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Make it Your Own at MAK

By: Debra Lipson

July 28, 2014
cheeky speaks

Still searching for creative, go-to Chinese food in Chicago? Look no further than MAK! Opened in 2012, the fast-casual Asian fusion restaurant is carving out quite a name for itself in Wicker Park. Owner Tommy Wang serves up Chinese, Japanese and Korean-influenced fare peppered with a personal touch: Recipes are passed down from Wang’s family (his father owned Tien Tsin in the Northern suburbs) and meals are motivated by his cultural heritage. The MAK premise is an eastern riff on the Chipotle assembly line counter model; however it far exceeds a robotic point and pay experience. Order your meal at the register and a friendly MAK employee brings the searing dish to …  Read more

Summer Eats Beach Essentials

June 30, 2014
Lakesha Rose

Summer is here! Check out my appearance on CBS 2, where I show you fun eats beach essentials. Beyond Chicken is made from plant protein, yet has the same texture and taste as animal meat.  Add this healthy ingredient to your salad to please meat lovers and vegetarians alike. Lakesha’s homemade Caesar salad dressing recipe:  Ingredients: 1 Tbsp. lemon juice 1 garlic clove, minced 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1 Tbsp. white wine vinegar 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard 2 anchovy fillets, rinsed 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. pepper 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil Directions: 1. Combine lemon juice and garlic in small bowl and let sit for ten minutes. 2. In a blender, add mayonnaise, Parmesan, vinegar, Worcestershire, mustard, anchovies, …  Read more

Summer Slim Down: 5 Easy Salad Recipes

By: Erica Eckman

June 9, 2014
Wedge Salad

Can you believe bikini season has officially started? I don’t know about you, but whenever the weather starts to warm up, I feel inspired to lighten up my diet so that I can look and feel my best when out and about in my sundresses! One way I tend lighten up my meals is by maintaining a low-carb, high protein diet. I’ve found a great and simple way do that is by creating yummy and interesting salads. I used to think that salads were boring, but I’ve found that nothing is more fun (and delicious) than mixing and matching all my favorite fresh veggies, fruits, proteins and cheeses! Remember, when it comes to …  Read more