Just The Tip: Perfect Pork Tenderloin

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TGIJust The Tip day, right?Yours truly is currently on set for day 6 of The Dude Diet’s glamour shots, and I have to say, it’s pretty unreal. As a cookbook virgin, I obviously had no idea what to expect, but (un?)surprisingly, the photo shoot for your own book RULES. My team is amazing and hilarious, I’ve learned more in a week about food styling and photography than I have in the past 4 years, and everyone appears to love 90s jams, oversharing, and La Croix as much as I do. It’s professional heaven. Plus, the dress code is casual—great news, since I didn’t have time to find the perfect power suit.God knows I’ll recap all the dirty details of this experience at some point soonish, but if you’re feeling antsy, I’ve been doing my best to share the day-to-day highlights on Snapchat (@serenagwolf). Feel free to come hang. I only joined...
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Grilled Salmon Tacos with Pomegranate-Jalapeño Salsa

Grilled-Salmon-Tacos-with-Pomegranate-Jalapeno-Salsa-with-Brussels-Sprouts-and-Goat-CheeseHappy Friday from LA, friends! Today is the first day of The Dude Diet photo shoot and honestly, I feel like I’m going to throw up. That might be because being awake at 6am makes me nauseous, but it’s more likely a combo of excitement and anticipatory anxiety. I take comfort in the fact that Logan is stopping by this afternoon for his glamour shots—if there’s any ice left to break with my photo team, the dude is guaranteed to plunge through it like a very enthusiastic, chicken wing-loving polar bear. (p.s. If you’re interested in following the behind-the-scenes action, I’m going to do my best to Snapchat the highlights: serenagwolf.)Anyhoo, today I’m finally emptying the nets from 2015. I know I’m a little late, and it already feels like the holidays were forever ago, but I needed a little time to...
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Shut Up and Smoothie: Tropical Açai Bowl

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Happy Friday, party people!Since so many of you are currently cleansing/super committed to your healthy eating resolutions, I figured today would be a good day to talk about smoothie bowls. Smoothie bowls have been trendy for a while now, but I think they’ve got serious staying power, and these festive, healthy treats are a regular part of my breakfast and lunch rotation. In an effort to make them part of yours, I’m teaching you everything you need to know about smoothie bowling, from how to pronounce “açai” to the importance of patience (and never, ever adding more liquid to the blender), in today’s episode of Shut Up and Smoothie. I'm also sharing a recipe for my go-to bowl, which is bomb. Please watch and learn.As always, I’ve posted the recipe for the Tropical Açai Bowl below for those that struggle with auditory processing. And in case you’re in the market for...
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The Top 15 Recipes of 2015

most-popular-recipes-of-2015HAPPY NEW YEAR, friends!! How are you? (Don’t answer that if you’re on a cleanse.)It’s been a while, and this roundup is about a week overdue, but as always, I’m fashionably late to the 2016 party. I’ve got new recipes coming your way soon, I promise (fingers crossed emoji), and I’ll be emptying the 2015 nets next Tuesday, but I feel obligated to inform you that things are still going to be on the quieter side around here for the next month or so. Now that the first draft of The Dude Diet is in (HALLELUJAH), yours truly is spending most of January shooting all the sexy glamour shots for the book in LA and will have limited recipe development resources. I know, I know. I’ve been the most unreliable blog lady of late—please forgive me.Honestly, I’m...
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Just The Tip: How To Make a Perfect Frittata

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Happy Friday, peeps! We haven’t played Just The Tip in a while, so let’s get right to it.In this episode I’m teaching you how to make a basic frittata, which is pretty high on my list of life-changing culinary skills (right up there with idiot-proof chicken breasts and fluffy quinoa). In case you didn’t already know, frittatas rock. Not only are they ridiculously easy and satisfying, they can be made with whatever random ingredients happen to be kicking around in your fridge. Plus, they come together pretty quickly, can be dressed up or down, and are eggcellent any time of day. Now that I think about it, this tutorial is rather aptly timed. A frittata is the perfect simple meal for the batshit holiday season! Just add a salad and some crusty bread (and wine). Boom, done.I’m showing you how to make a medium-size frittata today (which...
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16 Party-Ready Recipes for the Holidays

