sous vide pork tenderloin

Three weeks until Christmas! Have you been shopping? This year we decided to only buy for one person, Secret Santa style. Takes some of the stress out of buying multiple gifts, and hopefully you can focus on getting that person what he or she REALLY wants. It’s also great that we have less gift-buying stress…

turkey curry soup

Oh happy day of leftovers. Listen, I am 100% all in for the day-after-Thanksgiving turkey sandwich. In fact I might even love it more than the meal itself. But then after everyone has put their fingers all over the best pieces for sandwiches, you’re left with the dribs and drabs of the bird. If you’re…

what’s on my kindle, part 29

Summer Wives by Beatriz Williams. I’ve read some of her other books and enjoyed them, but I literally listened to about 10 hours of this and still gave up because it was so slow. And by “slow” I mean I felt as if I could stop paying attention for 15 minutes and not miss anything…

boozy broccoli cheddar soup

SOUP SEASON. My friend Annie makes a new soup every Sunday and you should definitely follow her adventures @thesoupersunday. And actually, when I just went to double check that I had the correct insta handle, it turns out she also made a broccoli cheddar this week! Great minds, and all that. I saw this recipe…

salted caramel apple pie

I typically do this really annoying thing where I’ll post a great Thanksgiving (or Easter, or Christmas…) recipe precisely after said holiday occurs where you would want to use it. So this year, I’ve planned ahead! We’re hosting Thanksgiving again and I could not be more excited. Nothing fills me with more joy than spending…

the greatest bread of your life

I debated even sharing this recipe on the blog because it is so good that the GS told me we should be “selling them for money.” Lately I’ve been listening to this podcast called Second Life about women who have started businesses after doing something different beforehand, i.e. Alli Webb starting Drybar after being a…

frango a bras

Another Portuguese recipe for your face! There was only one other person in our Lisbon cooking class: a 22-year-old guy named Ryan who is from Montana, goes to college in Germany but was doing a semester abroad in Lisbon. We could tell he genuinely wanted to learn how to cook and it was the most…

what’s on my kindle, part 28

Bad Blood by John Carreyrou. EVERYONE MUST READ THIS BOOK. It’s one of the best books I’ve read in a very long time, and definitely tops my nonfiction list. It’s written by a longtime Wall Street Journal reporter who broke the story about Theranos being a gigantic scam. If you’re not familiar, the SparkNotes version is that…

slow cooked octopus

I mentioned in my Portugal post that we had incredible octopus there on two occasions- the first being in the Azores in a little town called Mosteiros. We should have known the octopus was the thing to order at this place- it was painted on the side of the building. They didn’t speak any English…

france

We started our French adventure in Nice! It was definitely one of my favorite cities on the whole trip. It’s so clean and modern and the beach is right there. We arrived around 8PM on the train and were luckily within walking distance of our hotel. We stayed at the Boscolo Exedra Nice (also booked…