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Lindsay SanGiacomo
Santa Monica, CA
Cook, not chef
Interests: Cooking, baking, eating, finding somebody to do clean-up.
Recent Activity
Why did the chicken cross the road? To get coated in honey balsamic glaze. Did I forget to mention that we're talking about chicken cutlets here? I've resolved this year to cook more meals at home, to not run to the takeout menu folder quite so often, and to be... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2016 at Cooking Single
Baby, it's cold outside! The East Coast is under roughly ten thousand feet of snow (figures may not reflect actual scientific measurements) and yesterday, while I was hiking along the coast near Palos Verdes, a brisk wind and a few raindrops almost marred my view of a pod of dolphins... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2016 at Cooking Single
If you're like grocery-store me, you take pride in the fact that, while others might have carts full of processed, remade food, your conveyer-belt offerings are pure, mostly organic, and with nary a process in sight. Lots of fresh veggies, lean meats, barely anything from the inside of the supermarket.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2015 at Cooking Single
It's Fall! Everyplace but LA, that is, which is going through heat wave after heat wave. As we enter our second year of West Coast living, I'm finding I'm nostalgic about some things I didn't really miss last year. After the winter of 2014, I was happy to pack up... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2015 at Cooking Single
Six years ago, I went to a wedding and fell in love. Cliche, I know. My dear friend Genevieve was getting married to the love of her life, a wonderful man named Bill, in the city they had chosen after a couple of years of being nomads, wandering the West... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2015 at Cooking Single
I have been told that everything is better with a fried egg on top. Perhaps even leftovers from Thanksgiving dinner. This may be true, but I am shit at frying eggs. Always turn out awful. Too big, too messy, not at all anything you would want to put on top... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2015 at Cooking Single
I have been having a week. It never rains in Southern California. Except when I'm working on a project that requires dry weather. Then a hurricane stalls itself off the coast and brings days of rain and 81% humidity that takes a one-day project and makes it a three-day project.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2015 at Cooking Single
Mr. Cooking Single is in Vegas. I am not. Sure, he's there for work. And sure, it's 106 degrees there right now, but it's still Vegas. And I don't even really like Vegas all that much, but it's such an escape from reality. And since my reality is currently writing... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2015 at Cooking Single
Italian food had a bit of a renaissance when I was a teenager. People who only knew Italian food from the offerings at a pizzeria all of a sudden were awoken to a whole other world. A world that included good olive oil, real Parmesan cheese, Asiago. Proscuitto. Pancettta. Giada.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2015 at Cooking Single
We've known each other a while now. Enough that, were this a real relationship instead of one confined to the pages of this blog, we would have probably gone out and gotten a few glasses of wine and shared some small plates and just talked. And, as the wine loosened... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2015 at Cooking Single
Beach season is upon us, which is just about the time I think that I should not have so recently eaten quite so many homemade ding dongs (vanilla cake and salted caramel buttercream inside dark chocolate ganache. I'm not going to lie, these were one of my better creations). Also,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2015 at Cooking Single
It was 1am and I was dying. It came as something of a surprise. I was working the God-awful control room shift on a morning TV show, which meant I had to be in the office at 2am. I had woken up (after hitting my snooze button to the point... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2015 at Cooking Single
Things have been hectic this week at Cooking Single headquarters. I launched a new company with a fancy new client and that has been taking up a lot of my time. On top of that, Mr. Cooking Single has been traveling, which means I'm flying solo with the Singlets. Which... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2015 at Cooking Single
The thing they don't tell you, when you're moving to Southern California, is that it's actually pretty cold in Southern California. Not Northeast-in-winter cold or Minneapolis-in-January cold, but chillier than you might expect. There are these weather patterns here, Gray May and June Gloom, that nobody really bothers to tell... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2015 at Cooking Single
I have an addiction. It's not easy to admit because I never expected to be "one of those people." I never understood how people could get so sucked in. Sure, I appreciated a taste here or there, but I never had anything that amazing. Honestly, I thought the whole experience... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2015 at Cooking Single
I wasn't an early adapter to the Top Chef franchise, but once I discovered it, I was hooked. I already loved cooking shows and now, here was one that mixed in just the tiniest dash of reality and a sprinkle of competition, like a complex dish with just the right... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2015 at Cooking Single
You know how it goes. Summer is right around the corner and all that money you were going to save so you could go on a kick-ass vacation and treat yourself to new vacation wear and go eat at fancy restaurants and not worry about the cost of everything? Somehow,... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2015 at Cooking Single
Once upon a time, I thought I could be a waitress. I was 18 and had just graduated high school. I was going to spend the summer working at an Italian restaurant with my best friend. We were going to make so much money for college because waitressing is one... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2015 at Cooking Single
The alternate title for this post was, "A Case of the Mondays." Because that's how this recipe came to be. I was ready to show you guys how to make amazing fish tacos. Like hand already in the tortilla chips bag, salsa already poured and devoured and poured again ready... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2015 at Cooking Single
"It's not quite breakfast, it's not quite lunch, but it comes with a slice of canteloupe at the end. You don't get completely what you would at breakfast, but you get a good meal." Brunch used to be one of my favorite Sunday traditions. Wake up around 10am after getting... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2015 at Cooking Single
It's chilly here in Southern California -- a nearly-frigid 66 degrees. And, from what I understand, it also snowed back east this week, so really it's soup weather all around the nation. And this is a nice little soup to pull together for when you have to go looking for... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2015 at Cooking Single
Hello! Welcome back! I told you I would have good food for you. What I didn't tell you is that I would also have many, many good puns for you. I love puns almost as much as I love good food. It comes from years of working in television and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2015 at Cooking Single
Hello! Welcome to my little adventure! Sit down for a bit. I hope you like it here and decide to stay a while, have a bite to eat every now and then. My name is Lindsay and I love to cook. But, for a dark period in my early 20s,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2015 at Cooking Single
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