A Girl & Her Food


Hummus Baked Chicken

For years I swear by the 21-day cleanse by Clean Program, it changed my life. Here is a recipe adapted from the Clean Program that you will love, make this ASAP and do your body some good! 

With the Holidays approaching and it being the most stressful time of the year this recipe is healthy, simple and stress-free. It takes a minute to prep....and all you have to do is place it in the oven, set the timer, and go back to wrapping gifts, addressing Holiday cards, etc. 


2 boneless chicken breasts 
2 lemons, 1 sliced in rounds and the other juiced
1/2 cup of hummus (ideally homemade)
4 fresh sprigs of thyme
Kosher Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste 


Preheat oven to 450 degrees 

Place chicken in a baking pan or sheet. Cover the top of the chicken with a thick layer of hummus, about 1/4".  Arrange lemon slices and rosemary sprigs on top of the hummus covered chicken. Drizzle the chicken lemon juice. Make sure to set aside some lemon juice before serving.  Bake the chicken for about 30 minutes or until hummus is golden brown and chicken is cooked all the way through. Drizzle with lemon juice and season with salt & pepper. Serve immediately. 


#MeatlessMonday Tomato Fennel Bisque at Publican Quality Meats

Happy #meatlessmonday! I have a delicious soup to share with you from one of my favorite lunch spots, Publican Quality Meats, located in Chicago's meat packing district. Tomato Fennel bisque with sesame croutons, evalon and sumac.  If you don't live in Chicago, here is a great recipe for a 
tomato fennel soup with brie toasts. 

Tomato Fennel Bisque

Publican Quality Meats
825 West Fulton Market
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 445-8977

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Brunch at Joe Fish

Last weekend, I was invited in to try the new brunch menu at Joe Fish in River North.  Being part of the Rosebud family, I knew it was going to be great.  I grew up eating at Rosebud establishments and no matter which one you pick they never disappoint.  It was the most perfect way to spend my Sunday, as afterwards I was able to get some of my holiday shopping done being that its steps from Michigan Avenue.  I recommend stopping in for a great dining experience! 

Start with Dress your Biscuit, I ordered the Bang Bang Biscuit with Whipped Butter & Preserves

The Main Event

Eggs in Purgatory
poached eggs, pancetta, tomato sauce, parmesan 

New England Lobster Roll 
housemade pickles & slaw


Sausages and biscuit 

445 North Dearborn 
(312) 832-7700 

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HoliDose tomorrow! Are you ready??

The merriest and the best come together at HoliDose on Sunday, December 14 at Venue One at 1034 W Randolph. It's a Dose to eat, shop, laugh, lounge and gift, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the biggest Dose yet, showcasing 115 of the finest makers of love not junk. Cheer on our fair city's finest in food, fashion and fun and take home delights for everyone on your list. It's the HoliDose! See you there.

The 411 on HoliDose:
what The HoliDose!
where Venue One, 1034 W Randolph | West Loop
who You! And all your loved ones.
why To eat, shop, laugh, lounge and gift!
park Free and paid parking options.
CTA Morgan & Lake
tix $8 online, $10 at the door, both include free drink ticket for 21+ Get your tickets here. 
kids Kids under 12 always free.
pups Sorry, no dogs allowed 
wrap Gift wrapping on site by INDO + friends to benefit Snow City Arts


Yusho Ramen Battle 8: Das Radler vs Sunday Dinner Club + Honey Butter Fried Chicken

2853 North Kedzie Avenue 
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 904-8558

The Mauro Melt

 'Tis the season to eat & GIVE! 

Head to The Burger Boss to taste Food Network's star Jeff Mauro, award winning melts. Jeff has joined forces with The Burger Boss to create The Mauro Melt benefiting Hephzibah Children’s Association.

The Mauro Melt, consisting of two Angus beef patties, grilled onions, flash-fried cherry peppers, melted white American cheese and Boss Sauce, all in tucked in a pumpernickel bun, will only be available for the month of December. A portion of sales will benefit Hephzibah Children's Association, an Oak Park-based not for profit which helps neglected and abused children and their families. 

3208 North Southport Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657
773. 248.2677

Elmwood Park, IL 


#HolidayGiveaway $50 Gift Card to Bar Toma Chicago

Have you been naughty or nice??

#HolidayGiveway season is here, and I am giving away one lucky reader a $50 gift card to Bar Toma Chicago.  

To Enter: 

Follow me @girlandherfood_ on Instagram
Follow @bartomachicago on Instagram 
LIKE this photo on my Instagram feed

If you don't have an Instagram account, don't worry you still can enter the giveaway just by commenting on this post below.
Good Luck! 
Winner will be announced next Monday, 12/15.