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Our pasta took on a half and half vibe - half quinoa pasta and half zucchini noodles. And then we threw a meatball on top for good measure.
Pasta.
- zucchini “noodles”
- quinoa pasta
- grape tomato
- spinach
- yellow bell pepper
- red onion
- olive oil
- kosher salt
- garlic
- balsamic vinegar
- sugar-free marinara
The Rest.
- spanish idiazabal
- spinach
- meatball (foodstuffs)
- black pepper
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I got some pretty heinous food poisoning last week (thanks a million, chicago parks department) so this was the first time I really felt like looking at food that wasn’t broth in a few days.  Meena whipped up a great little Sunday night salad that was just what the doctor ordered. 
Fish.
- cod
- black pepper
- garlic
- paprika
- chili powder
- onion powder
- vulcan salt
Salad.
- romaine
- spinach
- broccoli slaw
- dates
- shredded carrot
- raw honey
- cider vinegar
- avocado oil
- quinoa
The Rest.
- guacamole
- pico de gallo
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Not so unlike last night, only this time with a bit of sausage from Artisanal in Wilmette.  
Salad.
- power greens
- carrot
- fire roasted red bell pepper
- garlic
- olive oil
- salsa.
// tomato
// cilantro
// kosher salt
// lime
// olive oil
// smoked jalapeño 
// red onion
Sausages.
- sausage toulouse (Artisanal, Wilmette) 
- hunter sausage (Artisanal, Wilmette) 
Jalapeño Potatoes. 
- leftovers … ingredients here
The Rest.
- dijon mustard
- micro greens
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A pile of potatoes (+awesome) and some smoked shrimp salad (+delicious) and a little toast (+butter) and we had a killer dinner. 
Potatoes.
- mixed mini potato
- jalapeño 
- olive oil
- kosher salt
- black pepper
- red wine vinegar
- stone ground mustard
- honey
Salad.
- smoked shrimp
- brown rice vinegar
- duke’s mayo
- coconut aminos
- cornichon
- scallion 
- kosher salt
Toast.
- wheat hot dog bun
- butter
The Rest.
- micro greens
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Fourth of July breakfast bites.
- hot smoked salmon
- low fat cream cheese
- baguette
- tomato
- cilantro
- avocado
- red leaf lettuce (from the garden!)
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Chicken and cherries and curry and grills - good things to help gear up for the 4th. 
Veg.
- cherries
- white onion
- ancho chili powder
- olive oil
- garlic
- kosher salt
- cilantro
- green onion
Chicken.
- brine.
// kosher salt
// raw sugar
// water
- chicken breast (Slagel Farms)
- chicken thigh (Slagel Farms)
The Rest.
- curry peanuts (bee’s knees)
- cilantro
- black pepper
- green onion
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Like lox and bagels but not and for dinner. 
- grilled bread
- tomato
- red onion
- cilantro
- hot smoked salmon
- avocado
- black pepper
- olive oil
- yogurt sauce.
// sheep’s milk yogurt
// olive oil
// garlic
// kosher salt
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Nasty night in the Chicago area so we just did some quick salmon and quinoa cakes over greens.
Cakes.
- canned wild sockeye salmon
- quinoa
- kosher salt
- coconut aminos
- chicken broth
- egg
- shiitake
- swiss chard
- green onion
- roasted red bell pepper
- rice vinegar
- olive oil
- stone ground mustard
- red wine vinegar
- honey
Salad.
- mixed greens
- avocado
- grape tomato
- olive oil
- dijon mustard
- black pepper
The Rest.
- sambal oelek