Primal Kitchen Dinner and a Movie (and Netflix Nights)
April 23, 2020
Looking to add a little movie magic to your night-in routine? Join us for Primal Kitchen Dinner and a Movie, where we’ll recreate on-screen dishes and make meals and snacks inspired by our favorite scenes. Break up the days with a classic movie night you can make all your own, with simple recipes and easy ingredients.
Staying in and sampling the best of what Netflix has to offer? We compiled the streaming site’s most talked about docuseries and created an inspired menu for your next Netflix night. Whether you’re watching with friends through Netflix Party, or cuddled up with your quarantine crew, these bites pair perfectly with binge-worthy reality TV.
Calling all cool cats and kittens! Netflix’s bizarre breakout Tiger King follows the absurd animal owner Joe Exotic through his illegal exploits owning “big cats.” This show is inescapable—it seems like everyone has been watching this divisive docuseries. When binging this dark hit, our Big Cat Berry Cocktail makes staring at Joe Exotic’s mullet more bearable.
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Love Is Blind follows six lovelorn couples as they attempt to make a meaningful connection without ever seeing their dates face-to-face. Hosted by Vanessa Lachey and (obviously) Nick Lachey, this series has everything: dogs drinking from wine glasses, panic over age differences, and lots of drama. Mark is set on Jessica making him Italian Beef... and while we don’t know the exact recipe, we think he’d love this meat sauce pasta.
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Whether you’re a “cheer-lebrity” or you have no idea what it means to “make mat,” chances are you’ve heard folks flipping for this series following the Navarro College Cheer team. “Mat talk” the chef in your kitchen with positive affirmations, then go “full out” with a roast chicken inspired by the team’s pump-up Chicken Chant. This meal is so good, it’ll definitely be going to Daytona for the championship.
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Avocados… can you believe?! No TV chef has loved avocados quite as much as Queer Eye’s Antoni. A reboot of the early-aughts makeover show, this tear-jerker focuses on inner beauty and self-care, with a big dose of over-the-top, lovable humor. We won’t try to recreate any of Antoni’s “super easy” meals, instead, we offer this fried avocado “moment” as an homage to the patron saint of avocados.
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Watch Ou-out! Cooking every meal at home is like living in Nailed It: even the most Pinterest-ing dessert ideas can turn out as kitchen- and confidence-destroying pursuits. Hosted by the hilarious Nicole Byer, this competition show gets contestants to try to recreate complicated recipes, with often disastrous and hysterical results. If you’re looking to truly “nail it” at home, this no-bake blueberry cheesecake is totally foolproof.
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Available on Netflix Streaming
The Office is the undisputed comfort food of streaming television—rewatching this laugh-out-loud series always goes down easy. We reimagined some onscreen meals from Scranton and made a list of Dundie award-winning recipes inspired by the show to upgrade your next binge watch. Make your own movie Monday, load up a classic episode (or 10), and take a cue from Michael Scott by turning an ordinary meal into an unforgettable event.
Whether you’re on the Party Planning Committee or the Committee to Plan Parties, you’ll want to let loose with this festive, refreshing cocktail. You don’t need a break room margarita machine to make a collagen-infused tipple that even Angela couldn’t resist (karaoke machine not included). Plus, when the ice melts, this cocktail doubles as “Pam’s Second Drink.”
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The Office is so memorable, it was impossible to pick just one main dish, so here’s a few. There’s enough variety on this list to satisfy everyone at your next insufferable couples dinner party, babe.
We can’t endorse Michael Scott scarfing down a family-size serving of garlic alfredo in the parking lot, but we can understand craving this creamy pasta dish. Make an irresistible update to Michael’s go-to fuel-up food with Primal Kitchen Garlic Alfredo Sauce with Shrimp and Zoodles. We wanted to call this dish “Michael Scott's Dunder Mifflin Scranton Meredith Palmer Memorial Celebrity Rabies Awareness Pro-Am Fun Run Race for the Cure Garlic Alfredo,” but it felt a bit long.
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Tuna! This tuna sandwich is so good, you’ll eat it once and it’ll become your nickname forever. Andy “the NardDog” Bernard gave Jim this moniker when he first arrived in Stamford, and as far as office nicknames based on lunches go, it sure beats Ryan’s “Fire Guy.”
