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Kid-friendly Al fresco dining at Lincoln Park Zoo

June 18, 2019

Now that the weather is finally nice in Chicago (and monsoon season is over??), it's a great time to get out of the house, hit up the zoo

High protein veggie burgers

May 7, 2019

I've been purchasing the black bean veggie burgers from Costco recently and decided, meh, I can do better. They are pretty pricey when you break it down by the burger and they

Living a life worth enjoying

August 22, 2018

Lately, I've been trying very hard to be fully present in life. It's so easy to NOT be present with all of the distractions around us, constantly competing for our attention - Instagram, Facebook, work

Easy vegan and gluten-free pancake recipe

August 1, 2018

This morning, as I was whipping up this deliciously fluffy vegan and gluten-free pancake recipe with my son, I decided that it might be fun to jump back into the blog, and post this recipe for all to enjoy

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...). 

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,

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