Posts Tagged "tomatoes"

Aksarben Village Farmers Market 00

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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Pilsen Chicago Farmers Market

Pilsen Chicago Farmers Market

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This morning I rode my bike down to the Pilsen Chicago Farmer’s Market on 18th and Halsted. This community market was much smaller than the Green City Market that I went to last weekend. Nevertheless they had great vendors and produce!   I came home with tomatoes, zucchini, fresh basil (since my windowsill herb garden is taking forever to grow!), peaches, mini tri-colored potatoes,...

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Pasta Fresca

Pasta Fresca

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Earlier this week I had lunch at Noodles and Company. One of my favorite dishes, among many, is their Pasta Fresca. While munching away I decided that this is totally something I could easily make at home; so later in the week I went at it. Here is what I came up with! Recipe makes 2 servings. Pasta Fresca  vegetarian, soy-free, peanut-free, tree nut-free, seed-free, sugar-free, shellfish-oil,...

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Famous Bruchetta

Famous Bruchetta

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While cooking a romantic dinner at home of spinach lasagna and Caesar salad paired with a delicious Chilean chardonnay, I made bruchetta as a quick appetizer. Whether you need to hold guests over at your next dinner party or offer to bring a dish to your next potluck, this flawless bruchetta is always a hit! Bruchetta is my favorite appetizer to make, its super easy and the ingredients are...

Pesto Gnocchi Pasta Salad 00

Pesto Gnocchi Pasta Salad

Pesto Gnocchi Pasta Salad

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Its finally summer, and nothing says summer like pasta salad! With being out of town and starting up my dietetic internship I feel like I haven’t cooked in ages! Pesto Gnocchi Pasta Salad was the perfect solution for dinner. I took this recipe from Cook This Not That; I used store-bought pesto from Whole Foods and leftover whole wheat gnocchi that I had made a month or so ago. Pesto...

Cobb Salad 00

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...

How to Make a Classic Red Sauce 00

How to Make a Classic Red Sauce

How to Make a Classic Red Sauce

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The professor of my Food Science class is a chef and taught me how to make this flawless red sauce, it was AMAZING! It was the best red sauce I had ever had and I couldn’t wait to share it with you guys!   Classic Red Sauce  vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, soy-free, dairy-free, peanut-free, tree nut-free, seed-free, sugar-free, shellfish-oil, fish-free, bean &...

Butternut Squash Tortellini 00

Butternut Squash Tortellini

Butternut Squash Tortellini

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After a long day in Harvey, IL for a Dietetic Internship Seminar, I finally got around to eating my Butternut Squash Tortellini! Unfortunately I crashed into bed before I could get this post up, so here it is now! This recipe works out perfectly to prepare it ahead of time and freeze it to cook later, which is what I did! It was great to come home after a long day and just have to put on some...

The Perfect Tabbouleh 00

The Perfect Tabbouleh

The Perfect Tabbouleh

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Tabbouleh is a Middle Eastern salad typically made of fine-ground bulgur, parsley, tomatoes, green onions, mint, olive oil, and lemon juice. I made this tabbouleh to go with my freshly baked pitas! The Perfect Tabbouleh vegetarian, vegan, soy-free, dairy-free, peanut-free, tree nut-free, seed-free, sugar-free, shellfish-oil, fish-free, bean & legume-free Ingredients: 1 cup bulgar...

Spaghetti Squash Night! 00

Spaghetti Squash Night!

Spaghetti Squash Night!

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Tonight was the perfect night for spaghetti squash! Having class all day I was too lazy too make anything elaborate for dinner so this was the perfect choice. Simple, quick, and delicious! I just kind of eye ball the ingredients, but here is the exact recipe: 1 medium raw spaghetti squash 1 tsp olive oil 1 small onion, chopped 1 garlic clove, minced 14 1/2 oz canned stewed tomatoes, cut up 1...

Tomatoes and Lycopene 00

Tomatoes and Lycopene

Tomatoes and Lycopene

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Sadly my fresh farmer’s market cherry tomatoes are gone! I used the last of them to make a pita pizza for lunch. These tomatoes were so delicious and I was able to reap their nutritioal benefits all week! Not only are tomatoes rich in vitamins and minerals, but they fight against cancer! Tomatoes and tomato products contain lycopene which is a phytochemical that causes their characteristic...

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Homemade Margherita Pizza

Homemade Margherita Pizza

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UIC has a new farmer’s market this year on campus for students! I couldn’t wait to get over there and check out what they had. While there were only a handful of vendors, I still came away with some great purchases! I bought some cherry tomatoes and nectarines. For dinner I wanted to use the fresh tomatoes for a fresh margherita pizza. I made my first ever homemade pizza dough....