| Jul 16, 2010
Jumbo Louisiana shrimp with caper dill hummus, fried avocados, feta cheese tossed mizuna and a vanilla red wine reduction.
Yields 1 serving
o (5) U-10 head-on shrimp
o 3 oz Hummus (mixed with fresh dill and capers)
o 2 oz feta...
| Aug 7, 2010
If you've been searching for the best Lebanese food in town, you're getting "shawarma." In fact, if you go to Skaf's, you've hit the spot.
Skaf's Lebanese Cuisine is not just a good Middle Eastern restaurant. It has just made it to my Top 10 list of...
| Sep 2, 2010
| 4:55 AM
Smoothie Pops Makes 16 popsicles
1 peach, peeled and chopped 1 nectarine, peeled and chopped 2 medium bananas, sliced 1 pint strawberries, hulled ¼ cup 100% fruit juice 2 cups low-fat vanilla yogurt
Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Place...
| Oct 28, 2010
Dear Culinary SOS: A group of us went to enjoy the draft beers on tap at Mediterraneo Restaurant & Bar in Hermosa Beach earlier this month and were transfixed by the wonderful spicy black bean hummus. If you can get the recipe … spice-loving...
| Jan 28, 2011
| 1:31 AM
Call us "extreme couponers" or "crazy coupon ladies." Just don't call us late for dinner, because we'll be the ones bringing extras of everything, which we bought for pennies on the dollar.
After the recent TLC special "Extreme Couponing" portrayed four...
| Jan 12, 2011
| 2:37 PM
Here are the top deals to be found at Chicago grocery stores Jewel-Osco for the week of Jan. 13, with coupon matchups. I don't list every item from the Wednesday grocery ad, only those that are close to their low prices or those that have a good coupon...
| Jan 4, 2011
| 8:25 AM
In this week's installment of my weekly series on feeding a family of five (plus two cats) on $100 per week. Most weeks I try to set aside some of this budget to save for an upcoming bulk meat purchase, but this week I spend $95.50, leaving only $4.50...
| Mar 3, 2011
| 12:41 PM
First impression: The word quirky might have been invented to describe Apropo Kafe. It's a literal mom and pop operation that serves incredible organic Middle Eastern fare as well as European dishes such as schnitzel ($14) and all-American Angus burgers...
| Mar 9, 2011
| 1:19 PM
Here are the top deals to be found at Chicago Jewel-Osco grocery stores for the week of March 10, with coupon matchups. I don't list every item from the Wednesday grocery ad, only those that are close to their low prices or those that have a good coupon...
| Mar 23, 2011
Jessica Harper is an actress, writer, singer, songwriter and now the author of a new cookbook for people who don't always experience the joy of cooking.
With more than 100 simple recipes as well as comical recollections of the frustrations of cooking...
| Mar 27, 2011
The chickpea, a hardy perennial, grows in a sturdy pod called a tin. The standard cultivar matures at 15 to 151/2 ounces.
The dwarf variety tops out at 10 ounces. Crack open either can to reveal the same interior: a cluster of creamy, pale, round nubs....
| Sep 29, 2011
| 11:15 AM
Overall impression: With its unusual mix of Greek and Lebanese offerings, Mazza is a welcome addition in terms of diversifying the west Broward County dining scene. It's a pleasure to see more hard-to-find ethnic cuisines available in the Interstate-75...