Val, Ryan learn spring Mediterranean salad recipe; 'Hollywood Stargirl' review

You can even make your own salad dressing
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Alessi in the Kitchen


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On "Windy City Weekend," Val and Ryan learned how to make a Mediterranean salad.



Ryan and Val got cooking in the kitchen with "Windy City Weekend's" first in-studio chef! Chef Niall Gallus made a fresh Mediterranean spring salad.

Ingredients:

- Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette
- Vigo Marinated Artichoke Hearts
- Vigo Roasted Red Peppers
- Vigo Capote Capers
- Feta Cheese
- Cucumbers
- Red Onion
- Romaine Lettuce
- Grilled Chicken
- Alessi Breadsticks

Recipe:

- Combine and whisk vinegars, honey, garlic, mustard and herbs.

- Place oil into a squirt bottle.
- Whisk and gradually combine the oil with mixture to emulsify.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.

Recipe for the Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette:

(Requires whisk, bowl, squirt bottle)

- 2 tablespoons Alessi Balsamic Vinegar
- 2 tablespoons Alessi Red Wine Vinegar
- 3 tablespoons Honey
- 2 teaspoons of Alessi Garlic Puree
- 2-3 teaspoons Dijon Mustard
- Fresh basil
- Fresh oregano
- 3/4 cup Canola or Grapeseed Oil

You can find Alessi products by visiting the Alessi website.

Also, be sure to check out Valli Produce's website to find a location near you. Facebook: Valli Produce

Organized Chaos


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A sisterhood of motorcycle riding women hit the road for thrills, friendship and LGBTQ+ pride.



A sisterhood of motorcycle riding women hit the road for thrills, friendship and LGBTQ+ pride. They rev up the crowd every year at the Pride Parade.

Spend or Save


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Here's what to spend your money on this weekend.



Film critic Richard Roeper stopped by to say whether to spend or save on the latest movies and streaming shows!

'Hustle' - SPEND
A Netflix original film starring Adam Sandler as a down-on-his-luck basketball scout who discovers a generational player abroad

'Norm Macdonald: Nothing Special' - SPEND
Shortly before Norm Macdonald's death, he recorded a "stand-up" special at his home, with no audience. The recording of this special is followed by a tribute in which David Letterman, Dave Chappelle, Conan O'Brien and others share their memories of Macdonald.

'Skate or Die' - SPEND
A documentary about the skateboarding scene in Chicago and in particular a skateboarding 17-year-old in Little Village who hopes to escape the cycle of poverty and gang life in his family

'Hollywood Stargirl' on Disney+ - SPEND
The sequel to the popular Disney+ movie "Stargirl," with our title teenager and her mom moving to Los Angeles to pursue their dreams.
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