Parmesan Crusted Lambchop with Mint Sauce


So, today I started my Beyoncé cleanse. For those of you who don’t know what it is I’ll break it down for you. It consists of fresh-squeezed lemon, maple syrup, cayenne pepper and water. I’m supposed to go 10 days, and drink this concoction 10- 12 times a day! I have only made it six days before, so I’m shooting…

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Spinach and garbanzo beans with olive oil


I must give a shout out to Julie, one of my favorite aunties on my husband’s side of the family. She made this dish for a March Madness get together, and it was so much yum I’m sharing it with you. Auntie Julie found the recipe in a cookbook by the late, great Marcella Hazen. I don’t know her inspiration…

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Shallot, Spinach and Risotto thyme


Risotto is one of those dishes everyone loves, including me and my family. I don’t make it too often, but when I do its usually a throw down in the kitchen. I usually add random ingredients to the dish. And make up a new risotto. The first time I made risotto is when I started working for this Italian restaurant.…

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Braised Lemon Chicken with Baby Vegetables


I love this dish for many reasons. I found the recipe in a diary my mom gifted me before her move to Oregon. It’s a very quick and simple dinner to prepare – only one hour – for your family during the week. Also, I made this dish for a Sports Nutrition course and won the only extra credit award…

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Steak Tacos with Creamy Yogurt Sauce & Pickled Onions


Steak Tacos with Creamy Yogurt Sauce & Pickled Onions Who doesn’t like tacos? If you do, perfect! If you don’t, you might want to stick around, ‘cuz what’s here could make you reconsider. Whatever your fancy, you’re in the right spot, because I love me some tacos! This always well-received tasty dish certainly is one of my favorite with which…

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Membrillo Latin Kitchen


This is why I love this really special restaurant in the heart of Eugene. The food is locally sourced and organic. The presentation tempts the taste buds. The dishes are distinctive in its Latin cuisine. This is why I keep going back. My family and friends enjoy lively celebrations here. I am supporting a locally grown business. The menu strives…

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Steak Tacos with Balsamic Arugula Salad and Cilantro Dressing


“Short and sweet,” I like to say. In this case, I’m talking about a can’t-go-wrong dish I prepare for family when we visit the cabin on Mount Hood. Steak tacos are my favorite go-to, so I made them topped with a fresh balsamic arugula salad to bring some green acidity to the dish. Turns out the arugula was the wild card. For those…

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Chipotle Aioli


I put gravy, sauce, aioli on any and everything. So cliché of me, I know. But I can’t lie. I enjoy dipping, dropping, plunging, and everything in between. Be it steak or French fries or honey on a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, I’m using something saucy. Chipotle (smoked dried jalapeno) is spicy, with a smooth smoky flavor – excellent…

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