I do a monthly clean eating workshop for a co-working office Enerspace in West Loop. When I asked what people waned to see this month, and there was a general grumbling that January is a tough month of the year. It's super cold and you are in a post holiday slump. They wanted warming comfort food. No, they needed comfort food...Read More
Chocolate pudding is one of those foods that I thought had to come from a packet. I mean, pudding already in a plastic cup was the packaged version so the box of powder had to be the artisanal, homemade version, right? To me, it seemed pudding powder in a box was just a necessary ingredient to make this dessert, and you were really playing loose and fast with your culinary definitions if you didn't prepare it in a Designated Pudding Shaker Cup...Read More
With creamy orange squash, juicy crimson cranberries, and bubbly green-black kale in their prime this month, why look further for inspiration for your holiday table this Thanksgiving? Whether you have a traditional meal or a contemporary one, whether it's filled with meats inside meats or veggies only, seasonal, simple vegetable dishes are always a welcome addition.
So I created a holiday recipe book...Read More
Freezing meals is a great way to save time in the kitchen. Instead of making a new dinner each night or eating the same dish four nights in a row (please kill me), make a big batch of soup each week or two and freeze half of it. After a couple weeks, you'll be able to "shop" from the freezer for new meals for the week.
But how do you know which dishes freeze well?Read More
Sunflower Sprouts are packed with nutrition and are a simple, no-cook way to get more protein, calcium, iron and more into your diet.
But when you think of sprouts, what comes to mind? A flavorless, dense nest atop a sandwich? The part of a takeout salad that you eat around?
I'm right there with you, although lately...Read More
In honor of Halloween this weekend, I wanted to craft a holiday-appropriate treat that wasn't going to send me into a sugar coma. While Reese's Peanut Butter Cups are a classic Halloween favorite, even as a kid, they were just a little too sweet for me. I updated them by balancing the typical sweetness with bitterness...Read More