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    Easy Vegan Pesto Recipe

    February 17, 2018

    Pesto pasta is one of my favorite dishes to enjoy and unfortunately when I go out to eat, I often cannot enjoy it since it is traditionally made with parmesan cheese (and I eat non-dairy for various reasons...). 

    Making tough decisions that are necessary

    October 8, 2017

    I had to make a really tough decision recently. It's one of those decisions you know you have to make for the betterment of all parties involved, but you avoid making at all costs. It's kind of like breaking

    The one about following your dreams

    July 24, 2017

    I started a business last month. It has been a lifelong dream of mine. When I was in fourth grade I started a stamp and sticker business. I made a brochure of all of our designs that you could order -

    Sometimes you just want to scream!

    March 19, 2017

    So I left my full-time job in December to start a membership-based meal delivery company for babies and tots. It's something I've been dreaming up since last June. I'm a one-woman show right now and it's

    Finally taking the leap away from comfort

    January 28, 2017

    My entire life I considered myself an entrepreneur at heart. I remember in college they had a whole class on entrepreneurship and the students wrote a business plan and if it was that good, well

    A Mediterranean dinner for four made easy with Wild Garden heat and serve pilafs

    December 7, 2016

    One of my favorite dishes in the world happens to be Mujadra. The first time I had Mujadra was at Al-Ameer restaurant in Dearborn Michigan. The restaurant's interior looked like it came straight out of

    Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe

    November 19, 2016

    Oven roasted Brussels sprout recipe just in time for the holidays! I've been meaning to add this to the blog for sometime now, so here it is. This recipe is easy as pie. Actually it's a lot easier to make

    Finding balance as a working mom while living my values

    October 14, 2016

    I'm a working mom and wife, who travels, cooks, cleans, loves, enjoys exercise and is a social butterfly. I was recently asked what my personal values are. Family, passion, integrity, work ethic, efficiency,

    Coconut chia pudding recipe with banana and mango

    September 3, 2016

    I've had chia pudding a handful of times, but nothing quite like this before. My motivation for creating this coconut chia pudding recipe was to make a healthier (no refined sugar) "smash cake" for my

    Easy Baba Ghanoush recipe

    August 8, 2016

    Baba Ghanoush 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 🙄 ), but I love Gelato, ice cream, soft-serve, you name it. It's difficult sometimes to pony-up

    My vegetarian baby doesn’t eat no stinkin’ 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. We make nutrient dense homemade

    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

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