Being a person is hard, and The Lazy Genius Podcast is here to help you be a genius about the things that matter and lazy about the things that don't. From laundry to cooking chicken to making new friends, Kendra is here to welcome you into an easier way.
#181 - The Instant Pot Episode
Here’s what we’re going to go through today: what the Instant Pot is great for, what it’s not great for, how to start using one including my favorite tools and resources, and my own personal Instant Pot rhythm. Because here’s the thing: not everybody needs an Instant Pot, and everyone that does have one uses it differently, for different types of recipes and different speeds of regularity.
Stuff Mentioned Windblown Grateful studs are back for a very short time! You can get a pair here. The Instant Pot I own and use My Magic Instant Pot Curry Rice recipe Tools and Resources I use and love: Coco Morante’s two cookbooks The Essential Instant Pot Cookbook and The Ultimate Instant Pot Cookbook; tongs; kitchen thermometer; metal steamer basket Buy a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Way! Download a transcript of this episode.
#180 - A Pandemic-Friendly Halloween
We’re less than two weeks out from Halloween, and of course my kids are already asking what we’re going to do. It’s uncertain times, y’all, and it’s tough to know how to do this Halloween thing. Let’s do a quick check on what matters and some ideas for people staying in on Halloween and people going out.
Helpful Companion Links A throwback blog post on 10 Lazy Genius Halloween Ideas Other thoughts on Halloween costumes Download a transcript of this episode
#179 The Lazy Genius Stores Recipes
This is a very unsexy topic but also a really important one because we all have to eat. I don’t think a single person listening has never tried at least one recipe. So while this is super personal which we’ll get to and that there is really not some magical system which we will also get to, I hope you leave this episode with one small step that helps you feel like your recipe storage is serving you, not you serving it.
Stuff Mentioned Try Book of the Month and get $5 off your first book using code LAZYGENIUS. Plan to Eat digital recipe organizer or try Evernote to create your own system The Lazy Genius Plan Your Hot Dogs notebook Follow me on Instagram @thelazygenius to get a peek at how I store my recipes this week Download a transcript of this episode.
#178 - How to Start a Hobby
I hear a lot of you say you wish you had a hobby but you’re unsure of where to start or how to start or you feel like they could be a waste of time. We want them, we need them, but a lot of us don’t have them or know how to get them. So that’s what we’re going to do today. Let’s get a hobby!
Stuff Mentioned Get $5 off your first book using code LAZYGENIUS at www.bookofthemonth.com. Both versions of my chocolate chip cookie recipe if you want it (trust me, you do): “I Want Them Now” version and the original 72-Hour version. The bread book I’m using for my bread baking hobby this year. Get your copy of The Lazy Genius Way or grab one for a friend! Download a transcript of this episode.
#177 - The Lazy Genius Plans a Day
I’m not going to give you my single day and tell you to copy it. I’m not even going to tell you what should be included in your day. This isn’t a one-size-fits-all situation. It rarely is. We’re going to quickly work through a lens you can use to plan your day, any day in any circumstance.
Helpful Companion Links Check out The NewsWorthy podcast if you want fast, fair, on-the-go news in less than 10 minutes a day. The IGTV video I mentioned in the episode. Grab a copy of The Lazy Genius Way here for yourself or for a friend! Join me over on Instagram this Thursday around 11:30 a.m. ET because I’ll be going through The Holiday Docket! Be a Lazy Genius VIP and get yourself on my mailing list! Download a transcript of this episode.
#176 - Why Fall Reading Might Not Be Working For You
Why fall reading? Like, what’s special about fall reading? How do you choose what to read? When do you read? Basically, I love making fall reading this amazing quest. I want to capitalize on the particular vibe of fall reading and make it feel legit. So let’s do this.
Helpful Companion Links If you’ve read and loved The Lazy Genius Way, consider leaving a review on Amazon or Goodreads. If you haven’t read it, you can pick up a copy here. Book voices you can trust: Anne Bogel from What Should I Read Next, Jaime from Absorbed in Pages, Green Lights from The Popcast, or visit your local indie bookstore (which you can find here). Books I’m reading: Grateful by Diana Butler Bass, The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander, Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children by Ranson Riggs, Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia Books on my Non-Fiction TBR stack: Shalom Sistas by Osheta Moore, The Furious Longing of God by Brennan Manning, Be the Bridge by Latasha Morrison, and A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson Books on my Fiction TBR stack: The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by NK Jesmisin, The Space Between Worlds by Michaiah Johnson, and The Shadows by Alex North Join me over on Instagram if you haven’t yet where I talk books from time to time. Download a transcript of this episode.
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Kendra is a great way to start out the day! She is so compassionate and understanding with wisdom beyond her years! I also love her book which has helped me maintain my home and my life in a more Genius way while I can be lazy about what I don’t truly care about. Thank you Kendra for your podcast & book!
One of the best!
This is hands down one of my favorite podcasts! I’m all about practicality and Kendra makes it so much fun. Her steps to starting something or figuring something out have been very helpful to me on multiple occasions. I love, love, love it!!
Intolerant liberal. I’m done supporting her
She made a bad decision bashing DT in her controversial IG post. Her show and posts have been a place for comfort for me away from the madness of the world. Then she had to go draw a line in the sand with her ridiculous post that shamed anyone who doesn’t vote like she does. Politics didn’t need to come into this space. All it did was alienate and offend. So I am unsubscribed from her and canceled my book order. She ruined something I really enjoyed. Shame on her.