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I blinked and then all of the sudden it was 11 days before Christmas.  Things have been busy, and I haven’t been that inspired to create new things in the kitchen, but that doesn’t mean we haven’t been cooking great healthy meals!  We’ve been on a little bit of a Paleo kick lately –  Here is what we have been eating over the last couple of weeks: Crockpot Ropa Vieja with Cuban Style Rice Crispy sesame brussel sprouts with creamy […]

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For the past week or two, when I walk to my bus stop I have felt the chill in the air.  Despite the fact the temperature is still getting into the 90s in the afternoon, that early morning chill is a brisk reminder that Summer is ending and fall is knocking on the door.  All of our summer vacation plans have come and gone, however we are still enjoying outdoor barbeques and long weekend walks in the sun. The time […]

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The past few months have been all about big changes.  We tied the knot, I changed my last name, and we are starting the process of purchasing a home.  Somewhere in between all of those major life events we dramatically changed our lifestyle and made a conscious decision to be healthier people, and adopted a plant based, whole foods diet. After a particularly indulgent holiday, we sat down on January 3 and talked about our goals for the New Year.  […]

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I have this problem:  I get inspired by something I see in Bon Appetit Magazine and I go out and buy all the ingredients that I need to make it.  After all the ingredients have been purchased, I invite people over.  When everyone has previous engagements, I end up with 5 pounds of mussels and a whole Grand Central Baguette for two… And what great mussels they were!  If you ask me (and will accept a little bit of hubris), they […]

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International travel,visitors, and soaking up the summer sun and enjoying my city have kept me away from the blog world for too long.  Today the City of Portland is a completely different city than it was 3 months ago. It’s a living breathing entity with people streaming in and out of restaurants and bars.  Plays and music seem to be in our local park every day and there is definitely a festival every single weekend. When the rain begins again, […]

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