Cheesy Pizza Dip

Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 12-15 minutes Serving Size: 3-4 Podcast Recommendation: Ingredients: 2/3 cup shredded Italian cheese blend, divided into two 1/3 cups 1/3 cup tomato puree 4 oz (half a block) of neufchatel or cream cheese garlic salt crushed red pepper (optional) parsley (optional) 6 slices pepperoni Instructions: Preheat oven to […]

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 ūüôā 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 […]

Plum Tart

Prep Time: 20 minutes (plus 1 hr cooling time) | Cook Time: 45 minutes Ingredients: Crust 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour 2 tablespoons sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup (1 stick) chilled unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces 3 tablespoons (about) ice water Topping 1 1/2 pounds plums, halved, pitted, each half cut into […]

Lemon Poke Loaf

Podcast Recommendation: Flip the Script by Invisibilia about surprising results in non-complementary behavior. Prep Time: 15 minutes |¬†Cook Time: 55-60 minutes Ingredients: Lemon Loaf 1‚ĀĄ2 cup butter 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 1‚ĀĄ2 cup milk (2%, etc.) or almond milk! 1 tablespoon vanilla¬†extract or paste 1 1‚ĀĄ2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1‚ĀĄ2 […]

Zucchini Cheese Frittata w/ Salami

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook¬†Time: 10 minutes Serving Size: 1-2 servings Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 large zucchini,¬†grated ¬Ĺ teaspoon garlic¬†salt, plus more to taste 3-4 eggs 1 tablespoon Tabasco sauce, plus more to taste 2 thin slices of¬†mozzarella cheese 1/8 cup finely sliced salami (or bacon/prosciutto) 1-2 oz goat cheese, crumbled freshly […]

BEST-EVER Spicy Tuna Salad

I took a French pastries from scratch course this morning but didn’t enjoy it as much as I should’ve because of the group dynamic. The class was small, 8 people instead of the usual¬†12, and¬†I was put¬†in a group with three others¬†that didn’t pay attention very well and would often need instructions repeated back to […]

Bacon Spinach Frittata

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 10 minutes Serving Size: 1-2¬†people (keep in mind cooking times may¬†be longer for a larger pan) Ingredients: 2 eggs 1/2 cup spinach 2 slices bacon oven-safe skillet (mine is a 6″ cast iron from World Market) optional:¬†goat cheese/shredded cheddar cheese Instructions: turn oven broiler on cook bacon in […]

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 […]

Kitchen Sink (Date, Banana Chips, Peanut Butter, Almond, Chocolate Chips) Granola

Serving Size: 8 bars Prep Time: 25 minutes Cook Time:¬†1 hr cooling time Ingredients: 1.5 cups dry oats 3/4 cup peanut or almond butter 1 cup pitted dates 3/4-1 cup chopped almonds (hand-chopped or pulsed food processor) 1/2 cup banana chips¬†(hand-chopped or pulsed food processor) 1/4 cup chocolate chips parchment paper 1/2 cup honey (optional, […]