Fashion, Travel, Poetry

Easy Cold Soba

Calories: 355
·

One of my favorite dishes that I discovered in Japan when we travelled there several years ago was cold soba. I had never experienced this dish before, and I loved the hearty flavor of the soba--they're made using buckwheat flour--and the salty sweet dipping sauce that came with it.

It’s so humid in Chicago right now that walking to work feels like walking through a swimming pool. With this level of humidity, the heat feels excruciating and the thought of drinking hot coffee (outside my arctic air-conditioned office, that is) is almost unbearable. Our brick and timber loft soaks in heat in the summer,… View Article

Homemade Skinny Vanilla Iced Latte

Calories: 95
·

It's so humid in Chicago right now that walking to work feels like walking through a swimming pool. With this level of humidity, the heat feels excruciating and the thought of drinking hot coffee (outside my arctic air-conditioned office, that is) is almost unbearable. Our brick and timber loft soaks in heat in the summer, so on weekend mornings I've been craving iced coffee. I never used to drink iced coffee, but this summer I decided to give iced lattes a try and I immediately fell in love with them. That said, getting a daily beverage from Starbucks is way too expensive for me, so I decided to make my own.

In the last few weeks, I’ve been to Cruz Blanca an inordinately large number of times. When we first heard that Rick Bayless (a well-known Chicago chef and restauranteur specializing in Mexican food) was opening a restaurant in the West Loop I was ecstatic. I’ve been to almost every other restaurant of his and loved… View Article

Cucumber Cilantro Salad

Calories: 70
·

In the last few weeks, I've been to Cruz Blanca an inordinately large number of times. When we first heard that Rick Bayless (a well-known Chicago chef and restauranteur specializing in Mexican food) was opening a restaurant in the West Loop I was ecstatic. I've been to almost every other restaurant of his and loved all of them, including the ones at the airport with the excellent margaritas (a pre-flight staple).

I usually like to have something a bit sweet with almost every meal, even if it’s something small. Recently, when I was on the hunt for something healthy and sweet at my work’s cafeteria at lunch I spied a blueberry quinoa bar that was remarkably low in calories. I gave it a try, and found… View Article

Zero Sugar Blueberry Quinoa Bars

Calories: 136
·

I usually like to have something a bit sweet with almost every meal, even if it's something small. Recently, when I was on the hunt for something healthy and sweet at my work's cafeteria at lunch I spied a blueberry quinoa bar that was remarkably low in calories. I gave it a try, and found that it was either entirely sugar free or so close to being sugar free that I couldn't detect any sweetness other than the blueberries. Surprisingly, this was totally enough. The sweetness of the blueberries went with the nuttiness of the quinoa in a very satisfying way. I resolved to craft my own at home.