Zucchini, zucchini, zucchini wherefore art thou zucchini? I love zucchini uncooked, grilled and fried. It will soon be in abundance, and I am always trying to figure out how to make it differently. I recently traveled to Europe, and one of the stops was Italy. My most favorite vegetable (yes, it’s a fruit, but we’re all used to saying veggie, so I’m sticking to calling it a vegetable!) to eat there is fried zucchini and fried zucchini flowers. While we’re not in Italy, I will transport you there with some of my favorite ways to eat this delicious vegetable. Note: This recipe will work with lots of other vegetables, such as Jerusalem artichoke, … Read more
Have you made your reservations for Valentine’s Day? There’s still time! If you look on OpenTable for Chicago restaurants offering Valentine’s Day specials, 370 restaurants pop up. Who has time to sort through that many restaurants and pick just one? To save you the time and effort, we’ve picked an assortment of restaurants in the Chicago area to recommend for Valentine’s Day. Found Found is a kitchen and social house in Evanston, IL offering a variety of rustic American dishes prepared using local and community-based ingredients. For Valentine’s Day, this trendy restaurant has prepared a special five-course menu: “The Language of Love.” Each course is named after a famous pair of lovers, whose … Read more
Can you believe there’s a restaurant in Chicago where every single dish is under 600 calories and 1000 milligrams of sodium? When I first heard about LYFE Kitchen, I was skeptical. It seemed too good to be true. Now, after eating there a handful of times, I can honestly tell you this place went above and beyond my dream expectations. LYFE Kitchen opened on November 15, 2013 in Chicago’s River North area on the corner of Clark and Hubbard. Though the holiday season might usually be a difficult time for a restaurant to launch, LYFE Kitchen has flourished in Chicago from the start. This restaurant aims to meet the biggest unmet … 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!