Chicago Architecture Photography

I’ve been keeping myself very busy taking lots of pictures here in Chicago and will post them all here. I’ll start with Chicago’s beautiful architecture. You can click the images for larger versions.  Also, be sure to check out all my photography on flickr.

The Aqua Building.

Aqua Building. Chicago

The Wrigley Building.

The Wrigley Building, Chicago

The Berghoff.

The Berghoff, Chicago

The John Hancock Building and Magnificent Mile.

John Hancock Building, Chicago

The Chicago River from Michigan Ave.

The Chicago River

Chicago skyline from South Loop.

chicago skyline from south loop

Diversey Harbor with Chicago skyline.

Diversey Harbor

Streeterville, Chicago

streeterville, chicago

East Lakeview, Chicago.

east lakeview

Diversey Harbor in winter.

Diversey harbor in winter

Lincoln Park.

Lincoln Park

Lincoln Park houses.

Lincoln Park houses

Lincoln Park view on a cold day

A view from the L.

chicago's loop from the l

Lincoln Park, Chicago

a view of Lincoln Park Chicago

The moon over Lake Michigan.

Lake Michigan, in Chicago at night

A street in Lincoln Park.

residential street, lincoln park, chicago

Tiffany ceiling at The Cultural Center, Chicago.

The Tiffany ceiling at The Chicago Cultural Center

Garfield Park Conservatory.

Garfield Park Conservatory, Chicago

Jay Pritzker Pavillion in Millennium Park.

jay pritzker pavillion in millenium park, chicago

Under a train bridge.

a train bridge in chicago

Vintage apartment building in Lincoln Park.

Apartment building on Deming in Lincoln Park

Super Foods Chili

I found this yummy recipe when I was organizing/cleaning out my computer. No pics, sorry!

Super Foods Chili

This recipe makes a TON. Like a whole huge stock pot full.

Heat 2T olive oil in a large pot.
Add 2 medium chooped onions and cook on medium for about 10 minutes.
Add 2 chopped red, yellow or orange bell peppers.
Add 3- 4 minced garlic cloves.
Add 1 1/2 t dried oregano.
Add 1 1/2 t ground cumin.
Cook around 10 minutes, stirring to make sure it doesn’t burn or stick.
Take the mixture out of the pan and set it aside.
Put 1 1/2 pounds ground turkey into pan.
Cook till totally browned, making sure to break it all up well.
Stir in 1/4 C chili powder.
Also add 1 T cocoa powder2 bay leaves1/4 t ground cinnamon, some salt and some pepper.
Add the veggie mixture back in with the turkey.
Add 1 large can diced tomatoes and their juice.
Add 2 T tomato paste.
Add 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth.
Bring to boil, then simmer for 45 minutes or so.
Add 3 cans white beans drained and rinsed.
Cook on very low at least 15 more minutes or till you are ready to eat it- the longer the better- I sometimes cook it for several hours. Make sure you stir it a lot or it can burn on the bottom.
Discard bay leaves before serving.

This doesn’t have much of a hot kick to it which I tend to like. If I were in the mood I would have either added some salsa to it when I cooked the veggie portion, or to taste toward the end or even after it is cooked and in the bowl as a topping. Just depends on if you like it to be kicky/hot or not. You can also top it with plain yogurt, cilantro and avocado for even more super foodness.

Super Foods used:

olive oil
onion
garlic
bell peppers
oregano
cumin
turkey
cocoa
cinnamon
tomatoes
tomato paste
beans
yogurt
avocado