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“Power To The Veg” Summer Lovin' Swap

“Power To The Veg” Summer Lovin’ Swap

  Happy Summer, Friends! Last month, I participated in my 3rd “Power to the Veg” Food Swap and had so much fun.  June’s theme was “Summer Lovin” so I got to recieve ...

Oak Park's Thursday Night Out

Oak Park’s Thursday Night Out

This summer marks my 9-year Chicago-versary!  Whenever I tell someone that I’m originally from Florida, the response is almost always that I’m crazy to have moved to the North.  I ...

Life + Kitchen

Life + Kitchen – June

Hi friends! It’s been two weeks since my last post so I figured I ought to pop-in and say hello.  It’s been a very hectic month so far and I ...

LYFE Kitchen

LYFE Kitchen

A couple of weeks ago, I checked out Evanston’s newly opened LYFE Kitchen along with Mike and his parents.   NOTE: This is NOT a Sponsored Post. I had heard ...

Meet SouvenirFinder + Her Favorite 10-minute Meal

Meet SouvenirFinder + Her Favorite 10-minute Meal

 Hi friends!   I’m doing something a little bit different for my post today – a story swap with a blogger friend of mine, Kristin from SouvenirFinder.com!   As a ...

A Night at the Le Pain Quotidien Bakery

A Night at the Le Pain Quotidien Bakery

Before last week, I had never stepped foot into a Le Pain Quotidien restaurant, though I certainly recognized the name.   While I can’t place where I’d heard of it (likely, passing ...

"Power To The Veg" Spring Fling Swap

“Power To The Veg” Spring Fling Swap

Hi friends – It’s been a couple of weeks since my last post, but I haven’t forgotten about you!  I’ve been travelling quite a bit, with a short weekend road-trip ...

China Study All-Star: Review, Recipe & Giveaway

China Study All-Star Review, Recipe & Giveaway

When it rains, it pours. And I’m not just talking about the drippy Spring weather we’re experiencing in Chicago this week. Lately, for me, it also seems to be ***Raining Cookbooks!*** ...

The Jazzy Vegetarian & her Creamy Broccoli Soup

The Jazzy Vegetarian & her Creamy Broccoli Soup

  Have you entered my giveaway for a copy of the Jazzy Vegetarian Classics Cookbook yet? If not, after reading this interview with the Jazzy Vegetarian herself and seeing her Creamy Broccoli Soup recipe, you’ll ...

Jazzy Vegetarian Classics - Review & Giveaway!

Jazzy Vegetarian Classics – Review & Giveaway!

  I was so excited last month when BenBella Books reached out to me with an opportunity for another Cookbook Review and Giveaway.  I always love testing out new-to-me recipes, but ...

Columbia: The Rosario Islands

Columbia: The Rosario Islands

Mike is an excellent vacation planner.  After starting off our Colombian Honeymoon with adventures in Bogota, Santa Marta, and Minca, he made sure that the latter half of our trip was all ...

India: Déjà View

India: Déjà View

Before I tell you about my latest trip to India, I’m going to take a slight detour to tell you about one of my New Favorite Movies: About Time. I watched ...

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Review: Vegan ConsciousBox & Greatist Parcel

  Next up in my series of Subscription Box reviews is ConsciousBox! I was intrigued by ConsciousBox’s promise of healthy, natural, eco-friendly items including snacks, beauty, and cleaning products.   Best ...

Honeymoon, part 3: Minca

Colombia: Minca (and a Finca!)

 Ironically, our favorite part of our Honeymoon was the most Rustic part. And by “Rustic”, I mean we didn’t even have hot water.   The showers were very, very cold ...

Recent Recipes Worth Repeating

Recent Recipes Worth Repeating

  Considering that I make an average of 3 new-to-me recipes a week, it’s been WAY too long since I’ve done a recipe round-up. Here are some of the recipes ...