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  • Midday Fix: Halloween costumes from Goodwill

    Merri Cvetan Goodwill There are 41 Store & Donation Centers  in the Greater Chicagoland area. AmazingGoodwill.com

  • Lunchbreak: Pressure-canned brioche

    Chef Francisco Migoya Modernist Cuisine modernistcuisine.com/ To purchase a copy of the book: http://www.modernistbread.com/#2 Pressure-Canned Brioche Makes 10 rolls Ingredients: 2/3 cup whole milk, cold 2 3/4 tsp instant dry yeast 3 cups bread flour 4 eggs, cold 1/3 cup sugar 1 3/4 tsp fine salt 1 cup butter, softened cinnamon sugar, as needed Directions: Combine the milk and yeast in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the dough hook, and stir to dissolve the yeast. Add the […]

  • Adopt A Pet: Almost Home Foundation

    Claire Sleigh, Kathy Lucia and Jami Stone Almost Home Foundation Event: Little Paws Big Heart Gala 2017 November 18 5:30 p.m. Meridian Banquet and Conference Center 1701 Algonquin Road Rolling Meadows For more information and tickets: almosthomefoundation.org/

  • Midday Fix: Boo! at the Zoo

    Tim Sullivan Event: Boo! at the Zoo October 21, 22, 28 and 29 Brookfield Zoo 8400 31st Street (North Gate entrance) or 3300 Golf Rd. (South Gate entrance) Brookfield For more information: www.czs.org/boo

  • Lunchbreak: Pasta carbonara salmone

    Chef Daniel Lynam Vapiano 58 E. Ontario Street Chicago 44 S. Wabash Avenue Chicago us.vapiano.com/en/home/ Pasta Carbonara Salmone Ingredients: 1 Tbs olive oil (for frying) 2 1/2 ounces (about 5 Tbs) salmon, in strips or cubes 1/2 ounce (about 1 Tbs) – white onions, diced 6 1/2 ounces pasta, spaghetti or your choice 1/2 cup or 8 Tbs heavy cream 1/2 ounce (about 1 Tbs) Grana Padano, grated 1 egg yolk salt and black pepper, to taste 2 teaspoons parsley, […]

  • Lunchbreak: Garlic prawns

    Chef Sandy Chen Koi 624 Davis Street Evanston (847) 866-6969 www.koievanston.com Garlic Prawns Ingredients: 8 ounces of shrimp 1/4 cup of green peppers, chopped 1/8 cup of red peppers, chopped 1/8 cup of Spanish onions, chopped 1/8 cup of green onions, chopped 1 Tablespoon of minced garlic 1/3 cup of corn starch 1 whole egg Sauce 1 teaspoon of salt 1 teaspoon of sugar 1 teaspoon of chicken stock 1 teaspoon of rice wine 1 teaspoon of white pepper Directions: […]

  • Midday Fix: Halloween themed healthy treats

    Lisa Carlson, Culinary Nutritionist iCOOK After School www.icookafterschool.com Event: The Frightfully Fit Feast Saturday, October 28 4:15 pm Chicago Children’s Theatre, The Station 100 S. Racine Ave. Chicago Tickets: $20 per family member or $68 for a family of four. Each additional family member is only $15. For more information: www.icookafterschool.com http://www.chicagochildrenstheatre.com Frankenstein Wrap Servings: 2 adult servings or 4 smaller servings Ingredients: 2 spinach tortillas 2 Tablespoons red-pepper hummus or Boursin garlic-herbs cheese spread 2 oz. sliced turkey 1 […]

  • Midday Fix: 3 in 1 Exercises

    Stephanie Mansour www.StepItUpwithSteph.com 3 in 1 Exercises to Make Your Workout Faster and Efficient: Side Lunge, bent over row, and overhead press = 3 exercises in 1. Work your legs, glutes, upper back, and shoulders in this full body move. Side plank with thread the needle + half push up = 3 exercises in 1. Work your side waist, abs, obliques, upper back, and arms in this full body move. Wide leg open toe squat, side extension, and then stand […]

  • Lunchbreak: Cavatelli pomodoro

    Executive Chef Mark Sparacino Prosecco 710 N. Wells Chicago (312) 951-9500 prosecco.us.com/ Cavatelli Pomodoro Serves 2- 4 Ingredients: 1 pound cavatelli (substitute any fresh short pasta) 3-4 cups basic tomato sauce – see above 1/2 pound heirloom cherry tomatoes (halved) 2 Tablespoons toasted pine nuts 3 to 4 Tablespoons loose basil pesto (a little extra extra virgin olive oil added to pesto) 2-3 Tablespoons crumbled goat cheese 5-8 fresh basil leaves – chiffonade salt and pepper to taste Directions: Boil […]

  • Midday Fix: Heisenberg Uncertainty Players

    John Dorhauer Heisenberg Uncertainty Players huplayers.com/ Appearing: October 18 6:30 p.m. Wire 6815 W. Roosevelt Road Berwyn www.wireismusic.com For tickets: www.ticketweb.com/