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    Easy Baba Ganoush recipe

    August 8, 2016

    Baba Ganoush is one of those dishes that I have always bought and never taken the time to explore just how easy it actually is to make at home. Turns out is it simple as can be and it tastes like a thousand

    5 Ingredient dark chocolate dairy-free “Gelato” recipe

    July 23, 2016

    Guys! I'm so excited about this dairy-free "Gelato" recipe!! I'm lactose intolerant (sorry if that is TMI :roll: ), but I love Gelato, ice cream, soft-serve, you name it. It's difficult sometimes to pony-up

    My kid doesn’t need no stinking meat!

    July 6, 2016

    That's right, I said it. My son does NOT need meat in his diet. In fact he is thriving on a balanced predominantly plant-based diet, in tandem with his breast milk/formula. Here are some of his favorite

    Uncommon Ground: Chicago’s original organic farm to table restaurant celebrates 25 years

    June 30, 2016

    Like many health-conscious Chicagoans, I've dined, and even seen a couple of live shows at Uncommon Ground in Wrigleyville over the years. I've always enjoyed the bright, natural ambience, attentive service,

    Our recent experience at Weber Grill Restaurant

    May 31, 2016

    When you think of Weber Grill, you likely think of barbecuing with your family in your backyard during the warm summer months. Weber Grill is a household name and comes with a certain feeling of nostalgia.

    Scared of heights? Try iFLY indoor skydiving and fear no more

    May 18, 2016

    iFLY (way up high) but not the conventional way... When my husband asked me to join him in jumping out of a moving plane at 13,000 feet above sea (or cornfield) level - I quickly replied "not

    Loire Valley Wines 101: White, Red, Rose and Sparkling

    May 15, 2016

    So I love wine, but I have A LOT to learn! Did you know that Cabernet Sauvignon is the product of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc? Well if you did, I'm impressed. I did not. I also didn't realize that

    10 minute sweet and spicy vegan cheese dip recipe

    April 29, 2016

    The party is quickly approaching and you don't know what you are serving yet! Don't sweat - this 10 minute sweet and spicy vegan cheese dip recipe is what you are going to serve! The best thing is, every

    8 tips for productive online discussions

    April 26, 2016

    by Jaclyn levy Ditch the drama online with these 8 simple tips! In the last week I’ve seen 3 different people lash out on social media to those who voiced a different opinion than

    Behind the plant-forward menu of Freshii

    April 12, 2016

    Ever sit down and consider all that goes into creating a restaurant menu? What if 50% of that menu involved plants? That is exactly what the plant-forward menu at Freshii is all about. The 200 unit Toronto

    Double chocolate Oreo cream pie recipe with homemade Oreo graham crust

    April 6, 2016

     It was my husband's birthday and come 11 am I still was not sure what I was going to make him for his "birthday cake". I frantically looked around the house to see what was on hand and came up with

    Simple plant-based crepe recipe with blueberries and chocolate

    March 31, 2016

    Sundays are my day to make breakfast for the family (I love Sunday mornings!). This Sunday as I lay in bed to the sounds of my 7 month old entertaining himself in his crib, I thought about what I could

    Female empowerment and breaking down barriers

    March 25, 2016

    This week I had the privileged of attending a local workshop hosted by Second City and sponsored by LUNA - you know the female version of Clif Bars? I wasn't planning on writing a post about the afternoon,

    Purple breakfast potato recipe perfect for any time of the day

    March 23, 2016

    My husband came home with a bunch of purple potatoes the other day. He was ambitious, but never got to making anything with them. In his defense, he was acting as a single parent while I was traveling

    Losing weight the healthy way: Week 1 journal + nutrition tracker

    March 1, 2016

    If you are just landing on this page, welcome! I shared a post last week about how I'm committing to losing weight the healthy way. I had my first baby 6 months ago and gained 50+ pounds (wowza!!!). Let's

    Creamy peanut butter, kale and banana vegan protein shake recipe

    February 25, 2016

    This creamy vegan protein shake recipe keeps me full for hours and tastes like a treat. The kale is well disguised (in case green things scare you!). It's incredible. I guarantee that you will forget it's

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