Like many of us, being home has given us access to unlimited snacks in our kitchen and being smart about snacking can sometimes be a challenge. Whether you’re running out of treats or simply would like some new ideas, we’ve got some delicious recipes from our alum chefs for you to try!
Keeping our immune system strong is key right now and eating healthy foods can help with that! By eating foods that are rich in vitamins, minerals, protein and fiber we help our disease fighting cells remain strong and fight off infectious diseases! Foods that are rich in Vitamin C such as citrus fruits as well as other vitamin rich foods like spinach, garlic, ginger, legumes, and turmeric are some of many immune boosting ingredients that we can incorporate into our diet. Below are some of our favorite immune boosting recipes from our alum chefs for you to try!
Going out to spend some quality time with our significant other is something that many of us look forward to and is a great way to not only bring couples closer, but to step out for a moment from our busy lives. Why not bring date night home? We’re going to show you how to have date night right in the comfort of your own home with some delicious recipes from our alum chefs. For those of us who don’t like to cook, we have some great restaurants from our alum chefs where you can order some delicious takeout as well!
Cinco de Mayo is almost here and we’re going to show you how to have a fun celebration right at home! We’ve got you covered with a full course meal which includes a side, meat and meatless entree, and a dessert. Can’t forget about the MUCH-needed cocktail either! Whether you celebrate Cinco de Mayo or not, below are some delicious must-try recipes from our alum chefs.
Yucatan Guacamole – Chef Stephanie Izard
See the recipe on This Little Goat.
Carne Asada Tacos – Chef Ray Garcia
For the salsa:
For the pico de gallo:
See Directions on Williams Sonoma.
Zucchini Pizza Tacos – Chef Tim Love
Mini Pizza "Tacos":
See directions on Better Homes & Gardens.
Chef Tim Love’s signature Cucumber Margarita can be found on the Food website.
Polvorones – Chef Duff Goldman
See the recipe on Chef Duff’s website.
Kumquat Paloma – Chef Seamus Mullen
See the recipe on Chef Seamus’ Instagram.
Now, who’s ready to dip into that guac!? Yum!
Banana bread is all the rage right now and if you’re like us, you’ve been meaning to make some yourself. We’ve made it easy by showing you some delicious variations of banana bread and other banana recipes from our alum chefs! Time to satisfy your craving and get crafty in the kitchen!
Banana Bread – Chef Ludo Lefebvre
See the recipe on Chef Ludo’s website!
Mrs. Hollingsworth Classic Banana Bread – Chef Tim Hollingsworth
Optional: Bake with lid on for the first 20 minutes
Check out Hollingsworth House for the full video!
Banana Bread – Duff Goldman
Makes 2 loaves
Bake at 350 degrees for 60-63 minutes
For directions, check out Chef Duff’s Instagram story highlight!
Banana Blackberry Brown Butter Muffins – Chef Stephanie Izard
Ingredients for Muffin Topping:
For directions, check out Chef Stephanie’s Instagram story highlight!
Banana Pudding – Chef Eunji Lee
For directions, check out Chef Eunji’s Instagram story highlight!
BONUS: Bananas are great with pancakes too! See the recipe below for a special breakfast treat:
Gluten Free Banana Pancakes – Chef Nyesha Arrington
For directions, check out Chef Nyesha’s Instagram story highlight!
Time to get bananas in the kitchen and start baking!
Running out of lunch ideas? We feel you! Coming up with different lunch ideas can sometimes be a challenge. Ditch the dinner leftovers and those store-bought salads and check out these easy lunch recipe ideas from some of our alum chefs!
Filled Squash – Chef Seamus Mullen
“Tosta” de Avocado – Chef George Mendes
Yucatan Bean Salad – Chef Stephanie Izard
Easy Homemade Chili – Chef Michelle Bernstein
Click here to see the step-by-step process.
Warm Salad – Chef Teresa Montano
Now is the perfect time to step up your lunch game after all!
Calling all garlic lovers! Garlic infused meals are not only delicious but add so much flavor that they leave us wanting more! Who else can’t get enough of some soft, buttery, garlic bread? Yum! We have put together some delicious recipes from some of our favorite alum chefs using garlic to celebrate National Garlic Day!
Rosemary-Garlic Potato Bread – Chef Duff Goldman
For the full recipe and directions click here.
Potato Gratin – Chef Ludo
See recipe here.
Seared Shrimp with Toasted Garlic Pimento – Chef George Mendes
Red Texas Chili – Chef Tim Love
Or you can order it for pick up from Lonesome Dove Austin here.
Time to get cooking and be ready to smell all that yummy garlic!
Cooking with your kids is not only a great way to keep them busy, but also a great way to spend some quality time together! Whether you’re making some delicious pastries, or making a meal for breakfast, lunch or dinner, cooking can be fun, exciting, and can spark lots of creativity. Below are a few recipes from our alum chefs for you and your kids to try!
No Box Mac & Cheese – Chef Timothy Hollingsworth