Augurs In The Kitchen: Our Best Home-Cooked Weekend Meals

Home-Cooked Weekend Meals

More time at home? More time in the kitchen. That’s the way our Augurs see it. Not only has a policy of working from home sparked more delicious homemade lunches, but our team has even embraced their culinary passions during their weekends, too. 

We’re not alone either. Across the U.S., Google searches for ‘recipes’ as a topic has soared in tandem with the surge of shelter-in-place orders as a response to the novel Coronavirus pandemic.

A Google Trends graph illustrating a spike in U.S. searches for the topic of recipes in tandem with shelter-in-place

In the U.S., we typically only see a spike in recipe-related searches each year around two holidays; Thanksgiving and Christmas. Already, demand has breezed past the spike we only see during the holiday season. 

But it isn’t the holiday season; we’re all just hungry, bored, and in need of a little kitchen comfort. 

What We’ve Been Cooking Lately…

We wanted to find out what kind of gourmet meals our home chefs have been whipping up. Here are some of the tastiest lunches, dinners, and desserts our team made during the weekend, with links to the recipes included when available.

Veggie Bibimbap Rice Bowls

Veggie Bibimbap Rice Bowls

Favorite part of the meal: “Preparation and cooking while listening to podcasts with my daughter.” – Brandi Palecheck (Recipe Link)

Jalapeno Pizza

jalapeno pizza

Favorite part of the meal: “The Crust.” – Megan Upperman (Recipe Link)

Lemon blueberry muffins (vegan)

Vegan Lemon blueberry muffins (vegan)

Favorite part of the meal: “Blueberries.” – Jasmine Hippe (Recipe Link)

Tofu Scramble (vegan)

Tofu Scramble

Favorite part of the meal: “Mushrooms. 😋” – Jasmine Hippe (Recipe Link)

Charred Kale & Citrus Salad with Tahini-Cilantro Dressing (vegan)

Charred Kale & Citrus Salad with Tahini-Cilantro Dressing

Favorite part of the meal: This salad has made me realize that kale can be good! It’s really easy to make with lots of complex flavors. Good, healthy recipes like this are necessary when we are stuck in quarantine!” – Maddy Goeser (Recipe Link)

Chicken Tacos with Lime & Grilled Pineapple 

Lime and Chicken Tacos

Favorite part of the meal: “It was so easy to make! The super top secret creamy taco sauce is also a big deal.” – Cassie Burke

Tom Yum Soup (vegan)

Tom Yum Soup

Favorite part of the meal: “It’s hard to choose between making it and eating it.” – Lydia Andresen (Recipe Link)

Pad Thai


Favorite part of the meal: Cooking with friends! It turned into a group effort to get the flavor of the sauce mix just right.” – Seth Epstein (Recipe Link)

Reverse seared NY strip

Reverse seared NY strip and jealous dog

Favorite part of the meal: Dog’s reaction.” – Micah Perzichilli

Slow Cooker Banana Bread

Slow Cooker Banana Bread

Favorite part of the meal: Heating it up again later to reactivate the butter and powdered sugar that soaked into it.” – Seth Epstein

Spicy Carrot & Chickpea SteW (vegan)

Spicy Carrot Stew by Arin Arpinar

Favorite part of the meal: “The spicy carrots!” – Arin Arpinar (Recipe Link)

Banana Walnut Pudding (vegan)

Banana Walnut Pudding by Arin Arpinar

Favorite part of the meal: “The Medjool dates.” – Arin Arpinar

Have You Been Busy In The Kitchen, Too?

We would love to know what your favorite weekend meals are. Have you made an especially scrumptious entree lately? Share it with us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, or Instagram

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