Author Archives: Aileen Torres-Bennett

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Portland, Oregon

After a couple days in the moody, windy environs of Cannon Beach, Oregon, we drove off to Portland. I loved staying at the Marriott Residence Inn in Portland’s Pearl District. We had a studio that felt like a home with … Continue reading

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Chicken and Edamame on Naan

This dish is the ticket if you’re looking for a quick and easy weeknight meal. It’s basically a personal pizza. The edamame packs a nutritional punch with lots of protein and fiber. The blue cheese is a touch of decadence. … Continue reading

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Potato Pancake Brunch

This is a very easy recipe for a potato pancake, which can serve as a base for your choice of topping. It makes for a lovely brunch dish. I topped mine with eggs over easy and some blue cheese for … Continue reading

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Cannon Beach Distillery

After overnighting in Astoria, Oregon, we drove on to Cannon Beach, where the iconic Haystack Rock sits (you’ll know if from “The Goonies”), stately and enduring as it juts from the sandy shoreline. When we came into town, we saw … Continue reading

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Coconut Curry Noodles with Fish

I love using coconut milk in dishes, even in coffee. It has a mild sweetness that plays very well with starches and proteins. My previous coconut curry noodle recipe uses udon. This latest one uses brown rice noodles, so it’s … Continue reading

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Astoria, Oregon: The Highlights

After we moved out of Vancouver, we spent a week traveling through Oregon. We drove to our first stop, Astoria, home of such major motion picture locations as “The Goonies.” If you ever find yourself in this coastal city, I recommend … Continue reading

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Vancouver: The Final Highlights

It’s been about a month since we moved out of Vancouver, and a post is in order to pay homage to our final days there. This will undoubtedly be food-related because Vancouver is such a foodie town, and we wanted … Continue reading

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