Posts Tagged "books"

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Printer’s Row Lit Fest!

Printer’s Row Lit Fest!

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This weekend was Lit Fest here in Chicago! With Printer’s Row only a few block away from home, we spent Saturday afternoon browsing book sales! This was my very first time at Lit Fest and I had no idea what I had been missing out on all these years! Anyone that knows me knows that I love to read – fiction, cookbooks, food novels, you name it, I read it. I made a New Years resolution back in...

Ginger & Garlic Teriyaki Salmon 00

Ginger & Garlic Teriyaki Salmon

Ginger & Garlic Teriyaki Salmon

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I finally finished reading A Stolen Life last night (definitely a must read!) while watching the Australian Open. Talk about an impressive performance by Sloane Stephens against Serena Williams! Today I started reading Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain . I’m loving Bourdain’s crude, bad-ass New Yorker style of writing. I’ve been meaning to read this book ever since my very first...

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Carrot-Zucchini Bread with Candied Ginger

Carrot-Zucchini Bread with Candied Ginger

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I was at the bookstore the other day, perusing around, and I came across Eating Local: The Cookbook Inspired by Local Farmers by Sur La Table. The photography in this book is out of this world and the recipes were mouthwatering. As I paged through the book, I came across a recipe for Carrot-Zucchini Bread with Candied Ginger and thought “wow that looks soooo good! I wish the book...

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Eat Pray Love

Eat Pray Love

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If you haven’t already done so, I recommend you all check out Eat Pray Love in theaters now! I’ve had this book sitting on my bookshelf for over and year and never had the chance to read it. Now the movie is finally out and I had to check it out! Eat Pray Love is the story of Elizabeth Gilbert, a woman in her early thirties struggling with divorce and depression. Elizabeth...

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The Last Lecture

The Last Lecture

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Read Chic is officially updated! I wanted to do a quick post about the last book I read, The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch. The Last Lecture is the inspiring story of Randy Pausch, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University, and his fight against pancreatic cancer. While he eventually lost his battle with cancer, Pausch lived a fulfilling life and shared his personal life lessons with his students...

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Aksarben Village Farmers Market

Aksarben Village Farmers Market

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Happy 4th of July! I hope everyone had a great holiday! This morning I made my way over to the Aksarben Village Farmers Market over by the new Wohlner’s neighborhood grocery on 60th and Center. Despite the fact that it was pouring, the market was rather crowded! Among an assortment of free samples, I came home with some zucchini (both round and oblong in shape), carrots, eggs, lettuce,...

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Bob’s Red Mill Baking Book

Bob’s Red Mill Baking Book

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Check out this new cookbook! Did you know Bob’s Red Mill had a Baking Book?! A great friend of mine gave me Bob’s Red Mill Baking Book yesterday as an early birthday gift! She knows how much I love Bob’s Red Mill products and thought of me when she came across this book! Bob’s Red Mill Baking Book includes recipes for yeast breads, quick breads, rolls, muffins, biscuits,...

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The Vegetannual

The Vegetannual

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As many of you know, I adore the book Animal Vegetable Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver. I enjoy the book so much that today I decided to share with you one of my favorite excerpts from the book about the “vegetannual”. To recover an intuitive sense of what will be in season throughout the year, picture an imaginary plant that bears over the course of one growing...

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New Food Books!

New Food Books!

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I hope everyone is enjoying the weekend! I’ve got some new books to add to my reading list that you might be interested in! 1. The Locavore Way by Amy Cotler Discover how wonderful it tastes to be a locavore. Fresh fruits and vegetables, picked at the height of their ripeness; flavorful meats from humanely raised and organically fed animals; and pungent, handcrafted cheeses – all...

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Clean Food

Clean Food

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Check out my latest purchase, Clean Food by Terry Walters! After reading Animal Vegetable Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver, I was inspired to try and eat more seasonally and locally. So imagine my enthusiasm when I came across Clean Food, a vegetarian/vegan cookbook focused on cooking with the seasons! Whether you’re an advanced cook or a beginner, this cookbook is for everyone. The book...

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Cook This Not That!

Cook This Not That!

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Check out my new books!   Cook This Not That! by David Zincsenko: This book has tons of delicious looking recipes and even educates you on what items you should stock your pantry with in order to be the ultimate healthy cook! I really enjoy the writing style of this book as well as all of the great pictures! I loved Eat This Not That, so I can’t wait to start reading this one! Just...

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Why Be Vegan?

Why Be Vegan?

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Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a fun, safe evening last night and are thinking about healthy ways to start off the new year! So what’s my big 2010 resolution? WellÔǪ(drum roll please)ÔǪI am officially going vegan! I have been a vegetarian on and off for the past 8 years of my life and am now up for a new challenge, veganism. Upon recently reading a number books regarding animal...