Whole30 Round 2: Back At It

So I’ve decided to give Whole30 another shot! Full disclosure: I only made it to day 28 of the last round, BUT I did notice quite a few benefits – most noticeably lowering my diagnosed high blood pressure. In the end, I was tired of completely limiting myself – which is always a struggle for …

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Restaurant Review: Appellation Wine Bar & Restaurant

Rating: A Neighborhood: Andersonville In honor of Andersonville Restaurant Week, I made a trip to Appellation - a wine bar & bistro in the heart of Andersonville. This was my first time dining here and it's safe to say that I'll definitely be back! The ambiance inside the restaurant was very cozy and welcoming and I …

Foodie Travels: New York City

One of my goals for 2017 is to get out & travel more! There's so much to see and only so much time to see it - plus escaping Chicago during the winter isn't the worst idea. A weekend trip to the Big Apple this past Fall with Leah of The Suburbanista really left me bitten by the …

Sweet Potato & Egg Skillet

The sweet, yet savory, flavor of sweet potatoes can be the perfect kick to add to any fall dish. Aside from being a solid source of protein, they're also just delicious! Try out this Sweet Potato & Egg Skillet recipe for a quick and easy breakfast [or breakfast for dinner]... Ingredients: - 1 1/2 cup …

Eat Purely: Salsa Verde Steak Salad

As if my dining habits needed anymore fuel added to the fire - another new food delivery service has emerged onto the foodie scene in Chicago! Enter Eat Purely - dinner on demand. As someone that loves a good meal at home, but also lacks the energy at times to make a solid home cooked meal - …

Out & About || River North Fall Festival Round Up

Neighborhood: River North Today marks September 1st & although we have a full 21 days until the official start of fall, autumnal celebrations are already upon us - nothing says fall quite like wine & whiskey! The River North Wine Festival & the River North Whiskey Festival aren't limited to just one weekend, so if …