Harissa Roasted Carrots with Pumpkin Sage Hummus

The Christmas tree is up and we're just past Thanksgiving, but I am still full on in fall / winter vegetable mode! One of my favorites -- and honestly, a beautiful recipe that looks harder than it is -- are Harissa Roasted Carrots with Pumpkin Sage Hummus recipe from Crowded Kitchen. The end result is…

My Chicago Restaurant Hit List

From one foodie to another, we’re big on sharing our “lists.” You know you’ve found a fellow food aficionado when they can pull out their Google Doc or Excel, Notes app, restaurant journal, or other tracker for the list of places they’ve eaten or want to eat, and it’s an absolute gold mine. Personally, I…

A First Timer’s Guide to Eating in Chicago

I get asked a lot about where to eat (mabye because I'm always eating!), so I wanted to round up some of my top Chicago suggestions for you here. To note, whenever someone is visiting, I always ask if they have been to Chicago before (or New York, or whatever city we’re talking about!) because…

How to Eat Out On Your Own (and Not Look Crazy)

Eating on your own – and enjoying it – is an art, and it’s not something that many people try to do until forced (a business trip, for example). I’ll admit, the second half of the title is misleading. You may look crazy, but maybe that’s what you’re going for! Either way, this post is…