Raise your hand if you have to turn to Google any time you want to make a hard boiled egg. No? Just me? Despite having been making them for years - they're the perfect healthy savory snack! - I can never quite remember how to do it. The timing and the different water temperatures are apparently too much for my brain to remember. Now that I have my Instant Pot, though, I'll never have to Google again! (Well, on how to make hard boiled eggs at least.) Seriously, this is the easiest thing ever and will make the perfect egg every time. Plus, you can throw a bunch in there and make them all at once - breakfast all week! Instant Potheads (I'm hilarious), go forth and hard boil!Read More
Recently, it seems like one pan recipes are unavoidable. Praised as easy, quick, and delicious, every other recipe I come across (okay, maybe an exaggeration) boasts that you only need one pan to make a full meal. I wasn't fully on board with the whole idea because it just seemed like everything would taste the same. I mean, you add some stuff covered in all of the same seasonings to the same pan and roast it at the same temperature - doesn't it seem like it would all just blend together?Read More
Hello eater friends! It's been a while! Honestly, I wish I had a better excuse, but the reality is: I've been doing Weight Watchers, which I absolutely love (I mean, as much as you can love something that doesn't advocate for nachos every day), but it's been much easier to follow other people's recipes that already have the points worked out than to do the math myself. BUT, to quote the goddess Oprah, I EAT BREAD EVERY DAY! And by bread I mean pasta because #priorities.Read More
When Tim and I landed in New Zealand on Christmas Day 2015, the first thing he asked for was chicken chips, making me immediately rethink my commitment to travel to "the bottom of the world," as Tim calls it. A few chicken chips later, though, my faith in NZ was restored. Lo and behold, chicken chips are not in fact chips cooked in chicken fat or fed to chickens or made out of chicken or anything you might think. Instead, chicken chips are regular potato chips coated in "chicken salt," a seasoning mix commonly used on rotisserie chickens in Australia and New Zealand. I quickly became addicted, probably in no small part due to the MSG in the mixture.Read More
Last weekend, Lori, Cale, and I headed down to Durham to visit Elise and Mike and basically ate our way through town. We hit some of our old favorites, like Alivia's and Parker & Otis, and explored some of the many new incredible restaurants that have opened since we graduated. Between M Sushi, Monuts, and Mothers & Sons (where 3 girls made it through 5 appetizers, 4 pastas, and a dessert), I honestly couldn't pick a favorite, and we left town full and happy.
We finished the weekend with brunch at Kipo's in Chapel Hill, and I finally had a chance to try Avgolemono - a Greek soup with rice and chicken in a lemon+egg broth (let's ignore the fact that I ordered soup at 10:30am, k?). I loved it so much I had to try it at home, so here you go! I added spinach for #health, but leave it out or sub in another leafy green if you prefer. I took a couple shortcuts and thought it was just as delicious as at the restaurant, so in 15 minutes, you can have a bowl of light, lemony soup ready to go!Read More