Yearly Archives: 2014


Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes 2

I’m a klutz. If it’s possible to run into, trip over or stumble on something, there’s a good chance I’ll do it.  Take stairs for example. Stairs are a relatively innocent thing. You face one direction and they go up. You face the opposite direction and they go down. In […]

Mikaela Cowles. Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

Chicken Tagine

Chicken Tagine

Since I last shared a recipe, a lot has happened. A few Saturday Steals made it on the blog. I wrote several dozen posts for clients, flew to Saint Louis to see my sister and her family, and read Molly Wizenberg’s new book, Delancey. But, these aren’t the reasons for […]


Saturday Steals – Mamnoon 3

In comparison to the tapestry-laden walls you may expect of a Middle Eastern restaurant, Mamnoon’s urban chic interior might seem cold. But, there’s something decidedly comforting about their open kitchen. It greets you at the front door in the way your grandmother would. Or, in the way your grandmother would […]

Lahm Bi Ajine at Mamnoon

Saturday Steals – The Whale Wins

As the weather turns here in Seattle, picnics become all but a dream. The grass is green nearly year round. But, we pay for this luxury with a September to May drizzle. It leaves Mother Nature’s lush blankets a tad bit damp, even on the warmest of fall days. I […]


Latin Inspired Chicken and Rice

I so badly wanted this weekend’s cauliflower coleslaw recipe to be good that it pains me even now to write about anything else. We’ve established this routine, this Sunday schedule of sorts that involves a heavy amount of pot lifting and knife chopping because you know – we’re pretty into […]


Quinoa Salad by Mikaela Cowles

Herb Packed Quinoa Salad

Fall is no longer coming slowly. He’s arrived.  The fitful bursts of summer’s heat have all but faded, along with any color my very pale skin may have gathered. Though I’m rather sad that one of my sundresses still hangs unworn, there’s nothing quite so pleasant as standing in your […]