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Giveaway: Freshii + Free the Children

Giveaway: Freshii + Free the Children

Freshii has long been one of my favorite fast-casual restaurants. I started going there years ago, as they were one of the few places downtown that I could find Tofu ...

Chicago VeganMania 2013

Chicago VeganMania 2013

September has been quite the busy month so far!  I’ve been to Florida (for my birthday and bridal shower), to India (!!! – for a business trip), and equally exciting… ...

2013 Chicago Veggie Fest

2013 Chicago Veggie Fest

Last Sunday was a day I had been looking forward to an entire year, ever since attending last year’s Chicago Veggie Fest I’d been counting down for the next one. When ...

PPK Vegan Food Crawl

PPK Vegan Food Crawl

Earlier this summer, Jeni, Hector, Nissa and I from the Chicago PPK group decided to do a Vegan Food Crawl!  Jeni and Hector are moving out of Chicago next month, ...

Visitors: Fun & Food with my Niece!

Visitors: Fun & Food with my Niece!

Okay, so I’m going to take a brief pause from my recaps of our recent Colorado trip (even though I also still haven’t finished my recaps from my Portland trip 3 ...

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Spring CSA: Genesis Growers

This Spring, Mike and I participated in our first ever CSA and loved every bite of it!   “CSA” stands for Community Supported Agriculture, and essentially means paying for a ...

Visitors: Mom & Dad in Oak Park

Visitors: Mom & Dad in Oak Park (plus meet my newest family member!)

In April, my parents flew in from Florida for their annual visit.  Since we moved to Oak Park  at the end of last summer, this was their first time visiting us ...

Cooking Class: Indian Cooking with Ranjana

Cooking Class: Indian Cooking with Ranjana

The weekend before last, Mike and I attended a cooking class with our friends Laura and Darrin.  We’d been wanting to take Ranjana’s vegetarian “Basic North Indian” cooking class and back ...

Cooking Class: Power Up with Plants

Cooking Class: Power Up with Plants

Amanda Skrip is a Chicago-area natural foods educator, chef, health coach, and wellness expert.  I think she also may be just a little bit magical too.  She often teaches classes at ...

Chicago VeganMania 2012 (part 2)

Chicago VeganMania 2012 (part 2)

In my last post, I wrote about the fun I had at this year’s Chicago VeganMania, but that was only half of it!  With so many great speakers, demos, and vendors, ...

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Chicago VeganMania 2012 (part 1)

Last weekend, I attended a super awesome event: Chicago VeganMania! I had a great time last year, and this year it was even bigger & better.  In fact, the event ...

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Restaurant Review: Chicago Diner

I’ve got good news, and I’ve got sad news.  What do you want to hear first? The good news? OK! First, let’s all give a little cheer for Amy of ...

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Heading West

Mike and I have been busy the past couple of weeks packing our bags to move out West. Don’t worry – we aren’t moving too far away.  But, after I’ve lived ...

Chicago VeggieFest 2012

Chicago Veggie Fest 2012

Today was an awesome day: Mike and I spent the entire day at the Chicago-Area Veggie Fest in Naperville.   And it’s not an overstatement to say that I have been looking forward to this ...

Hidden Gems: Middle Eastern Bakery & Grocery

Hidden Gems: Middle Eastern Bakery & Grocery

My last post was about a Gem of a restaurant in Andersonville that I just recently tried.  I figured it was also about time I wrote about another gem in ...