Recipes by Runners During Quarantine

Recipes by Runners During Quarantine

Recipes by Runners During Quarantine

Whole30 Cabbage Pork Dumplings by Alex

(from UT Austin #TXA365xNikexTheLoop)

Monday, April 27th, 2020

Serves: 2
Total Time: 45 min 


For the Dumplings:
1 pound ground pork
1/2 cup green onions, finely chopped (about 3 green onions)
1/2 inch knob ginger, peeled and finely grated
1 tablespoon coconut aminos
1 teaspoon fish sauce
1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
15 savoy cabbage leaves, ends trimmed (or regular green cabbage(see notes*))
2 cups broth (approximately)

For the Sauce:
2 tablespoons coconut aminos
1 tablespoon lime juice (about 1/2 lime)
1 1/2 teaspoons fish sauce
Toasted Sesame seeds, for garnish (optional)



  1. Line a large baking sheet with paper towels and set aside.

  2. Bring a large saucepan of water with a pinch of salt to boil.

  3. Meanwhile, in a bowl, combine the ground pork, green onions, ginger, coconut aminos, fish sauce, toasted sesame oil, crushed red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Using your hands, mix until well combined. Set aside.

  4. Once the water is boiling, submerge cabbage leaves under the water to soften, about 3 minutes. Then, transfer the tender cabbage leaves to the paper towel lined baking sheet and let cool until it is cool enough to handle.

  5. When the cabbage has cooled to handle, pat excess water off using paper towels. Place approximately 1 ½ tbsp. of the pork mixture into the middle of the leaf to wrap,

  6. Take the thick stem of the cabbage and fold it on top of the meat mixture. Begin to roll.

  7. Horizontally, using your thumb and forefinger to simultaneously roll and tuck in the sides. Gently.

  8. Roll until it is in a tight little package or dumpling. Similar to if you were rolling a tiny burrito.

  9. Fill a pot with about 2 inches of broth and set a steamer basket on top (be sure the broth isn’t spilling over the top of the steamer basket, you want it filled to just below your basket so the liquid doesn’t touch your dumplings, it just steams them).

  10. Gently place dumplings in a steamer basket seam side down (it’s okay to stack them) and bring the broth to a boil. Once boiling, cover and let the dumplings steam until the pork is just cooked through, about 12-13 minutes. Test dumplings by cutting into the center of one to make sure the pork is no longer pink. (If using an electric steamer, fill the bottom with broth. Gently place dumplings in a steamer basket and cover with lid. Steam for 15 minutes.)

  11. While your dumplings steam, make the sauce. Combine all the “For the Sauce” ingredients and stir to combine.

  12. When cooking time is done, using tongs carefully transfer the dumplings to a paper towel lined plate, sprinkle with the sesame seeds and serve with the dipping sauce. Enjoy!


  1. If using green cabbage, place the whole head in boiling water. Steam for 10 minutes to soften leaves. Once cool, separate the leaves for rolling.

By: Alex Snodgrass




(Wheat Free) Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips by Maria (from Austin)

Monday, April 20th, 2020



2 cups Bob's Red Mill gluten free flour

4-5 very ripe bananas mashed (1 1/2 cups)

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup butter 1 stick, softened

2 eggs

2 tablespoons milk

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2-1 cup chocolate chips (I used 1 cup)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan, set aside. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt, set aside. In a separate bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Stir in eggs, milk, vanilla, and mashed bananas until well blended. Stir banana mixture and chocolate chips into flour mixture; stir just to moisten. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.Bake in preheated oven for 50 to 55 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean. Let bread cool in pan for at least 15 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool another 30 minutes.

Slice and serve warm!



Breakfast Tacos by @matthewlukemeyer (from NYC)

Wednesday, April 15th, 2020

3 potatoes chopped

1/2 Spanish onion chopped

4 cloves of garlic

6 eggs

2 sweet bell peppers chopped

fresh cilantro

9oz (or whatever size the package) of chorizo or bacon

10 corn tortillas

hot sauce of your choosing! (Valentina all day)

chili powder, salt, pepper, paprika


"And cook it all in LARD, or just leftover pork fat from the last time you made tacos."





The Cereal Mashup by @timrossi (from Chicago) | Lucky Charms & Honey Bunches of Oats

Monday, April 13th, 2020



Pour half serving of Lucky Charms into large bowl. Pour half serving of HBOO into same bowl. Mix with spoon. Pour in about 1/8th (of a bowls worth) of Oat Milk on top of cereal combo (this is a light amount folks). If Oat Milk is out at the store proceed with *unsweetened chocolate almond milk. Biggest takeaway, "always cereal then milk."

"Allow for 0 soak time. Enjoy immediately."