March 2020: What I'm Doing


I was recently skimming my inbox and the subject line of Frank Gruber’s newsletter caught my eye: “remember to breathe”. Definitely some advice we all need to follow (especially in these times).

Besides offering great advice to work from home, and be a neighbor, he has a section at the bottom with links to stuff he’s reading/watching/listening to.

I hope to do something similar with this blog post, and I plan to make it a recurring event each month or so.

What I’m Reading

Six Seasons: A New Way with Vegetables

What I’m Cooking

These days it’s usually a quick meal in between meetings. I’ve been trying to incorporate more veggies into my cooking. Here are a few of the latest dishes I’m proud of:

Za’taar Fish & Chips from Bon Appétit - I went a little heavy on the garnish; you can barely see the cod but it’s in there. The best part of this dish was that I got to buy zataar seasoning, which is mostly sumac and thyme. It’s good on chicken too.

Za'taar Fish & Chips

Shrimp & Pea Risotto from my brain - We were both in the mood for risotto and I luckily had a stash of arborio rice & white wine. This was the first time I roasted shrimp in the oven, which I highly recommend. Clean, dry, salt, pepper, oil, and put in a sheetpan at 375 for 10-12 minutes.

Shrimp & Pea Risotto

Penne alla Vodka from Bon Appétit (shoutout Molly Baz) - The rigatoni version of this is one of my favorite dishes to cook. The key is a full tube of double-concentrated tomato paste and lots of freshly grated parm. I recently visited my mom in Virginia and I made this for her.

Penne alla Vodka

Quick Breakfast Sausage & Fried Egg Taco from my brain - A quick throw-together from ingredients in the fridge. Highly satisfying and worth the mess.

Quick Breakfast Sausage & Fried Egg Taco

What I’m Watching

Jasper Lewis

What I’m Learning

Designing Data Intesive Applications

What I’m Listening To

Thanks for taking time to check in and please respond to this post with some of the things you’re doing. Stay safe and healthy!

Look for the positive