In the Kitchen With SI Swimsuit: Bagels, Bread and Broth

Spice up your life and cooking repertoire with recipes from the SI Swimsuit models.

This quarantine has brought out the Julia Child in all of us. From banana bread to sourdough, to soup and pasta, everyone seems to be cooking and baking all day. For many in NYC, this means cleaning out their extra storage (aka their oven) to make way for their newest breakfast casserole, or that banana bread that seems to be on everybody's Instagram story.

Many of our models have always loved to cook and we have been getting some amazing inspiration from them. Kate Bock’s eggs seem to be a hit, Kelsey Merritt is introducing us to Filipino cuisine and Samantha Hoopes is making pizza bagels because, let's be honest… who doesn't LOVE a pizza bagel? So, we decided to give you a round-up of some of our favorite SI Swimsuit model recipes of the week.

Samantha Hoopes' Pizza Bagels 

If you're not a Chef de cuisine get some Bagel Bites, no one is judging here... times are tough. However, if you're interested in making a homemade version we got some tips from Samantha Hoopes. She uses just six ingredients that you probably have in your pantry: bagels, cream cheese, tomato sauce, mozzarella, pepperoni and Italian seasoning. Just cut the bagels in half, add the toppings (cream cheese first) and bake at 350F for approximately 10 minutes. Seems like the perfect mid-day snack.

Image courtesy of Samantha Hoopes

Image courtesy of Samantha Hoopes

Kelsey Merritt's Pandesal 

Kelsey has been also spending a lot of time in the kitchen serving up major quarantine eats. From Mahi Mahi and fried rice, to pancakes and brownies, these pandesal are the latest eats to pop up on my Instagram feed from Kelsey. I have never had pandesal, but I have never met a carb I didn't like. So, I will be giving these a try. Kelsey swears by this recipe from Woman Scribbles. It calls for eight ingredients you might have sitting around. So take a WFH break and whip up a batch of these rolls to go along with your dinner. May I suggest Alison Roman's (my girl crush) Caramelized Shallot Pasta?

Kate Bock's Ginger Garlic Noodle Soup 

If you haven't been following along with Kate Bock this quarantine you're missing out. From eggs and muffins, to brussel sprouts, fajitas and charcuterie boards fit for the ultimate dinner party, Kate has been cooking up a storm in her enviable kitchen (can I come cook there because NYC problems?). The latest recipe I have been dying to try is her adaptation on The Forked Spoons - Ginger Garlic Noodle Soup with Bok Choy. Kate healthified hers with some Brodo Bone Broth and Miracle Noodles but anyway you make it, it's bound to be incredible. 

Photo courtesy of Kate Bock

Photo courtesy of Kate Bock

Alyssa Conroy