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 this simple dairy-free Oreo cream pie recipe. We love
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 make. Crepes were the first thing that entered my head!
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,
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 for work for 8 straight days! As the iridescent potatoes stared me
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
Sitting still is not an easy feat at Rock Baby Rock! This was one of the best shows I’ve seen in a while and you better bet I got up and shook my tail feather! Lance Lipinsky (Million Dollar Quartet) leads his Rock ‘n’ Roll band, “The Lovers”, resembling a
This roundup and review includes an eclectic mix of personal experiences in Chicago from the month of January including: A kick-butt workout at CrossTown Fitness in Lakeview, a dinner with meat-lovers at Q-BBQ, also in Lakeview, and an incredible afternoon sampling wine and beer from around the globe at the
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
Pinstripes opened a location in Chicago this summer and my husband and I got a chance to experience it a couple weeks back. The Chicago location is in the beautiful River East building, which is right on the Chicago River. The views are fantastic and there are even fire pits