Archive for August 2012

I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends OR It’s Getting Hot In Here

I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends OR It’s Getting Hot In Here
The back porch of Volo in Roscoe Village is arguably one of the best outdoor eating spaces in Chicago.  Which is why, on a recent Saturday night, a group of six of us arranged to have dinner there.  My friend made the reservation weeks in advance, requesting that we be seated outside, and when that... Read more »

Top 5 Ways to Keep Salads Healthy

Top 5 Ways to Keep Salads Healthy
Salads make a great appetizer or meal. Salads can also be the Venus flytrap of healthy eating for those trying to keep it light. This is particularly true when eating out, since it can be hard to know exactly what ingredients are used or how the food is prepared.  So, without further unnecessary intro, here... Read more »

I Tiled My Kitchen!!! (kind of)

Because Chewables Chicago includes healthy recipes, and because those healthy recipes are made by yours truly in my kitchen, I thought I would share with you all one of the projects I’ve been working on at home: our kitchen redo!…. Our place has been a work in progress ever since we moved in about a... Read more »
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Southwestern Quinoa Salad

Southwestern Quinoa Salad
This healthy recipe comes courtesy of my sister-in-law, who is an amazing cook (and who I am constantly asking for her recipes). It’s a combination of this recipe and this recipe, plus her own adaptations, and it’s pretty much amazeballs. It’s great for a wholesome dinner (with, as we did, a nice bottle of wine),... Read more »

Coconut Water Will Make You Skinny, Popular, and Rich!!! (well, maybe not, but you might still want to give it a try)

Coconut Water Will Make You Skinny, Popular, and Rich!!! (well, maybe not, but you might still want to give it a try)
I have a new addiction, one I used to think was rather nasty: coconut water. But the combination of our crazy hot summer and my outside and hot yoga workouts convinced me to give it another go. The second time around, I loved it. I didn’t notice the less than delightful aftertaste that had initially... Read more »

Gemini Bistro + J Parker = Date Night Love

Gemini Bistro + J Parker = Date Night Love
Date night! The hubby and I had been meaning to try Gemini Bistro for years. I used to live right around the corner, but for some reason we never made it over there until now. Tsk, tsk. Unpretentious and reasonably inexpensive while still exuding a comfortably upscale air, the “American” bistro was clearly gourmet and... Read more »
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    Chewables Chicago is dedicated to healthy eating in Chicago. To exploring the amazing and diverse food places Chicago has to offer without packing on the pounds. The majority of entries are challenges, restaurants reviewed for healthy and flavorful options. Of course, occasionally it’s worth going all out (hello Alinea), and the splurges entries ensure you know when. Sprinkled throughout are eating and fitness tips, recipes, and classic restaurant reviews.
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