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Best Caramelized Onions Recipe – Seriously


Predictable? Accurate. Me: You know what would be really good right now? Him: A veggie burger with blue cheese and caramelized onions? My favorite burger is:  blue cheese, caramelized onions, smokey BBQ sauce, lettuce, tomato, on a whole wheat bun, with a veggie burger (Morningstar Farms griller patty is my favorite). And quite often, when I get it in my head that I need to make this vs wandering about town looking for the perfect veggie burger, I misplace my “perfect caramelized onions” recipe and search the Interwebz in despair, before finally finding my trusty recipe that I got from a Read more…

The Hippie Bowl – Kale, Avocado & Tahini Rice Bowl Recipe


I was commenting a few days ago on the difference in how you feel just after eating some thing good vs something good [for you]. Post-cheese plate, I feel like “mmmmmmm… that was good, I feel satisfied and full and now I want some more wine and a nap” vs post-‘hippie bowl’, I feel like “mmmmmmm… that was good, I’m so good, I make good choices and I’m healthy. I should go running in a bit and then in the morning I’ll make green drink.” OK, maybe slightly exaggerated, sometimes I have a drink after eating healthy. Balance! My point Read more…

I’ll Stir-Fry You In My Wok

Week 2 of Cook at Home month has me revisiting some old recipes, including Tofu Stirfry Wraps. I originally adapted this recipe to be veg-friendly about five years ago, and as much for my Beastie Boys title tribute, I have yet to buy a wok. My food pictures, however, have improved in the last five years thanks to my kitchen iPhone photography. This recipe is based on an Everyday Food recipe for Chicken Stir-fry wraps, but I use tofu instead. I really like the freshness of this recipe, with the bell pepper, onion and ginger combo giving it a lot Read more…

Squash, Kale, and Chèvre Tacos Recipe

You know when you try something tasty at a new restaurant and say “I’m totally going to try and make these sometime” and then you go home and sometime never arrives? Yes, that’s what I often usually do. So last week, I tried the Squash, Kale, Goat Cheese Tacos at Nearly Normals in Corvallis, and said that exact thing. And thanks to my self-imposed January is Cook at Home, No Restaurants month (except for 1x per week), I decided to actually give these tacos a go. Surprisingly easy to replicate, and so delicious. Squash Kale Chevre Tacos Recipe Serves 2 Read more…

Homemade Chai Tea Latte Recipe


I love the routine of returning to my favorite fall things every October. An afternoon treat that I love to make is homemade chai spice lattes. I originally found a recipe on the The Kitchn for a Pumpkin Spice Latte, but ended up adapting it to what I typically have in my kitchen. So it’s more of a chai spice latte, but still amazing. Chai Tea Latte Recipe Serves 1 Ingredients 1 cup of milk 1 chai tea bag 1/2 to 1 TB of sugar (depending on your sweet tolerance) 1 TB of pure vanilla extract 1/4 tsp of pumpkin Read more…

Olivia Raymer
Things I ♥: travel, food (I'm a pescatarian), the Pacific Northwest, bikes (I ride an orange mixte), beer (IPAs), summer, coffee, lists, and kitties. Travel enthusiast, former product manager, dabbler, and currently helping small businesses with digital strategy at Early Bird Strategy.

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