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Girl and the kitchen

FoodGirl and the kitchen

Cooking had unfortunately become a necessity for me rather than a pleasure, as just recently I had a child.  My newborn gives me about 20 minutes before she wants to be in my arms again.  So this calls for some quick prep work and a fast shove in a hot oven.  Grouper happens to be…

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FoodGirl and the kitchen

On a recent cold and windy Thursday night 14 “students” and I warmed up the kitchen and our souls in my Rustic Tuscan Cooking Class at the Sur La Table (Northbrook). In a sudden turn of events I had decided to take my cooking classes to a grander scale and introduce some of my favorite…

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FoodGirl and the kitchen

A client of mine asked me, "I need to wow my guests for my daughter's birthday dinner, but I need something simple. Got any ideas?" "Of course! How about a stuffed pork roast?" Without hesitation she answered, "You know what, I'll just order in." And with that she hung up. Why is it that the…

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FoodGirl and the kitchen

If the stomach is the way into a man’s heart, then definitely the way to get into a woman’s heart is chocolate.  Rich, decadent chocolate will make almost every woman melt. (pun intended) In honor of this very special issue we are celebrating International Woman’s Day with a luscious and rather simple chocolaty dessert. This…

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FoodGirl and the kitchen

When I was in high school, a couple of years back (wink, wink) my friends and I found ourselves spending our weekends at the mall. We went in search for the latest fashions, the newest restaurants and, of course, some stylish boys. However, one mall was always favorable over the others: Woodfield Mall was the…

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FoodGirl and the kitchen

When creating healthy menus for my clients the biggest challenge by far is breakfast.  Most of my clients are on the go in the mornings and typically end up grabbing a cup of coffee and a banana and running out the door.  To be quite honest with you, I'm guilty of this as well. I…

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