Mikaela Cowles


About Mikaela Cowles

I’m a food-gobbling, book-reading, aspiring photog. Born and raised in Seattle, I love dancing in the rain, bouquets of fresh basil and green grass between my toes. I like how kneading butter into flour makes my fingers soft. I’m passionate about all things sweet potato. I prefer my coffee black, my scotch on the rocks and my steak bloody. I hunt, when I have time; play basketball; and hike. I’ve been known to laugh so hard I hyperventilate. And, I’m the owner of Making Language Count, a boutique freelance writing business.


Braised Roast in Tomatoes and Garlic

A long, low braise turns a well-marbled piece of meat into a succulent roast swaddled in tomatoes and garlic cloves. It’s a small ingredient list, but it packs one heck of a flavor punch for a dinner that’s sure to wow guests and comfort loved ones. Jump to the recipe. […]

Oven-Braised-Roast-garlic-tomatoes

This salad gets its unctuous factor from creamy avocado and roasted sweet potato. There’s a bit of luscious tang from the garlic-packed lemon dressing. It’s loaded with protein rich quinoa, chicken, and cashews for a meal that’ll stick with you.

Cuban Kale Protein Salad Bowl 1

Creamy avocado and roasted sweet potato are paired with protein-rich quinoa, chicken, and cashews to give this make-ahead salad the kind of tasty goodness that keeps you satisfied throughout the day. Jump to the recipe. Somewhere between defrosting dinner and fitting in an extra 15 minutes of cardio – I […]


How to Soft Boil an Egg

A perfect soft-boiled egg is the ultimate in jammy goodness. It’s the kind of guilt-free, savory indulgence you’re going to want to smother all over every breakfast, lunch, and dinner. So, if you want to skip the sappy, personal stuff and just get to the how of ‘how to soft […]

Discover how to soft boil an egg for the jammiest egg yolk ever!

Beef and Quinoa Cabbage Rolls

Beef and Quinoa Cabbage Rolls

All of my 2018 plans are underway, the ‘desk’ is back to being scattered with papers, and Garrett has developed the habit of rubbing my feet while we sit on the couch. (shhhh. I’m not sure he’s aware it’s happening. But hot damn, if it isn’t good.) This can only […]


Spice Rubbed Pork Tacos

The most amazing things happened last weekend. 25 people, 7 dogs, and 5 blowup mattresses converged on our woodsy ‘cabin’ for 36-ish hours of Seahawks cheering and New Year’s toasting. 

Spice Rubbed Pork Tacos

Sausage and Peppers

Zarah’s Sausage and Peppers

I have formed this habit of measuring time by moments. By memories. By snippets of joy. The morning I learned to eat eggs. The slightly-sunny afternoon Garrett walked toward me for the first time. (He had a red motorcycle helmet tucked under his arm!!) The day my brother and I […]