Category Archives: Healthy

Healthy Fruit & Nut Bread

We love fruitcake (well, I love fruitcake). Melanie is a little more ambivalent. But even I recognize that when you’re looking for a pick-me-up, mid-afternoon work snack, an alcohol-laced fat bomb of a regular fruitcake isn’t going to fly. We … Continue reading

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Maple-Roasted Butternut Squash & Green Apple Salad

Butternut squash is rich in phytonutrients and antioxidants. Maple syrup is rich in love. Combine the two with apples in a roasted, caramelized melange and toss over greens with some pepitas and dried cranberries, and you have the makings of … Continue reading

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Green Posole with Turkey (or Chicken)

Green posole warms you up and sticks to your ribs. Even better, eat it in the wintertime and it brings a little summertime to your soul. This feels like a summery dish, but we actually used turkey stock from our … Continue reading

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Butternut Squash Soup with Red Chile and Mint

Waste not, want not is the theme for this (healthy) rich winter squash recipe from the talented cookbook author Deborah Madison, published in Sunset Magazine. No parts of the squash go unused… The peels, seeds and pulp go into a … Continue reading

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Miso Noodle Soup with Salmon and Dumplings

There’s something about fall in Seattle that brings out our love for soups. The bright, clean flavors of this miso-soy broth complement the richness of the wontons and the pleasing texture of the noodles. This super easy soup is perfect … Continue reading

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Miso-Mirin Glazed Salmon Steaks

This dinner is perfect for a weeknight, when you want something healthy, delicious and fulfilling – and so easy you can make it without really having to think about anything. The miso-mirin glaze infuses the salmon with a complex richness, … Continue reading

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Eggplant Ragu with Pappardelle and Fresh Ricotta

The eggplant is so meaty and rich, this vegetarian recipe tastes plenty decadent and delicious without any actual meat at all. Make your own pasta if you’d like, or user pappardelle from the store for a quick alternative. Either way, … Continue reading

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Butternut Squash Gratin with Wild Mushrooms

It’s mushroom season in the Pacific Northwest! This is a perfect recipe to celebrate your foraged harvest. And it tastes just like fall.

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Risotto-Stuffed Tomatoes

As our exceptionally warm summer winds down, the bumper tomato crop is winding down, too. These rice-stuffed, slightly cheesy tomatoes are a good vegetarian side dish, or a meal on their own. This recipe is from Sunset magazine.

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Shrimp Louis Seafood Sandwiches on Toasted Brioche

First of all – these sandwiches are messy. The shrimp fall out and scatter around your dish, and the sauce dribbles out in all directions, and frankly, we had a few issues keeping the butter leaf lettuce contained, as well. … Continue reading

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