16-Best-Holiday-Party-RecipesI only throw two parties a year. That may come as a shock to some of you given my obsession with food and entertaining, but it’s true.Just to be clear, when I say “parties,” I don’t mean dinners and weird football gatherings. I’m talking about parties with a capital “P”—soirées that require significant planning (TG for Logan’s love of calendar reminders), enough food and booze to sedate a small army, and multiple strategies for avoiding eviction (the downstairs neighbors are not fans of our celebrations). These much anticipated annual events are Logena Christmas and Cinco de Mayo in honor of my two favorite non-birthday holidays, and I look forward to them like Logan looks forward to BBQ Fest. They’re the best.Unfortunately, Logena Christmas has been canceled this year due to The Dude Diet’s somewhat painful New...
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Acorn Squash Tart with Prosciutto and Pomegranate

Holiday-Appetizer-Acorn-Squash-Tart-With-Pomegranate-and-Prosciutto-3I never used to care about the food at holiday parties.In the Cocktails and Confessions era, Selena mostly forgot about the “eat” part, opting to simply “drink and be merry.” Sequins and champagne were the highlights of the season, and things like cheese plates and fancy finger food seemed more like festive party decorations than necessities. (Bad, Selena.)But over the past few years, I’ve noticed a shift. Maybe it’s because anything more than a glass of champagne guarantees an extended stay in the hurt locker (help me, I’m old), or maybe my roommate has finally started to rub off on me, but I’m now very much into holiday apps. I deeply appreciate a well thought out selection of cured meats and cheeses, and I certainly won’t say no to the occasional pig in a blanket or Christmas...
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Shut Up And Smoothie: C-Blast Smoothie (aka Strawberry Julius)

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Happy Shut Up and Smoothie day, you sexy beasts.Not to be a total cliché, but the holidays really snuck up on me this year, and I’m freaking out just the teeniest bit. My book manuscript is due in T-26 days (insert endless string of profanities), I don’t have the faintest clue what to get my parents for Christmas (insert more profanities), and I haven’t been able to watch Elf or Love Actually yet (that one deserves an actual “fuck”). I also feel a cold coming on.In short, OUR PETS’ HEADS ARE FALLING OFF.Anyone else feeling a little holiday stress? (Anyone? Bueller?) If so, remember: you are not alone. (I am here with youuuu.) December is hands down the craziest month of the year, and God knows our bods need a little extra TLC to keep up. I’m all for giant bowls of kale and pots of...
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2015 Holiday Gift Guide For Domestic Gods and Goddesses (and a Giveaway!)

Domesticate-Me-Gift-Guide-For-Domestic-Gods-and-Godesses-2015It’s present season, people. Let’s get serious.Obviously the holidays aren’t just about presents, but they’re one of the best side perks, and I take my gift giving (and receiving) very seriously. Few things make me happier wrapping up the perfect present (I worked in a boutique when I was 16 and picked up some pretty boss gift-wrapping skills), and then watching someone unwrap it. Especially if they have a Logan-esque tendency to completely lose their shit and shower me with expletive-laced compliments. I'm all goosebump-y just thinking about it!Anyhoo, I know many of you may have done some serious damage on Black Friday/Cyber Monday, but if you’ve still got a chef/food lover/domestic god(dess) to cross off your list, I’ve rounded up some of my very favorite gifting items below. And if you’d rather receive these things, simply forward this post along...
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Just The Tip: Holiday Stovetop Potpourri (aka “Pot of Christmas”)

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Happy day after Thanksgiving! (Hello from the other siiiiiiiide.)I hope you ate and drank way too much, and that you have no plans today other than rolling around, maybe taking a walk, and watching Elf, The Holiday, Christmas Vacation, or Love Actually with your favorite people.I’m about to hit the road to Southampton (where I’ll be playing third wheel to Logan and his leftovers on their romantic weekend getaway), but before I go dark, I thought I’d share a very festive holiday-themed Just The Tip. In today’s episode, I’m teaching you how to make my “pot of Christmas,” a super easy version of stovetop potpourri with lots of citrus and warming spices that will make your kitchen/home smell like a cozy holiday wonderland. This stuff simmers on my stove from Thanksgiving through New Years, and after presents, velvet ensembles, and mulled wine, it’s my favorite part of the season. I think you’re...
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