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Serrano Ginger Lemongrass Chicken Patties

Serrano Ginger Lemongrass Chicken Patties & Red Chili Lime Rice Noodles with Mango I have a confession to make: I am not a chef or even an expert home cook. When I am reading a cookbook and a recipe strikes me as something worth a shot, a feeling of excitement builds in me. The idea of trying something new. It usually begins with the picture. What can I say, I am a visual learner. Then I look at the ingredients and then the process. Now there are several points in those last two catagories where the mommentum can lose steam and the whole train of inspriation can come off its tracks. For...

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Free Shipping For Rad Dads

We love Dad's! Until June 1st we are offering Free Shipping on Orders over $100. No discount code needed, just shop away. Make all the Rad Dads in your life happy! Fathers Day is June 18th.

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To beef or not to beef. *Quinoa Patty

I think I was 16 the first time I had a veggie burger. A new chain had opened in downtown Eugene and a few of us piled into a car and drove there to have a fruit smoothie and a veggie burger. (I know, we were so wild.) It seems so strange now but back then there weren't many veggie burgers or juice places. Now there are so many juice companies and so many veggie burger options. Some burgers have this in them, and some don't have that, and some are vegan and some are not. Back then though we went to this one spot and if felt different. Different from other fast food. For one the bun was wheat...

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Styling + Quick Pickling Workshop

May 3rd, 2015 12-3 Styling + Pickling Workshop Join Ashley Marti (Local Haven) and Sarah Marshall of Marshall's Haute Sauce for a fun styling and pickling workshop held at Marshall's Haute Sauce Kitchen. Sarah will teach us how to quick pickle with your CSA produce. Styling demo from Ashley, as well as hands-on practice with styling seasonal produce. Light snacks and wine provided. Sunday, May 3rd, 12-3pm, $50. Register by emailing sarahspicymarshall@gmail.com

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Having a ball around the world.

I am going to just come right out and say it, I don't really care for eggs. I know. I know. So many people love them and post pictures of runny yolks and what not. I get it. I do. There just aren't that many breakfast or brunch items that really excite me. You might say "What about breakfast burritos?" To which I reply "What about an actual burrito?" or "What is wrong with pizza?"  I mean, Why can't I have curry for breakfast?  I am an adult so why can't  I make my own rules? Oh wait, I can. So this weeks recipe isn't a breakfast recipe but when I ate it I felt like it is a great dinner, but would...

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Bean there done that.

Around two years ago, Sarah and I had a chance to go to France. Two of our dear friends have a home in a small village in the southwest of france. During our time there we often passed thru other small villages. One of which is seen widely as the birthplace of Cassoulet. It's name sake is a peasant dish made of dried beans and various meats and fat. Traditionally this thick stew like dish is made from duck confit or the dish that the soup is cooked in is greased with duck or goose fat. These are things that aren't really appealing to me. I had duck confit at a famous restaurant in New York a few years...

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Exercise your ability to use your noodle.

  Alright, I am just going to address the elephant in the room. Self-you feel like an elephant when you only eat tacos and pizza all the time. It's true, but it's also true that pizza and tacos and taco pizza for that matter are all delicious. For me it is far more enticing to eat spicy tacos than something light and healthy. Sure, I could exercise to feel less elephant like. That is true, but it is also true that physical exertion makes you sweat and it's kinda hard. So if I want to be healthier I am going to focus on the eating. (There is less sweat involved.) Todays recipe is Serrano...

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Remembering the simple magic of childhood.

  When I was little I loved to pretend, and as children do, I could see that there was magic everywhere. I could talk to anything and it could come alive and talk back. The stairs could become a waterfall in an instant. My bedroom floor could become lava, and the only way I could escape was by jumping on the items strategically scattered on the carpet. I could strip off my clothes, put my underwear on my head, and leap into the room where my parents were hosting a dinner party only to proclaim "I am UNDIE MAN!" (Ok. perhaps that last one is an over share.) However, there was one place...

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Sometimes Things Can Haunt Us

Sometimes in life we see something and it hovers in our mind. What we see could be anything from a sweet Esprit sweatshirt to buy, a mountain to climb, or even a recipe to prepare. These things won't go away until we attempt them even if we won't make it to the top, the sweatshirt bunches up on our waist, and the recipe won't be edible. My story is sadly about the latter situation. For some reason the recipes that always used to catch my eye were extremely labor intensive and usually involved ingredients I had never tried or cooked with. On this particular occasion I wanted to make a risotto...

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Good things take time. (Sometimes)

Ah, comfort food. A chicken soup made with a rich stock from boiling the bones and a depth of flavor intensified by reducing the soup over time. A lasagna made with a thick powerful marinara with a concentrated tomato flavor created by boiling away on the stove for a day. A vegetable chili both intricate and complex by pan roasting vegetables and aromatics then blending them and reducing wine and homemade vegetable stock. All of these things are wonderful because they take time and effort. You can taste that in the finished product. Well, here is the good news. We did the hard work for you. Today's...

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