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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 […]


Foodie Pen Pals: Dare 2 Dream, Dare 2 Do

In July and August, I took a hiatus from Foodie Pen Pals since I was so busy packing, moving, and unpacking.  I can’t believe how much work moving is, even […]


What I Ate Wednesday: Happy Herbivore’s Plant-Based Meal Plans

With summer winding down to a close, I think my natural instincts are preparing me to hibernate for the winter.  While, earlier in the summer, I was doing a good […]


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 […]

Secret Recipe: Dad's Oatmeal

Secret Recipe: Dad’s Oatmeal

As far back as I can remember, every Sunday morning at home started with a bowl of Dad’s oatmeal (which he actually prefers to call “Gruel“).  The rest of the week, […]


12th Veggieversary & Giveaway

Next weekend, I’ll be celebrating not only another birthday, but also another Veggieversary – my 12th Veggieversary, to be precise!  In the year 2000, as a freshman in college, I became […]

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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 […]

Dun-Well Vegan Doughnuts, Brooklyn

Brooklyn Rocks!

So, a few posts ago, I wrote about a fabulous day in and around NYC.  But there were a lot more foodie adventures that weekend that I’ve yet to share! […]

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 […]

What I Ate Wednesday: A Month of Meals

What I Ate Wednesday: A Month of Meals

Hello Veggies! Wow – I’m on a two-week streak and back for the What I Ate Wednesday blog-party once again!  I figured I’d do something a little bit different this time […]

What I Ate Wednesday: Manhattan & Jersey City

What I Ate Wednesday: Manhattan & Jersey City

Okay, it’s been a little while since I wrote my first ever What I Ate Wednesday (WIAW) post, but I’m excited to be participating again, and I have some really great Eats […]

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 […]

Review: Andies in Andersonville

Review: Andie’s in Andersonville

 I love Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood.  This part of Clark Street is lined with great restaurants, bars & dozens of shops that all have so much character.  From one-of a kind gifts, to […]

Visitors! A Toddler in the Big City

Visitors! A Toddler in the Big City

Last month, the most awesome visitor came all the way from Florida to see me – my 2.5 year old niece Charlotte! (Oh yeah, and my amazing big Sister too!) […]

Red, White Bean & Blue

Red, White Bean & Blue

                          *****Happy 4th of July!!!***** I hope everyone has a healthy, happy, and safe holiday! As for me, […]