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Recipe: Hummus Soup

I LOVE Hummus.  I don’t need a cracker, a chip, or veggies to dip in it.  I just need a spoon.  I only wish a serving was more than 2 […]

X-marx: My first Underground Dinner

The Inspiration After reading a Chicago Bites’ review of an Underground Dinner hosted by X-Marx Chicago, I was curious to experience it myself.  Not only did the review highlight the creativity […]

Tasty Travels: Prague, Czech Republic

While traditional Eastern European food is largely “meat and potatoes” based, vegetarians can eat quite well in any major city with just a little bit of extra effort and pre-trip […]

Pour It On: Tabasco’s Chipotle Pepper Sauce

After salt and pepper, Tabasco’s Chipotle Pepper Sauce is the next most popular condiment on our dinner table.  I like it so much, in fact, that several family members of […]

Weeknight Dinner: Spice Market Sweet Potato and Lentil Packets

Since the Polenta Packets were so quick, easy, and delicious I couldn’t wait to try another recipe from the “Packet Magic” article from Vegetarian Times (May/June 2010).  This method really brings […]

Karyn’s on Green: Making Vegan Sexy

I recently had a double-date with my vegetarian friend and our meat-loving significant others at Karyn’s on Green, one of three vegan restaurants in Chicago owned by Karyn Calabrese.  Her […]

Weeknight Dinner: Polenta Packets

Week-night Dinners at my place typically revolve around either rice or pasta along with some sauce from a jar, the frozen veggie du jour, and some beans or fake meat […]

Have you ever tried…Passion Fruit?

Have you ever tasted a fresh Passion Fruit? While almost everyone I know has heard of “Passion Fruit”, hardly anyone I know has ever tried it. In fact, I myself […]

Victory’s Banner: A Joyful Brunch

Reasons Victory’s Banner is my favorite place for brunch (in no particular order): 1.) The Sunny, Uplifting environment: In the heart of Roscoe Village, the space has cheerful baby-blue and […]

LÄRABAR: Wholesome snacks To Go!

LÄRABARS have been around since 2003, but I only discovered them about a year ago. I quickly became a very big fan, so much so that I can name at […]

Have you ever tried…Kumquats

If you like the sweet & tart contrast of Sour Patch Kids and Lemon Heads, try nature’s version: Kumquats. You can pop the olive-sized fruits right into your mouth like […]

Kopi: A Traveler’s Cafe

Kopi is my favorite place for a leisurely lunch. My first experience at Kopi was last summer, ducking in to escape the pouring rain. I sat cross-legged on cushions on […]

Ancient Grains: Farro Salad Recipe

Here’s another gem from Giada De Laurentiis’s Everyday Italian that I discovered while borrowing her cookbook from the library. This recipe caught my eye since it featured a grain I’d […]

Everyday Italian: Spicy Tomato Sauce Recipe

Inspired by an episode of Anna & Kristina’s Grocery Bag where they reviewed the cookbook “Everyday Italian” by Giada De Laurentiis, I checked it out from my local library and […]

Bonsoirée: A special night out

For a belated Valentine’s Day celebration, my boyfriend Mike and I decided to splurge and treat ourselves to the Eight Course Chef’s Tasting ($85/person) at Michelin starred Bonsoirée restaurant in […]