February 26, 2010

Lovin’ the Soupbox


Every Tuesday morning, I’m stuck driving into downtown Chicago, attending three back-to-back classes at Loyola University Chicago, hanging around and doing homework for about an hour and then going to a meeting. It’s a long day, to the say the least. Although I usually pack a light lunch to get me through that second class, during my break between classes and my meeting, I always make sure to head down the block to the wonderful little restaurant, the Soupbox.
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February 19, 2010

Tips for Lent Fasting

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For Lent this year, I’ll be giving up meat. It’s day three and I already feel like I’m being majorly challenged. I’m a picky eater as it is, so cutting out all my chicken and beef isn’t giving me as many options for dinner. The first year that I fasted from meat, I was eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches almost every day. Thankfully, over the years, I’ve learned a few tricks to survive the Lenten season without feeling too starved of protein.
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February 12, 2010

Help Me Choose My Valentine’s Day Meal


Now that the Super Bowl is over, crunchy and salty are out for me. This Valentines Day, I’m craving something really sweet. I want creamy and crumbly and sugary! This year, I won’t be spending tons of money at a fancy restaurant. I’m staying in with my boyfriend and cooking up a romantic meal that I know we’ll both enjoy.

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February 5, 2010

World Nutella Day

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Nutella has spread (pun intended) all over the world, and has become so popular that there is actually a day devoted to it. In 2007, two American food bloggers in Italy created World Nutella Day. This year the holiday lands on Feb. 5.  So here we are, three years later, continuing to celebrate the worldwide domination of Nutella. And why shouldn’t we? It’s creamy, chocolate-y and completely addictive.

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