The Temple of Busy is making us into fat pigs

Time to find a new church — about self-improvement. Continue Reading

The incredibly true story of how my fat, lazy ass learned to cook at age 29

A snapshot of three periods of my life: The summer before I turned 21, I lived with five of my best friends in D.C. I couldn’t cook at all. I don’t think we were allowed a meal plan in the… Continue Reading

Make this hot and sour soup soon, you prick

Sweet and Sour Soup

I’ve made this soup 2-3 times in the past month. I live in Texas and it hasn’t particularly been that cold — maybe high-20s, low-30s as a low — but best I can tell, it works in multiple weather environments… Continue Reading

How to make Thanksgiving dinner via YouTube

Thanksgiving Dinner

You can manage Christmas almost entirely via YouTube, and do the same with Super Bowl (or other occasion) chili recipes.¬†But the mother of all multiple-prepared-dishes holidays is Thanksgiving. Can you get at that via YouTube? Of course. In fact, I… Continue Reading

Everyone should try Gwyneth Paltrow’s chicken kapama

Chicken Kapama

Gwyneth Paltrow is loathsome, but nobody does loathsome better. Blake Lively sucks, Alicia Silverstone looks exhausted, and no one is taking Shailene Woodley’s advice on toothpaste. None of them went to Spence, dated Brad Pitt, or won an Academy Award… Continue Reading


Elizabeth Cauvel vs. Courtney Lapresi is going to be the MasterChef 2014 finale, right?

It seems like they’ve been building to a female showdown as the finals for some time now, right? Continue Reading


Courtney Lapresi and Cutter Brewer are just awful to watch on MasterChef Season 5

I’ve been watching a lot of Master Chef recently. I have no idea why. This morning, I woke up at 4:21am having to pee. I did that and couldn’t successfully go back to sleep, so I went and watched the… Continue Reading

Would it be possible to develop your Super Bowl chili recipes via only YouTube? Seems plausible.

I’m a huge believer that you can learn things almost entirely from YouTube¬†— a woman in Idaho basically built a house via YouTube videos — so it seems like the Super Bowl and what you eat should be no different.… Continue Reading