Posts Tagged "salad"

Healthy Labor Day Recipes 00

Healthy Labor Day Recipes

Healthy Labor Day Recipes

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Thanks to fresh summer produce and grilling, healthy Labor Day recipes are easy. Feed your guests with one of these nutrient-packed recipes this weekend! Hello holiday weekend! Whether you are spending the long weekend soaking up the last of the summer sunshine at the pool, grilling out with the family before the kids go back to school, or celebrating the start of football season, I have plenty...

Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad 00

Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad

Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad

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In celebration of fall and football, I have been making my fair share of cabbage slaws in the kitchen. But nothing makes my taste buds dance like a good shaved Brussels Sprout salad. Years ago I came across a raw Brussels Sprouts salad at a local Chicago restaurant and fell in love with the concept. With a little creativity in the kitchen, this delicious Shaved Brussels Sprouts salad with...

Spicy Corn Salad with Walnuts and Feta 00

Spicy Corn Salad with Walnuts and Feta

Spicy Corn Salad with Walnuts and Feta

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Over the Fourth of July weekend, we went over to a friends house and someone had brought this delicious corn salad with feta. It was so tasty I had to recreate it at home with my own spicy twist! Many recipes for corn salad call for jalapeno, but after visiting the farmers market last weekend and getting my hands on a bunch of Melrose peppers, I couldn’t help but put a Chicago twist on the...

Printer’s Row Lit Fest! 00

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...

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...

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...

St. Patrick’s Day Weekend 00

St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

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My mom was in town last weekend for St. Patrick’s Day! While most Chicagoans were out boozing at local Irish bars, we were out shopping, dining, and enjoying the theater. On Friday afternoon, we lunched at Atwood Cafe on State and Washington. We’d been wanting to try this restaurant for years and finally got around to making reservations for lunch! We made it inside just before the rain...

Garlic and Herb Roasted Chicken 00

Garlic and Herb Roasted Chicken

Garlic and Herb Roasted Chicken

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I have been all over creation today…literally. After leaving home at 6AM and not returning until 10PM, I have successfully made my way through countless northwest suburbs meeting clients, giving seminars and teaching classes all day stopping along the way at any coffee shop or cafe parking lot willing to lend me free Wi-Fi to get some work done on my laptop from my car (don’t pretend like...

Pomegranate and Satsuma Quinoa Salad 00

Pomegranate and Satsuma Quinoa Salad

Pomegranate and Satsuma Quinoa Salad

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After a full 10 hour day of work yesterday, I’m proud to say I completed everything on my list in time to catch the Golden Globes! Fortunately the one film I saw this season, Life of Pi, won best original score! However, after seeing all of the awards go out last night, clearly I have some movie watching to do! With the day so busy, I only had time to make a quick quinoa salad to snack on...

Kamut & Garbanzo Bean Salad 00

Kamut & Garbanzo Bean Salad

Kamut & Garbanzo Bean Salad

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With summer coming to an end I am trying to make as many trips to the farmers market as possible! Fall is soon approaching lots of things are changing – the evenings are getting cooler, the beaches are becoming less crowded, kids are going back to school, and we are moving! After finally getting married back in June, we have decided it’s time for a bigger and better place! I’ve had the...

BBQ Chicken Salad 00

BBQ Chicken Salad

BBQ Chicken Salad

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Without a microwave, leftovers for lunch have to be strategically planned at my new apartment. This BBQ chicken salad is actually something that is served at the café at my work, and I decided to come up with my own healthy recipe for it to eat at home! It looks a little sloppy, but once you realize how easy, delicious, and versatile it is, you won’t mind.   BBQ Chicken...

Red Quinoa and Black Bean Salad 00

Red Quinoa and Black Bean Salad

Red Quinoa and Black Bean Salad

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Last week I made a big batch of Red Quinoa and Black Bean Salad and ate it all week for lunch! It was so simple and really REALLY good! What is quinoa? Quinoa (keen-wah) is an ancient Incan grain that comes in both white and red colors. Quinoa has the most complete amino acid profile of all grains meaning it has all of the essential amino acids needed for building bones, strengthening muscles...