Archive for tag 'dinner'

My Mini-Feast

Simple Meals: A Bear Family Favorite

Mr. Bear is the homebody when it comes to cooking. If it isn’t pasta based, pancakes, or French toast, I generally cry “Uncle!” and yield the kitchen to someone better suited. Baking is more my forte and I’m happy to stick to it. But every once in a while I’m pushed to actually make a [...]

Mmmm Lunch

Momma’s Chili Recipe

My mom is notorious for flying by the seat of her pants when it comes to cooking. She can look in a nearly empty pantry and come up with something that may not be gourmet but is completely delicious. When Mr. Bear and I were married, I would often call my mother up and ask [...]


minted zucchini orzo salad

I had the most amazing salad on the cruise we took in May, and I couldn’t wait to get home to try and replicate it. It tastes amazing ice cold, which is something great in this heatwave Seattle is having, and great as a mom in general since my food is always cold by the [...]

Nomnompaleo Vietnamese Lettuce Cups

Vietnamese Lettuce Cups with Pickled Carrot Strings

I’ve been getting really sick of eating and cooking the same 5-10 meals over and over again, so I recently decided to try a few new recipes to change things up a bit. First up is the Vietnamese Lettuce Cups, featured in Nom Nom Paleo’s latest cookbook. I love ground meat dishes because they are so [...]

chicken pesto pasta

Chicken & Vegetable Pesto Pasta

When it comes to cooking, I’m not very exact. I definitely get this from my mom as she’s the queen of “here’s a casserole made out of some leftovers I had in the fridge and it turned out pretty well.” So, recently I experimented and ended up with a really tasty gluten-free pasta dish! Just [...]



I have found the most amazing spice combination ever – harissa, thanks to my new favorite chef, Heidi Swanson, and her cookbook Supernatural Everyday. Spicy raw garlic, tangy lemon, and spicy-smoky powder – so delicious! Harissa is a Tunisian hot sauce that is often added to couscous, soups, and stews. It can be used as a [...]


Gnocchi Dinner

I love gnocchi and so when I found this garlic vegetable gnocchi recipe, I really wanted to try it. I liked that it was mostly vegetables (though we add chicken sometimes), and perfect as a light summer dinner. The ingredients are: 2 medium carrots 2 medium courgette (I had to look this up… it’s a fancy [...]

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