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Malika Ameen

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A single mother of three boys, Malika is always incorporatingher "chef thinking" into the foods she cooks daily. Being a formerrestauranteur with numerous accolades and experience in both savoryand sweet cooking, Malika enjoys creating unique, family-focusedrecipes at home. Her recipes have been featured in The New YorkTimes, Food & Wine magazine, on The Martha Stewart Show, andmore. She is a regular contributor to the "You & Me ThisMorning" show on Chicago's WCIU-TV, where she does a monthlycooking segment. She can be found at Chicago's popular monthlymarket Dose, and her unique and popular dessert creations can be found on her website at bymdesserts.com.

This is a simple and nutritious crowd pleaser in my home when I need to get dinner on the table in a short time. The broth has a delicate balance of soy and vinegar with a hint of sweetness from the fresh basil. Soba noodles are made from buckwheat flour, which is high in protein and amino acids and also gluten free. You can also substitute you favorite whitefish for the salmon. Read more

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This is a sophisticated and interesting version of every kid's favorite breaded chicken that both kids and parents will love. Everyday breadcrumbs are replaced with grated Parmesan cheese which results in a lacy coating with crisp texture and nutty flavor. It takes minutes to prepare and requires only a small handful of ingredients, most of which are pantry staples. Serve it as a simple weeknight dinner with your favorite side. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

This is a simple and nutritious crowd pleaser in my home when I need to get dinner on the table in a short time. The broth has a delicate balance of soy and vinegar with a hint of sweetness from the fresh basil. Soba noodles are made from buckwheat flour, which is high in protein and amino acids and also gluten free. You can also substitute you favorite whitefish for the salmon. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

This is a sophisticated and interesting version of every kid's favorite breaded chicken that both kids and parents will love. Everyday breadcrumbs are replaced with grated Parmesan cheese which results in a lacy coating with crisp texture and nutty flavor. It takes minutes to prepare and requires only a small handful of ingredients, most of which are pantry staples. Serve it as a simple weeknight dinner with your favorite side. Read more

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