Hamantaschen

This post falls during the Jewish holiday of Purim, a holiday marked by feasting and celebrating the deliverance of the Jewish people, as told by the book of Esther. Hamantaschen are the quintessential Purim food, and their endless variations and combinations are insanely delicious. Hamantaschen are known for their triangular shape, referencing the hat of the villainous Haman, and symbolizing his defeat.

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Parsnip and Kale Quinoa Bowls with Tahini Sauce and Chia Seed Pudding

Happy Monday, friends! It is 50 degrees here in Chicago, and the first day in several months that I have not worn wool socks to class. My ankles are exposed, and I’m not freezing, which is truly something to celebrate!

This weekend, my friend Giuliana and I decided to ring in the coming of spring with a delicious and wholesome meal inspired by one of our favorite food bloggers, Andrea Bemis. Andrea writes a blog called Dishing Up The Dirt, where she blogs about her independent farming ventures and the delicious, seasonal, mainly vegetarian food she makes from the vegetables she harvests with her husband. For all you health food skeptics, don’t be scared off by the words “kale,” “quinoa” or “chia seeds.” I promise that if you make this recipe, there is no way you regret it.Image(my apologies for the sub-par pictures. Clearly between the two of us, Elizabeth is pulling the weight in the photo department…)

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A Foodie’s Tour of Andersonville

I love exploring Chicago. Every weekend, despite the copious amounts of homework I may have, I try to do something called “destination studying,” where I go to a new Chicago neighborhood, find a cute café, and get a little work done while soaking in the very best Chicago has to offer. Afterwards, I like to spend time exploring the neighborhood, and trying out the local food. This is the first of many posts I will be doing about my favorite Chicago neighborhoods.

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Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

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The weather in Maryland has been unseasonably crazy lately, with weekly snowstorms blowing in and out. When the weather is cold and snowy outside, there is nothing better than making some fresh baked goods to pass the time. With another snowstorm brewing (and an excuse to bake!), I decided to delve into the world of desserts to find a perfect cupcake.

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