One Pan Meal: Roast Chicken With Cocoa, Chipotle, & Orange

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This easy chicken recipe is SO easy and flavorful. It has orange, cocoa, chipotle and cilantro served with sweet potatoes and onions. Pair it with an earthy Malbec for a great easy meal!

I’ve been craving one pan meals recently. Between travel, fun foodie events, and trying to fit in some exercise, I’m completely exhausted at the end of the day and want something easy for dinner.

While I was recipe testing for Valentine’s Day, I ended up playing around with chocolate and chiles. This easy one pan chicken spawned from that. It features all good-for-you goodies like orange, sweet potato, cilantro, and of course, chocolate.

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Where to Find the Best Steak Tartare in Seattle

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The Walrus and Carpenter in Seattle serves the best steak tartare I have ever had. It is super creamy thanks to a raw egg, salty, and crunchy because of the rye toast crisps. I highly recommend trying this if you go to this popular French restaurant in Seattle!

If there’s one thing you should know about me, it’s that I’m completely obsessed with steak tartare. I’m a complete savage when I go to restaurants. If they have this popular raw meat dish, I will be ordering it.

I started to realize that not all steak tartares are created equal. So I created a Trello board with a running list of all my favorites (I know, I’m a nerd). Rather than let that list go to waste, I thought I’d share with you where to find the best steak tartare in Seattle.

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Ski Idaho: Tips for Road Tripping to Schweitzer & Silver Mountain

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View from the top of Silver Mountain Resort in Idaho. Featuring The Emerald Palate snowboarding at this popular ski resort in Idaho. The conditions and views are absolutely amazing.

A few weeks ago, my boyfriend and I took a road trip from Seattle to Idaho in order to check out the skiing at Schweitzer Mountain and Silver Mountain. Neither of us had driven across Washington state or gone to these resorts, so we were excited to spend a long weekend exploring a new area of the Pacific Northwest.

Here are pictures from our trip and my recommendations for the top things to eat, drink, and do while at Silver Mountain and Schweitzer Mountain Resorts.

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Salmon with Orange, Fennel, Olives, & a Pistachio-Cacao Nib Gremolata

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This easy and healthy salmon recipe is served with roast oranges, fennel, olives, and a pistachio-cacao nib gremolata. Perfect for Valentine's Day!

There’s nothing I like more than an easy salmon recipe. Oh wait…there is. An easy salmon recipe paired with WINE.

If you remember from the interview with Farm Shed Wines I posted last week, I’ll be partnering with them to develop a few recipes that pair well with local Pacific Northwest wines.

This is the first recipe in our collaboration, perfect for Valentine’s Day (or any day really). I created a pan-seared salmon served with roasted orange, fennel, olives, and a pistachio-cacao nib gremolata. I also made recommendations of the type of wine that would go well with it. So if you’re ready to impress your hubby with a relatively healthy, light, flavorful, and easy salmon recipe, you’ve come to the right place!

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An Interview with the WA Wine Shop Championing Small Local Wineries

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We sat down with the owner of Farm Shed Wines, a wine shop in Western Washington that sells sustainable, small batch wines from the Pacific Northwest. This is their space for wine tasting and events.

If you’ve learned one thing from my Instagram stories, Walla Walla wine guide, and my Lake Chelan wineries round up, you know I love wine. That’s why I was so pumped to learn about Farm Shed Wines, a new wine retailer curating sustainable, small batch wines from the Pacific Northwest.

Since I love supporting local makers and artisans, we’re going to work together to develop recipes and wine pairings highlighting stories from their winemakers. But before we dive into each winery’s story, I wanted to share with you how Farm Shed Wines went from an idea to a full-fledged wine shop just outside of Tacoma, WA.

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