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Bring color and balance to your dinner with these hearty, healthful grain bowls

You’ve probably seen plenty of “Buddha bowls” on Instagram, especially if you follow healthy-eating accounts: As far as I can tell, the term most frequently refers to a grain bowl …


Let spaghetti squash bowls carry savory beans, escarole and sausage to the table

Aside from getting to eat it, the best thing about making spaghetti squash is the experience of scraping it out of its baked shell, gently running a fork through it …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 24, 2020

Dorothy Dean presents: Slow cooker white bean chicken chili warms up National Chili Day

If you think the Super Bowl, Valentine’s Day and Presidents Day are the only celebrations this frigid month of February, you’re wrong. The biggest – well, tastiest – of them …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 18, 2020

Top local chefs compete in Las Vegas: Iron Goat’s Travis Tveit places third in All-American Chef Battle

Travis Tveit, lead chef at Iron Goat Brewing Co., and his sous chef, Teague Tatsch, placed third at the All-American Chef Battle in Las Vegas last Wednesday in a three-day …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 17, 2020

Dorothy Dean presents: These scrumptious buttermilk biscuits offer a reason to be flaky

Growing up, I was always my dad’s sous chef in the kitchen. From peeling carrots to whisking sauces, I was very eager to help and learn. As a professional chef, …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 14, 2020

‘It’s chocolate. It’s consistent happiness’: Spokandy plays a special role on Valentine’s Day

“It’s chocolate. It’s consistent happiness. We’re selling something fun and that people enjoy,” said Spokandy owner Todd Davis.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 16, 2020

Red velvet, if you please: Crepe cake is as sweet as can be for Valentine’s Day

Whether you look forward to Valentine’s Day or completely dread it, I have something to make the day as sweet as can be: red velvet crepe cake.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 11, 2020

Running Tab: Everything is fine with chocolate, food and wine

There is little to complain about in life when your job takes you to the fourth-annual Decadence Chocolate Festival at the Davenport Grand on a Friday night and the third-annual …


Wraps give chicken and rice a tasty, crunchy second life

Inspired by Southwest flavors, these wraps have the crunch of a chimichanga without all the frying and fuss.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 11, 2020

Great Northwest Wine: A case to be made for sweet wines during any course

As much as some hate to admit it, Americans like sweet wines. It helps explain why some of the most popular red table wines sold in the U.S. carry a …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 9, 2020

It’s National Pizza Day: Where is the best pizza in Spokane?

The 2020 Academy Awards are today, and the annual Oscars ceremony falls this year on another very important day in America: National Pizza Day.


How to season your cast-iron skillet – and keep it seasoned

Seasoning your food? Great! Seasoning your cast-iron? Good – but also … intimidating. I can’t tell you how many times we’ve had readers ask about seasoning – or reseasoning or …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 3, 2020

Dorothy Dean presents: Five-ingredient pizza dough recipe rises to the occasion

Whether you prefer thin or thick, red or white sauce, meat or veggie, there’s no arguing that pizza is one of the most delicious comfort foods ever. With a blanket …


Dorothy Dean presents cravings for kettle corn: Snack is perfect for Super Bowl parties, movie nights

January is one of the coldest months and calls for movie nights snuggled on a couch with a warm blanket and bowl of freshly popped popcorn. This popular and easy …


Mac & Cheese Festival in CdA crowns winners

Amid heavy snowfall, the sold-out Coeur d’Alene Mac & Cheese Festival and Beer Tasting crowned two winners in the annual comfort food competition.


Stacking up the salsas: 14 top brands are tasted and ranked

Open a jar of salsa and you’ve just completed most of the work needed to get a crowd-pleasing party snack on the table. (You also have to tear into a …


Hot buffalo chicken dip is the unapologetic and nostalgic dish your party guests deserve

I’ll admit having a weakness for many different foods, and Buffalo chicken anything is right up there at the top of the list. Pizza, sandwiches, even some ill-advised Buffalo pretzels …


509 Beer: What is a winter warmer?

With the holidays behind us, we are now entering into the truly dreary part of the winter season. Although we’ve still got several dark and snowy months ahead in the …


Totally cool! Eat, drink and be merry at the Davenport Grand’s terrace igloos

The holidays are over, but the Davenport Grand Hotel is offering a new experience that celebrates winter without the use of ice skates, skis or sleds. Six igloos located on …


Dorothy Dean presents: Healthier, low-carb version of fried rice substitutes cauliflower for grain

Growing up in a Filipino household, rice was a staple. It was served with every meal of the day. Fried eggs over rice for breakfast was my favorite (I’ve even …


Load up sweet potatoes with chickpeas and tahini for a new favorite dinner

If there’s one thing better than a baked potato, it’s a twice-baked potato. You know the drill: You scoop out the cooked flesh, mix it with some cheesy-fatty goodness, spoon …


Crispy-skinned sheet-pan chicken and cabbage scores high on flavor, low on effort

Three things that make me very happy: simple, sheet pan and supper. Add “scrumptious” to that list and you have an apt description of what this recipe brings to the …


Happy Hour of the Week: Bonefish Grill at NorthTown

Details + don’t miss: The focus is on Martini Mondays, when Bonefish’s sweet dessert concoctions are $7 apiece. The espresso martini is caffeinated deliciousness alongside corn chowder and a Bonefish …


Setting up shop: Birdie’s Pie in Post Falls serves more than sweet and savory desserts

To say that Sharee Moss has her fingers in many pies is not much of an exaggeration. She’s a mother of five, a nurse practitioner in the pediatric ER at …


Mac festival in Coeur d’Alene is super cheesy

It’s a comfort food antidote to the first snowstorm of 2020: The Coeur d’Alene Mac & Cheese Festival and Beer Tasting downtown on Saturday celebrates a childhood dish by offering …


Dorothy Dean presents: Family favorite granola is a healthy and customizable snack

Granola is one of the most versatile snacks. From its endless options of ingredients to how it’s served, it’s a healthy and customizable snack that’s downright addicting.


What’s for dinner tonight: alligator sandwiches in Spokane Valley, Baby Yoda cocktail in Browne’s Addition

It’s a new year, and these two new menu items are certainly raising a few eyebrows.


New on the menu in 2020: Culinary industry weighs in on the year ahead in the Spokane area

The Spokane area’s culinary scene is on the rise and burgeoning by many accounts. With the new year a week old, The Spokesman-Review asked members of that growing culinary industry …


Great Northwest Wine: Maryhill Winery sets record with 15 medals at Platinum Judging

Craig and Vicki Leuthold will look back upon 2019 as an especially exciting time for their Maryhill Winery, a yearlong 20th anniversary celebration sparked by the opening of tasting rooms …


How to choose the right type of salt for your recipe

In a world history of food and cooking, salt is the most universal ingredient. Sweet, savory, meat, vegetable, in the background or in your face, there is salt.