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Sriracha Lime Chickpeas

Sriracha Lime Chickpeas

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I saw a photo of my son at school along with his classmates sitting at a table diligently coloring with crayons on white paper. The caption said they were coming up with resolutions for 2017.

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Ingredients
  • 2-15 ounce cans chickpeas
  • 1 heaping tablespoon sriracha
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon flaky sea salt plus more for serving
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper plus more for serving
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
Lemon Lime Shortbread

Lemon Lime Shortbread

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I love to bake, but it’s only on special occasions when I get fancy with frosting, sprinkles and other decorations. Zero-effort bar and drop cookies that look even more appealing when they are lopsided, bumpy

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Mexican Street Corn

Mexican Street Corn

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On my list of goals this summer is to eat as much fresh corn as humanly possible. Not to sound bossy, but I think everyone should do the same. Corn is the vegetable that best

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Ingredients
  • 4 corn cobs
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup crumbled cotija cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • Salt & black pepper
Chipotle Chicken Soup

Chipotle Chicken Soup

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The first snow of the season fell in Chicago last weekend. I felt giddy as I watched the flakes under a blanket from the comfort of my sofa with a mug of soup in hand. The

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Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 large carrots, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 pounds bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts
  • 1 canned chipotle chile, seeded and minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1-28 ounce can crushed fire-roasted tomatoes
Veggie Fajita Bowls

Veggie Fajita Bowls

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I’ve been having major food guilt lately. Coming off Halloween and going straight into the holidays is the worst time to be routinely thinking “why did I eat that?” Self-control can be a fickle thing.

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Ingredients
  • For rice
  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 handful cilantro, chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Lime Almond Macaroons

Lime Almond Macaroons

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From water to oil, coconut is everywhere. Only recently have I joined the bandwagon and become a fan. For as long as I can remember, I refused to eat coconut even to the point of

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Ingredients
  • 3-1/2 cups unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 large egg whites
Cilantro Lime Chicken

Cilantro Lime Chicken

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A couple Fridays ago I had one of those rare childfree mornings with plenty of time on my hands to do errands. My usual rushed pace at the grocery became a stroll as I enjoyed

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Mexican Chopped Salad

Mexican Chopped Salad

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Last Friday a group email popped into my inbox. A friend decided the last minute to host a casual weekend potluck. These kind of spontaneous gatherings are one of the reasons why I love summer

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Ingredients
  • For salad
  • 3 ears corn, shucked
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil 
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 scallions, sliced thinly
  • 4 radishes, quartered and sliced thinly
Sparkling Limeade

Sparkling Limeade

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As a born and raised Midwesterner, I should be accustomed to Chicago summer heat with the steamroller of humidity. Every year I try to get myself in gear for the thick air that greets me

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Grilled Fish Tacos

Grilled Fish Tacos

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In Los Angeles and Austin, tacos are permanently in fashion. Recently Chicago has jumped on the taco bandwagon, and so far the trend shows no sign of slowing down. Modern taquerias have popped up all

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Sweet Potato Salad

Sweet Potato Salad

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Now that temperatures seem to be steadily on the rise, a favorite warm weather activity can commence—dining alfresco. It’s about time! Weekends spent lounging on the deck with friends and family mean sampling a smorgasbord

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Ingredients
  • 4 medium sweet potatoes (about 1-1/2 lbs.), peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 large red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt plus a pinch for dressing
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper plus a pinch for dressing
  • 1 tablespoon fresh jalapeno, minced
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • Juice of 2 limes