Griessbandnudeln

Don’t worry, I can’t pronounce that either. In a bowl, use a mixer to combine 3 cups of semolina flour, 3 eggs, 1/2 cup water, and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Mix until the dough comes together, about 2-3 minutes. Continue mixing at a slightly faster speed until the ingredients are thoroughly combined and a tight…

Pillowy Pretzels and Better than Pub Cheese

Sometimes you just need a cloud of a pretzel and a gooey cheese in your life. May this fill that need. I recommend starting the pretzels first, prepping the cheese ingredients while the dough proofs, then beginning to heat the cheese ingredients when the pretzels go into the oven. That should get your pretzels and…

Controversial California Clam Chowder

Listen, here’s the thing. I know there are some ingredients you wouldn’t find in clam chowder very often. Like goldfish crackers and Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning. I also know you usually would cook this with fresh clams, but I like the smoked flavor you can get from tinned clams and that you don’t have to…

Super Chili for the Super Chill

When you have the opportunity to use a lean protein (turkey), a superfood (sweet potatoes), and a longevity food (beans), you should. Because, balance. And bonus: you don’t have to baby this meal. You mix it all up and walk away for most of the day and come back to dinner. And, BONUS: this chili…

Orzo Pasta Salad

I spent the first 10 years of my life steadfastly avoiding beans because of that stupid rhyme from when we were all kids. I spent the next 15 avoiding beans because I genuinely couldn’t handle the texture. But I’ve learned that if I disguise it in enough other textures, I’m on board. Dice 1/2 of…

Crabby Fries

Slice up two clean potatoes and toss lightly in a teaspoon of olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon cumin. Begin to air fry at 400 until crisp. This will depend in part on your frier. Move the fries about in the basket every so often to keep the air circulating around the…

Blistered Carrots with Labneh

Wash a bunch of carrots. I used rainbow carrots but regular orange ones are great. Don’t peel them. If you find that your carrots have a big size difference, consider slicing the largest ones in halves or in quarters. Preheat your oven to 450. Or, if you’re making three ingredient roast chicken, wait until the…

Devilishly Delicious Eggs

For every 6 halves, you’ll need 4 hard boiled eggs. I’ve found that steaming the eggs makes them a lot easier to peel than actually boiling them and they break a whole lot less often. Peel the eggs and slice in half. Remove the yolks into a food processor or shallow bowl. Add your two…

Pão de Queijo

If you’re looking for a bread that’s lovely and melty and that you don’t have to let rise in a bowl for an hour, this has your name all over it. It comes together in a blender and uses a muffin tin. It also doesn’t require the use of yeast so it feels less intimidating…

Crispy Sweet Potato Fries

Wash and skin 2 medium sweet potatoes. Cut into 1/4″ matchsticks; soak in cool water for at least one hour. Drain sweet potatoes, pat dry with paper towels. Add to large gallon sized ziploc with 2 tablespoons corn starch. Toss until evenly coated. In a large bowl, combine corn starch coated matchsticks, 2 tablespoons olive…