Julia’s Peanut Basil Linguine


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Prep Time: 30 minutes


  • 1 box of linguine pasta (cooked)
  • 6 eggs (scrambled and cut into small chunks)
  • 1 small onion (sliced into half rings)
  • 3 teaspoons of basil (chopped)
  • 5 tablespoons of peanut butter
  • 5 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 4 teaspoons of garlic powder
  • 4 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of Sriracha hot sauce

Step 1 – Combine together peanut butter, soy sauce, garlic powder, 1 tablespoon of the olive oil (save the rest for cooking), brown sugar and Sriracha hot sauce in a small bowl and stir until all ingredients are blended together to make the sauce.

Step 2 – Pour 3 tablespoons of olive oil into a heated wok on medium heat, add onion and cook for about 5 minutes or until slightly translucent.

Step 3 – Add blended sauce to the wok and stir for about 3 minutes on medium heat.

Step 4 – Turn heat to low and add linguine and scrambled eggs. Toss generously.

Step 5 – Plate pasta and sprinkle about 1/2 teaspoon of basil on each helping.


Julia’s Oatmeal Raisin Cookies


Here’s a healthier alternative to the traditional chocolate chip cookie (although I love those too).

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Prep Time: 1 hour

Yields about 50 cookies


  • 2 1/2 cups of oats
  • 1 1/4 cups of flour (all-purpose)
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons of cinnamon (ground)
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 3/4 cups of butter (softened)
  • 2 cups of brown sugar (packed tight)
  • 2 eggs (large)
  • 2 tablespoons of vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups of white raisins

Step 1 – Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray baking sheets with vegetable cooking spray.

Step 2 – In a medium bowl, combine oats, flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt, stir with a fork and set aside.

Step 3 – Use a large mixing bowl and gather butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla. Use an electric mixer and beat ingredients until texture becomes creamy.

Step 4 – Sprinkle 1/3 of the flour mixture into the creamed mixture and beat contents until blended. Continue adding the flour mixture 1/3 at a time and mixing in between until fully blended. Add raisins and stir with a large spoon.

Step 5 – Take tablespoon sized portions and place on baking sheets. Cook 15-20 minutes or until desired softness and/crispiness is reached.

*Make sure to leave cookies on baking sheets after removing from oven for at least 3 minutes before transferring them to cooling rack.