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Preview: Cooking for Holidays

Posted by Seattlejo on January 23, 2017 in Deb |

Holidays are the best Cooking for the holidays  is awesome. It goes beyond cooking for Christmas or Thanksgiving, where the menu is pre-set and  expected.  After all, what is Christmas dinner without roast beast. What is Thanksgiving without Turkey? (Actually, the latter was pretty awesome when I was a vegetarian. ) It’s fun to cook […]

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52 Weeks of Cooking: Fancy Chicken and Rice

Posted by Seattlejo on January 22, 2017 in 52 Weeks of Cooking, Deb, Dinner |

Fancy Chicken and Rice Fancy Chicken in Rice is just one of the many recipes  that caught my eye in “My Two Souths“. My two Souths is a new cookbook from Chef Asha  Gomez of Cardamom Hill in Atlanta. The book blends together food from Southeast Asia with down home food of the south.   […]

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Cooking With Truffle: Roasted Pork Tenderloin and Truffled Rice

Posted by Seattlejo on January 16, 2017 in Deb, Dinner |

Truffle is an impulsive purchase. I have only had truffle mushrooms a few times. Truffle flavored popcorn made by a friend, truffle risotto, a truffle butter atop a simple slice of bread. White truffle oil is often over used, ladled over dishes where it should be drizzled. So why get Truffles?   Fresh Produce is […]

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Exploring Pike Place Market: January

Posted by Seattlejo on January 16, 2017 in Deb, Seattle |

Pike Place Market in January I started my 2017 exploration of Pike Place this weekend. I was curious what Pike Place would look like in January. I’m a local, and I enjoy Pike Place Market, but I’ve never been there at 8:45 on a Saturday Morning. It’s quiet, quieter then I had assumed it would be. […]

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52 Weeks of Cooking: Fixing Polenta

Posted by Seattlejo on January 11, 2017 in 52 Weeks of Cooking, Deb, Dinner, Weight Watchers |

52 Weeks of Cooking: Fixing Polenta My polenta problems began in the late 90s I spent a number of years as a vegetarian. When you start a vegetarian diet you get clued in to a number of new foods to eat. New staples include tofu, tempeh and beans. Whole grains come center stage, and side […]

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A visit to Olympia Provisions (A new hobby)

Posted by Seattlejo on January 4, 2017 in Deb, Dining Out, Hobbies, Portland, Tea, Travel |

Olympia Provisions   When we visited Portland last week, we made a stop at Olympia Provisions. I’m not sure my traveling companion, Kim, realized what a treat it was for me. Olympia Provisions is on the for front of what I consider the new charcuterie movement. It’s about taking local products, treating them with care […]

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The Big Secret: Revealing for 2017

Posted by Seattlejo on December 29, 2016 in Weight Watchers |

So the Big Secret is out.             In September, I joined Weight Watchers . After a year of inconsistent dieting, I decided to put my money where my mouth was, and join Weight Watchers.  I was looking to start making some changes, to examine my relationship with food, and figure out […]

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Exploring Pike Place Market : Join me in 2017

Posted by Seattlejo on December 28, 2016 in Deb, Navel Gazing, prefab |

                Pike Place Market is a Seattle institution. Tourists flock to the market  during the summer. Exploring the market  they dig through shops, buy fresh produce, sample the wares of the vendors. They buy tchotchkies and take home Wistfully they say “I wish I could shop here every […]

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The Best Thing I ate in 2016

Posted by Seattlejo on December 28, 2016 in Deb |

As you look back at 2016, It’s a good time to reflect. For me, that’s about the best thing I ate all year.  On an average week I cook 4 nights, we dine out 1 night, we eat leftovers 2 nights a week. (With Mike in school twice a week, I haven’t been eating much […]

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Meal Prep Rocks: Cooking for Friends.

Posted by Seattlejo on August 12, 2016 in Cooking, Deb, Dinner, MealPrep, MealPrepBootCamp2016, prefab |

Meal Prep for me falls into a number of wide categories including the box meal services I have reviewed, building your meals at the beginning of the week. and heating them up as the week goes on, and prepped crockpot meals and freezer meals. Let’s make it easier to get food on the table. Making dinner […]

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