Tag: foodie

Toasted Garlic Beef Stock
Featured Item, Soup

Toasted Garlic Beef Stock

I’ve been saving some beef bones in my freezer for the last couple of months waiting until the perfect recipe came along.  I knew I would use them for soup or stew but wasn’t sure until I was flipping through the January issue of Bon Appetit and came across the […]

Roasted Cauliflower with Anchovy Sauce
Appetizers, Sides, Snack, Vegetables, Vegetarian

Roasted Cauliflower with Anchovy Sauce

It’s finally here!  The new year followed by all of our healthy resolutions!!  This is one of my favorite times of the year, a time to reboot and examine what you need from the year to be your optimal self.  With the holiday season being so busy, I got away […]

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 […]

Vietnamese Tofu Noodle Bowl
Dinner, Lunch, Main, Uncategorized, Vegetarian

Vietnamese Tofu Noodle Bowl

In earlier posts I’ve mentioned the company Phoenix Bean – a local tofu maker in Chicago – and how much I adore everything they make.  Well recently I came across their tofu noodles at the Farmer’s Market and what an amazing discovery it was.  These noodles are literally tofu made […]

The ONLY Way to Peel a Mango
Appetizers, Breakfast, Fruit, Snack

The ONLY Way to Peel a Mango

Mangos are one of my favorite fruits…they are juicy and bright and some days can be good enough to transport you from your desk to the beach, even if only for a minute or two.  For as much as I like mangos, I don’t eat them enough and I finally realized […]

Tofu Lettuce Wraps
Dinner, Gluten Free, Lunch, Main, Uncategorized, Vegetarian

Tofu Lettuce Wraps

There is this AMAZING tofu at all of the Farmer’s Markets around me.  It’s made by a company called Phoenix Bean (link to website) and they sell all different types of tofu products.  My two favorite items they sell have to be the tofu noodles (upcoming recipe) and the smoked tofu, […]