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Vicia

Last night, I met my friend Emma for dinner at Vicia. I’d already been there once before for lunch a month ago, right after they opened. But their dinner menu looked more involved, so I wanted to go back for … Continue reading

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Pan Seared Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries and Pecans

Growing up, I was lucky–I never had a parent who told me to eat my vegetables. I remember watching TV shows where parents forced their children to eat all their broccoli, and thinking it was strange. My mother told me … Continue reading

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Winter in Chicago (and ways I’ve cooked up to tolerate it)

This is what it looked like in Chicago on Tuesday: Note the car that is completely covered in snow. When I decided to attend Northwestern, I knew what I was getting myself into. I knew that winters in Chicago had … Continue reading

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Friday Night Dinner at Vegadeli

I don’t think I ever fully understood the power of the letters “TGIF” until I started working full-time. In high school and college, there were things like “Spring Break” and “Professional Development Day,” where teachers were held captive, and students … Continue reading

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