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Meatless Monday: Huaraches with Cheese, Mushrooms, and Poblanos

November 28, 2011

Depending on your viewpoint, working in downtown Chicago can be described as delicious or dangerous. I’m of course, referring to all the lunch options that abound just outside my door. Back when I lived in Massachusetts, I worked for four years in a tiny town on the North Shore called Wenham.  Our office itself was […]

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Savory Corn & Ricotta Pancakes and a Giveaway to Celebrate the End of Summer

September 12, 2011

I know I said I was ready for fall. Still, I’m having one of those be careful what you wish for moments.  The cold chill seemed to have set in a little early and at first I was loving it, but now I find I’m missing certain trappings of summer.  It’s a little harder to […]

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Creamy Vegetable Pot Pie with Polenta-Parmesan Crumble

July 13, 2011

I’m not going to lie, 2011 has felt, at times, like quite the roller coaster. Romantic relationships ended before they even began. Endless open houses and condo showings pursuit of my perfect Chicago home netted me little more than a failed negotiation. So when I finally got a piece of good news recently, celebrations seemed […]

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Meatless Monday: Mushroom Burgers to Bring On Summer

March 14, 2011

I’ve had it with winter in Chicago! I know I promised, no resolved, that I was going to embrace it with optimism.  I know I even went so far to create an action plan of things I could do to not just tolerate, but love it.  And I swear I tried, I really did.  I’ve […]

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Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato and Goat Cheese Pesto

March 3, 2011

Thanks for the kind words on my last post.  I always struggle with how candid and honest to be on the blog.  In many ways, the candid posts are the ones where I feel I’m most able be myself, but I also recognize that for many people reading a food blog is more about a happy escape or […]

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My Ten Favorite Recipes of 2010

December 31, 2010

It feels surreal that tonight we’ll be saying goodbye to 2010. Time certainly flew by! I know it’s cliche to say so as I find myself feeling like each coming year passes faster and faster, but I’m still amazed by the fact 2011 is almost upon us. Before the year is out I wanted to […]

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Belated Halloween Recipe: Homemade Popcorn Balls

November 8, 2010

This year, I loved Halloween. Work was too crazy to make a proper costume (In true foodie style, I wanted to go as a food truck), but even still a night off from my job with candy, costumes, and of course a drink or two, was a welcome recess. I hit up the party of […]

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Meatless Monday: Honey Mustard Cashew & Tofu Pasta Salad

November 1, 2010

I always strive to bring balance to every aspect of my life whether it’s in thinking about how I approach my career or in how to build flavor in a dish.  Unfortunately, in reality it doesn’t always work out that way.  Lately things have been a bit chaotic in the work department.  A quick turnaround […]

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Pineapple-Ginger Grilled Tofu with Edamame Salad

August 25, 2010

Whenever I travel where I’m going to eat is as important for me to figure out as what I’m going to do or see.  Business trips are no exception.  While to some they’re just a way to see clients and rack up some frequent flyer miles (Okay, I like that as well.) for me they’re […]

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