Spaghetti & Meatballs

Prep Time: 30 minutes | Cook Time: 40 minutes | Inactive Time: 1.5 hours (minimum) Serving Size: 8 – 10 Podcast Recommendation: Special Equipment: Pasta Maker (I  use the Kitchenaid pasta roller and spaghetti cutter attachment). Ingredients: For the Spaghetti Noodles: 1 cup bread flour 1 cup semolina flour 1 egg 1/2 tablespoon olive oil 1 […]

Chicken Thighs w/ Sage Jus and Zucchini

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 30 minutes Serving Size: 4 Podcast Recommendation: This American Life: Seriously? This American Life tackles crazy aspects of politics 2016. Ingredients: 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs garlic salt and ground black pepper 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (or other high smoking point oil) 2 shallots, minced 1 garlic clove, minced […]

Beef Chili (Perfect for Chili Dogs!)🌭🌭🌭

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 40 minutes Serving Size: 8-10 Podcast Recommendation: Lore: Trick or Treat 2016 – Set 1: Just rediscovered Lore in my podcast repertoire and listened to four in a row today. Lore explores different spooky stories and tales from around the world. Just in time for Halloween! Ingredients: 1 […]

Pressure Cooker Pork Harissa w/ Israeli Couscous and Carrots

🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶 I love seasonal items at Trader Joe’s and discovered a jar of harissa sauce the other day. I’ve never cooked with (or consumed) harissa before but the ingredient list promised a spicy experience so I picked a jar up. According to an article on the Kitchn, harissa is “a spicy and aromatic chile paste […]

Pressure Cooker Pork Carnitas Bowls

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 45 minutes Serving Size: 2-3 Podcast Recommendation: Hidden Brain: The Perils of Power:The psychology behind “power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” – John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton. This is a really interesting interview with Prof. Dacher Ketner from Berkeley who looks at the paradox of power. […]

Pizza w/ Trader Joe’s Garlic & Herb Dough

Pictured w/ Branch Cake Server from Sur la Table Prep Time: 10 minutes (+ an hour dough-resting time)| Cook Time: 12 minutes Serving Size: 3-6, depending on appetites 🙂 Podcast Recommendation: Ingredients: Trader Joe’s Garlic & Herb Pizza Dough ($1.29) 2 tbsp flour parchment paper 1/2 cup tomato puree (not sauce!!) 2 tbsp olive oil pinch […]

Zucchini Mushroom Gratin

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 20 minutes Serving Size: 2 people Ingredients: 1 zucchini, thinly sliced 4-5 whole mushrooms, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons butter + a dab extra butter for buttering the baking dish 1 tablespoon flour (or 1/2 tablespoon coconut flour) 1/2 cup cheddar or mozzarella cheese, shredded 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, shredded […]

Thai Pork Salad w/ Frisee and Bean Sprouts

Serving Size: 1 Ingredients: 1 piece (4-6 oz) center-cut pork chop/loin 1/8-1/4 cup soy sauce, for marinating 4-5 pieces frisee (a bitter green – as opposed to a sweeter green lettuce that we often use in the US – commonly used in central Italy!), washed and hand torn 1.5 oz bean sprouts, chopped 1 stalk […]

Lamb Ragu Bolognese w/ Rigatoni

  Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, chopped 4 stalks celery, chopped 4 carrots, chopped 3/4-1 pound ground lamb 1 teaspoon garlic salt 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 1 teaspoon dried parsley 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper 1 cup red wine 2 tablespoons tomato paste 1 cup tomato puree 1/2-3/4 […]