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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

XRT Summer Kick-Off Party

By: Dana Hartung

June 9, 2014
cheeky speaks

It’s time to kick winter to the curb and welcome the summer season. Summer 2014, we are so ready for you! Last Thursday evening, Cheeky girls and guys celebrated the start of the summer with XRT’s Kick-Off Your Summer event at the Park Grill at Millennium Park. The finest rock radio station’s big shebang reminded us all why we endure the cold Chicago winters. Rocking out to live music under the shinning sun, I had my first sip of the new Amstel Radler — a mix of beer, lemon juice and other natural ingredients. Now, I am not a brew-master expert, but this new refreshing shandy style beer is sure to be …  Read more