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One time on Top Chef Fabio said to another contestant who always made scallops, “it’s not Top Scallop.” We say that every time we cook with scallops. FYI.
- bay scallops
- olive oil
- kosher salt
- black pepper
- light coconut milk
- garam masala
- green beans
- garlic
- broccoli
- red bell pepper
- red onion
- spinach
- quinoa
- green bell pepper
- sambal oelek
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We picked up a lovely little chicken from Homestead Meats in Evanston and did it up with the quintessential summer salad.
Salad.
- avocado
- corn
- grape tomato
- olive oil
- red wine vinegar
- raw honey
- kosher salt
- black pepper
Chicken.
- whole wisconsin chicken
- kosher salt
- red wine vinegar
- black pepper
- avocado oil
The Rest.
- arugula
- red onion
- black pepper
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It was a breakfast skillet kind of morning.
- eggs
- tomato
- sugar free tomato sauce
- pita inn hot sauce
- temperance beer brat (Homestead Meats)
- stone ground mustard
- grape tomato
- spinach
- red onion
- black pepper
- gochugaru
- kosher salt
- garlic
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My first batch of home brew is in the bottle(s) and ready to get bubbly.  Evanston Hefeweizen v1.0 should be ready to drink in a few short weeks.  
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Saturday lunch with a lovely sausage from the newest butcher in Evanston - Homestead Meats.
- truffle and pistachio sausage (Homestead Meats)
- arugula
- avocado
- fire roasted bell pepper
- pickled red onion
- dressing.
// dijon mustard
// red wine vinegar
// olive oil
- micro greens
- pita inn hot sauce
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Meena was at a bridal shower so it was just me and some salad with spicy shrimp.
Salad.
- micro greens
- cilantro
- green onion
- spinach
- mixed greens
- avocado
- roasted red bell pepper
- dressing.
// white wine
// dijon mustard
// red wine vinegar
// coconut aminos
Shrimp.
- seafood rub 
- gochugaru
- shrimp
- olive oil
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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