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Posts from the ‘Lunch’ Category

Kale & Egg Tacos

Getting more dark, leafy greens into my diet always seems to be a concern. Kale is so good for you, but sometimes is so not fun to eat. Disguising it by making kale chips, or smothering it in avocado are all fine and good, but my favorite way is to make scrambled eggs with a healthy serving of kale, which happen to be delicious when wrapped in warm corn tortillas. Read more

Asparagus Face Off

Things have been a bit hectic at FTB lately. Lots of traveling, work, holiday weekends, training for triathlons… and all of these things seemed to have clouded our minds, because we realized Sunday night at 10:46pm that we had nothing scheduled for our Face Off this week. A bit stumped on what to do, we needed something quick and easy since we are both slammed at work, and Susan was heading out to NYC on Wednesday. So instead of facing off on an actual recipe, it was decided we would use a seasonal vegetable and prepare however we wanted. Read more

Roasted Asparagus with 6 Minute Eggs

From time to time, I need something simple. Simple to make, simple flavors, and simple to clean up. Usually this means a bowl of cereal or granola instead of a salad or sandwich for lunch, or heating up an Amy’s Gluten Free Mac n Cheese for dinner. But simple doesn’t have to be tossed in the microwave or come from a box. It can be as easy as turning on the oven, putting water in a pot, and waiting. Read more

Asparagus with Dijon Shallot Vinaigrette

The farmers markets in our area have just started back up and the star of the show is asparagus. Being a spring vegetable there is plenty to go around right now, so buy it up and get creative with your asparagus recipes. Read more

Vegan Meatloaf

Meatloaf & Ketchup, so unappetizing sounding, doesn’t look that great, but it sure reminds me of my mom and our homemade dinners. My mother used to whip up one excellent meatloaf for the family – minimal ingredients, yet all the flavor you needed. Smother it with ketchup, serve it up with a starch and a veggie and dinner was on. Read more

Vegan Mac & Cheese

My Truffle Cheese recipe from a few weeks ago makes for a great Vegan Grilled Cheese sandwich and funny enough it also makes for some amazing Vegan Mac & Cheese. Read more

Gluten Free Mac n Cheese

Has anyone else been on a total cheese-binge lately? No? Just me, huh? Well, after our last face off, a few weekends of late night snacks consisting of goat cheese and rice crackers, and a recent cheese curd appetizer in Madison, WI, I’ve about hit my limit. Which is why having a large amount of mac n cheese left over in my fridge, is not a great situation to be in, but I’m sure I will manage. Read more

Friday Top Five: Volume 6 – Logan Square, we got nothing but love for ya

Our little neighborhood got some mad props this week from the Time Out Chicago’s Eat Out Awards. Four of our local hot spots were winners in their respective categories and made us Logan Squarists very proud of our hood. We have some of our own favorites that we’d like to share with you…right now…here is our Friday Top Five: Read more

Grilled Cheese Face Off

April. A month filled with tax anxiety, showers that will hopefully result in May flowers, and grilled cheese. Who comes up with “National (insert food here) Months,” is beyond me, but April is National Grilled Cheese month, and I find that to be totally awesome. Read more

Vegan Grilled Cheese

It’s been a long long time since I have tasted a grilled cheese sandwich. As a vegetarian this used to be my go-to sandwich when out to lunch or dinner, usually ordering it off of a children’s menu, but not so much anymore. Read more

Grilled Cheese with Avocado & Sriracha

Let me hit you up with some knowledge: When making grilled cheese, use mayo instead of butter. Yes. You read that correctly. Mayo. Instead of. Butter. I was not the person who came up with this idea…It was the one and only Paula Dean. The Queen of Butter. She showed me the way to make grilled cheese, and I haven’t looked back since.  Read more

Vegan Truffle Cheese

I have tried all different kinds of Vegan store bought cheeses before and even made a Cashew Crema dessert, but this Vegan Truffle Cheese blew my mind. It was borderline embarrassing to see how clean the spatula and bowl were when I finished pouring the cheese into ramekins. I wouldn’t have dared wash the remnants of this delicious “cheese” down the sink. Try out this recipe and you will quickly understand what I am talking about. Read more

Pinto Bean & Avocado Hummus

My sister-in-law sent me THIS LINK to an avocado hummus recipe and I was instantly eager to try an avocado dip that wasn’t guacamole for once. Don’t get me wrong, I adore guacamole, and love even more just avocados o’natural, but I seem to have the hardest time finding good recipes for dips & spreads that contain avocado; for one reason or the other. Anyone out there have some ideas for me? Read more

Coconut Chicken Curry

Spring, where the heck are you??? We’ve been waiting patiently, looking out our windows, and not seeing any tulips pop up or buds on trees starting to appear… Please explain yourself, as we are all very curious to find out what your deal is. Seriously.

Seeing as Winter is never leaving, this past Sunday was a chilly one. I, intentionally, went out to run errands in a light jacket. Hoping my outer wear would influence the temperature, which it didn’t, and I re-triggered my cold symptoms. Lucky for me, Susan and I had discussed making curry for our face off this week. A warm and spicy curry, filled with lots of veggies would be just the thing to make me feel better. That, and a Theraflu.

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Chocolate Banana Shake

We’ve all been there before. Staring at the food you have to use up before leaving for a work trip or vacation. Seeing all the dollars you will be wasting if you don’t consume it all prior to heading to the airport. I’m doing this right now. I’m in my kitchen. Staring. The already somewhat-brown bananas, my container constantly full of arugula, sweet potatoes that have probably been there too long already. I see them all, and I have to think of something to do with them.

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