Posts tagged "Vegetarian"
Onion Tart Tartin // Cook

Onion Tart Tartin // Cook

This is one of those recipes that looks a lot more impressive than the skill level required to cook it, making it perfect to take to that function you need to impress at or a last-minute lunch. INGREDIENTS 2 large white or brown onions 1 spanish onion 2 tbsp butter 2 tbsp honey 2 tbsp balsamic...
Basic Bruschetta // Cook

Basic Bruschetta // Cook

Everybody loves a basic bruschetta. Sometimes I like to get a little fancier by blanching and skinning the tomatoes or de-seeding them. This recipe is not that. It’s basically dice, grill and throw together! Amazing as a snack or starter and ALWAYS with a glass of Malbec or Cabernet Sauvignon. Serves 2 INGREDIENTS Baguette –...
Lao Sze Chuan Chinatown // Dine // Chicago

Lao Sze Chuan Chinatown // Dine // Chicago

Gung hei fat choy! This 2013 year of the Snake is all about steady progress and attention to detail. Focus and discipline here we come! Lots has happened since last Chinese New Year, including my move to Chicago. 2012’s Chinese New Year was spent at one of Sydney’s best hole-in-the-wall haunts –  Chinese Noodle House Edward Street.  It...
The Publican // Drink // Chicago

The Publican // Drink // Chicago

Of all the districts in Chicago, West Loop has to be the most well-known when it comes to food. Home to some of the city’s best establishments including Avec, The Aviary, Girl and the Goat, Au Cheval and countless more, Publican is nestled cosily amongst them. From the team that created Blackbird and Avec restaurants, The...
Bistronomic // Dine // Chicago

Bistronomic // Dine // Chicago

For a French chef, Martial Noguier took to catering my vegetarian self in extremely good humour, which is pretty handy considering his restaurant, Bistronomic, is on the next block from my house. Sans the white tablecloths and attitudinal servers you often find in French restaurants, Bistronomic is the perfect local with cosy booth seating, sexy...
Sammy & Bella's Polish Beetroot and Apple Salad with Caraway Seed, as seen on The Morning Show // Cook

Sammy & Bella’s Polish Beetroot and Apple Salad with Caraway Seed, as seen on The Morning Show // Cook

Hey Screamers. So Chi-town has been one big crazy whirlwind, and with the storms happening in NYC I’m afraid there’s little time to concentrate on writing. Luckily, our favourite tv chefs Sammy and Bella have come up with this magnificent Polish salad and have agreed to let me share it with you! I can’t wait...
Meez Meals // Cook // Chicago

Meez Meals // Cook // Chicago

There are just some ideas that you hear and think “I wish I thought of that first”. Let’s face it, even when we have lightbulb moments most of us still don’t act, but thankfully for us when Jennifer Moore was inspired with the concept behind Meez, she did something about it. Based on the fact...
Chicago Gourmet // Festival // 2012

Chicago Gourmet // Festival // 2012

Food, glorious food! And wine, cooking demonstrations, goodie bags, absinthe fountains, cupcakes, bloggers, macarons, jenga, even the mayor! Honestly, Chicago Gourmet has it all. The only problem? So much to do and so little time. Compounded by the fact that I contracted man-flu in the days prior, I was afraid I wouldn’t make it through...
Tomato, Cucumber and Radish Salad // Cook

Tomato, Cucumber and Radish Salad // Cook

As you have probably noticed, I am obsessed with the farmer’s market. When food is sold off a stall on the sidewalk with a little sign next to it saying “picked yesterday”, you know it’s pretty fresh. When it comes with small imperfections and sometimes even knobbly bits, you know it hasn’t been run through...
Tofu Schnitzel // Cook

Tofu Schnitzel // Cook

Just because I am a vegetarian, does not mean I don’t like comfort food. Over the 19 years I have navigated veggie territory, it has become abundantly clear to me that in the eyes of most chefs, “vegetarian” means “healthy”. That is not to say that this recipe is not. In moderation, fried foods have...
Alinea // Dine // Chicago

Alinea // Dine // Chicago

No words could ever do this experience justice, yet I have so much to say. Let me start from the beginning. At the very same time as I set my mind to celebrating my 27th birthday dining at Chicago’s Alinea, number 7 on San Pellegrino’s “The World’s 50 best Restaurants” list, also winner of three Michelin Stars...
Hot Red Pepper Cream Sauce // Cook

Hot Red Pepper Cream Sauce // Cook

As part of a Polish-inspired meal I decided would mark fabulously the beginning of my very first “fall” in Chicago, this cream sauce sort of took on a life of its own after I received the most amazing box full of spices from Lezzet. I’m going to have to think of some very special occasions...
Kitti's Mashed Potatoes // Cook

Kitti’s Mashed Potatoes // Cook

I’m not sure I have “a” mashed potato recipe, you know, like “Grandma’s Mashed Potatoes” or “Mashed Potatoes the way my Mum Does it”. I love fries, potato bake, potato scallops, potato and leek soup… The list goes on, however I’m really not partial to a plain baked or mashed potato, unless accompanied by exorbitant amounts of...
Tavernita & Barcito // Dine // Chicago

Tavernita & Barcito // Dine // Chicago

In my absence my Sydney neighbourhood, Redfern, is fast becoming the hottest place to wine and dine. Luckily, my new Chi hood, River North, has some surprises of its own. Tavernita, with attached Barcito, is the latest in the well-known Mercadito family and has been turning heads since it opened at the end of 2011....
Nellcôte // Dine // Chicago

Nellcôte // Dine // Chicago

How I missed the section on the menu that says “Add fresh black truffles to any dish at cost ($4 per gram)”, BOTH times I have been to Nellcôte, is completely beyond me. Well, any excuse to go back will do. Having had both dinner and brunch at this regular on the “Chicago’s new best” lists,...
Buddakan // Dine // NYC

Buddakan // Dine // NYC

I heart New York. I’m allowed to succumb to the cliché, since I have chosen the path fewer Sydney-siders take and have instead decided Chicago is where I will rest my loins for now. It also means I can do tourist NYC (I almost went to Scott Disick’s new restaurant… Didn’t though) with no shame,...
Randolph St Market // Market // Chicago

Randolph St Market // Market // Chicago

The Randolph St Market is a combination of the Chicago Antique Market, Indie Designer Market, Modern Vintage Chicago and the Holiday Market, all held at various times throughout the year. It has been known to feature in Travel & Leisure, the NY Times, Lucky Magazine and various TV news shows and web casts throughout the...
The 54th Annual Chicago Air & Water Show // Festival // Chicago

The 54th Annual Chicago Air & Water Show // Festival // Chicago

Every year Chicago puts on this awesome display. The following excerpt is an explanation of the day taken from the Chicago Air & Water show website. “This year the Chicago Air and Water Show celebrates 54 years of daredevil thrills in the air and on the water at North Avenue Beach and along Chicago’s magnificent...
Pure Food and Wine // Dine // NYC

Pure Food and Wine // Dine // NYC

With a week at my disposal to wander the streets of New York, the first thing on my to-do list was Pure Food and Wine. With an entirely raw vegan menu, everything is plant based and free from processed ingredients. Having had my first wholly (or holy, as many raw foodists would argue) raw food...
Untitled // Dine // Chicago

Untitled // Dine // Chicago

The worst part about this place is that the photo folder “Untitled” constantly has me clicking on it, ready to rename the rogue images that have somehow escaped my attention. That’s it. The rest? Part restaurant, part lounge and part nightclub, Untitled is (apparently, after only 5 weeks in town I’m still pretty new to...