Chicago Gets A Shake Shack

Chicago Gets A Shake Shack

  If you like tasty juicy burgers, you’ve probably heard about Shake Shack.   In the early days of November 2014, the Chicago Shake Shack opened in River North to much hoopla. Lines around the corner despite the weather for a burger? Absolutely.   We have had the chance to try Shake Shack at several of […]

Southwestern Slow Cooker Vegetarian Chili

Southwestern Slow Cooker Vegetarian Chili

  It’s the time of year we pull out our favorite fall cooking appliance – the slow cooker! While you may not immediately think about it, the slow cooker is a great source of global cuisine. Chicken Cacciatore, Beef Bourguignon, Chickpea Stew,  Thai Curry, Chicken Tagine, Italian Wedding Soup and much more can all be […]

Tasty Food And Good For You Too

Tasty Food And Good For You Too

    Are you looking for ways to eat tasty food that’s not punishing to your waistline?  Summer is right around the corner, which means bathing suit season. That’s got many of us focused on how we’re eating will affect our figures.  But more than that, the news is full of stories about genetically modified foods, gluten-free diets, vegan meals, […]

Pizzeria Bianco and More

Pizzeria Bianco and More

  We know that Italian food is some of the most popular in the world. And it’s one of our favorites too. So we’re pretty picky when it comes to pizza. But if you have a reason to be in Phoenix, Arizona, or can make one up, you might just find one of the happiest […]

Easy Veggie Lasagna

Easy Veggie Lasagna

  This veggie lasagna is perfect for everyone who loves that great cheesy, tomato, pasta blend but may not want the meat, fat or calories that go with it. It’s so hearty, most people won’t even miss the meat. Our recipe is easy and fun to make.   You can personalize it so many ways […]

Crispy Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Crispy Cauliflower Crust Pizza

  Sometimes we want all the flavor and chew of a really good pizza without giving having the crust hangover that sometimes comes with it. Here’s an alternative cauliflower crust pizza that is so close to a doughy crust you will not miss the dough. And your waistline will be so thankful  that you’ll be […]

Purple Pig more than measures up

Purple Pig more than measures up

Call me cynical, but there are a lot of options already out there for delectable meats in Chicago. Purple Pig has been around for a while, but since I don’t make it to Michigan Avenue often, I usually default to Publican. Now I have another choice!

Galettes Galore

Galettes Galore

  The cuisine of France is world renowned for its sophistication, precision and elegance. But there’s one item that we find more hearty and rustic than refined. And we love that! It’s the galette, a large thin pancake-like pastry that most often appears in the Brittany region of France. The galette could be considered a […]

Hello, Halloumi!

Hello, Halloumi!

  Once in awhile you discover a really special food that captures your heart and your imagination. For some of us, Halloumi cheese is one of those special taste treats. Hallloumi is a firm cheese that comes from the island of Cyprus in the Mediterranean. It’s traditionally made from a mixture of goat and sheep […]

Perfecting the Vienna Picnic

Perfecting the Vienna Picnic

  One of the most beautiful cities in Europe, Vienna provides many wonderful options during the sunny months of summer for perfecting the Vienna picnic. Some hotels will provide you with a basket freshly prepared and ready to go for your perfect Vienna picnic. There are  also plenty of places you can purchase all the […]

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