Kale Slaw with Soaked Raisins + Nuts

Kale Slaw with Soaked Raisins + Nuts

Kale from the garden. This is a first for us and it is so good! We’re growing the Lacinato variety of kale, it looks just as you would expect but different than store bought in that it’s extremely tender.

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Shredded Kale + Edamame Salad

Shredded Kale + Edamame Salad

There’s a restaurant in my neighborhood that has the most incredible food. Yakuza Lounge, mostly known for their burgers (of all things!) serves up some really tasty Japanese (inspired) food, their tagline is “Japanese taste, Portland style.” 

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Kale Tempura with Candied Bacon

Kale Tempura with Candied Bacon

Tempura? Deep fry? This is uncharted territory for me. But a couple of weeks ago we had dinner at Smallwares for my birthday, everything was amazing and this particular dish really stood out. I loved it so much I figured I’d dive right in and see if I could make it.

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Black Quinoa + Roasted Vegetable Bowl

Black Quinoa + Roasted Vegetable Bowl

This is the holiday balance for me. Between pies and cookies and candies, I start to crave vegetables before going into full sugar overload. I came across a recipe recently, well not so much a recipe but a deconstruction of Harlow’s Betty Bowl

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Winter Greens Soup

Winter Greens Soup

It’s interesting how much we think about food with our eyes - the color, shape and texture all contribute to our expectations. And it can throw us off if we’re seeing one thing while simultaneously thinking of another thing. This soup is a perfect example. 

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