Ardynn Media Group to Debut Interactive Cooking App and Addition to Brand Lineup 

By Michael Harris-Arzon

Simply Ardynn’s Mexican Pork Salad
This amazing Mexican Pork Salad has long been one of our family’s mainstay dishes.  A few years ago, we were sitting down to dinner and our youngest daughter Avril insisted that I needed to write a cookbook so she would have all of my recipes when she was older.  Immediately, the other two kids were encouraging me to write a cookbook as well.  I don’t know what other families are like when comes to the kids getting an idea in there head, but mine refused to give up on the subject.  I think what really got my attention was when our eldest daughter, Onyx, mentioned the idea again and reminded me that I already make a living from writing….so why not create a new brand for the company.


Thus with vast amounts of encouragement, Simply Ardynn was born.  Like many projects and ideas Simply Ardynn seemed to evolve and grow with a mind of its own.  From the initial thought of a traditional cookbook to a subscription based vlog to what is now a fully interactive cooking app.  With such a long history in publishing, I knew that many people no longer bought physical books and each time I searched iBooks, Amazon or the App Store (in order to do my competitor analysis) I saw a new type of product being released.  This started to worry me, until I realized that no only is there always room for competition, but that having multiple revenue lines, product extensions and user options available would set us apart from the pack.

 The core belief behind Simply Ardynn is that no matter how busy you are as a professional or how limitied your knowledge is in the kitchen, you can create amazing food experiences that bring family and friends together.  All the while creating memories that will last beyond your lifetime, but trickle down through your kids and grandkids. 

Below,  you will notice the ingredient list for our Mexican Pork Salad Recipe.  Being that it was the reason for this new venture, it seemed appropriate that it be the first recipe I shared as we start that pre-promotional aspects our the Simply Ardynn launch.  Currently, we are set to launch on Ardynn Media Groups 10th Anniversary, February 11th, 2018.  So stay tuned as we embark on this exciting journey.  The closer we get to launch date, the more events will be scheduled and a few contest giveaways even are planned.

I hope you will stay tuned and follow us as we head into a new part of our lives.

  • Baby Spinach, fresh
  • Seasoned Black Beans (Goya)
  • Roast Pork, shredded
  • Plum Tomatoes, chopped
  • Cheddar Cheese, grated
  • Green Onions, chopped
  • Corn Chips
  • Sour Cream or Mexican Crema 
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To Few Professionals Utilize Apps Like IFTTT To Manage Their Life

By Michael Harris-Arzon, The Simplistic Professional


When I was a few years younger than I am today, the days seemed to have more than enough hours to them.  I could work 12 hours a day…. come home and cook a gourmet meal…. read a few chapters of the latest NYTimes Best Seller and spend quality time with my husband.  Then came the longest running tech boom in recorded history.  Gone were the 10 years of advancements followed by 10 years of stagnant growth.  The achievements in technology has allowed Entreprenuers and other professionals to take control over their job functions like never before.  The down side is that more is expected of employees from companies.

Balancing our private, family and professional lives has never been more crucial.  Fortunately for most of us, technology has given us assistants like Siri, Alexa and a host of platforms to automate certain aspects of our lives.  While services like Hoote Suite have been helping us schedule social media posts for quite some time now, apps like IFTTT have not gotten the exposure I feel they deserve.

For those that are willing to spend a little time setting up appropriate recipes, yes recipes as in mixing technology components together to achieve a desired end result, IFTTT can take the burden of many tasks off your shoulders.


The beauty of using IF is that everything you do is done blindly, unlike social scheduling platforms like Hoote Suite where they tell the world you used them to post content.  Most of my followers think I spend the bulk of my time curating content for our various social / online outlets.  In reality I spend about 25% of my time adding content.  The rest is done via the carefully created recipes and the underlying powerhouse that is If This Then That (IFTTT).

Should I be telling my secret?  Probably not.  But the goal of our current mission is to help professionals lead a truly balanced life.