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Breakfast for dinner!
Omelette.
- egg
- kosher salt
- gochugaru
- white onion
- red bell pepper
- zucchini 
- mirin
- wine and garlic sausage (Artisanal, Wilmette)
- cherry pepper spread (topping)
Salad.
- power greens mix
- grape tomato
- avocado
- red onion
- meena’s dressing
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There’s an egg in there somewhere. 
Salad.
- pea shoots
- homemade smoked wild salmon
- korean veg.
// gochugaru
// red onion
// olive oil
// kosher salt
// mirin
// shiitake
- green onion
Egg Cup.
- korean veg (see above)
- homemade smoked wild salmon
- egg
- olive oil
- pea shoots
- black pepper
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Oh, this was just a little salad with some shawarma spiced wild salmon and other goodies. 
Salmon.
- kosher salt
- olive oil
- wild salmon
- shawarma spice.
// cumin
// cinnamon
// allspice
// cayenne pepper
// garlic
// turmeric 
// black pepper
Salad.
- spring greens
- quinoa
- grape tomato
- cucumber
- gluten free pita
- garden bouquet pickles
- red onion
- meena’s dressing
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I know we’re a little predictable but quinoa “fried rice” with a little shrimp and kimchi is just the best on a random April Monday WHEN IT IS SNOWING AGAIN. 
- quinoa
- shrimp
- kimchi
- gochugaru 
- green bell pepper
- white onion
- zucchini 
- button mushroom
- shiitake
- green onion
- beef bavette
- olive oil
- kosher salt
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Mom and Dad capped off the visit with a little Indiana in Evanston - sugar cream pie from Hoosier Mama Pie.  
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Mom was inspired by an appetizer from Cafe Patachou and we had the wonderful fortune of enjoying her vision before dinner.  
Slaw.
- celery root
- duke’s mayo
- garlic
- lemon
- kosher salt
- black pepper
The Rest.
- toast
- ducktrap smoked salmon
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Mom and Dad are in town and they were nice enough to bring a little Trader’s Point with them. 
- toast
- rice crackers
- boone county bloomy
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We got back in the pasta game … it’s been a minute. Quinoa noodles with some shrimp and garlic and wine isn’t a bad way to ease back in. 
- shrimp
- fermented black garlic
- white wine
- zucchini
- squash
- white onion
- olive oil
- kosher salt
- quinoa noodles
- grape tomato
- green onion
- spinach