SPICED SHRIMP W/ MANGO JICAMA SALSA

SPICED SHRIMP W/ MANGO JICAMA SALSA

Well, we’ve made it through the first couple of weeks of the new year with our resolutions still in tact, right? No worries if you’ve already fallen off the wagon. Let’s get back on it — together. I’ve created a bunch of new healthy menus for the new year that will...
GIVING GREEN BEANS THE SPOTLIGHT: GREEN BEAN SALAD

GIVING GREEN BEANS THE SPOTLIGHT: GREEN BEAN SALAD

Green Bean Salad It’s time to rediscover the green bean!  Green beans get such a bad wrap.  Most of us grew up eating either the canned or frozen variety which was probably overcooked to the point of only a mushy semblance of a string bean.  Thankfully, we now have...
SUPER FOOTBALL MEATBALL SAMMICH

SUPER FOOTBALL MEATBALL SAMMICH

Food is the major rival of the Big Game this Super Sunday.  Long gone are the days of chip and dip and today’s Bowl partygoers chow down on a range of dishes from gourmet pizza to Super Bowl snack stadiums. A favorite that I like to make: The Meatball Sammich.  A...
HOMEMADE CAULIFLOWER SOUP

HOMEMADE CAULIFLOWER SOUP

Two words – polar vortex. Yeah, I didn’t know it was a real thing either until it hit hard and shut down Chicago along with most of the country. We Chicagoans can withstand most weather conditions, but the below freezing double digits temps are just brutal. On cold,...
THE CARIBBEAN CUISINE

THE CARIBBEAN CUISINE

Last week I was listening to an NPR episode about the “hottest new trends” in the Chicago food scene at the moment, and to my surprise Caribbean food is currently at the top of this list. According to this broadcast, there are a number of new Caribbean restaurants...