A Cooking Show: Tomato Soup!

I had such a wonderful time filming with some of the funniest guys I know and my friends; Langston Belton, Nick Carillo, and Devin Heater.

These three are the creators and stars of G.U.S, an entirely improvised story of three men trapped in a Generic Underground Shelter after the apocalypse.  If you are in the New York area and would like to see one of the best improv trios in New York City, you can find out all of their information on their Facebook and Twitter.

This episode I taught the boys how to make homemade tomato soup. Well. I tried to teach them.

This recipe is low calorie, dairy free, gluten free, and can be vegan if you substitute the chicken broth for vegetable broth!

And it is delicious!


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Tomato Soup

4 Cups chicken broth

32 oz whole, peeled, canned tomatoes

2 medium, white onions, chopped

2 stalks of celery, chopped

4 cloves of garlic, chopped

1 tbl sp of butter

1 tsp thyme

1 tbl sp of EVOO 

salt and pepper to taste

1. Over medium low heat, add your butter and your oil.

2. Add your onions and cook for 3 minutes, then add your garlic and your celery. Stirring frequently until soft.

3. Add your tomatoes, chicken broth, and seasonings.

4. Bring the heat down and let it simmer for 10 minutes.

5. Add your soup to your food processor to make it

6. Let cool and eat!



A Cooking Show Episode 10: Breakfast Cookies!

Episode 10 is here!

I can’t believe we are in the double digits.

Way to go me for sticking with something.

This week’s special guest is Mindy Raf! She is a comedian and recent author of her debut young adult novel, The Symptoms of My Insanity. 

She is incredibly funny, smart, and was an absolute blast to have on the show!

This episode we made Breakfast Cookies. These are a healthy and delicious way to get all the necessary fuel in your morning breakfast in a convenient, ready-to-go cookie.

Not only are they good, they are really easy to make! Enjoy!

Breakfast Cookies

3 ripe bananas

1/3 cup apple sauce

2 cups instant oats

1/4 cup skim milk

1/2 cup dried cranberries

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp nutmeg

2 tbsp maple syrup (or sugar)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Mash bananas and mix with the rest of the ingredients in a large bowl.

3. Let the mixture stand for 5 minutes for the oats to soak everything in.

4. Make small balls of the mixture onto a greased/aluminum foil or parchment paper covered baking sheet. I used parchment paper to avoid adding more grease.

5. Bake for 15-20 minutes.

6. Let cool and eat!


A Cooking Show Episode 9: Root Beer Oatmeal

Episode 9 of A Cooking Show is here!

It was such a joy to film another episode with the “Head Writer” on A Cooking Show, Josh Hurley!

As I have said before, Josh is a talented improviser and audible book reader in New York City.

If you live in the New York area, see him perform live every weekend at the National Comedy Theatre.

If you aren’t in the New York area, follow him on Twitter @joshuwhaaat.

Josh’s Root Beer Oatmeal recipe is a family tradition and quite an easy oatmeal recipe! Great to make with kids even!

It turned out delicious.


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A Cooking Show Episode 6: Kale Chips

It is time for another exciting episode of “A Cooking Show.”

This week’s special guest is New York City comedian, Josh Hurley. He is one of my all time favorite people to be around, especially when I am aiming to act as ridiculous as possible. You can see Josh Hurley perform every Friday and Saturday night at National Comedy Theatre, one of New York City’s best short form improvisational theatres.

This week’s episode, we teach you how to make your very own batch of kale chips.

If you wish your entire day could be a steady stream of small snacks, then this is the recipe for you.

You can achieve the crunchy and salty satisfaction while also achieving your recommended daily percentage of vegetable consumption!

I have also made some improvements to the show. It is now half as long and all of the music is completely original. By me.

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A Cooking Show Episode 4: World’s Best Potato Salad

Episode 4 is HERE!

Thanks so much if you have been watching over the past month or so!

I LOVE doing it and I hope you love watching it.

Episode 4 is one of my favorites so far. And this recipe for potato salad is complete with cooking techniques and a secret ingredient.


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A Cooking Show Episode 3: Hummus and Cinnamon and Spice Sweet Potato Fries!

That sounds delicious doesn’t it.

Cause it is.

The sweet and spicy sweet potato fries dipped in the creamy, tart hummus is an excellent and healthy snack!

And so simple to make!

Enjoy Episode 3 everyone!



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