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I am obsessed with the Whole Foods Garlicy Kale so I decided to make my own today. It’s just like the kind I get from the Whole Foods salad bar :) #detox #healthy

What You Will Need 
1 bunch raw kale, washed, de-stemmed and dried
2 Tablespoons tahini
2 Tablespoons water
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
2 Tablespoons soy sauce
4 Tablespoons nutritional yeast
4 teaspoons minced garlic
Sesame seeds

Preperation
Cut kale into bite size pieces and place in a large bowl removing the stems
Puree all ingredients except kale and sesame seeds in a blender or food processor to blend the dressing.
Pour dressing over kale
Let the salad sit in the fridge so the Kale isn’t so hard to eat. Next sprinkle the sesame seeds over the Kale
Enjoy! This has to be somewhat healthy since there isn’t much to the ingredients. But you will not be disappointed by the taste :)

I am obsessed with the Whole Foods Garlicy Kale so I decided to make my own today. It’s just like the kind I get from the Whole Foods salad bar :) #detox #healthy

What You Will Need
  • 1 bunch raw kale, washed, de-stemmed and dried
  • 2 Tablespoons tahini
  • 2 Tablespoons water
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 4 Tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 4 teaspoons minced garlic
  • Sesame seeds
Preperation
  1. Cut kale into bite size pieces and place in a large bowl removing the stems
  2. Puree all ingredients except kale and sesame seeds in a blender or food processor to blend the dressing.
  3. Pour dressing over kale
  4. Let the salad sit in the fridge so the Kale isn’t so hard to eat. Next sprinkle the sesame seeds over the Kale

Enjoy! This has to be somewhat healthy since there isn’t much to the ingredients. But you will not be disappointed by the taste :)

Found my little Buddha while cleaning today. I got this guy in China town 5 years ago from some shop. The lady told me I had to pick a card and read it before I could take it. It means I will have many safe travels throughout my life. Have to say I am looking forward to my next trip out east :)

Found my little Buddha while cleaning today. I got this guy in China town 5 years ago from some shop. The lady told me I had to pick a card and read it before I could take it. It means I will have many safe travels throughout my life. Have to say I am looking forward to my next trip out east :)

Tomorrow is the start of running season in Chicago (well for me). It has been quite a long and intense winter here in the Windy City. Here in Chicago we complain about the weather but this year seems like it was extra horrible. However, the great thing about the people of Chicago we normally just laugh it off. We create websites making fun of all the shit we had to go through to survive the weather. It sucked at the moment but looking back we laugh because we all came together and had to deal with the same things. These include jumping the same obnoxious rivers (street puddles), cramming together on public transportation, and spending countless hours layering up so we can survive the 40 below temps without getting frostbite. 
Therefore, I am looking forward to some sunshine, outdoors, fresh air and of course brunch with my lovely friends afterwards.
I made a Shamrock Shuffle 2014 playlist from some recommendations and my own searching. Hopefully these songs will help you run a little faster. I have a feeling after this winter tomorrow is going to be a great day.
Shamrock Shuffle 2014 Playlist on Spotify if you want to use it!
St. Vincent – CruelPitbull – TimberNONONO – Pumpin BloodHunter Hayes – I Want Crazy - EncoreJason Derulo – Talk Dirty (feat. 2 Chainz)Eric Church – Smoke a Little SmokeIdina Menzel – Let It GoK.Flay – So Fast, So MaybeOneRepublic – Counting StarsJerrod Niemann – Drink to That All NightCHVRCHES – We SinkBastille – Pompeii - Kat Krazy RemixSmalltown Romeo – Boom Ha feat. Shad K - OriginalBritney Spears – Work B**chFall Out Boy – Alone TogetherEminem – ‘Till I CollapseJohn Legend – All of Me - Tiësto’s Birthday Treatment Remix - Radio EditScissor Sisters – Take Your MamaMacklemore & Ryan Lewis – Can’t Hold Us - feat. Ray DaltonNero – Promises - Skrillex & Nero RemixOutasight – Tonight Is The NightAloe Blacc – The ManDJ Snake & Lil Jon – Turn Down for What

Tomorrow is the start of running season in Chicago (well for me). It has been quite a long and intense winter here in the Windy City. Here in Chicago we complain about the weather but this year seems like it was extra horrible. However, the great thing about the people of Chicago we normally just laugh it off. We create websites making fun of all the shit we had to go through to survive the weather. It sucked at the moment but looking back we laugh because we all came together and had to deal with the same things. These include jumping the same obnoxious rivers (street puddles), cramming together on public transportation, and spending countless hours layering up so we can survive the 40 below temps without getting frostbite. 

