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blueberry yogurt cakelet
Recipes, Snacks & Treats

Blueberry Yogurt Cakelets

My boys and I recently returned from a visit to my parents’ home in the Pacific Northwest. We try to time our visits so we can indulge in lots of delicious seasonal foods. Strawberries from the backyard, cherries, and wild-caught Copper River salmon are some late spring / early summer […]

grilled salmon with garlic and basil herbed butter
Main Dishes, Recipes

Grilled Salmon with Herbed Butter

I am a creature of habit when it comes to preparing salmon. I season it with either a light coating of olive oil, salt and minced fresh rosemary or an herbed butter. In the summer, I tend to default to herbed butter simply because I love basil and always have it […]

farmed Atlantic salmon - is it wise to eat?
Meat & Fish, Topics

Salmon: wild versus farmed

I grew up in Seattle where the arrival of Copper River salmon in grocery stores signaled the start of summer. When it was finally “salmon season,” we would eat salmon weekly (at least). Some of my fondest memories are of those dinners: a large fillet of grilled salmon seasoned with butter and a few simple herbs, a salad, […]

maple cinnamon cashew pecan
Recipes, Snacks & Treats

Maple Cinnamon Cashews and Pecans

These maple cinnamon cashews and pecans are a little bit sweet, a little bit salty, and very crunchy… a trifecta of snacky deliciousness. Served on their own or as part of a snack mix, they are a protein-packed healthier snack that you will love. Recipe makes 4 cups of nuts. Print Yum Maple […]

lemon tahini salad dressing
Recipes, Salads & Dressings

Lemon Tahini Dressing

This creamy and tangy dressing contains only lemon juice, tahini, water and salt and can be made in just a minute or two. I make a large batch every week to have with lamb kofta, lemon rosemary grilled chicken, and on lunchtime salads featuring reinvented leftovers. Recipe makes 1.5 cups salad dressing. […]

Grilled Rosemary Lemon and Garlic Marinaded Chicken
Main Dishes, Recipes

Lemon Rosemary Chicken

I stop using my oven when the weather gets hot. So from spring to early fall, many of our meals are cooked on the grill. This lemon and rosemary chicken is a dinner that can be pulled together quickly and goes well with grilled veggies or a green salad with lemon tahini dressing. And […]