Cooking In Quarantine

Story by Lynn Vo

Filling up time with good food.

Maple-Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Toasted Hazelnuts

Photo courtesy of The New York Times

Brussels sprouts are a misunderstood vegetable. Often bullied for its weird smell, not many are willing to try them outside of childhood. Until now. Here is one of the best brussels sprouts recipe on the internet at the moment. The crispy-ness of the brussels sprouts and the maple glaze will change your stance on this misunderstood vegetable. Want them extra crispy? Just keep them in the oven for a few extra minutes. 

Mushroom Carbonara

Photo courtesy of Bon Appetit 

This mushroom carbonara delivers a new favorite pasta dish. This recipe takes a little more effort but pays off in the end. The creaminess that the cheese and egg creates is something to dream about. Don’t like mushrooms? Just omit them from the recipe, it’ll still be amazing.

Pasta Aglio e Olio

Photo courtesy of Binging With Babish

This dish, inspired by the movie Chef, is something to definitely try this week. Thinly slicing several cloves of garlic is tedious, but there is a reason behind the method of this madness: the thin garlic slices basically melt into the pasta sauce.

Pasta Al Limone

Photo courtesy of Not Another Cooking Show

Yes, ANOTHER pasta dish. The lemon brings it a freshness that reminds you of a simpler time, and the creaminess keeps you sane. You might be hesitant to try this out because of the lemon, but it’s QUARANTINE. Live a little.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Photo courtesy of Bon Appetit

There’s a reason why Bon Appetit calls this ‘BA’s Best Chocolate Chip Cookies’. Plus, Chris Morroco made this recipe. The chewy, gooey texture mixed in with the caramel dough will have you smiling from ear to ear.

Stay safe, eat well and keep your knives sharp.