Marinated Flank Steak Chopped Salad with Tarragon Vinaigrette

Best Marinated Flank Steak Salad

Marinated flank steak is my go-to cut for steak salad. Fattier cuts don’t need marinating in my opinion because the fat is flaavor country. But with flank steak, a little extra boost is kind of necessary. This is our staple marinade for flank steak and it goes with almost anything. My favorite way to have it is in a salad, full of chopped veggies, creamy avocado, and tarragon vinaigrette. This salad is the best of a hot summer day when...

5 Best Local Summer Beers

5 Best Northwest Summer Beers

Nothing says summer like cold beer on a warm evening! Swapping stories from your week, dreaming up fun camping trips you probably won’t take, dogs tiring each other out on the lawn. Each summer I have hopes of camping, swimming, hiking – but so often, by workweek’s end, I’m still in Seattle, tired and ready to just relax. When you have a warm city evening, good friends, and some local brews, suddenly all those plans feel far less urgent. The...

Buffalo Garbanzo Bean Salad Lettuce Cups

Buffalo Chickpea Salad Lettuce Cups

I just love cold protein “salad” as an easy workday snack or an easy dinner. Chicken salad takes a bit more forethought and preparation so this an awesome alternative for when you’ve got a hankering for chicken salad and but are feeling lazy or maybe just cheap! Buffalo Chickpea Salad or Buffalo Garbanzo Bean salad, as you may call it, is crunchy and tangy, filling and affordable! I tried a buffalo garbanzo bean salad at a natural grocery store in...

Tempeh Zucchini Boats with Peanut Sauce

Thai Tempeh Zucchini Boats with Peanut Sauce

  I am attempting to add more plant-based meals into my bag of dinner tricks. These tempeh zucchini boats are a great plant-based option that is both filling and flavorful! What’s more important is they are covered in peanut sauce. Peanut sauce is the bridge that joins the carnivores and the plant-lovers in this story. Derek and I are sitting are the couch listening to a podcast about antioxidants. I tell you this not to give the impression that we...

Dairy Free Chicken Enchiladas with Chipotle and Bacon

Dairy Free Chicken Enchiladas with Chipotle and Bacon

“Chicken Enchiladas without CHHEESE??” – you’re thinking it’s unlikely these are moist, rich, and flavorful. And you’d be wrong! If cheese isn’t an option, these chicken enchiladas are moist and gooey, saucy and satisfying. They taste like the comfort food you remember, without the gut bomb. When I think of chicken enchiladas I think of the neighborhood Mexican restaurant, Jalisco’s, on Capital Hill in Seattle we went to growing up – RIP Jalisco’s you had a long, mediocre run. I...