourmet Snack: Raisin Bread with Brie
My goal for 2011 is to relax a little more and work a little less.  So far, not doing great with
Read more.
15-Minute Pesto Salmon
This is one of my favorite foods – broiled salmon.  When I was in India, I didn’t really miss eating
Read more.
Crispy Salt and Pepper Fingerling Potatoes
This recipe is such a classic, and straight comfort food, if you ask me.  I like to buy the tini-fingerling
Read more.
Set the Mood for Your Meal
I like to stress the importance of “Setting the Mood of Your Meal” for two reasons: 1) It’s enormously important to connect
Read more.
Steak salad for Two!
I made this one for my boyfriend, who is open and adventurous with food, but I’ve fed him more vegetables in
Read more.