Therefore, I am looking forward to some sunshine, outdoors, fresh air and of course brunch with my lovely friends afterwards.

I made a Shamrock Shuffle 2014 playlist from some recommendations and my own searching. Hopefully these songs will help you run a little faster. I have a feeling after this winter tomorrow is going to be a great day.

Shamrock Shuffle 2014 Playlist on Spotify if you want to use it!

St. Vincent – Cruel
Pitbull – Timber
NONONO – Pumpin Blood
Hunter Hayes – I Want Crazy - Encore
Jason Derulo – Talk Dirty (feat. 2 Chainz)
Eric Church – Smoke a Little Smoke
Idina Menzel – Let It Go
K.Flay – So Fast, So Maybe
OneRepublic – Counting Stars
Jerrod Niemann – Drink to That All Night
CHVRCHES – We Sink
Bastille – Pompeii - Kat Krazy Remix
Smalltown Romeo – Boom Ha feat. Shad K - Original
Britney Spears – Work B**ch
Fall Out Boy – Alone Together
Eminem – ‘Till I Collapse
John Legend – All of Me - Tiësto’s Birthday Treatment Remix - Radio Edit
Scissor Sisters – Take Your Mama
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Can’t Hold Us - feat. Ray Dalton
Nero – Promises - Skrillex & Nero Remix
Outasight – Tonight Is The Night
Aloe Blacc – The Man
DJ Snake & Lil Jon – Turn Down for What

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Homemade Siracha, garlic and pinenut hummus. The trick is using tahini to make it extra smooth. Taking this to work as a snack this week 
Ingredients
One 15-ounce can (425 grams) chickpeas, also called garbanzo beans
1/4 cup (59 ml) fresh lemon juice, about 1 large lemon
1/4 cup (59 ml) tahini (we used Krinos)
Half of a large garlic clove, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for serving
1/2 to 1 teaspoon kosher salt, depending on taste
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
2 to 3 tablespoons water
Dash of ground paprika for serving
In the bowl of a food processor, combine tahini and lemon juice. Process for 1 minute. Add the olive oil, minced garlic, cumin and the salt to whipped tahini and lemon juice. Process for 30 seconds, scrape sides and bottom of bowl then process another 30 seconds. Add the chickpeas to the food processor then process for 1 minute. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl, add remaining chickpeas and process for 1 to 2 minutes or until thick and quite smooth. There you have it you homemade hummus!

Homemade Siracha, garlic and pinenut hummus. The trick is using tahini to make it extra smooth. Taking this to work as a snack this week

Ingredients

  • One 15-ounce can (425 grams) chickpeas, also called garbanzo beans
  • 1/4 cup (59 ml) fresh lemon juice, about 1 large lemon
  • 1/4 cup (59 ml) tahini (we used Krinos)
  • Half of a large garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for serving
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon kosher salt, depending on taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons water
  • Dash of ground paprika for serving
In the bowl of a food processor, combine tahini and lemon juice. Process for 1 minute. Add the olive oil, minced garlic, cumin and the salt to whipped tahini and lemon juice. Process for 30 seconds, scrape sides and bottom of bowl then process another 30 seconds. Add the chickpeas to the food processor then process for 1 minute. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl, add remaining chickpeas and process for 1 to 2 minutes or until thick and quite smooth. There you have it you homemade hummus!

Sensational Bites is where it is at! I got this cake made for a Birthday and it was super cute not to mention delicious (well that is what everyone said!) I couldn’t eat it because I gave up sweets for lent, which has been torture. I am going back here as soon as I am able to have a cupcake. Sensational Bites was cute, cozy, and not to mention affordable. Would recommend stopping by if you are in the Southport neighborhood of Chicago (Included the address below)

3751 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60613

Made some spicy quinoa, scallops, and an egg for breakfast.
I am pretty obsessed with Quinoa lately. I love putting sriracha or buffalo sauce on it for some spice. Put some scallops in it this week with a spice rub. Finishing touch with an egg and some cilantro. I would recommend trying it out!
Ingredients
Quinoa 
Buffalo Sauce or Sriracha
Cilantro
Scallops
Seafood rub
Egg
Sea Salt

Made some spicy quinoa, scallops, and an egg for breakfast.

I am pretty obsessed with Quinoa lately. I love putting sriracha or buffalo sauce on it for some spice. Put some scallops in it this week with a spice rub. Finishing touch with an egg and some cilantro. I would recommend trying it out!

Ingredients

  • Quinoa
  • Buffalo Sauce or Sriracha
  • Cilantro
  • Scallops
  • Seafood rub
  • Egg
  • Sea Salt