citrus-marinated grilled portobello burgers with sautéed peppers and chipotle mayo

citrus-marinated grilled portobello burgers with sautéed peppers and chipotle mayo

This post was created in partnership with ALDI. All opinions are our own.

Ryan was practically a baby when we met in 2001. Just 19 years old and a freshman at USC, he moved to California from Oregon, seeking warmer temperatures, year-round sunshine, and a place where he could comfortably wear shorts and a t-shirt to class in the middle of January. Living a few blocks away from some of the best Mexican food in town and just a twenty-minute drive to the beach, Ryan quickly adapted to this harsh lifestyle. He had been in Los Angeles for 8 months when we first met at a recording studio, and a lot has changed over the last 18 years. Back then, he was more of a picky eater and didn’t appreciate foods like olives, tomatoes, and mushrooms—all of which he loves now. The recipe we are sharing today is something he definitely wouldn’t have enjoyed when we first started dating—in fact, to this day, he never orders mushroom burgers in restaurants since they’re often bland, rubbery, and disappointing. But this recipe is different. Prepared in a citrusy, garlicky sauce that is tangy and delicious, these marinated portobellos have converted Ryan, and might just make you a mushroom maven too!

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our book tour in new york

enjoying a home-cooked breakfast in our Sonder apartment

This post was created in partnership with Sonder. All opinions are our own.

Last month we flew to New York for two fun events to promote our cookbook. The city was clearly showing off for us that week, with blue skies, warm Spring temperatures, and blossoming cherry trees covered with pink and white flowers on every corner. It rained the morning we left—but more on that in a moment. We arrived on a Wednesday evening and were both exhausted from waking up at 4am to catch an early flight to the east coast. No matter how long and uncomfortable the plane ride felt, we kept reminding ourselves that we were just a few hours away from thin slices of New York pizza.

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bucatini pistachio pesto

bucatini pistachio pesto

This post was created in partnership with Barilla®. All opinions are our own.

Looking for some Spring dinner inspiration? We have a recipe that will certainly satisfy your seasonal search. If you enjoy pasta as much as we do, and you love trying new ways to prepare pesto, this is the perfect provision for your Meatless Monday.

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spring galette with asparagus, gruyère, and mango

spring galette with asparagus, gruyère, and mango

This post was created in partnership with The National Mango Board. All opinions are our own.

Spring is in full bloom here in Eagle Rock. It’s currently 72 degrees outside, our windows are open, the birds are singing… and a noisy gas-powered weed trimmer just started roaring from across the hill. Aside from the occasional noise distraction, it’s quiet where we live, and May is spectacular with patches of wildflowers popping up everywhere in deep shades of pinks, blues, and purples. To celebrate the season, today we’re sharing a Spring recipe that will make your taste buds blossom. If you’re searching for the perfect dish for Cinco de Mayo or Mother’s Day, or perhaps just a romantic evening for two, this savory spring galette is here to add a little more color and flavor to this vibrant time of year.

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vegetarian spaghetti carbonara

vegetarian spaghetti carbonara

This post was created in partnership with Barilla. All opinions are our own.

Break out the Prosecco and pasta! This Saturday, April 6, is the third annual World #CarbonaraDay. We have a feeling that this year’s celebration will be the best one yet because we created a delicious vegetarian version to bring to the party that everyone can enjoy. There may not be any meat in our recipe, but we have some tasty tricks up our sleeves that make this dish just as satisfying—even without the traditional pork. Pick out your favorite bottle of wine—or perhaps it’s a cocktail that belongs in your hand this weekend—and surprise your friends and family with this classic Italian pasta dish. Arrange some colorful flowers on the table, choose something sweet for dessert, and prepare your taste buds for a Roman holiday. 

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