Archive for February 2014

Make a veggie burger from scratch in 10 minutes flat!

Make a veggie burger from scratch in 10 minutes flat!
That’s right, you can make a veggie burger from scratch in 10 minutes–not counting the cooking time, of course. There are a lot of tasty veggie burgers in the freezer section of your grocery store.  So why would you want to make them from scratch–even if they do only take ten minutes to prepare? Because... Read more »

Your veggie burger was probably made with a neurotoxin

Your veggie burger was probably made with a neurotoxin
According to numerous sources, including Mother Jones,  CBS News, and the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, most non-organic veggie burgers currently on the market are made with the chemical hexane, an air pollutant and neurotoxin, according to the EPA. If your brand contains soy protein isolate, soy protein concentrate or textured vegetable protein, it... Read more »

Valentine's Day Cookies : Prairie Grass chef shares a great recipe

Valentine's Day Cookies : Prairie Grass chef shares a great recipe
Chef/co-owner Sarah Stegner of Northbrook’s Prairie Grass Cafe is sharing her grandmother’s recipe for heart-shaped Valentine’s Day Cookies. Stegner is known for her support of Chicago’s Green City Market, local, sustainable farms and using seasonal, fresh ingredients in her restaurant. Her grandma’s cookies feature an all-natural icing with no food dye. A beet turns the icing... Read more »
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Baked Oatmeal: So good, it tastes like an oatmeal cookie

Baked Oatmeal: So good, it tastes like an oatmeal cookie
It’s called Baked Oatmeal. And it really does taste like an oatmeal cookie. I first discovered the wonders of Baked Oatmeal at Marilyn’s, a coffee shop on Dempster in Morton Grove at brunch with my girlfriends, including fellow ChicagoNow blogger, Bonnie McGrath. The Baked Oatmeal was served as a 4-inch-high square–like a piece of cake,... Read more »