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The SOS Series 2.0 Recap

How did that happen?! This series has been a total joy ride and it has absolutely flown by. Take a little look back at the highlights from the SOS Series 2.0 with us.

Collage of recipes from the SOS Series 2.0.

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How did that happen?! This series has been a total joy ride and it has absolutely flown by. Didn't we just start? And here we are at the series close-out reflecting on the good times and handing out recipe awards and saying tearful goodbyes like it's the last day of summer camp.

Once again, your comments, your photos, your emails and DMs about what this series means to you in your REAL ACTUAL LIFE are absolutely the fuel that keeps the SOS fire burning. I cannot say thank you enough for the ways that you make our content come to life. We can create it, but you're the ones that give it a spark by bringing these recipes into your kitchen and serving this food (YUM) to yourself, your people, and your families. It is such an honor to be a part of your life, through food, in this very small way.

Let's take a little look back at the highlights from the SOS series 2.0

What I've Loved About This Series

I always love the SOS Series and the reason why is simple: because the recipes are easy. LOL.

Can we just stop judging on easy recipes for a moment and take a beat to appreciate what it means to get such complete joy from the most simple, most low maintenance, most humble of foods, methods, and ingredient combinations?

I mean, the joy I get from sitting around the table with my toddler and my baby, feeding them peanut sauced tofu lettuce wraps that didn't make me lose my mind with stress at dinnertime, and that they enjoy just as much as Bjork and I do... it's awesome. What a great feeling. Win, win, win.

My own need for easy recipes that I truly loved to eat was the origin of this series, and it continues to be a driving force day in and day out because, like, kids and pets and work and responsibilities just never take a day off?! What is that all about?! Every day feels like the right time for SOS recipe in my life right now.

Favorites from this series were, first of all, ALL OF THEM.

But secondly, Liz's Roasted Broccoli Salad, the Tofu and Brown Rice Lettuce Wraps, and the Hot Honey Salmon are for sure at the top of my list.

Your Joyful, Stress-Free Kitchens

Okay well maybe not entirely stress-free, but at least low-stress, right? Every time you send us a photo of your recipe, an angle gets its wings. Or... we all just happy dance.

These photos and comments from all of you are truly what makes this “work” worth doing. (That, and the fact that it's all very delicious to eat. We're not totally selfless.)

Couldn't love this more. Look at you go. We can't always capture every single photo that we get tagged in but here's a look back at some that came our way throughout the series.

Mega collage of reader photos from SOS 2.0 recipes.

Yes yes yes to more of the SOS series! They are always fast, easy and SO GOOD.


Thank you guys so much for bringing back SOS recipes!! 💛


Very easy, tasty, versatile recipes. Love the SOS series. 👏


Accolades and Recipe Awards

Voted Most Likely to Brighten Up Your Day

Spaghetti with Crispy Zucchini! It's the perfect end-of-summer song! It doesn’t get much better than fresh summer zucchini coated in a crispy, cheesy breading piled high on top of spaghetti with fresh herbs. YUM!

Reader images from the Spaghetti with Crispy Zucchini recipe.

Voted Most Unforgettable

Liz's Roasted Broccoli Salad! This salad is EVERYTHING! Bright lemon, crisped-up bacon, tangy feta, and it’s all built around a big bowl of roasted broccoli. A true hero of a meal!

Reader images from the Liz’s Roasted Broccoli Salad recipe.

Voted Best Date Night Dinner

Hot Honey Salmon! It gives off major fancy-to-eat-but-not-fancy-to-make vibes. Spicy-sweet salmon coated in fresh garlic, stone ground mustard, sweet honey, and flecks of red peppers flakes. It’s a magical little number!

Reader images from the Hot Honey Salmon recipe.

Voted Most Likely to Convert You to Eat Plant-Based

Tofu and Brown Rice Lettuce Wraps! They're ridiculously good! Crunchy, fresh, and packed with tofu, brown rice, crispy onions, plus a drizzle of peanut sauce and spicy mayo. Delicious!

Reader images from the Tofu and Brown Rice Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce recipe.

Voted Most Likely to Be Love at First Bite

30 Minute Vegetarian Meatballs! These are incredibly easy and super versatile! Packed with cauliflower, quinoa, brown rice, garlic, and spices. Stockpile these in your freezer and your future self will thank you.

Reader images of the 30 minute vegetarian meatballs recipe.

Voted Best Entertainer

One-Pan Farro with Tomatoes and Kale! It's a straight-up DREAM! Rustic farro cozied up to cherry tomatoes, onions, garlic, and kale. So good and so wholesome!

Reader images of the One-Pan Farro with Tomatoes and Kale recipe.

SOS 2.0 Recipes

Tofu and Brown Rice Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce

One-Pan Farro with Tomatoes and Kale

Liz's Roasted Broccoli Salad

Garlic Butter Shrimp Boil

Spaghetti with Crispy Zucchini

Hot Honey Salmon

Three Cheese Baked Gnocchi with Spinach

30-Minute Vegetarian Meatballs

Fall Favorite Maple-Mustard Tempeh Bowls

Incredible Vegan Mac and Cheese

I am so grateful for every minute you spent in your kitchen on on your screen with us, reading, making recipes, watching videos, sending photos, leaving a comment or a review, and cooking through all the ups and downs and circusy days of life with me. ♡ What a joy to share this food with you.

Will the SOS Series be back? I mean, I think it has to be, right? But we're gonna give it a break for a moment.

I have been working on a VERY EXCITING NEW SERIES coming up so soon and you do not want to miss this. Key words: fall, cozy, big pots, chunky sweaters, houses that smell amazing. HEART EYES! Stay tuned!

Want to see all of our SOS Series recipes? Find them here!

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  1. Skillful Cook Logo

    Ok just bookmarked like all of these! We’re mid-international move and I’m a little behind but can’t wait to try. Love the reader reviews! 😍🥰

  2. Skillful Cook Logo

    Thank you Lindsay and your team and of course your family. I can’t describe just how wonderful your your regular inspiring recipes have been. Yes the recipes are unique and always healthy – and easy. Always beautiful photos. There is something else that comes across too – the personal touch – even though your readers are all over the world – very rare and you have managed to do it well.

  3. Skillful Cook Logo

    Love these recipes, but I’ve been wondering – is there a coffee date blog post coming up soon? I really enjoy the personal touches you guys give to POY, not just the recipes! (Though obviously the recipes are pretty fantastic!)

    1. Skillful Cook Logo

      Thanks for the feedback, Sarah! Lindsay’s hoping to publish a coffee date post soon!

  4. Skillful Cook Logo

    Good thing you mentioned about “stop judging.” A lot of people tend to do just that. But from judging from the look of your food blogs, I think I’m going to keep watching from time to time. 🙂