aloha friday

aloha friday

It’s been total spring weather in Portland. It poured most of the day yesterday, but we’ve seen glimpses of the sun sporadically, too. When it peaks through our windows, Lola’s always the first to chase down the sunny spot. I’m usually not far behind her.

Sometimes it feels like a surprise that Friday’s come so soon. This is not one of those weeks. From a heavy work load to scrambling to get taxes done, this week was all around nutty. TGIF!  Continue reading


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Taste of the Taste

Because I’m so food obsessed, one of my favorite causes is the ever-growing hunger problem here in America. I’ve volunteered at my local food bank for years, but more recently, I’ve began participating in events lead by a remarkable nonprofit called Share Our Strength. I love the organization because they specifically help feed children. And they do it by rallying the food community together to raise awareness and funds. The latest stats show that one in five kids in America struggles with hunger. That’s 16 million kids. Frankly, it’s hard for me to imagine that. But I know something has to change. Continue reading

aloha friday

aloha friday

Despite how insanely gorgeous the spring blooms have been (note: this photo has no filter!), I’ve been paying the price with some equally insane allergies. I’ve basically been glued to a box of tissues all week, and I’m so ready[...] Continue reading

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Tropical Mahi Mahi Salad with Coconut Mango Salsa

We’ve been trying to eat more salads. You know, to compensate for all the cocktails and dessert. It’s all about balance. Problem is, salads can get so boring. So I’ve been trying hard to mix things up. This Topical Mahi[...] Continue reading

aloha friday

aloha friday

  March flew by in the blink of an eye, and left me totally exhausted. I officially need a vacation.

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Life in iPhone Photos Lately

^^I love you, Spring! It doesn’t get more beautiful than the whole city returning to life – from longer days, Cherry Blossom trees, and the opening of the Portland Farmer’s Market. It’s a season of hope.^^

NW Elixers

NW Elixirs Giveaway!

Our fridge is practically overflowing with condiments that we don’t use, like fancy chutneys, jars of garlicky pickled things and mystery marinades that probably expired last year. Most of these jars are nearly full, so I can’t bring myself to[...] Continue reading


aloha friday

I woke up today to sunshine and a gorgeous view of the ocean. And no, I’m not in Portland right now. Some of you may remember that I have a day job managing social media marketing for a fitness company,[...] Continue reading

Salads In a Jar

Salads In A Jar {for every day of the week!}

Can we talk chores for a minute? And when I say talk, I mean, um, complain.  Here’s the deal, guys. I don’t mind taking the dog out, cleaning the bathroom, or washing the car. But for some reason, I simply[...] Continue reading

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How To Make Spicy Tuna Rolls [VIDEO]

Every month, I’m reminded how quickly 6 minutes can go by during my AM Northwest cooking segments. And yesterday’s segment was no different. I swear I’ve never made Spicy Tuna Rolls so fast! Thankfully I stepped onto set super-caffeinated, and[...] Continue reading