Blood Orange Steak Salad

If you can, get a Costco membership. (Or get your parents’ extra card!) If there’s a Costco near you, you can easily stock up on protein and household items for a couple months at a time. Last time we were there, we got a package of flank steak for $25 that we’re still eating. It…

College (Rainy Day) Soup

It’s really rainy here today. The last time it rained this hard here was 2.5 years ago, as far as I can recall. Los Angeles has terrible drainage (and why would it need a thorough drainage system?), so it’s hard to even walk anywhere today, at least in our neighborhood. Here’s a picture of the…

Kale Quinoa Salad

When you’re in college, you probably have to pack a lunch at least once or twice a week, and maybe more often in the summer when you’re interning or working. We’ve found that the best way to handle this is by making a batch of something early in the week and portioning it out for…

Chipotle-Style Burrito Bowl

Sorry it’s been awhile since our last post. We’re going to try to post every Friday from now on so you’ll have recipes to try over the weekend. Burrito bowls are awesome because they’re extremely filling, comforting, and customizable. They’re also shockingly easy to make. We make them on Friday nights when we’ve been out…

Thanksgiving Diary: Coffee

Before we ventured into the LA Flower Market, we stopped by one of the best coffee roasters in the area,¬†Handsome Coffee. As my sister says, “It’s very bright.” Meaning the roast. I’m not a big coffee drinker, but I enjoy a cafe au lait a la Handsome. Grab yourself a nicer-than-usual bag of coffee for…

Apple and Walnut Galette

Thanksgiving Diary: Wednesday Pie-Baking

Ever since moving to Los Angeles for school, I have always baked my grandma’s pecan pie for various Thanksgiving feasts. This year, I offered to bake all of the pies for the small (in guests, not dishes) Thanksgiving dinner at the West of Campus apartment. I settled on a menu of three classics: pecan pie,…