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Monthly Archives: June 2017

Dark Chocolate Chunk Hazelnut Granola

I first moved in with Ryan 3 years ago in Portland, OR. I had just graduated with my Doctorate in Physical Therapy and was scheduled to take my board exam in 2 months. We had only been dating for 7 months, but 6 1/2 of those 7 months had…

Crispy Tofu Tacos

Tacos without meat? Is there such a thing? Until I met Lauren I didn’t believe so. Yes I know tofu has this reputation from the meat-loving crowd that it’s disgusting! And I used to be on that side the fence. That was until I ran…

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Ode to Heartsong Cookies

So growing up, I always enjoyed hand drawing. I was never great at creating something from scratch, but I could look at something and make it look the same. It was a talent I got from my Mother. This was one of those easy things to identify as my Dad…

Chicken Noodle Soup

It’s officially summer so naturally the first thing we had was…….. chicken noodle soup. Unfortunately I caught the cold and passed on to Lauren. While soup is normally the last thing on my mind to eat during the dead heat of summer, it just felt like…

Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Anyone that has been to P.F. Chang’s has had their lettuce wraps. When I find something I really like at a restaurant, I immediately look to see if I can find a recipe similar to it online. I was actually originally looking for a copycat of P…

Green Chili Veggie Burgers

Growing up, I was quite the picky eater. Vegetables were basically public enemy #1. So I find it funny to think about my 15 year-old self looking at what I eat nowadays. I would have never tried a veggie burger back then. But as I’ve mentioned a…

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Homemade Chef’s Knife

It’s Father’s Day weekend! Honestly one of my favorite weekend’s of the year. Growing up, my Dad, my Grandfather and I would play a round a golf in the morning and end the day watching the U.S. Open. It was something I looked…

Hawaiian Chicken Kebabs

Ahh grilling season! Tis the time of year where the grill gets used weekly. There is nothing better than grilling and eating outside, just as long as it’s not 100F! With the house we just moved into, we have a great patio for enjoying the outdoors so we…

Mango, Kale & Quinoa Salad

I know eating healthy comes natural to some people, but I’m one that has to work at it. Unfortunately a lot of my favorites foods aren’t the best for me – pizza, macaroni and cheese, burgers… While I’m never going to cut out…

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Farmhouse Bed

When I got into woodworking, I’m sure like most people I started small. My first few projects were all things that I could easily pick up and carry around. Soon enough however, I was ready for the next step. In early December 2016, Lauren and I put an…