By Design Pizza

I was craving for pizza, so hubby and I tried out By Design Pizza in Beaverton, Oregon for the first time.

Few of the pizzas are named after places of Oregon.

I had the “PDX Lex” it had spinach, virgin olive oil, sliced tomatoes, mushrooms, feta cheese. mozzarella cheese and I added pineapples.

At first the dough is paper thin but after it comes out of the oven, it is flaky and crispy.

It was delicious!


Dexter Brewhouse

We came here for brunch. Not too many people and we were seated right away.

We both ordered fried chicken and french toast. There were two big size chicken pieces. It was delicious and filling. Mmm

The staff was friendly and attentive. We didn’t wait too long for our meal. Nice casual atmosphere.

There were so many delicious dishes on the menu. You should give this place a try.

Curried Beef Kebabs

Ingredients: beef sirloin, scallions, curry powder, salt, garlic (minced) and canola oil.

Mix all in a bowl. Putting the meat and scallions on the skewers is time consuming. Curry makes your fingers yellow and the smell tends to linger. I made sure to wash my hands thoroughly.

I used this portable grill and depending on the cut of the meat, I had thin sliced beef and folded it, to make it thick to go through the skewers. Next time I’ll use thicker cut beef. I turned it over every minute until it was the way I wanted it cooked.

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Thighs

I had skinless thighs and saw a recipe for them wrapped in bacon.

Very simple and easy. Besides the bacon and thighs, salt and pepper is required.

Season the thighs, depending on the size of thighs, wrap in one or two bacon slices. Put on a cookie sheet with foil and sprayed with cooking spray.

Cook for 20 minutes, turn over and cook for 20 minutes, then turn over and cook one more time for 20 minutes. Bacon should be crispy.

My first time cooking this and it was delicious. I made homemade thousand island dressing and spread it on top.

Creamy Lemon Butter Chicken Spaghetti

If you love Butter Chicken (like I do) this recipe is perfect. 

What You’ll Need:

3 chicken breasts

2 tbsp oil

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

2 tbsp butter

1 white onion, diced

2 garlic clove minced

1/4 cup tomato paste

1 tsp paprika

1/2 tsp cayenne

1 cup cream

2 cups spinach

1/2 cup grated parmesan, plus extra to garnish

Juice of 1 lemon

1/4 cup pasta water

1 tbsp parsley, finely chopped

500 g spaghetti, cooked

How You Make It:
Heat oil in a large non-stick pan, over medium heat. Add chicken breasts and sear both sides with salt and pepper until golden brown and cooked. Remove, set aside and slice.
Add butter to the pan and melt. Add onions stirring and cooking until soft. Add tomato paste, paprika and cayenne, stir and cook for 5 minutes until oil starts to separate.

Stir in cream and spinach; bring to a simmer and add sliced chicken, parmesan, parsley and juice of one lemon.

Stir in cooked spaghetti until coated.

Serve with additional parmesan cheese.