Shogun isn’t just a remote company; we’re globally distributed. Our team members live and work in 21 countries around the world.
While we don’t operate under the same roof, we never miss an opportunity to connect with one another. Slack is our reliable go-to when we want to talk to people across teams (and continents).
Our director of operations, Rachael, launched a new Slack channel — x-quarantine-solidarity — as a space for team members to share positive coping strategies. The channel quickly evolved into a place to share recipes and pictures of the tasty dishes we created, some of which are local to people’s native or adopted regions.
Here’s a snapshot of what we’re making, baking, eating or just drooling over around the world.
1. Squash, Tomato and Zucchini Hash With Eggs Over Easy
Cady, Seattle, Washington
Cady is a recruiter at Shogun. She shared a picture of her husband’s yellow squash, tomato and zucchini hash — a healthy and delicious meal, perfect for breakfast, lunch or weekend brunch.
- Yellow squash
Here’s a recipe for Skillet Eggs with Summer Squash Hash.
2. Brazilian-Style Hot Dogs
Romine, Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil
This one’s a quick eat and regional fave.
Romine is our quality assurance engineer. She shared this Brazilian twist on a hot dog. It shares some similarities with a Chicago-style dog, except instead of loading it with tomatoes, you cook it in tomato sauce!
- Hot dogs
- Hot dog buns
- Bell pepper
- Tomato sauce
- Grated cheese
Here’s a recipe for Brazilian-style hot dogs.
3. Philly Cheesesteak
Kathleen, St. Petersburg, Florida
As a Philadelphia native, I’d be remiss to leave off cheesesteaks. I’ve lived in Florida for almost five years now, but I still appreciate a good cheesesteak — which is usually the one I make at home. It’s a quick dinner with a few basic ingredients.
- Thinly-sliced meat (traditionally, rib eye steak)
- Cheese, typically American or provolone
- Roll (or zucchini boat, for a slightly healthier twist)
- Onions AKA fried o’s
Here’s a recipe for a Philly cheesesteak.
4. Utica Greens
Tiffany, Syracuse, New York
Our operations manager, Tiffany, hails from upstate New York and shared two staples: Utica Greens and Utica Chicken Riggies.
The former features sautéed greens, cheese, prosciutto, hot peppers and more, and has inspired a local festival or two.
- Cherry peppers
- Bread crumbs
- Romano cheese
Here’s a recipe for Utica Greens.
5. Utica Chicken Riggies
One of the most popular local favorites is Utica Chicken Riggies, a pasta dish.
- Chicken breasts
- Hot and green peppers
- Tomato sauce
- Heavy cream
- Rigatoni pasta
Here’s a recipe for Utica Chicken Riggies.
6. Zuppa di Ceci
Sara, Rome, Italy
Sara is our senior product designer. She’s a Canadian living in Italy and recently made a batch of Zuppa di Ceci, or chickpea soup.
- Canned whole tomatoes
- Pasta (optional)
Here’s a recipe for Zuppa di Ceci.
7. Change-Your-Life Chicken
Someone I follow on Instagram shared the recipe for this chicken and it is no. joke.
I made this chicken dish last week with a couple substitutes. This recipe is simple and easy to make, and the meal is filling and easy to clean up afterward — multiple wins!
- Chicken thighs (I substituted this with chicken tenderloin)
- Green beans
Here’s the recipe for Change-Your-Life Chicken.
8. Chocolate Sour Cream Doughnut Bundt Cake
What’s a meal without a little dessert? If you’re a chocolate donut lover, this recipe is for you. It’s everything you already love about the classic bakery treat — just substantially more so.
- Cocoa powder
- Sour cream
- Heavy cream
- Chocolate chips
Here’s a recipe for chocolate sour cream doughnut bundt cake.
9. Earl Grey Yogurt Cake
Layla, Los Angeles, California
Our product designer, Layla, gave this recipe her stamp of approval. Plus, on top of being delicious, it’s simple and easy to make.
- Plain yogurt
- Earl Grey tea
- Vegetable Oil
Here’s a recipe for Earl Grey Yogurt Cake.
Here are a few other goodies we shared in the group.
And a list of over 25 Brazilian recipes, from stew to lemonade to dessert.
Kathleen Garvin is managing editor at Shogun. She’s worked for back-to-back (to-back) startups and lives in St. Petersburg, FL, via Philadelphia. You can reach her on Twitter.