Chia Hemp Breakfast Pudding

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3 TbS Chia Seeds (I used Navitas Raw Organic Chia)

1/2-3/4 C. Hemp Milk (or your preferred dairy alternative)

Fresh Berries

*stir or shake well. Let sit for 15 or more minutes.( I’ve been making it at night for the morning) Stir/shake again, add berries and get your spoon.

Chia seeds are one of many ancient super foods that are making their way back into more and more foods and understandably as these little nutritious nuggets have ounce for ounce as much omega 3 as salmon and a pretty impressive count for vitamins, minerals and protein. They are also very interesting on the tongue. enjoy.

 

Me Time

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The High Lights

Self Portrait

The Radical Reuben from The Chicago Diner ( fucking amazing)

This was for real the most delish imitation meat meal I have ever had. Seared corned beef seitan is topped with sauerkraut, onions, peppers, melted cheez and vegan thousand island, all on marbled rye. I washed it down with some Original Sin Hard Cider and was a happy girl.

My unmade bed

Bleeding Heart Bakery

You just have to…..

 A + Tattoo Studio

Got a little tribute to the Windy City

The Lair of the Mintaur Burger from Kuma’s Cornor

(meat is murder, tasty tasty murder)Heavy Metal, Hard Cider, Side Salad & Caramelized Onions, Bourbon Soaked Pear and Brie

Love bugs

Bernice’s Tavern in Bridgeport

The perfect end to the weekend was meeting a friend for a drink

at this perfect neighborhood tavern. and we had it all to ourselves.

The Summer Time Italian

Ah yes, I finally went grocery shopping

which allows me to write a bona fide Food Porn/Recipe Erotica Post.

For those of you who are new, the term Food Porn was coined for me by my friend Erin &  basically sums up the act of shamelessly photographing our culinary delights sizzling in our pans, splayed out on our plates and dripping off our forks. (and as it turns out, is also a really nice .com )  and since I don’t think it’s too much to ask for your food to be easy AND interesting, adding some Recipe Erotica to the mix seemed only natural. My goal is to provoke your appetite, make you slightly uncomfortable, let you wonder if I mean what you think I mean and ultimately make you glad you held out until the end…. and so it goes.

Flat Bread Pizza and Sangria

This meal, perfect for a summer night, includes lots of fresh produce that can easily found at your local market.

for the pizza collect the following items

whole grain flat bread

olive oil

pizza sauce (pesto would also be tasty)

veggies of your choosing

fresh mozzarella (I found some marinated and in perfectly bite sized balls)

and the quintessential topper offer for easy Italian

prepare a skillet with olive oil and heat, chop your toppings season and saute. Remember that the more you work your veggies in the heat, the more of their juices they expel. So don’t be shy and make more than you think you might need.

I almost always cook my toppings first so they may release their liquids before putting them on the crust. This way once I assemble my pizza all I really have to do is melt my cheese and the crust stays crisp.

while this cooks, get out these things

Red wine of your choice

something delish and sparkling

fresh berries and an orange

a bit ( and I mean a bit or you’ll hit the floor) of Grand Marnier

Mines the stuff in the jar labeled “strawberry jam” as though it made it any less shady

for my friend V and I to do a booze hand off in a parking lot. That shit is expensive:)

I put some berries, the grand and some juice from the orange in my glass.

add the wine and sparkly in parts as equal as Jenna Jameson’s

trow in ice and enjoy.

By now your toppings are perfect and ready for copulation

I simply slid  these in my toaster oven, set it to broil.

As for time, just listen, you’ll know when they’re ready. Then wait just a minute more…….

and pull them out.