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Even though I am constantly cooking, there are times when I need something quick, healthy and fortifying just for me. At lunch, I sometimes reach for The Spice Hunter Meal in a Cup Curry Lentil Soup.
Made with dehydrated lentils, veggies and spices, this all natural vegetarian soup cooks up in a flash and is like [...]

Alaska’s Amazing Lunch Lady

September 29th, 2009

Now that school is back in session, lunch is a hot topic.
With that in mind, please be sure to check out my article in The Oregonian. I feature Patty Luckhurst, an amazing lunch lady who hails from a remote corner of Alaska.
In addition to cranking out 1500 handmade yeast rolls each week, Luckhurst [...]

Akane Apples-A Lunchbox Favorite

September 13th, 2009

It’s that time of year. School has started, and I’m craving local apples. For the last 13 years or so, I have been buying my certified organic apples from Kurt Tonnemaker of Tonnemaker Hill Farm in Royal City, Washington. Kurt is an easygoing guy who is carrying on the orchard legacy started by his grandfather, [...]

We eat a lot of wild salmon in our house. My husband and sons take great pleasure in fishing for wild salmon here in the Pacific Northwest, and thanks to their hobby I now have a freezer full of flash frozen fillets.
Last weekend, I poached a one pound salmon fillet and stashed it in the [...]

Yum Yum Yukon Chum

April 11th, 2009

Here in Seattle there are a surprising number of children who take their wild salmon seriously. I’ve been cooking and serving salmon to my kids as well as other people’s for many years now.
It’s such a valuable source of brain boosting Omega three fatty acids that I have committed a lot of trial and [...]

Tres Chic Lunch Lady

April 8th, 2009

It’s my opinion that if you can’t eat lunch at home, then you might as well pack a good one to go. Thankfully, the Koko insulated lunch boxes make that not only easy, but also tres chic.
Resembling perfectly sized hand bags, they cost less than $30. They come in a variety of colors [...]

Lickety Zip Salmon Dinner

April 2nd, 2009

Is it possible to prep and cook a salmon and broccoli dinner in under four minutes? Absolutely, if you have Ziploc’s new Zip’n Steam ™ bags handy. I discovered these nifty bags while shopping for wax paper this week.
Stashed on the shelves near their Ziploc siblings, the bags cost about $2.50 for a box [...]

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