Sushi Making Basics: Unagi (aka Eel Sauce)

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Making sushi at home is actually pretty simple. You can find thousands of bloggers teaching you to make the perfect rice and how to roll the sushi, but what about your favorite condiments? I've searched far and wide and very few bloggers teach you how to make those delicious sushi accompaniments that keep you going back to your favorite spots. This is about to change. Today's Sushi Making Basics will teach you how to make Unagi (or Eel Sauce). There are a few bottled versions on ... [ Read More ]

Sosh: The NEW Mobile City Guide Every Foodie MUST Get

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As a foodie and a lover of cultural events, moving to Chicago 10 months ago was really overwhelming. Frankly, there is just so much to do here! Since there was so much I wanted to see and do, I tried to keep all of the recommendations I got from friends and different websites organized. I had a messy excel sheet on my computer and a running notepad on my phone, but after a while I couldn’t keep up with either of them and felt myself falling into a rut. Then, I discovered Sosh and this app ... [ Read More ]

Spicy Thai Coconut Green Curry

I'm always a huge fan of make your own takeout recipes. You truly save so much fat and calories just by making these simple dishes yourself! It may seem a little overwhelming, but most of these dishes are actually pretty simple to make once you break it down. Over the weekend, I made a pretty darn good coconut green curry. The inspiration was taken from my friends Blue Apron Box. It was my first time exploring this genre of cooking, so if I can do it, I know you can. Bonus, this recipe is also ... [ Read More ]

Erica’s Skinny Quiche

Erica's Skinny Quiche

Who doesn't love a quiche? Whether you eat it for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner, it never seems to disappoint! So, what's the problem? Well, most recipes are so fattening and full of carbohydrates and overall fairly unhealthy. That's why I've slimmed down this delicious dish and packed it with tons of flavor so you wont realize you're missing the heavy cream, butter or flour that's traditionally used. I've also made it even healthier by using a gluten-free or sprouted grain crust ... [ Read More ]

Recipe: Quinoa Stuffed Tomatoes w/ Goat Cheese

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I am always looking for new and fun things to do with quinoa. If you don't already know, quinoa is one of the world's super foods. Although most people think it's a whole grain, it's actually a seed and provides all 9 essential amino acids (making it a complete protein). There are lots of things you can do with this wonder seed, but one of my favorites is stuffing it inside of a tomato! This recipe is great, even for those who have never tried quinoa or think they don't like it. What ... [ Read More ]