“I think that is what makes good ingredients and simple recipes so special – it can be humble and still taste amazing.”

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Lindsey went from watching cooking shows at home to a career focused on food

Check out Lindsey’s blog Your Dietitian Friend, and IG, @lindsyourdietitianfriend. Get to know Lindsey in this Q&A, and get her “Steak taco bowl,” Tuesday (2/11) from 5:30-8:30PM in Logan Square!

Q: Where did you grow up and what kind of food did you grow up with?

Lindsey: I grew up in Cincinnati (shoutout to Skyline Chili) and my parents made pretty typical working family foods. Pork chops, lasagna, and baked chicken were in the regular rotation. My grandma made some of my favorites though and you can expect to see them on my menu soon. I think that is what makes good ingredients and simple recipes so special – it can be humble and still taste amazing. 

Q: What’s your cooking background?

Lindsey: I grew up watching cooking shows on TV. The first ‘major’ thing I made for my family was a cheese omelette. I watched Emeril Lagasse make it, and wrote down the recipe as he cooked. I called my mom and asked her to bring home parsley from the grocery store and said it was an essential for my meal…when it was really just for garnish. Fast forward and now I am a registered dietitian and my whole career is built around food! 

Q: What can you tell us about this dish and what inspired it?

Lindsey: I will be making a steak bowl. Rice, veggies and definitely some homemade pickled onions. We live near an amazing little carniceria and I love supporting them, so the steak bowl will be their beef and whatever veggies they have to offer that week. 

Q: What is your favorite food memory?

Lindsey: Eating sushi and dumplings in Asia (both China and Japan) was a dream come true. It does not get any better than that, folks! 

Q: Anything else we should know about you and your cooking?

Lindsey: I am a registered dietitian and ServSafe Manager Certified. I love making fresh healthy foods but never miss a chance to have some of my favorites: ribs, dumplings, and lemon pound cake. You can expect my meal offerings to swing between healthy and decadent. I take requests, so let me know what you’re looking for!

Get Lindsey’s “Steak taco bowl,” Tuesday (2/11) from 5:30-8:30PM in Logan Square! ๐Ÿงก

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