Review: Hop House

What: Poutine Tots, Nachos, Elemental “Oxygen” Pomegranate Cider, Dementor’s Kiss Where: Hop House – 8300 160th Ave NE, Redmond, Wa., 98052 Rating (1-5): 🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿 The other day I finally stepped on over to Hop House near downtown Redmond for a drink with a friend. The inside of the place, in early afternoon, is bright and relatively…

(My) Chicken Enchiladas

Prep Time / Total Time About 60 minutes. Meal Prep Friendly If you don’t mind reheated enchiladas, go for it! Yields 6-8 enchiladas Meal Time Dinner and Lunch Best Served As The main course! The other night I made some enchiladas. Well, a lot of enchiladas, because I wanted the husband – who is obsessed…

Review: Little Brother, Breads and Bowls

What: Polenta, Mushrooms, Egg, Parmesan Bowl; Bread Board; Beet Root Latte Where: Little Brother – 456 Central Way, Kirkland, Wa., 98033 Rating (1-5): 🌿🌿🌿🌿 I’ve mentioned Little Brother once before. Would you believe I haven’t been in almost that long, though? There are few places around Kirkland that became the “spots” that my friend and I would…

A Tribute to Eggs…

…And how to make soft-boiled eggs. Now, I know that I haven’t posted in a bit. I got bogged down by a lot of work, but I’m on a mini-vacation from parts of it. So, now I can focus on continuing writing for spaces like this one! Let’s talk about eggs. This post will be…

Review: Fika House Kafe

What: Purple Rain and Chai Latte Where: Fika House Kafe – 298 106th Ave NE, Bellevue, Wa., 98004 Rating (1-5): 🌿🌿🌿🌿 As one of my final reviews of 2018, and likely my final post of 2018, I wanted to finally get up my thoughts on Fika House Kafe. I went in November, at the crest of NaNoWriMo,…

Sweet Potato and Carrot Soup

Prep Time / Total Time About 20-30 minutes. Meal Prep Friendly Can easily be stored for work lunches. Yields I didn’t measure, but probably 4-6 cups of soup. Meal Time Dinner and Lunch Best Served As It’s soup! Main dish or it can be served with toast or something. It’s been a while. I’m sorry….

Review: Dough Zone

What: Green onion pancakes, broccoli with oyster sauce, pork steam buns, pork dumplings, vegetable pot stickers Where: Dough Zone – 7625 170th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052 Rating (1-5): 🌿🌿🌿🌿 We are not without our options for dim sum, dumplings and the like here in the PNW. Some places that offer dim sum, however, are quite…

Spicy Lentils

Prep Time / Total Time About 15-20 minutes. Meal Prep Friendly I made this specifically when meal-prepping. Yields About 3 cups of lentils. Meal Time Dinner and Lunch Best Served As Main veggie/vegan dish These lentils are heavily-infused with all sorts of Mexican-flavored inspiration. The sauce I made packed a punch with its heat and spice…

Easy Toasted Meatball Sandwich

Prep Time / Total Time There’s a lot to this so maybe in the realm of 45-minutes. Meal Prep Friendly Yup! Yields Depends on how much bread and meatballs you have. We got about four sandwiches out of this. (Made about 12 meatballs.) Meal Time Dinner Best Served As Main dish to a veggie side….

Review: The Original Pancake House

What: Georgia Pecan Pancakes, Hash-browns, Over-easy eggs Where: The Original Pancake House – Redmond Town Center, 7425 166th Ave NE C205, Redmond, WA 98052 Rating (1-5): 🌿🌿 I genuinely do try to give restaurants the benefit of the doubt. It’s not an easy job. And the Original Pancake House – though a “recent” addition to the Redmond…