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Peach Shrub

Peach-Lavender Shrub and the Dog Days of Summer

0 of 5 2 Minutes 1 quart

Peach-lavender shrub, also known as drinking vinegar, is the perfect summer refresher. Usually mixed with cold or sparkling water, shrubs are the perfect drink mixer. I get it, drinking vinegar,...

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Smoothie Bowl

Years in the Kitchen and How to Soothe Muscle Soreness

4.5 of 5 4 Minutes 11 ounces

I have been cooking all of my life; running, lifting and standing on tile floors all day long. There have been many long hours and many 6 days a week. I...

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Cucumber Peel Ginger Limeade

Cucumber Peel Ginger Limeade

0 of 5 20 Minutes 1 Quart

The story of summer (if the summer ever shows up in Chicago) is told with a simple, refreshing cucumber peel ginger limeade and yes, adding Vodka is optional. As a chef,...

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Egg in Glass

Egg in a Glass with Sauce Gribiche

0 of 5 6 Minutes 5 Eggs

Egg in a glass was the way eggs were served in fine hotels and traditional coffee houses; a breakfast classic that somehow over time has been forgotten. As they say, “simplicity can...

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Curried Red Dahl

Quite Possibly the Best Curried Coconut Lentils

0 of 5 20 Minutes

Curried lentils are bold with awesome flavors that speak comfort and well-being. I love to cook at home, it’s like therapy and provides relaxation for me.  The weekends are always busy,...

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Waffle Iron Hash Browns

Waffle Iron Hash Browns, Shakshuka Spiced Green Chickpeas & Salt Cured Egg Yolk

5 of 5 25 Minutes

The waffle iron hash brown with shukshuka spiced green chickpeas and salt cured egg yolks is a recipe that is all about crunch, textures and flavors. The slow stewed tomatoes are sweet, salty and spicy;...

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