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.

DIY Ramen

Want a warm, hearty bowl that will satisfy you on a cold day? This DIY ramen recipe is simple enough to make at home and tasty enough you might start opting to stay in! Jump to the recipe! I grew up in a meat and potatoes house. Dinners were served […]

DIY Ramen

Homer roasted beets

Seattle’s Homer

It’s possible to buy pockets of love. Homer proved it one warm, puffy pitta at a time. Even a blustery, wet sidewalk couldn’t deter a dozen-plus shuffling patrons from claiming their spot in line. Because while the former yoga-studio was anything but roomy, the promise of hand-rolled, wood-fired pita was […]


Father-Daughter Book Club

I am a suburb baby. I grew up at the top of a cul-de-sac and had a milk box beside the front porch. I measured distance in time. Three minutes to the grocery store. Fifteen minutes to the city. We knew our UPS driver and mailman by name. And once, […]

Father-Daughter Book Club

Low-Sugar, Protein-Loaded Almond Granola

Sweetened with a touch of honey and packed with almonds, pumpkin seeds and egg whites, this granola tastes like a cinnamon cookie and packs a protein punch! It’s diabetic-friendly and oh, so delicious on top of a fruit parfait! Jump to the recipe! My weeks are typically spent at home writing, […]

Low-Sugar & Protein Loaded Almond Granola

mountain sunset

17 Essential Lessons from Strong Women 7

Why is it we so rarely thank those who have impacted our lives? Why do we keep pearls of wisdom to ourselves — the kind word, the inspirational story, the lesson learned? Why don’t we spread that goodness? Since Thanksgiving season is officially upon us, it seems the perfect time […]