i absolutely love the sous vide method of cooking — especially for red meat. the tri-tip cut can be difficult to grill since it’s got different thicknesses from end to end. some parts will be perfect, some will still be under temp… it’s stressful.

sous vide to the rescue!

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this recipe came from our local trader joe’s — had no idea they did such a thing. pretty smart of them since you get everything you need right there. this is super easy to make and it doesn’t take much time at all!

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this soup is definitely a staple in our house. this makes enough for 2 nights (for 2 people). serve it with some rustic-ass bread

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as mentioned in my previous post, i used lighthouse to create reports to show the status of four important stats: performance, accessibility, best practices, and seo

Initial report

here was the initial report created on launch day

Lighthouse report
initial launch day lighthouse report

“all green” (90-100 scores) was the initial goal

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or: quarantine life is very boring

that said, i’ve learned a lot from my time at rdi, development-wise — i wanted to apply those learnings to my personal site. this is how i get better at things — by doing

…also, i haven’t updated this code since 2017 — it’s been way too long

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trust me — it’s better than olive garden. all you need is salad and breadsticks!

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i’ve never used yogurt in cooking until this recipe. yogurt marinates chicken really well.

i’m a big fan of mediterranean-style chicken and all these ingredients come together to bring the taste of those well-known restaurants home

also, while chicken breast is an easy recipe base to start from, it gets boring. the yogurt prevents it from getting dry on the grill, which is one of my biggest complaints about cooking chicken breast (my least favorite cut of poultry)

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it’s the best side that no one knows about. it’s a sleeper — everyone will love this

bring it to holiday (thanksgiving, christmas) dinners or even chili nights

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made this at a company potluck and it won a “best dish” award. the whole thing was made on-site

cheese congeals when it cools, so try to eat this QUICK or keep it warm.

one of my several complaints of the instant pot is the “keep warm” feature — it does a really bad job at it. i kind of wish it would have the same kind of warming as a slow cooker

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