vegan mint chip avocado milkshake

vegan mint chip avocado milkshake

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

We all have food memories that make us smile. Maybe it’s a special cake that your grandmother prepared for every birthday, or the fall aromas of pies baking in the oven that fill the house during the holidays. Or perhaps it’s the entrée from a memorable romantic meal, and you can still picture the flickering candles glowing in the room. Everyone has special moments that we cherish because food is an expression of love. It brings people and families together and it’s a way for us to connect and learn about other cultures and unique flavors from all around the world. Since starting our blog in 2015, we have learned so much from our audience and the community, and it is truly inspiring to be a part of this creative space where we can all learn from each other, cook together, and drool over everyone’s photos on social media—even from opposite sides of the planet. We’re excited to share this recipe with you today: it’s cool, minty, chocolatey, and delicious, and the frosty emerald green color from the California avocados will look quite elegant in your hand at your next summer party.

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veggie burrito bowls with grilled mango

veggie burrito bowls with grilled mango

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

This time last year, we were sailing the seas of the Caribbean, sipping Dark and Stormy cocktails with breakfast every morning and snorkeling throughout the day in crystal clear, turquoise-blue waters. There were eight family members on board, including Ryan’s dad, who captained the spacious catamaran which was our floating home for the week. Over the years, we’ve taken this trip a handful of times, and it has become a tradition for the three adult couples to take turns cooking dinner for the entire family. The kitchen or “galley” is equipped with a small refrigerator, an oven, and a 3-burner stove, and it’s a highlight of the vacation when there are multiple pots bubbling away at sunset while Caribbean music plays in the background. Last year we surprised everyone with Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Rigatoni with Arugula—one of our favorite quick weeknight pasta dishes from the blog—and our sister-in-law Jenny made colorful and delicious burrito bowls when it was her turn to cook. As we took our first bite of her creation, the skies parted, choirs of angels began to sing, and we have been burrito bowl converts ever since. Inspired by her heavenly dinner on the boat, we created a new recipe with a tropical twist. All hands on deck—we’re excited to introduce you to… Veggie Burrito Bowls with Grilled Mango!

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pasta d’estate

pasta d'estate

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

Last month, Husbands That Cook turned 4! On April 29, 2015 we published the first two recipes on our website—Triple Chocolate Fudge Brownies and Penne with Zucchini and Lemon. If someone were to tell us back then that we would soon have our own cookbook, we wouldn’t have believed it for a second. What began as a hobby and a creative outlet where we could share recipes with our friends and family quickly turned into a full-time gig. In just 4 years, we’ve had opportunities to travel all across the US, learning about exotic flavors and inventive cooking techniques, and meeting so many new friends along the way. But one thing hasn’t changed since day one—we are still obsessed with pasta! So today, to celebrate our 4-year blog anniversary, we thought what better way to do it than with a vibrant summer pasta featuring fresh basil, garlic, and colorful heirloom tomatoes. Let us introduce you to our newest recipe: pasta d’estate—it’s as romantic as it sounds.

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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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