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the power of green

The Power of Green

0 of 5 3 Minutes 16 ounce

Michael Pollan, author of a great motivational book, “Food Rules, An Eaters Manual” states the challenge of eating well comes down to two choices: real food or highly processed food....

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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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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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Pineapple ginger iced tea

Pineapple Ginger Iced Tea, made with the Pineapple Core

0 of 5 15 Minutes 2 quarts

I LOVE fresh pineapple and enjoy pineapple grilled, baked, broiled, poached, roasted, sautéed, stir-fried, and in my pineapple ginger iced tea. That pretty much tells you how versatile pineapple is...

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hibiscus syrup

Flower Power: Hibiscus Syrup

5 of 5 5 Minutes 16 x 1 oz

On my way out of my favorite Carniceria & Taqueria, I purchased a bag of dry hibiscus flowers. Next time you are at a Latin market look for “Flor de...

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Turmeric Milk with Honey and Ginger

Turmeric Milk with Honey and Ginger

4 of 5 5 Minutes 2 servings

Jon Kabat Zinn, psychologist and author of multiple books on mindfulness said, “For the most part, we eat with great automaticity, with little insight into its critical importance for us...

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