Hi, I’m Diana.  I’m not a nutritionist, a chef, or even a very good cook for that matter. I’m just a Chicago-area girl-next-door trying to cook up a quick meal after work, or looking for a low-key restaurant to meet-up with my friends on the weekend.

Me. (source: www.aparnaphotography.com)


Oh, and I’ve also been a vegetarian for nearly 15 years (starting shortly after the photo below was taken), and have recently declared myself to be a “Flexi-Vegan”.  I now eat about 95% vegan, with the occasional slip-up or splurge containing dairy or eggs.   

Working as a cashier at Whole Foods Market, circa 2000


I live with my wonderful husband, Mike.  He’s not a vegetarian, but thankfully he’s an adventurous eater and will pretty much eat anything I cook, including all sorts of healthy concoctions and attempts at multi-cultural foods.

Our Wedding day – Dec 27th, 2013


We are pretty adventurous both in terms of places we go and things we eat.  When we aren’t traveling, we love to explore Chicago’s best hole-in-the-wall restaurantsethnic grocery stores, all-natural emporiums and occasionally the fine dining scene. I’m also always on the look-out for easy, healthy recipes with lots of flavor.

Trying Street-Food-Style Favorites in New Delhi


I hope to be an approachable source for information on vegetarian recipes, restaurants, and products whether you are completely vegetarian, or simply looking to incorporate more meatless meals into your diet.

Reviewing the Happy Herbivore Light & Lean cookbook


Thanks for reading, and I’d love to hear from you!