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Lemon Chickpeas with Kale, Sumac and EVOO

Lemon Chickpeas with Kale, Sumac and EVOO

0 of 5 45 Minutes

Lemon chickpeas are classic Mediterranean comfort food. As a chef, I have the good fortune to be surrounded with awesome food and, as a bonus, what better food city to live in...

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Irish Oat Flapjacks - A classic for a reason

Irish Oat Flapjacks – A classic for a reason

0 of 5 20 Minutes 40 - 2 ounce servings

Irish oat flapjacks – just in time for St Patrick’s day! Are you looking for a St. Patrick’s day dessert recipe that has no green food coloring? If you are,...

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Discovering Cafe Pasquale's Big Red Chile Sauce

Discovering Cafe Pasquale’s Big Red Chile Sauce

0 of 5 30 Minutes 40 ounces

We all live in a world of herbs, spices, and seasoning. Sometimes during our travels, we find a dish that is just so awesome. A dish that is telling a...

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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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