Vegan Can Be Good!

Vegan food always bored me until I found Native Foods Cafe where everything was flavorful, hearty, and better than some meat and dairy based dishes we have tried lately (see Tavernit”eh” post below).  We found this place in Wicker Park on Sunday after we had lunch so we decided to try it another time.  Yesterday dinner […]

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Got Zucchini?

Zucchini and I have never gotten along.  I find it bland and if it is cooked improperly it is mushy.  Raw it is OK with dip to cover the blandness.  But……last week I bought a 3 1/2 pound one at the farmers market in an effort to find a way to prepare it I would […]

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Tavernit”eh”

Every once in a while you hear about a new restaurant and you want to try it.  Sometimes it takes a while but eventually you check it out.  In this case we heard Tavernita was a great spot for small plates which we love.  So, we made a booking on Open Table well in advance.  […]

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One Pot Meal

Most people like one pot meals for their ease in preparation.  I like them due to their ease of cleaning up.  This one pot meal fits into both categories.  You cook some vegetables.  You cook some chicken, sausage, and shrimp.  You add a little rice and some spice.  Your result is one pot meal that […]

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Asparagus Season is Coming!

It was so exciting to see skinny asparagus spears at the market the other day.  This means spring is coming (although we are expecting 4-9 inches of snow tonight!) and the produce selection will be changing from week to week for the better. Asparagus is my favorite vegetable so when it is in season we […]

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wELl that was awesome!

13 courses (over 3 1/2 hours), a salty chocolate ball, BYOB (no corkage) and a $30 car service ride home were all great!  You book a table at EL through a lottery-type reservation system which is worth the effort.  Four of us (me, Ross, Tina, and Rich) were able to get a reservation without waiting too long and we were psyched about dining […]

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