Delicious, Excessive Indulgence. Inside the Chicago Gourmet Food Fest

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I had an AMAZING weekend full of yummy food, potent spirits, and obscene levels of fun enjoyed under a clear blue sky and deliciously warm early fall weather. Here I am, in my element!   But wait – I’m getting ahead of myself. Bellas, I’ve got amazing news that will mean some exciting, fun, fresh […]

Dinner Tonight? Chef Julius Gives Me His Red Beans and Rice Recipe

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  I haven’t blogged much about cooking or food in general lately – traveling too often got me off my regular cooking schedule and sometimes it’s a struggle getting back down to it. Lately I’ve been making more of an effort to follow a clean eating regimen and reign in all of the high processed […]

Lollapalooza 2012–The Music, The Fashion, The Food, The FUN

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I spent this past weekend with hundreds of thousands of music fans and festival lovers, tromping through the mud at Chicago’s own Grant Park. And it’s basically taken me two full days to recover. That was me on Saturday. My tee is by Detroit’s own, indie teeshirt label WordPlay. Check them out – they’re awesome! […]

Foolproof Thanksgiving Recipes

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I used to think I was a good cook, once upon a time. But of late I’ve been second guessing myself in a major way.  It may have started with some woefully overcooked salmon. Then I made some rubbery pork chops. Long story short, I lost some of my kitchen confidence. And then my big […]

I Heart I <3 BKFST

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They say it’s the most important meal of the day, but 3 or 4 days out of the week I found myself forgetting to have it. And the results are inevitable and regrettable – I hit the ground running and get so busy working that I forget to eat, and then around 10:30 my stomach […]

A Recipe From Chef Julius

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I’ve been blessed enough to have enjoyed some amazing meals in my lifetime, but recently I had one that ranked in my top ten most memorable meals of all time. Allow me to share/gush/rave. It’s not every day that you’re invited for a five course dinner at the home of an amazing chef. Recently I […]