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Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and

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  1. Andrea@WellnessNotes

    I’ve heard of garlic scapes but have never had them. They sound good! The chicken marinade sounds good, too.

    I don’t buy rhubarb often (should buy it more). When I do buy it, I usually make a sauce with it. I can see how it would go really well with vanilla ice cream.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      What a great idea! I didn’t even think about making a rhubarb sauce for ice cream. Do you have a favorite recipe you use?

  2. Emma

    Long-time lurker here – I recognized those green stalks of love! Every year when our garlic patch matures, we gather the scapes and make scape soup. Granted, hubby planted 100 or so bulbs, so we have a LOT of scapes, but we look forward to that one precious pot of soup every year. Occasionally we have some late bloomers that don’t make the batch and I’ll chop them up in stir fry or salad. I’ve been eye-balling the garlic bed and thinking we’re getting pretty close! Have a great weekend πŸ™‚

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thanks for “delurking”! Scape soup sounds really good. I don’t know why I haven’t tried planting garlic yet because we use a lot of it!

  3. Linda

    That looks like a fantastic dinner Lisa! I have never tried scapes myself but they look like a nice combination with the bell peppers, which I have usually every day. I am going to see if I can find them at our local farmers market. Thanks for the tip! πŸ™‚

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I hope you can find them in the market.

  4. Michelle @ Eat Move Balance

    I have had scapes, just last summer. We grilled them, and I thought they were pretty tasty. Bob didn’t really have a strong opinion. I’ve never bought rhubarb before, but I do enjoy a little rhubarb pie every once in a while. I like your idea of serving it with ice cream! Perfect for a summer barbeque.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      The way she prepared it, she didn’t need to add any sugar. It was just right.

  5. Matt @ The Athlete's Plate

    For gluten free, try Tamari instead of soy sauce. Can’t taste the difference!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I will look for Tamari. I don’t know that I’ve ever had it.

  6. Brian @ New Me and You

    Now I’m mad. I didn’t know that “scapes” were a thing. I’ve been cutting them off and throwing them out. It makes sense that they would be good though and they look really tasty with those peppers.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Oh no! Now you know and can enjoy them. πŸ™‚

  7. Lori

    I am not a big fan of garlic or onions, so I have never tries scapes. I love rhubarb, though! Of course, pie, but also rhubarb ginger jam!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Rhubarb ginger jam sounds fantastic!

  8. Joanne

    I love garlic scapes AND rhubarb! I usually make a pesto with the scapes and a pie with rhubarb. yay for new-to-you foods!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Great idea on the pesto! I must try that.

  9. Biz

    I belonged to a CSA a few years ago. Sadly our midwest summer that year was super cool, so for the first several weeks all I got was kholrabi, which I tried a dozen different ways to make, and never liked it, baby carrots and scapes. I never ended up liking the scapes either!

    Glad you had a great time with friends – now I want to do a cartwheel!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I’ve never heard of kholrabi! Another new to me veggie.

  10. Abbe@This is How I Cook

    I bought scapes last year at whole foods. And it looks like you had a great dinner!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I figured a Whole Foods would have something like that. I’ll check mine.

  11. Miz

    (im old school that way)

  12. April

    You can get garlic scapes at New Seasons Market when they’re in season (which is approx 3 weeks, unfortunately). I saw them there last week.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Aw bummer, I suppose I missed my window then!

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