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This decadent, trendy Paleo Whipped Coffee uses instant coffee crystals, an ingredient you’d be sure to find in the Dunder Mifflin break room. Serve up this sweet, creamy coffee drink in a World’s Best Boss mug, and throw on some party lights and a pumping soundtrack to make your own Café Disco. Feeling refined? Spoon your Whipped Coffee into fine china to join the Finer Things Club with Pam, Oscar, and Toby.
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Bears, beets, Battlestar Galactica. Beet farmer Dwight knows exactly how irresistible a beet can be, so maybe it was this ooey-gooey chocolate beet cake that helped him win Angela’s heart at the start of their long affair. Top with a chicklet to celebrate Kelly Kapoor’s birthday, and add a nap or an hour of TV time.
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The Office Bonus Recipes
No episode highlights the healing power of comfort food as much as “the Injury,” so here are a few recipes inspired by Michael’s whiny cravings.
When branch manager Michael Scott “cooked his foot” on a George Foreman grill, it was for a good cause: He loves to wake up to the smell of bacon. After trying these Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dogs, can you really blame him? Bacon really is that good.
Michael is distraught when put-upon temp Ryan can’t locate fresh yams anywhere—even the gas station in neighboring town, Carbondale. We understand his frustration: These sweet potato fries are worth whining about. Set up shop in your conference room (or kitchen) and chow down.
We don’t know much about Kevin’s ill-fated chili, except for his special trick (undercook the onions)… and that it’s the thing he does best. Before it spilled onto the office carpet, we imagine it was as comforting and flavorful as this one.
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Film Available on Netflix Streaming
This 1980s John Hughes classic is full of quotable lines and unforgettable scenes—if it’s your first viewing or your fiftieth, add some spontaneity to your screening and dine on some Ferris-inspired fare.
We’re not sure what kind of tropical tipple high schooler Ferris was sipping on in this scene—surely a non-alcoholic concoction made with ingredients from his parents’ stocked fridge. But we do know dreamboat Ferris would love a collagen-infused tropical drink to support his hair, skin, and nails. (Skip the mezcal to make this drink Vice Principal Rooney-approved).
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Make a plate of frank skewers fit for the “Sausage King of Chicago.” You don’t need a reservation at the fanciest restaurant to make this upscale update on sausage: just Balsamic, avocado oil, your favorite franks, and some fresh veggies.
S-wing, batter! No day-off is complete without some ballpark nachos. Cameron is noshing on some Wrigley Field Nachos, but we imagine a nervous nelly like him skipped any spice on his snack. Add some pep and knock it out of the park with Chipotle Lime Mayo.
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...Bueller? Bueller? Get the attention of the class with creamy peanut butter buckeyes. But these bad boys go pretty fast—if you don’t stop and grab one once in a while, you might miss ‘em.
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The student body is very concerned about Ferris, with campaigns for his recovery popping up all over town. Surely a bake sale is next on the list—Save Ferris with fudgy brownies that are as popular as our leading man.
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Available on Disney+, iTunes, Youtube, Amazon
Make mealtime a Jolly Holiday with dishes assembled with the magical Mary Poppins in mind. This beloved 1960s family classic is full of toe-tapping numbers and endearing, iconic moments. Enjoy a dinner and movie pairing that’s practically perfect in every way!
This tea treat is as lucky as lucky can be! What better way to be transported to England than with a spot of tea? This aromatic recipe for a creamy, delicate chai tea latte will keep things cozy on your departure to Cherry Tree Lane. Just a spoonful of collagen goes down in the most delightful way.
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Even though the title of this recipe is something quite atrocious, this dish is indubitably delicious. Made with just a few ingredients, this veggie “pasta” dish puts to work one of Mary Poppins’ best pieces of advice: “Why complicate something that is really quite simple?” Step in time and share with your sister suffragettes.
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Aside from show-stopping numbers and heartstring-tugging dialogue, Mary Poppins is also considered a feat of filmmaking: using technicolor, animation, and photochemical film techniques advanced for its time. Perhaps the most magic comes from the dazzling colors and special effects, so add a little technicolor to your plate with this Keto Vegan Rainbow Salad, an “element of fun” for the rest of this magical meal!
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Penguin Café Raspberry Ice & Cakes
“Now then what would be nice? We’ll start with raspberry ice. And then, some cakes and tea.” Straight from inside the street drawing to your table! Make raspberry ice of your own with a Triple Berry Spritzer (blend ice and pour over for a truly Jolly take), to go perfectly with high-tea inspired mini cheesecake bites (well-dressed, lovelorn penguins not included).