Embracing a plant-based diet doesn’t have to be a sacrifice. Flavorful fruits, satisfying beans and leafy greens can make you feel years younger.
Here's a way to make okra sans the slime.
1 in 5 say they never fully relax on vacation. This cannot stand.
Refreshing adult beverages star in new book.
The bracketed Breakfast Madness competition is down to its final four: Viv’s Café, the Happy Rooster, Cindy Lou’s Café and Omar’s Hi-Way Chef.
4Some products seem healthful, but check the labels to be sure. Organic or not, this salad dressing packs 150 calories and 16 grams of fat into 2 tablespoons per serving. Considering few of us limit ourselves to 2 tablespoons, we’re in danger of turning a healthful meal or side dish into a c…
Main-course salads are great anywhere from a picnic to a block party.
Change things up a bit to make sure you bring a unique dish to a potluck dinner. A couscous salad could be a good choice.
Joe Elbaor mounts his dashboard camera below his rearview mirror to record videos of bad driving, which he then posts to his YouTube account. A growing number of consumers are using the inexpensive recorders to publicly shame bad drivers, keep tabs on their kids, or get a good laugh.
And they're tailor-made for exploiting what’s at hand.
Cooking tips to possibly lessen risk of arsenic in rice. (Bill Hogan/Chicago tribune/MCT)
Even finicky kids like wraps, such as this chicken version. They’re quick, easy and can incorporate what’s already in your refrigerator. Try coleslaw or melon wedges to round out the meal.
Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, shown giving a speech earlier this year.
You’re all over the kale trend, baking loads of leaves into crisp chips, sauteing bagfuls with olive oil and garlic. It’s time to break the hold kale has over your kitchen.
Jennifer Leigh, with her daughter Janelle at home in Evanston, Ill., has lost her sense of smell and has adapted to daily tasks such as cooking.
Our spring entertaining often centers on brunch after an early morning bike ride or hike with friends. Hungry, we’re looking for strong coffee and an easy to assemble main course.
Chocolate sauce appeals to the novice cook. It seems so simple. Just warm chocolate. Right?
Good chocolate sauce calls for more than just heating up chocolate and is a recipe that appeals to the novice chef. (Bill Hogan/Chicago Tribune/MCT)
Sherry Anicich was appalled when a jury failed to convict a drunken man who admitted killing her daughter.
The John Hancock Observatory’s new attraction called “Tilt” has viewers stand against one of eight glass panels that tilt out and down on an angle, so viewers are leaning downward.
Oregano and peas seem like a bad match. The musty, pungent herb and the fresh, bright legume would seem to fight. Maybe this hunch also stems from their divergent seasons: the spring of the peas, the summer of oregano.
Skillet chicken with onions, peas, mushrooms makes a good spring or summer dish.
Laurie Woodward planned to fly from her home in Pittsburgh this month across the country to Mukilteo, Wash., to serve as matron of honor to a bride she’s never met. And it’s all because of baking.
The Blackhawks’ Jonathan Toews celebrates a goal by Bryan Bickell that tied the game in the third period at United Center in Chicago.
Fresh artichokes are one of my favorite foods, and yet I find myself passing them by at the grocery store, having thought about the work in cleaning them and decided against it. Even baby artichokes require trimming and peeling, then a long cook time. Too much for a weeknight.
Midwest Generation’s Fisk plant, a coal-fired power plant in Chicago, is one of many that could be affected by the EPA’s regulations.
Fried fish is taken to diners at a fish fry.
Lizzie Black Kander has been called the “Jane Addams of Milwaukee” for her tireless social service work, which included editing and publishing “The Settlement Cook Book” in 1901.
This recipe was adapted from the 1903 edition .
Cookbook author Lizzie Black Kander was famed for her social service work.
Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs and other former Arizona Wildcats, will run a youth clinic in Tucson on Saturday.
Leury Garcia, peeking around Adam Eaton, is swarmed by White Sox teammates as the hero of the day.
Salutations, meant to welcome the reader, come in all kinds of dreary modes.
It was late in the afternoon yet I hadn’t eaten lunch, and dinner seemed far off. A kitchen raid was in order. A quick look earlier had yielded nothing. Yet when the stomach demands, “nothing” can become something.
Celebrate spring with strawberry shortcake. The arrival of fresh, ripe berries in your food store should provide inspiration.
When you’re hungry, “nothing” in the kitchen can become something. Grapefruit, red bell pepper and grains combine in a delicious salad.
You can wait until after Easter to pull out your white jeans and other white clothing items and accessories — but why wait?
Mom picked up on the first ring. She’d been thinking of me. She had just finished dinner and was thinking about sitting in my chair.
Lent is a time when less can mean more, especially in the kitchen. Going without need not be faced with a frown. Let dietary restrictions spur creativity and boost flavor, however modest the meal.
Spicy fish cakes with zesty citrus sauce make for a light Lenten meal.
Harry Manx is reunited with his rare Indian guitar at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. Anthony Hargrove is charged with stealing it from the baggage-claim area.
When is a twist on something so different that it doesn’t resemble the original at all? This might be one of those times.
Amy Dickinson of syndicated column “Ask Amy” will be attending TFOB. — Credit: Courtesy of Chicago Tribune
Chalk it up to goulash. A bowl full of my grandmother’s simple goodness ignited a passion for spice that never wanes. She peppered chicken or beef with the freshest Hungarian paprika possible.
Chicken goulash with potatoes is served with egg noodles.
Chicago’s Corey Wootton pressures Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers during the second quarter at Soldier Field. Rodgers, in his first game back from a broken collarbone suffered Nov. 4 against the Bears, threw for 318 yards and two touchdowns after an uncertain start.