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7 Dec

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

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 the 80’s; with pale pink and teal hues. My co-worker, who took me there, ordered

23 Jul

5 Ingredient dark chocolate dairy-free “Gelato” recipe

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 for the expensive dairy-free offerings in the store that are clean labeled as well, so I

6 Jul

My vegetarian baby doesn’t eat no stinkin’ meat

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 vegetarian baby food for Oskar and he loves it. It’s also getting mom and

30 Jun

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

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, and loved whichever hopeful artist I chose to see, and of course, the food. It wasn’t until recently that

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