Posts Tagged "lettuce"

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Rick Bayless Garden Tour

Rick Bayless Garden Tour

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A couple weeks ago, my girlfriends and I went on a tour of the Rick Bayless garden! It was absolutely beautiful! Located on three adjacent city lots in Bucktown neighborhood, Rick Bayless’ private garden secretly grows organic lettuce, herbs, peppers and more organic for his local restaurants.   Check out all that lettuce! Most of the lettuces were actually recently harvested, but there was...

Grilled Salmon with Cherry Balsamic Salad 00

Grilled Salmon with Cherry Balsamic Salad

Grilled Salmon with Cherry Balsamic Salad

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While the first day of summer is still 2 weeks away, I’m ready for the summer salad season to begin! The weather here in Chicago has been unfortunately chilly for June but that doesn’t stop us from enjoying delicious grilled food and cold brews indoors! With family in town all last week, my fridge was an empty sad sight and I felt like I hadn’t been grocery shopping in ages. Instead of...

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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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Cobb Salad

Cobb Salad

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I had a craving for Cobb salad this week and got a great recipe from Smitten Kitchen which I modified slightly! This recipe was enough for two Cobb salads and was absolutely delicious! Cobb Salad gluten-free, grain-free, soy-free, peanut-free, tree nut-free, sugar-free, shellfish-oil, fish-free, bean & legume-free Ingredients: 1 head romaine lettuce 1 chicken breast (seasoned, grilled, and...

Homemade Whole Wheat Gnocchi 00

Homemade Whole Wheat Gnocchi

Homemade Whole Wheat Gnocchi

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day! If you have never made your own pasta, this is the easiest pasta to make, and you don’t even need a pasta machine! I served my gnocchi with a delicious side Caesar salad. This meal even included a festive assortment of the color green! Homemade Whole Wheat Gnocchi  soy-free, dairy-free, peanut-free, tree nut-free, seed-free, sugar-free, shellfish-oil,...

Lettuce Varieties 00

Lettuce Varieties

Lettuce Varieties

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When selecting lettuce at the supermarket, you always want to choose darker greens over lighter colored ones. The darker the leaf, the higher the nutrient content. Here’s a quick tutorial of the different lettuce varieties out there to help you select the best lettuce for your next salad! Romaine – romaine lettuce has large, crisp leaves that provide a crunchy texture sharp flavor...