Black Bean Burgers

The first time that I made these burgers was back when I was living in Corvallis. I remember announcing to my roommate that I was making black bean burgers to which she responded with excitement and asked if she could invite her boyfriend. He was always eager to come over when one of us made […]

Chef in My Garden Dinner Series

In order to meet Portland chefs and taste some delicious food, I decided to start volunteering for a non-profit called Growing Gardens, which promotes home-scale organic food gardening to improve nutrition, health and self-reliance while enhancing the quality of life and the environment for individuals and communities. I thought that it would be fun to gain […]

Grilled Ham and Pear Sandwiches

In under 30 minutes, dinner was on the table with this sophisticated yet simple grilled sandwich. I upgraded this Martha Stewart recipe by using my favorite rosemary loaf from Trader Joe’s. The salted crust is to die for and added a great flavor to this sandwich. Otherwise, I didn’t change a whole lot of the […]