Month: October 2015

Andersonville Part Two: Dining
Activities, Dining Out

Andersonville Part Two: Dining

I had been dying to try Big Jones in Andersonville.  It is ALWAYS featured in every brunch review done of Chicago as a *must* try place, but the reality of going 40 minutes north of the city and waiting for two hours has just never happened spontaneously.  It’s definitely something that […]

Roasted Spaghetti Squash Bowl
Dinner, Lunch, Main, Vegetables, Vegetarian

Roasted Spaghetti Squash Bowl

Squash is everywhere right now, and I literally mean everywhere!  Between pumpkins for Halloween, gourds to decorate for the fall and the bins full of them at the Farmer’s Market, they’re on overload.  The good news is that this mean you can get them for a great deal!  I picked […]

Sriracha Honey Tofu
Dinner, Lunch, Main, Vegetarian

Sriracha Honey Tofu

I am and will always be a lover of tofu!  It’s good for you and easy to cook, but best of all it can take on any flavor that you decide to pair it with.  Some people get intimidated by cooking tofu because if you haven’t done it, it may seem strange […]

Fall Activities: County Line Orchard
Activities

Fall Activities: County Line Orchard

When you pull up to County Line Orchard, it looks like fall exploded there!  There are hay bales, pumpkins, tractors pulling kids along and dried corn stalks everywhere.  The smell of apple cider doughnuts wafts through the air and you will be able to count at least one person eating […]

Black Bean Burgers
Dinner, Lunch, Main, Vegetarian

Black Bean Burgers

Cooking veggie/bean burgers has always stressed me out a little bit.  I can’t ever seem to make one that even comes close to restaurant quality.  It’s hard to get the right combination because the “burger” needs to have the right consistency to stay together when cooked but not be too dense […]

Mrs. Walton’s Homemade Salsa
Sauces, Vegetarian

Mrs. Walton’s Homemade Salsa

This homemade salsa is a tried and true winner!  It has been passed down from Mrs. Walton, a friend of mine’s mother from friend to friend because it is so easy and delicious.  It never fails to impress and has that restaurant style quality and texture that we all crave […]