Blackened Wild Coho Salmon Bowl with Brown Rice, Sweet Corn, Kale & Pico De Gallo

Part of my meal prep each week is having lots of stuff on hand that can be added to dinners to make it easy to whip a bowl like this up, but I have to admit in my head it's always a much cleaner simpler experience than it ends up being. Not that this was [...]

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Halibut Ceviche with Homemade Sweet Potato Chips, Cilantro Cucumber Quinoa, and Sauteed Lacinato Kale

I've never tried making ceviche before but my friends over at Wabash Seafood Co convinced me to try it out. I love their wild halibut and that happened to be exactly what they recommend using! I didn't follow a real recipe for this but this one from Food Network is fairly similar and what I like [...]

Wild King Salmon Bowl with Quinoa, Sweet Potato, and a Vegan Kale Caesar

You all know how much I adore my local fish shop Wabash Seafood Company, one because they have this sustainability mission statement and because their product is just so dang good you can't mess it up! This meal is the epitome of how I think I want to eat going forward, although this is a [...]

Vegan Dinner a la Trader Joe’s Ingredients: Asian Quinoa Bowl with Tofu, Kale, Carrot Ribbons & Ginger Garlic Soy sauce

I told you in this post that I'm trying out the whole vegan thing, and then I told you in this post that I don't want to eat a ton of tofu, yet here I am again eating tofu. Trying to limit the amount though and using organic sprouted tofu from Trader Joe's so, hopefully [...]

Vegan Dinner: Tofu & Butternut Squash in Trader Joe’s Indian Simmer Sauce with Brown Rice & Broccolini

As I've mentioned before, over the past year I have mainly avoided eating soy products but in trying to eat a vegan diet this week I figured I would do one or two dinners with tofu. I still don't think too highly of it, but I bought Trader Joe's sprouted tofu mostly out of not [...]

Attempting Veganism: Lentil Lunch Bowl with Spinach, Figs, Sweet Potatoes

While I've really never had any known food issues, a year ago I tried Whole30 and really noticed that I felt so much better reducing my consumption of dairy & legumes. So, for the past year I've been following that eating style about 75% of the time, and in the past 5 months I've also [...]

A Week of Salads & Bowls Around Chicago

I normally make lunch at home but a few weeks back I didn't have time and found myself grabbing lunches on the go/out and about. I'm pleased to report back I have found some favorite salads & bowls along the way that I wanted to share right here so that if you're looking for a [...]