The Dude Diet: Book Tour Schedule

BREAKING NEWS: Girlfriend’s going on tour with The Dude Diet!!!That’s right, people. I’m taking my book baby on the road, and I could not be more excited to talk to, cook with, and hug as many of you as humanly possible over the next two months!! (If the handful of DD events I've done thus far are any indication, this tour is going to be all kinds of awesome/delicious/heartwarming/hilarious.) I will also be making an appearance on some of your local TV and radio stations, so if you can’t make it to an event, I’m hoping you’ll still be able to catch me on ze airwaves!There’s a smorgasbord of festivities on the docket, ranging from traditional signings to cooking demos, but I’m pleased to report that all are FREE to attend and more than 50% will involve booze of some sort. (Thank God.) Groovy...
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Casual Friday: Spicy Bean and Cheese Taquitos

Happy casual Friday, weirdos.You know the drill. First we talk food, then we waste time on the Internet. Let’s get right to it.At long last, the taquitos are here!!! And just in time for your Super Bowl extravaganzas. Like most finger foods, these bad boys were inspired by my roommate, who loves taquitos with a fiery passion. Logan’s affinity for the crispy Mexican roll-ups, especially “dirt sticks” (aka the taquitos that you see alongside the hot dogs on those roller thingies at 7-11), was one of the first personal things he shared with me in our early courtship days. Because we were long-distance (Paris and NYC), most of our correspondence took place over gmail, and I distinctly remember the “dirt stick” missive. I pulled it up this a.m. for fun, which turned out to be a huge mistake, as it led...
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30 Game Day Recipes

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, football makes my eyes bleed.There were about two hours this fall when I thought I might actually understand the rules and get into the game, which I have to say was rather thrilling. But that was only because I was at an actual NFL game with my roommate, my phone was dead, and I had literally nothing else to do than listen to Logan explain things like downs and extra points. I was also drunk. I probably would have been equally interested in the Westminster Dog Show (reminder: I do not like dogs) or competitive badminton under those conditions.Anyhoo, despite my well-documented distaste for fooseball, I LOVE the Super Bowl for even more well-documented reasons: Food! Booze! Dudes! I’ve been feeling a little exhausted of late, so I shall not be hosting a Game...
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Stuffed Poblano Quinoa Bake

Greetings from LA, people of the Internet!I’m here all week for work-related activities, and I’m squeezing in some QT with my dad, little brother, and a handful of my favorite LA residents, which is always a treat. I just feel healthier and happier when I’m here and all connected to my Californian roots and shit. Vitamin D, and farmer’s market salads, and turmeric shots, oh my! (I’m mildly ashamed to admit that I’ve really let my inner Gwyneth off her leash this week, and she is going HAM on the SoCal wellness kool-aid.)My roommate and I currently have a 5-7 year plan to move out here—the dude likes to tack on a couple extra years every so often, which is unforgivable—but I’m hoping to bump up that timeline significantly. I’ve actually come up with a detailed plan that I think...
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My Favorite Food Blogs

I receive a fair number of emails every month asking for food blog recommendations. And to these queries, I respond, “Why? You looking to cheat on your weird blog lady? IS DOMESTICATE ME NOT ENOUGH FOR YOU?! Take your trifling ass to Pinterest and find your own side blogs!”Psych.I actually love the food blog rec request because a.) It means you’re cooking or at least trying to cook!! b.) I believe in sourcing recipes and inspiration from as many talented individuals as humanly possible, and c.) I read an embarrassing number of blogs and am itching to introduce you to some of my favorite Internet peeps.Since one of my goals this year is to tackle the most common Domesticate ME! reader requests on the site, I’m excited to share an exhaustive list of my favorite food blogs for your reading and cooking pleasure....
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Superfood Stir-Fry

This is a weird month for my roommate and me.Both of us are traveling a ton, and somehow we only overlap for a total of five days in January. This is bad. Very bad. Superbad, if you will.Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for alone time, and I personally find that occasional separation is great for a relationship. Absence makes the heart grow fonder, yada yada, and sometimes you just need a few days to indulge your less partner-friendly habits in peace. (In my case, starrfishing in da king bed and falling asleep to the sweet, sweet sounds of Harry Potter audiobooks with a face full of zit cream. Heaven!)I can usually keep it together when I’m the one that’s out of town (I’m selfish like that), but shit tends to hit the fan when I’m left home alone for too long. I...
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Sausage and Kale Lasagna Soup

It’s Friday, and I’m gonna tell you a story about the time I was hungover in Colombia and ate delicious lasagna. I’m excited. (If you’re not, feel free to skip to the recipe. Whateva.)A little backstory: My sophomore year of college, I accompanied my bestie Fifi and her mother to Cartagena on their post-Christmas vacay. We stayed with friends of their family in a drop-dead gorgeous house/palace in the center of the city, and I could wax poetic about the city’s magic and how we really took advantage of the local food scene and had an enriching cultural experience…But that would be a lie.As you may or may not know, the Colombians like to PARTAY, and our hosts were no exception. They partied. Hard. I’m talking most of the day and alllll night. I still can’t fully wrap my head around the...
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The Dude Diet: 5-Day Jumpstart Plan

the-dude-diet-5-day-jumpstartHow’s it hanging in this fine New Year, dudes?If you’re anything like the dudes I know, shit may have hit the fan slightly over the holiday season. No judgment. I obviously feel you—as Logan likes to say, “So many pigs in a blanket, so little time.” But with the holidays in the rearview, I urge you to take advantage of 2017’s gloriously blank canvas by fully embracing The Dude Diet lifestyle. Starting ASAP.Because I’m committed to ridding the world of man boobs helping the dude community get its act together, I created The Dude Diet 5-Day Jumpstart. This simple plan is exactly what it sounds like—five days’ worth of Dude Diet meals to facilitate healthier habits and fast-track your wonderland body. It isn’t a cleanse. It’s not a crash diet, or a get thin quick fix (sorry). You won’t wake up...
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“Clean Out The Fridge” Chopped Salad

clean-out-the-fridge-chopped-saladHey, hey, heyyy. Happy 2017 from your weird blog lady!Are you suffering from post-holiday depression? On a #NewYearNewYou high? Cleansing? ALL THREE? The internets are insane right now, so I hope you’re keeping it together.I don’t really make resolutions, but one of my “goals” this year is to drink more water. It’s going well, thank you, but I also have to go to the bathroom like every 20 minutes, which is incredibly inconvenient and distracting. Soooo, let's see how long I can last as a super hydrated person.Anyhoo, today is one of my favorite blog days of the year because I get to empty my 2016 nets!! In case you’re new here, “emptying the nets” is the wonderfully cathartic process of writing out the year’s highs and lows in an effort to appreciate the positives and let the negatives float the fuck...
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Domesticate ME!’s Top 10 Recipes of 2016

top-10-recipes-of-2016Whelp. We made it, peeps. 2016 is (almost) officially done.It’s been a crazy year—arguably shitty for the world but still filled with pockets of awesomeness for yours truly. It feels surreal that at this time last year I had just turned in my manuscript and was gearing up for The Dude Diet’s fancy photoshoot in LA. (I still kinda regret not wearing that power suit my first day on set.) Ahhhh, how far we’ve come.We can talk more about ze book and the rest of 2016’s highs and lows when I empty the nets next week, but in the meantime, I thought I’d take a moment to reflect on all the deliciousness that went down on Domesticate ME! over the past 12 months. Below, you'll find the top ten most popular recipes on the site this year as chosen...
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