Posts Tagged "recipe"

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...

Ginger Shrimp and Chard Stir Fry 00

Ginger Shrimp and Chard Stir Fry

Ginger Shrimp and Chard Stir Fry

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Monday night I had a lot on my plate (no pun intended) and needed a quick dinner. I had planned to make Ginger Shrimp and Chard Stir Fry over brown rice, but last minute changed my mind and used Tasty Bite Asian Kung Pao Noodles instead! This was the first time I ever bought this pre-made microwaveable pouch of fresh cooked noodles and vegetables tossed with peanuts in a Kung Pao sauce and I have...

Slow Cooker Beef Barbacoa Tacos 00

Slow Cooker Beef Barbacoa Tacos

Slow Cooker Beef Barbacoa Tacos

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On a busy day, my best friend is my crockpot. Nothing is better than coming home to a dinner that has been cooking itself while you’ve been away! After seeing Rick Bayless at the Good Food Festival last month, I grabbed one of his Frontera Seasoning Sauces at the grocery store last week to give it a try! I went with the Red Chile Barbacoa Slow Cook Sauce, a roasted tomato and ancho chile sauce...

Halibut with Garlic Almond and Caper Sauce 00

Halibut with Garlic Almond and Caper Sauce

Halibut with Garlic Almond and Caper Sauce

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Halibut was on crazy sale last weekend at Whole Foods, so I couldn’t help but cook some up for dinner last Sunday night! Instead of brown rice, I made a quick salad with Boston lettuce, watercress, radish, and avocado to serve the fish over. The weather in Chicago was finally a beautiful spring 60 degrees, so Will and I went for a quick 30 minute run out by the lake to enjoy it before enjoying...

Sage French Toast with Apples and Maple Chicken Sausage 00

Sage French Toast with Apples and Maple Chicken Sausage

Sage French Toast with Apples and Maple Chicken Sausage

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Friday night’s Crossfit workout really beat me up. 21 Overhead Squats (@ 65#) 42 Pull-ups 15 Overhead Squats (@ 65#) 30 Pull-ups 9 Overhead Squats (@ 65#) 18 Pull-ups All in under 15 minutes… So it’s no wonder why I haven’t been able to move my arms all weekend. I even slept in until noon on Sunday…quite unlike me. So Sunday brunch was a little later in the afternoon than planned, but...

Fajita Taco Pizza 00

Fajita Taco Pizza

Fajita Taco Pizza

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First things first – check out Eat Chic Chicago quoted in Shape magazine in an article called The Best Breakfasts for You! I am so excited to be a part of this! Secondly, we did NOT hang the Urbio this weekend. Turns out it requires drilling 45 holes in the wall…so we are going to wait, brainstorm about how to minimize the destruction that this would cause to our rented apartment wall, and...

Sweet Potato Veggie Lasagna 00

Sweet Potato Veggie Lasagna

Sweet Potato Veggie Lasagna

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Greeting from the South Loop! The move is finally over! We moved into our new place over Labor Day weekend and over the past week have been working diligently to unpack boxes, paint walls, install lighting fixtures, and get the internet up and running! There is still much to be done, but I cannot wait to show you all pictures of our new place once everything is in it’s place. I couldn’t...

Shrimp Avocado Salad 00

Shrimp Avocado Salad

Shrimp Avocado Salad

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In keeping with the theme of Paleo today, I made a delicious Shrimp Avocado Salad for lunch! The salad consisted of a simple bed of lettuce, sliced avocado, cherry tomatoes, and lemon garlic shrimp. I recreated this salad based on this one I had in Mykonos! Instead of a creamy dressing for the salad, I used Isola Cream of Balsamic, one of my newest favorites in the kitchen! Cream of balsamic...

Mango Agave Granola 00

Mango Agave Granola

Mango Agave Granola

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Based on the calendar, spring is officially here. Based on the current cold snowy Chicago weather, winter doesn’t want to leave. In the spirit of spring I made some homemade granola, mango agave granola to be exact! Granola is one of those things that can be expensive at the supermarket, but is so easy and cheap to make at home. As long as you have oats, you are in business. You can use...

Favorite Brussels Spouts 00

Favorite Brussels Spouts

Favorite Brussels Spouts

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If you’ve never tried Brussels sprouts, or think you hate them, this recipe will change your life! This recipe come from Clean Food by Terry Walters (love this cookbook!). Every time I make Brussels sprouts I use this recipe and I can’t seem to get enough, they are seriously addicting! Favorite Brussels Sprouts vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, soy-free,...

Friday Night Pizza 00

Friday Night Pizza

Friday Night Pizza

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Pizza is one of the easiest dinners you can make – and no I am not talking about a frozen pizza or calling up the delivery guy. If Friday night is typically pizza night in your household, making your own homemade pizza can be a simple healthy swap! I make homemade pizza at least once a week for a quick dinner on the weekend. I love that I can throw all of my left over vegetables, cheese,...

Foolproof Guacamole 00

Foolproof Guacamole

Foolproof Guacamole

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After much anticipation, it’s here! My famous guacamole recipe for everyone to see! This recipe is constantly a hit at every part, work event, or even just as a weekend snack. I’ve made all sorts of guacamole varieties, but I always come back to this classic recipe! You can of course alter the recipe anyway you want by using more or less of any of the ingredients to personalize it to...