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 definitely not an easy task. Hmm, no wonder why it took me this long
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, enjoying the pleasures in life and balance; these values are pretty high on my list. Lately I’ve
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
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, but am feeling differently this morning. I feel empowered. I learned something,
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 just say things got a little crazy in the third trimester
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 actually healthy for you!! 24 grams of protein per serving too!
There’s a fine line between being obsessive about what you eat and losing weight the healthy way. I had an eating disorder so the line is very fine. It can be scary to think about counting calories and “weighing in”. However, the time has come and I need, okay, I
I’m a married woman, but last Thursday I went out on a date with a very attractive man. He held my hand as we walked down the city streets and even opened the door for me. Over dinner, we had natural conversation that seemed to keep flowing. He was really
I do not eat meat, but I do have the occasional egg, aged cheese and rarely, certain seafoods. I eat 90% vegan. At home, that number is close to 99% and when I’m in a social setting it may drop a bit. That is when the flexible part of my
As the seasons change and the leaves start to fall, people begin to think about all things pumpkin, the upcoming holidays, and recipes involving apples. It’s also a time when people start to feel the yucky symptoms of cold and flu season; runny nose, scratchy throat, headaches, nausea, and fevers.