December 3, 2009

Dream Dinners

Category: Food — admin @ 1:59 pm

One of the GNPDX staff interns has an addiction to The Food Network.  It is seemingly on constantly at our corporate headquarters.  The part that is most frustrating about any of those cooking shows, is that the host can whip up some gourmet item in half an hour … but the reason it looks so easy is they have a staff of people who chop, grate, pour, measure and clean up all of their ingredients.  All the host does is dump everything into a bowl in the right order.

Imagine if you could star in your own cooking show?  once a week, have a staff prep your materials and tidy up afterwards, all you have to do is mix and bake.

It happens everyday at Dream Dinners.  You pick from several home cooked recipes and for the cost of the materials at the grocery store, you can make amazing meals to take home to your family.

Even niftier, they recently launched a special line for people with diabetes. 

You can learn more here.

September 24, 2009

Business Booms for the Bakery

Category: Community, Entertainment, Food, Freebies, Health — admin @ 12:08 pm

All of New Cascadia Traditional's goodies are gluten free

All of New Cascadia Traditional's goodies are gluten free

As the economy continues to hit the snooze alarm, we here at GNPDX like to highlight businesses that are doing well in Portlandia.  You don’t get much better than New Cascadia Traditional.

It started as a once a week stand at one of the Portland farmer’s markets a few years.  Then, they added a second farmers market.  Then a kiosk in north west PDX.  Now, a full service coffee shop in SE with plans to start wholesale operations soon.

Nifty, huh?

Even cooler, New Cascadia’s products are all gluten free so completely safe for anyone with a wheat allergy (there’s some vegan fare to be had as well).

Not to be biased, the GNPDX has had the chance to sample their treats and believes that the cupcakes served at NCT are better than anyone in town.  Period.

Don’t believe us?  Check it out for yourself at the GRAND OPENING Friday from 8-5.  Details are here.