As summer fades to fall, it’s hard to keep the healthy food train going. There are casseroles and cream-based soups demanded to be eaten, and thick, warm brownies drowned in fudge. While we transition to cooked foods as the weather cools, our bodies have to work extra hard to digest all this fatty fare. It becomes less about nutrition and more about comfort, but there’s a way to throw in some superior nutrition that’s raw, easy to digest and tastes amazing as well. From the creator of the award-winning line of JuiceRx juices, juice cleanses and nut milks, Dean now brings you a full lineup of convenient, on-the-go delicious and healthy raw … Read more
Chicago restos have a mild obsession with small plates. From tapas to tasting menus, sliders and sides, the trendiest spots focus on the tiniest portions. This can be unfavorable as a Cheeky chick with a healthy appetite. Alas, a friend and I headed to a post-work meal at Yum Cha Dim Sum hoping for a feast. The downtown destination is helmed by Rodelio Aglibot (the “Food Buddha”) and focuses on bringing people together over communal eats. Lunch, dinner and drink menus are huge and run the gamut of traditional Chinese-American staples to more exotic eats. Dim sum plates, salads, soups, chicken and duck, beef, seafood, pork, vegetables, noodles, fried rice, egg … Read more
When the scarves and boots come out, a cup of hot cider isn’t far behind. When I was young, my parents used to take my brother and me to a local orchard, where we picked apples, ate fritters and drank big mugs of cold cider. Standing under all of those trees, looking up at the red, round orbs, I knew I was cementing a family tradition. Now that I have a daughter of my own, apples have become one of her favorite foods, and fall is the perfect time for some family fun (and even some adult fun with real hard cider–read on for details!). If apple picking is one of your … Read more
She is fun, fabulous and fierce. She is chic, intelligent and in-the-know. But most of all, the Cheeky chick is the kind of woman who embraces, admires, respects, smiles at and opens her heart to other fabulous chicks. Now THAT'S Cheeky, darling!