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.

Buffalo Chicken and Broccoli Bowl

Chicken + Spicy Wing Sauce + Tangy Garlic Greek Yogurt Dressing = a salad riff on buffalo chicken wings. Wanna skip the good stuff, the gushy stuff, the stuff where I dish a little about my man? Just jump to the recipe. I thrive on routines. Some folks don’t. Some […]

Chicken + Spicy Wing Sauce + Tangy Garlic Greek Yogurt Dressing = a salad riff on buffalo chicken wings.

Greek Yogurt Garlic Dressing-3

Greek Yogurt Garlic Dressing 2

Two weeks ago I went to Spring Training in Peoria, Arizona. There was baseball. And there were sunrises. And there were some of my favorite people in the entire world. There was sun, heat, and firm asses in white pants. Oh, it was good. Except for the pesky fact that […]

Top Restaurant Week Pick – Monsoon

NOTE: The first part of this post is not about Monsoon. It’s about Restaurant Week and why, I recommend, being careful simply assuming it’s amazing. If you’d like to skip all that, you can just read about Monsoon by clicking here. Black clad waiters held trays of funky cheese and […]


Spicy Shakshuka

Shakshuka 2

My first was flat and round and mostly overcooked. It was poured onto a griddle from a plastic pitcher, the kind used to serve cheap beer. It came wrapped around chopped deli ham and oozed yellow cheddar. The line cook laid it on a well-worn cafeteria plate. I didn’t realize […]


If the sultry, hipster vibe is expected, the not-so-Seattle take on Thai is not. Casting aside the standard phad Thai and red curry fare, SOI has brought the Emerald City a taste of Isan – the Northeastern region of Thailand. Chef-owner Yuie Wiborg’s menu replaced stewed meats and noodle-heavy dishes […]


Mini Chocolate Peanut Butter Pies-3

Mini Chocolate Peanut Butter Pies 2

I can’t believe we haven’t talked about chocolate peanut butter pie yet. I can’t believe I haven’t told you about the biggest, most epic peanut butter cup of your life. Except, that I have. I shared it with you in April of 2011 and completely forgot! April is this blog’s […]