How We're Eating Around the World

Shogun isn’t just a remote company; we’re globally distributed.

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.

Quick Eats

1. Squash, Tomato and Zucchini Hash With Eggs Over Easy

- Cady

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.

Squash, Tomato and Zucchini Hash With Eggs Over Easy
Image credit: Cady Smola

Key ingredients:

  • Yellow squash
  • Tomato
  • Zucchini
  • Eggs

Here’s a recipe for Skillet Eggs with Summer Squash Hash.

2. Philly Cheesesteak

- Kathleen

Who doesn't love cheesesteaks? It’s a quick dinner with a few basic ingredients.

Philly Cheesesteak
Image source: Philly Cheesesteak 

Key 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

Comfort Food

3. Utica Greens

- Tiffany

Our operations manager, Tiffany, shared two regional favorites: 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.

Utica Greens
Image credit: Upstate Ramblings

Key ingredients:

  • Escarole
  • Prosciutto
  • Onion
  • Cherry peppers
  • Bread crumbs
  • Romano cheese

Here’s a recipe for Utica Greens.

4. Utica Chicken Riggies

- Tiffany

One of the most popular local favorites is Utica Chicken Riggies, a pasta dish.

Image source: Everything Erica

Key ingredients:

  • Chicken breasts
  • Hot and green peppers
  • Tomato sauce
  • Heavy cream
  • Rigatoni pasta

Here’s a recipe for Utica Chicken Riggies.

5. Zuppa di Ceci

- Sara

Sara is our senior product designer. She recently made a batch of Zuppa di Ceci, or chickpea soup.

Image credit: Sara White

Key ingredients:

  • Chickpeas
  • Celery
  • Onion
  • Canned whole tomatoes
  • Pasta (optional)

Here’s a recipe for Zuppa di Ceci.

6. Change-Your-Life Chicken

- Kathleen

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!

Image source: The Lazy Genius Collective

Key ingredients:

  • Chicken thighs (I substituted this with chicken tenderloin)
  • Potatoes
  • Green beans
  • Onions
  • Carrots

Here’s the recipe for Change-Your-Life Chicken.

Sweet Treats

7. Chocolate Sour Cream Doughnut Bundt Cake

- Sara

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.

Chocolate Sour Cream Doughnut Bundt Cake
Image credit: Sara White

Key ingredients:

  • Flour
  • Cocoa powder
  • Sugar
  • Sour cream
  • Eggs
  • Buttermilk
  • Heavy cream
  • Chocolate chips

Here’s a recipe for chocolate sour cream doughnut bundt cake.

8. Earl Grey Yogurt Cake

- Layla

Our product designer, Layla, gave this recipe her stamp of approval. Plus, on top of being delicious, it’s simple and easy to make.

Image source: This Side of the Atlantic

Key ingredients:

  • Plain yogurt
  • Eggs
  • Flour
  • Earl Grey tea
  • Vegetable Oil

Here’s a recipe for Earl Grey Yogurt Cake.

Bonus Recipes

Here are a few other goodies we shared in the group chat:



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Kathleen Garvin

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.