About a month ago, I ran out of brown sugar and went to the refrigerator looking for something to sweeten up my bowl of oatmeal with. I noticed an open can of condensed milk begging to be used. How could I say no? I went ahead and mixed a heaping tablespoon of condensed milk into
I go home after work and I think to myself, what should I cook for dinner? I have no damn idea. Well, I could go out to eat, where should I go? I have no damn idea. First world problems. Well, instead of trying to plan out what to eat on the spot everyday, I
While Ackee and Saltfish might sound like some dynamic crime fighting duo from the 70’s, it’s actually a traditional Jamaican dish, and globally recognized as the country’s national dish. My coworker shared some of her Aunt Rose’s fantastic home-made Jamaican cooking with me again, and I couldn’t wait to bring it home to try out.
My close friends know that I’m a Whole Foods whore, but I might have to retire that title soon. While the selection of products is vast and of decent quality, I noticed that I was dropping around $50 to $60 per visit. Sometimes I would hit the $70+ mark. As much as I liked the
Mustering up motivation to hit the gym after work is tough. Add in hunger and a bit of lethargy, it starts to get really hard. I spent some time trying to figure out the best post-work/pre-gym snack. I wanted something not too filling, but extremely nutritious, and of course, easy and quick to prepare. Granola
The Nikko Roll at Nikko Sushi in the suburbs outside of Chicago has got to be one of the most unique when it comes to food presentation. The roll itself isn’t really anything special (shrimp tempura, tuna, Sriracha sauce, mayo), but it’s different in how it’s served…in a bed of flames. Prior to being served,
Once a celebrity chef gives the seal of approval on a particular food item, we often find ourselves saying, “I have to try that! It must be good!” I started second guessing celebrity chef recommendations after I tried a sandwich dubbed as the “greatest sandwich ever” or something like it by Anthony Bourdain. It was
Moving from Northern New Jersey to Downtown Chicago five months ago was probably the biggest decision I’ve made so far in my life. One of the things I left behind and miss was living close to New York City. Chicago can hold it’s own, and I love this town, but New York City seems to