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    Adopt A Pet: Chicago Canine Rescue

    Anna Johnson Chicago Canine Rescue 5272 N. Elston Avenue Chicago (773) 697-8848 Home Event: 13th Annual Mutt Strut Saturday, October 22 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The strut begins at 1350 W. Newport Avenue, Chicago For tickets and information: Home

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    Midday Fix: Music from Billy Elliot, performed by The Highland Park Players

    The Highland Park Players Featuring:  Asher Alcantara, Cade Perlman, Alexis Armstrong, Gretchen Kimmeth and Hannah Rose on piano. Event: Billy Elliot October 21, 22, 28, 29 at 7:30 PM November 3, 4, 5 at 7:30 PM October 23, 30 and November 6 at 2PM The Northbrook Theatre 3323 Walters Avenue Northbrook, IL 60062 For tickets: A bit more from The Highland Park Players’ performance of “Billy Elliot”

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    Lunchbreak: Crispy Buffalo-style cauliflower wings, prepared by Michael Utz of Hard Rock Cafe

    Michael Utz Hard Rock Cafe 63 W. Ontario Street Chicago (312) 943-2252 The Hard Rock Cafe Chicago Limited Time Veggie Month Menu is available through Sunday, November 13 Crispy Buffalo-Style Cauliflower “Wings” Ingredients: one head cauliflower 4 cups flour egg whites from 4 eggs 4 cups buttermilk 1 tsp salt 1 tsp pepper 1 tsp garlic powder 4 cups breadcrumbs 4 cups canola oil buffalo sauce fresh cut celery and carrots for garnish Directions: Pour oil into a large […]

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    Lunchbreak: Halloween dinner and sweet treats from The Cooking Mom

    Amy Hanten The Cooking Mom Click the links below for today’s recipes: Dinner in a Pumpkin Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Dip Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Cream Frosting

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    Midday Fix: Tips for coping with election overload from Neely Benn of NorthShore University HealthSystem

    Neely Benn, LCSW NorthShore University HealthSystem Tips: Turn off your news feed. Social media and 24/7 news coverage of political fighting can exacerbate stress. Read just enough to stay informed. Take time for yourself, go for a walk, do some deep breathing or stretching, play with your children or the dog, spend time with family or friends, LAUGH! Be aware of how often you discuss the election with friends, family or coworkers and what feelings – physical or […]

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    Midday Fix: Preview of Boo! at the Zoo

    Boo! at the Zoo October 22-23 and 29-30 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Brookfield Zoo 8400 31st Street Brookfield For more information:

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    Lunchbreak: Farro risotto, prepared by mfk chef Jeremy Leven and details about the 2016 Meals on Wheels Chicago Celebrity Chef Ball

    Chef Jeremy Leven mfk 432 W. Diversey Parkway Chicago (773) 857-2540 Event: 2016 Meals on Wheels Chicago Celebrity Chef Ball Friday, October 21 6:00 p.m. Morgan Manufacturing 401 N. Morgan Chicago For tickets and more information: Farro Risotto Ingredients: 1 cup cooked farro 2 oz vegetable stock 1 Tbs butter 2 oz torn kale 1 oz small dice guanciale 2 tsp lemon juice 1 oz fior de sardo pinch salt pinch black pepper 1 tsp minced garlic 1 […]

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    Midday Fix: Singer Lisa The Psalmist’s tribute to the Cubs

    Lisa Johnson McFarland – aka – Lisa The Psalmist

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    Lunchbreak: Lamb nachos, prepared by fourteensixteen chef Bret Bohning

    Executive Chef Bret Bohning fourteensixteen 14 W. Calendar Avenue LaGrange (708) 469-7896 Lamb Nachos Pita Chips Halved and then cut into 1/8ths – in triangles. Tossed in oil, salt and pepper and baked until crispy. Lamb Ragout: Ingredients: 1 lb ground lamb 2 Tbs all-purpose flour 1/2 cup red wine 1/2 tsp chili flakes 1.5-2 cups lamb stock (can substitute beef or veal) 2 cloves of garlic, minced 3 green onions, chopped small 1 plum tomato, medium diced Directions: […]

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    Midday Fix: Chef/author Guy Fieri talks about his new book, Guy Fieri Family Food

    Guy Fieri To purchase a copy of the book: Guy Fieri Family Food: 125 Real-Deal Recipes-Kitchen Tested, Home Approved