Category Archives: Lunch

Bacon and Beef Frittata

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I got the inspiration for this recipe after talking with Adam at CrossFit Fort Vancouver.  We spend plenty of time talking about food as it is, of course, one of our favorite subjects.  I love to walk in and hear him say, ” We made (insert food dish here) last night and it was good!” I reply back excitedly, “Oh yeah?  How much of (insert meat, veggie, and/or spice here) did you put in?” His reply is ALWAYS, “well, we didn’t measure, we just threw together what sounded good. I brought some for my lunch. Want to try a bite?” I probably don’t need to tell you that my answer is ALWAYS a resounding, “Of course! Duh!” or something to that effect.  This gives me such a great feeling, not just the fact that I get to sample some food, but because experimenting, just throwing together what you think may taste great together, is a great measure of how far your own food knowledge has come.  Spending time in the kitchen has paid off.  Casey and I love to cook, it is true.  But, this honestly doesn’t seem to take as much time for us as it used to.  Yes, most of the time we are both in the kitchen cooking together which saves time and the more we learn, the more efficient we are.  Great food in less time.  Alas, you do not have to spend the time that we have.  Take advantage of our site.  We are happy to do the experimenting for you! I digress.

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Chicken-Fried Steak

Recipes posted a year ago:

This is one of those great comfort foods which is most likely found on any typical American menu in the U.S.  I have this vision of a couple, back in the day, driving down Route 66 and stopping at a diner in the middle of nowhere where they can expect to find this listed at the top of the menu.

Interestingly, it has nothing to do with chicken.  It is also called pan-fried steak, which seems a bit more fitting I suppose, but doesn’t leave much to the imagination (um, how did they get “steak” from a “chicken”?).  I did forego the gravy for this particular meal.  I opted with a nice side of sauteed mushrooms (if you have not tried this, I highly suggest cooking some up, seriously, do it now. You will not regret it).

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BLT Salad with Homemade Mayo

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This is really two recipes in one! This was my first attempt at making homemade mayonnaise and I was pretty proud of myself that it turned out perfect!  Making mayonnaise takes quite a bit of patience, but in the end you will be happy that you didn’t rush it!  I have always enjoyed BLT sandwiches, but bread is now out so what to do?  Make a salad of course!  The amount of time this took was just cooking the bacon, so 20 minutes. This recipe offers great variety as you can add any other veggies, meat, or herbs/spices to your salad to fit your taste buds!

Gather Up:

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Chicken Pot “Pie” Soup

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In the past we have enjoyed a great chicken pot pie recipe, but of course the word “pie” generally insinuates some type of crust which often contains wheat.  I suppose I could have made up my own crust from almond flour or another grain-free flour, but really lets be honest… I just like the filling.   This is delicious and smells so good!  You can use most any type of vegetables that you have on hand for this.  “Think outside the recipe.”

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Honey Mustard Chicken Salad

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Chunky Sausage Tomato Soup

First off, I want to apologize – I experienced some odd camera malfunctioning (probably user error) last week and ended up losing the “in process” photos of about three or four different recipes.  I still managed to get pictures of the finished dish (or the leftovers when I had them for lunch the next day) because I also used a second camera for those.  So, unfortunately, we will have a few recipes here in the coming week that won’t have any photos of the steps or starting ingredients.  I may improvise a bit with some stock photos if I can find them…

This recipe is a quick and easy variation on basic spaghetti sauce, but made a little more “soup-like” and served on it’s own.  It’s great for when you want a hearty lunch or quick dinner and haven’t planned ahead enough to have anything special thawed or marinated.

Our CSA share last week

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Creamy Cashew Chicken Salad

This recipe contains a perfect blend of chicken, stir-fried veggies, and salad greens all coated in a creamy cashew dressing.  It is easy to make ahead and serve cold – making it perfect for lunch or for a summer potluck.  The dressing by itself would be great for dipping coconut-breaded chicken tenders, or as a sauce over grilled asian-spiced pork chops.  And feel free to toss in your own variations on the veggies rather than sticking simply to the carrots and red bell peppers we used.  I know this would go great with the addition of mushrooms, snow peas, or just about anything else you can think of.

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