Posts in category "Healthy Recipes"

Mediterranean Cooking Class with Chopping Block and Common Threads

Mediterranean Cooking Class with Chopping Block and Common Threads
Get ‘em cooking. That’s the mutual goal for nonprofit Common Threads, with its mission to get 1 million kids cooking through healthy-eating and culturally aware cooking classes, and for Chopping Block, Chicago’s renown recreational cooking school whose aim is to get people to cook. This past week the two teamed up for a special Mediterranean... Read more »

Brisket for the (High) Holidays

Brisket for the (High) Holidays
Growing up, brisket was synonymous with the Jewish high holidays, especially when Grandma was cooking. Over the past few years, though, I’ve noticed that brisket seems to be, shall we say, off-trend. And for really no good reason; insofar as meat goes, it’s relatively cheap per pound, it’s not a complicated dish to prepare, and... Read more »

Grilled Vegetable Pizza, aka the “Triple Threat” of a Homemade Dinner

Grilled Vegetable Pizza, aka the “Triple Threat” of a Homemade Dinner
The other night, while I was wrapping up some work, the hubby pulled together one of the best meals I’ve had all summer, grilled vegetable pizza. Our sweet banana pepper (yes, just one, but we are some very proud sweet banana pepper parents) was finally ripe and we had a bunch of fresh basil. Such... Read more »
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How to Make Amazing Soup (aka Vietnamese Cabbage Leaf Parcels with Shrimp Mousse in Broth)

How to Make Amazing Soup (aka Vietnamese Cabbage Leaf Parcels with Shrimp Mousse in Broth)
As I mentioned here, while in Vietnam I had the opportunity to take a cooking class from Ms. Trinh Diem Vy’s exceptional cooking school. This cabbage soup was not only my favorite dish of the class, but also my favorite dish of the whole trip. There are several steps, but the rich, comforting flavors of... Read more »

Ellie Krieger's Mom's Turkey Meatloaf Recipe

Ellie Krieger's Mom's Turkey Meatloaf Recipe
This healthy meatloaf is proof that sometimes you can royally mess up a recipe and still have it turn out delicious in the end (as opposed to when you swear you followed a recipe to the “t”, and the food still comes out tasting like cardboard).* I made the meatloaf for last week’s First Friday... Read more »

Dreaming of Mashed Taters…and all things Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the year.  There’s nothing I love more than getting together with family and friends to eat and drink, so a holiday devoted to just that – plus taking the time to truly think about all we have to be thankful for – is, to me, the ideal holiday. This... Read more »
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Asparagus and Leek Soup (or Good Food for After a Root Canal)

Asparagus and Leek Soup (or Good Food for After a Root Canal)
The hubby had to get a root canal (poor pookie) the day after we returned home from vacation (more on that later). Since I find few foods more comforting – or easy to eat – than soup, to make him feel better I whipped up this super easy and super healthy asparagus and leek soup.... 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 »

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 »
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Cocktail Garden: Our Herb Garden for Booze

Cocktail Garden: Our Herb Garden for Booze
Last year the hubby and I bought a window planter and filled it with beautiful flowers…only to later realize no one could see all our efforts from the street.  And while we at least enjoyed the flowers, this year we opted for something a little different.  Something that, since no one else could see it,... Read more »
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