(A lively crowd enthusiastically cheers) Thank you, thank you. Hi, thank you. I’m Adam, and I’m Ryan, and we are Husbands that Cook. We’re incredibly excited to be here, and it’s wonderful to see so many of you. For those of you visiting for the first time, welcome. We are husbands—we were married in 2006—and we love to cook! Today we are thrilled to introduce something entirely brand new; an appetizer that’s on the brink of stardom and ready to go viral. Friends, families, and people all across the globe… let the potato party proceed! If you like Indian samosas, you are going to instantly fall in love with our Samosa Tots.
This post was created in partnership with the California Avocado Commission. All opinions are our own.
Just when you thought you’d seen it all… leave it to the Husbands to invent something entirely brand new; something that’s never been attempted in a kitchen before; a recipe that is completely unsearchable on Google; a debut dip that is going to change the way you think about guacamole forever. It’s the height of California Avocado season and the weather is starting to heat up, so fix yourself a refreshing Aurora Spring, and sit back and relax while we introduce our latest creation. Friends and esteemed guests, may we present to you… Guacanoochi!
It was a cold and rainy night. The Husbands’ house was flickering with candles, and raindrops tapping lively on the roof replaced our usual soundtrack of music while we cook. We were craving something warm and cozy for this wintry occasion, and decided to make masoor daal from our blog. We also fried up fresh Indian samosas, one of our go-to recipes from the Sides chapter in our cookbook. As we enjoyed our dinner, the rain steadily grew louder and eventually turned into showers of hail. Between the glowing lights in our house and the rare southern California storm outside, it made for a romantic meal, and also inspired an idea for a brand new recipe. If you are a fan of Indian samosas, then you’re going to fall in love with our vegetarian Samosa Burgers with Cilantro-Mint Chutney. Fix yourself a vegan chai latte, sit back and relax, and let us explain what this new sensation is all about.
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!
Every few years, Ryan’s parents invite the entire family on an adventure sailing trip in the British Virgin Islands. They rent a large catamaran, comfortable enough to sleep eight of us—including Ryan’s oldest brother David, his wife Jenny, and their two daughters, Stella and Lucia. The boat has four cozy bedrooms and four bathrooms on the lower level, while the living space is located upstairs, along with a tiny kitchen equipped with a small propane stove. It never felt cramped, except for the brisk navy showers before bedtime, where we would quickly scrub off the layers of sunscreen and salt from our daily snorkeling adventures, using as little water as humanly possible in a space about the size of a phone booth.