Posts tagged "salmon"

Crispy Salmon with Butternut Squash and Brussels Sprouts Hash

Crispy Salmon with Butternut Squash and Brussels Sprouts Hash
The other day I went on a Trader Joe’s shopping trip in which I bought maybe a little too much fresh produce for one person. While I was sitting at my desk at work thinking about what I should make for dinner, this recipe popped into my head like it was sent to me from... Read more »

Meals Made Easy: Blue Apron

Meals Made Easy: Blue Apron
Meal Service Name: Blue Apron Description: Originally worn by apprentice chefs in France, the Blue Apron has become a symbol of lifelong learning in cooking. Complete meals with 500-700 calories per serving, take on average 35 minutes to prepare, ingredients are pre-portioned to save time and reduce waste, and easy to follow beautifully printed recipe... Read more »

Prasino-A Trendy Restaurant in Wicker Park

Prasino-A Trendy Restaurant in Wicker Park
The other week as Taste Tester #1 and I walked into Prasino in the Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago he couldn’t help but exclaim “I feel like we’ve been transported to River North.” I felt the same way with Prasino’s clean and elegant décor and slightly swanky atmosphere. On a Tuesday evening the restaurant was... Read more »
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Brunch at Roka Akor Chicago

This was one of my favorite brunch options. The fish was super fresh and it wasn't overpowered by the citrus or other ingredients in the ceviche mix. I discovered that the rest of the sashimi I tried on Sunday was also extremely fresh and didn't have an overly fishy taste. They also had my three favorite options, tuna, super white tuna and salmon. YUM.
This past Sunday the folks at Roka Akor Chicago gave both me and a friend the wonderful opportunity to try their brunch extravaganza free of charge. This is no ordinary brunch; Roka Akor combined all their best menu items into a three-station brunch buffet. One of the reasons I enjoyed the brunch so much was... Read more »

Immersion Blender+Hollandaise Sauce=Success

An Artistic Attempt: This past weekend I tried my hand at painting. I recently acquired a new artist set from Michael’s and so I picked up a small canvas as well. I figured, how hard could it really be? I’m a decent sketcher, so why wouldn’t I be a decent painter? I was far from... Read more »