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Trivia Pursuit of Happiness

Memorial Day weekend is upon and there is one thing on my mind.  Can you guess what it is?  If you guessed, grilling…you are wrong! Picnic Food, maybe?  Nope, not that.  Maybe I’m thinking about fun salads for warmer days? That’s not it either. I’m thinking about soup. It started because my favorite cooking school (The Chopping Block) gave …

Soup Vegetable Veggie

Meet the Alternative to Meat?

Life is funny.  The last few weeks have been consumed with food. Whether it was writing about Chicago Northwest Restaurant Week (and eating at a ton of restaurants), writing about food adventures or taking an awesome baking class, all my attention has been on food.  With one exception, I haven’t been doing the best job of …

Soup

Time for a Bowl that Tastes Creole

Food magazines and food based television really have a hard job.  One would think that getting to spend your life devouring plates of food, traveling to exotic places and hob knobbing with the best chefs in the world would be the best job in the world.  (And it would….call me if anyone is interested in a middle …

Asian Soup

Tom Yum Sum

I think I have become kind of a penny pincher.  It is weird because I’m not a penny pincher about EVERYTHING.  I buy quality clothing and shoes but draw the line at super fancy purse. I do get my hair cut and colored professionally but I go to a home salon to get it done.  And usually with food, …

Mexican Recipe rice Soup

Cultural Appreciation

After my taco crawl blog last week, I got into a conversation with a few people about cultural appropriation.  I usually stay away from anything that may be considered a “hot topic” but I felt that this particular cultural guardian that I spoke to needed to understand the difference between “appropriation” and “appreciation.” If you hadn’t …

Soup

Souper Tuesday

I’ve been making an effort to menu plan a little better this year.  (I also need to pencil in some blog planning time because it seems like the weeks are flying by before I can get another one up.) I was noticing that I was struggling to come up with new exciting meals each week just …

Beef Soup

A Souper Distraction

Do you get distracted easily?  Do you look at your phone every time it lights up?  Do you stop in midsentence when you suddenly remember something?  Do you see a hawk in the sky when you are driving and veer a little off the road?  It doesn’t take much for me but I get distracted. …