Recipe: Broccoli Bolognese

Recipe: Broccoli Bolognese
I bought my tree over a week ago one night after work. And when I brought it home and set it properly in its stand, I wanted nothing more than to stay in and sit by my tree and enjoy that fresh pine smell. It was freezing that night so I wanted something warm, a bit... Read more »

Recipe: Flourless Chocolate Cake

Recipe: Flourless Chocolate Cake
My grandpa had such a sweet tooth. He absolutely loved desserts, all of them. As for me, I lean more on the savory side of the spectrum. I want fries more than I want chocolate most of the time but, there are moments when I splurge, find that sweet tooth like my grandpa, and devour some... Read more »

7 Places to Dine for the Perfect Lunch

7 Places to Dine for the Perfect Lunch
Lunch is delicious, especially on the weekends. It’s important to know where to go for a good lunch, that will satisfy your craving, won’t let you leave disappointed and will make your weekend, or at least add to it. The following 7 restaurants offer an excellent lunch for different occasions and are not to be... Read more »
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Recipe: Light Shrimp Scampi

Recipe: Light Shrimp Scampi
Shrimp scampi is one of my most favorite meals. I really like to make this dish at home, because you can pick out the shrimp you want whether it be large or small shrimp, you can use as little oil and butter as you’d prefer and when it’s ready, you can eat it, immediately. Another thing... Read more »

Recipe: Radicchio and Apple Salad

Recipe: Radicchio and Apple Salad
I’m obsessed with salads. I genuinely crave them. Something about the crisp, freshness of a salad makes for the perfect lunch. Last week at work we had a potluck lunch and I decided to bring a salad. I did a lot of research because I really wanted to make a ‘fun’ salad and one that was... Read more »

Royal Pies, now trending, at Pleasant House Pub in Pilsen

Royal Pies, now trending, at Pleasant House Pub in Pilsen
There are days when you crave a fun, cozy lunch, with delicious food, that isn’t ordinary and definitely not pretentious nor overly trendy. Or maybe, to put it in layman’s terms, days when you are just looking for good food. The former Nightwood space has come alive again, now with a bright white paint-job, whitewashed... Read more »
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Recipe: Turkey Tacos

Recipe: Turkey Tacos
In college I used to make tacos all the time. It was the perfect go-to recipe because it was cheap, quick, and delicious. It’s funny to think about since I am very active in the kitchen, but in college, tacos were pretty much one of the only meals I made! I have adjusted my ‘college... Read more »

Recipe: Lentil Soup

Recipe: Lentil Soup
One of my favorite lifestyle bloggers in Chicago (The Golden Girl) recently shared a lentil soup recipe from Bon Appetit, and I realized not only have I never made lentil soup, but I didn’t even know if I liked lentils. There’s a lot advantages to this soup. (1) Lentils are really good for you! (2) It’s... Read more »

5 Places to Eat Brunch in November

5 Places to Eat Brunch in November
Brunch is the meal to look forward to after a long week. What’s better than kicking back, enjoying an omelette and sipping bottomless mimosas with friends. Below is an updated list of where to eat brunch this month. Happy Weekend! Mindy’s Hot Chocolate: A hip, family-friendly restaurant, serving seasonal fare alongside rich desserts. Mindy’s typically... Read more »
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Recipe: Cauliflower Fried Rice

Recipe: Cauliflower Fried Rice
I love rice. White rice, wild rice, brown rice, fried rice, seriously, I love it all. With cauliflower rice being a recent trend, I finally caved in an effort to cut down on my carbs, and made cauliflower fried rice. I made this recipe to go with mongolian beef and I’ll be honest, no it’s... Read more »