Don’t worry, we are still here, and we apologize for our noticeable absence over the last few months. But we are back, and we brought noodle salads!
Normally, this time of year would be perfect for a cold noodle dish, as outdoor eating would be making a comeback (Like I said. Normally.) But since that doesn’t seem to be happening for us anytime soon, let’s talk about something else. Anything else, preferably. How about how a tangy, spicy, nut-based sauce can make cold noodles and veggies taste kind of awesome? Or how easy making these sauces can be? Or how both of us made these dishes in no time at all and had tons left over for easy weekday lunches and dinners? Sound good to you? Cool. I’ll go first.
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
Here’s the deal. I really hate planning things out in advance. I’m not the best at packing ahead for trips, setting up a weekly menu for myself, or even getting a grocery list together before I get to Whole Foods. Of course the last one might be a bit on purpose, since I like having an excuse to get a tea and stare at the cute baristas while I gather my thoughts. Read more
One of the best things about being with family for the holidays is your mom making you a home cooked meal. I never feel like the food I make at home tastes as good as anything that my mom prepares…There is just something about it, even if it is something as simple as the eggs she made me for breakfast this morning. Read more
I’ve never thought of myself as a baker. I hate measuring ingredients, and love having the liberty to add a bit here and there when cooking. So when Susan wanted to do the banana bread face off, saying I was nervous is an understatement. Read more
Baking has never come easy to me, and now that I am gluten free it seemed even more daunting than before. Knowing that I would have to suck it up at some point, I bought some gluten free baking flour (by Bob’s Red Mill), rolled the dice and did my best. Which I did, and for two worthy causes. Read more