Pork Loin Banh Mi

Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cook Time: 5 minutes | Inactive Time: 30+ minutes Serving Size: 4 – 6 sandwiches Podcast Recommendation: Fresh Air interview w/ Jordan Peele about his movie, “Get Out.” We watched the movie in Pittsburgh with some friends and it was excellent on so many levels. Definitely recommend watching the movie and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Creamy Zucchini Sausage Soup

Podcast Recommendation: Servings: 3 Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 30 minutes Ingredients: 1 onion, diced 3 zucchinis, diced 3 cloves garlic, diced 2.5 cups chicken broth 2 hot sausages, divided and flattened into quarter-sized pieces garlic salt ground black pepper garlic powder 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese tabasco (optional) Instructions: sauté zucchini, onion and garlic […]

Buffalo Sauce Pork Chops with Melty Mozzarella

Podcast Recommendation: This American Life: Tarred and Feathered (Three stories about people who are publicly shamed, including (1) a man who was literally tarred and feathered in Ireland in 2007, (2) a man whose reputation was tarnished by one person posting anonymously from multiple accounts on a small town’s online forum, and (3) pedophiles who don’t want […]

Bacon Cobb Salad with Ranch

Podcast Recommendation: Planet Money: The People Inside Your Machine (The Planet Money team explores Amazon’s “Mechanical Turks” – people who are hired with nominal pay to complete tasks that machines are poor at executing, such as determining what shows up on Amazon’s recommended list when you’re looking at a product’s page.) Servings: 1 Prep Time: 5 […]

Low Carb Taco Salad with Avocado Dressing

Podcast Recommendation: NPR’s Morning Edition: January 21, 2015 Servings: 1 Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 10-12 minutes Ingredients: Ground Beef Topping: 1/8 stick of butter 1/4 pound ground beef 1/2 onion (red or yellow), diced 1/3 cup cilantro, chopped 4 cloves garlic, chopped 1/2 cup frozen corn 1 jalapeño, sliced dash garlic salt […]