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Sausage, Crispy Broccoli, Caramelized Red Onion & Garlic Za

  I know what you are thinking: why is a Registered Dietitian suggesting eating pizza? One of my favorite parts of my job is helping clients subscribe to the idea that all foods can be included in a ...

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Grilled Fish Tacos: A Twist on a Summer Classic

  The hot summer months here in Chicago always make me think of a few things: milkshakes at Susie’s, burgers on the patio at Paradise Pup, and mostly, tacos. To be more specific, fish tacos. Don’t ...

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Fresh Creamed Corn: The Ultimate Summer Experience

  You know that old saying, "Don't judge a book by its cover"? Well, I feel like that saying could easily apply to this recipe. I admit that the visual of the final dish may inspire you to jump to ...

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A Laid Back Photographic Guide to Campfire Cooking

  It’s the middle of August and you know what that means; time to hastily plan last minute camping trips that you have put off all season because you can already almost feel the chill of winter’s ...

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Cooking en Papillote

  After my previous post on grilled Ratatouille, a few people noticed that I had an aluminum foil pouch next to my cast iron pan on the grill and wanted to know what was in it. When I explained it ...

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6 Ways to Eat More Sustainably

  I love food. I love eating, I love cooking, and I love entertaining. But here’s the thing. I also love the Earth. And the more I learn about the way our eating habits negatively affect the Earth, ...

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How I Spent a Six-Hour Lunch

There are business lunches, power lunches, liquid lunches and Ladies who Lunch, but none of them compare to the six-hour lunch I just had in Spain. El Celler De Can Roca, recently featured on the ...

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Baking Bagels and More in Teen Baking and Pastry Camp

  Our five-day Teen Camp: Baking and Pastry is filled with fun and loads of information. The week is a complete baking experience for young pastry chefs as they navigate the world of quick breads, ...

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Wine Ice Cream Floats

  Last week our general manager, Kate, tagged me in a Facebook post, challenging me to write a blog about red wine ice cream floats. In general, I don't advocate adulterating wine; a lot of work went ...

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Micronutrients Part 2: Minerals

  This is the second article in a two-part series about micronutrients. Check out part one on vitamins if you haven’t already before reading this one! As with vitamins, minerals don’t directly give ...

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