Red Velvet Warm Oats Bowl


I found a recipe for Red Velvet Energy Bites that I turned into Red Velvet Cookie Dough Bites with great success. So I assumed red velvet oatmeal would be as much of a success. It wasn’t. At least not at first pass. In all fairness, I should have seen it coming. I used the same…

Red Velvet Cookie Dough Bites


I was searching for a recipe for “red velvet oatmeal” when I came across a blog for Red Velvet Energy Bites at Namely Marly that got me intrigued. I’m a sucker for red velvet anything so I thought I would try to recreate the energy bites myself. I always like to source recipes and make…

Risotto-Style Beet Quinoa


It’s been a while since I’ve posted because I’ve been on vacation. Yeah. Vacation. Not to some sandy-beached destination but instead to my hometown of Milwaukee, Wis. Or thereabouts, anyway. (I will tell you that from where I write this post I can hear cows mooing.) The only reason I’m even able to blog between…

Polish Borscht


Last week I brought my leftover Roasted Beet Risotto with Feta Cheese, Thyme and Poppy Seeds to work for lunch and got two very different reactions from two coworkers. When I showed Coleen my lunch, she wanted to dig in, too. We sat facing each other eating the risotto commenting on how amazing it was…

Roasted Beet Risotto with Feta Cheese, Thyme and Poppy Seeds


Last night my friend Julie took me to Caffe Mingo for a belated birthday dinner. Julie doesn’t know this, but I often refer to her to my friends back home as my only friend in the Portland. Not totally true. I actually have a lot of friends here in Portland. OK. A fair amount. I have a LOT of…

Roasted Beets with Balsamic Glaze


This past weekend I tricked my dad into eating beets as my friend did to me the weekend before. He wasn’t as easily swayed as I was. I think he was slightly intrigued but probably would never ask me to make this (or any beet recipe) again. I kind of like roasted beets a lot….