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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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 …

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 …

Quick & Healthy Snacks

My eating style could very easily be described as grazing...a.k.a never NOT snacking. Aside from snacking being flat out fun, it's also a quick & easy way to stay energized and get some vital nutrients. Although "beach body" season is wrapping up, it doesn't hurt to have a well-balanced diet year round. Here are a few …

Foodie Diary: Day Five || Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall

As we're heading into my final full day in Montego Bay, I felt the need to re-enter into food crawl mode - and I can't imagine a better way to wrap up my vacation.. Location: Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall – Montego Bay, Jamaica Date: Friday, August 5th 10:00 AM: Beachside Breakfast We mixed things up and headed to HoriZonZ for breakfast …