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End of Summer Beach Picnic

  Heinen’s and 365Barrington asked me to create a post about a picnic.  We’ve had such a wonderful beach focused summer that all my thoughts went directly to a beach picnic. There’s nothing better on a lazy summer afternoon than a picnic at the shore.  Although beach picnics are lovely and magical, they can also be…

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Summer Salad | Fried Eggplant, Tomato and Cucumber

One of my favorite cookbooks on my bookshelf is titled “Plenty” by Chef Yotam Ottolenghi. I was first drawn to it by the beautiful photography but after thumbing through the pages I soon realized that the holistic nature of the foods he prepares is in exact keeping with how I want to eat and how…

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Smokey and Sweet Blackened Salmon Power Salad

Smokey and sweet blackened salmon pairs beautifully with protein-charged quinoa and earthy kale.  Topped with fruit, seeds and avocados, these nutrient-packed bowls are a part of our regular meal line up. The colors alone make this dish fun but when you taste the combo of sweet smokey (not too spicy) salmon with the fresh sweet blueberries,…

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Cantaloupe, Prosciutto & Fresh Mozzarella Salad

I’ve been looking for a way to combine the ripe mellons with the salty taste of prosciutto without making it as an individual bite sized appetizer. When I searched theses ingredients I found this combination as a salad in several places. Martha Stewart , Foodie Crush (where I found the beautiful inspiration for my plateing.) and…

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Multi Grain Salad + Smoked Salmon Tartine

We’ve finally started seeing signs of spring. The sunshine has been glorious, adding a bit of color to the typical grey tones of Chicago winter. The forsythia bush outside my kitchen door is just starting to bud and the crocuses are peeking up through the frosty ground.  Soon they will be vibrant green, pink and purple….

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  • Boastful Food - Gorgeous colors all around! Love the tartines! Those pickled onions remind me of the pinks of the cherry blossoms that are already blooming here. Sending you some spring from Seattle:)ReplyCancel

    • admin - Awe, thanks for the love from Seattle. We have a bit of a wait for our blooms. I LOVE what you’re doing with Boastfulfood! Hope you’re thinking of visiting chicago again soon. xoReplyCancel

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