Spaghetti Squash Shrimp Scampi

New year, new me! Well really, same old me - just with some new recipes! If you're looking for a way to tighten up your waistline, but still have enjoyable meals - then spaghetti squash or zoodles dishes are a great way to guiltlessly indulge. Although they don't taste exactly like pasta, they can give …

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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 - …

Foodie Diary: Day Two || Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall

A rainy day can leave little to do at a resort besides eating & drinking - and I took full advantage of that today. Luckily Tropical Storm Earl had no effect on the restaurant selection... Location: Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall - Montego Bay, Jamaica Date: Tuesday, August 2nd 9:45 AM: Pre-Breakfast Coffee & Muffin This is quickly becoming a tradition. …

Chorizo Slow Cooker Meal

As per usual, Mexican food is always on my brain [or should I say belly?]. Instead of spending too much time in the kitchen, I decided to round up some ingredients from my fridge to try another quick & simple crock pot meal by way of this Chorizo Slow Cooker recipe. The hardest part of making …

Classic Dirty Gin Martini

As a [semi] sophisticated woman in my late twenties, I've had to retire by tallboy PBR days for a more classic [and classy] cocktail choice - enter the Dirty Martini. Until recently, I wouldn't dare try to make such a drink at home - I'm more of a wine pourer, than mixologist. However, I stumbled upon a …

Arugula, Tomato, & Mozzarella Salad

As the weather is finally starting to warm up, it's a stark reminder that bathing suit season is around the corner - which means it's time to scale back on the pizza nights. Eating light doesn't meant that a meal has to be devoid of taste. Salads are an easy way to combine veggies & …