Category: food

My top 5 guilty pleasures

1. Makeup websites/tutorials. Have you ever browsed a website and one click led to another and you realized you just lost a good portion of your life? Some people find this happens on Pinterest, Reddit (guilty) or YouTube. I can scroll through websites dedicated to makeup advice like it’s my job. Makeup for days! Face... Read more »

Can the French diet help your heart and your waistline?

Can the French diet help your heart and your waistline?
A couple of years back I got my family on the plant based food train (fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes and the like). I still stand by this, but I’ve been intrigued lately by French cooking. I’m no stranger to French cheeses and I recently made a French vegetable soup recipe that I defrosted and ate... Read more »

If eating Vegemite is wrong, I don't want to be right

If eating Vegemite is wrong, I don't want to be right
The first time I saw Vegemite was when Jacinda Barrett, an Australian born model-actress, ate it on The Real World: London way back in 1995. I thought it sounded interesting, but never got around to trying it. I mostly forgot about it until I read 5 Ways to Celebrate Australia Day on the ChicagoNow blog... Read more »
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Coming out of the vegetarian closet

One year ago today, I stopped eating meat. To put it simply, no beef, pork, chicken or anything with those byproducts. I’ve never liked seafood so that wasn’t a question of giving it up. Today folks, is my vegiversary. Balloon drop! Glitter cannons! I shall announce to the world, I eat lettuce! (and pizza) and... Read more »

If you love avocados, you should grow your own

If you love avocados, you should grow your own
We were having a discussion about avocados while eating avocados at dinner tonight, when it dawned on me. We need to grow an avocado tree, STAT! Why are we spending money on delicious avocados when we can just grow our own tree? Money might not grow on trees, but those other awesome green things (avocados)... Read more »

You should try a guava, or at least smell one

You should try a guava, or at least smell one
Keeping with our adventure of trying new foods, we decided to try guava today. I think I’ve had guava juice somehow or other in my life. I’ve never eaten an actual guava though before today. Honestly, the guavas at the grocery store looked a little suspect. I thought guavas were larger. I’m not sure why... Read more »
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What exactly is a caper?

What exactly is a caper?
What exactly is a caper? I’ve heard of the elusive caper and I’ve seen them at the grocery store, but I honestly had no idea what they were. I also never gave them much thought until last week. I was reading a recent issue of Real Simple magazine and I became intrigued with a layout... Read more »

How to add spice to your life, and what to do if you've had too much

How to add spice to your life, and what to do if you've had too much
I was walking down the grocery store aisle today when a little bag caught my eye. Spicy Sriracha Peas brought to you by the Hapi™ brand of snacks. I don’t know if it was because I was hungry or because I’m a fan of the spicy stuff, but I was compelled to put a bag... Read more »

Do you find adventure in the little things?

Do you find adventure in the little things?
You might be under the impression that we only do one new thing every day, but that’s not the case. Sometimes we do lots of new things. Sometimes we even do three new things! Today, we… 1. Tried nutritional yeast. Aw yeah, let’s get this party started with some amino acids ya’ll! I wouldn’t call... Read more »
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Pretzels on a sandwich: a modern delicacy

Pretzels on a sandwich: a modern delicacy
Important news alert! Did you know that you can put pretzels and potato chips on sandwiches? Well, you can and it is delicious! Forgive me if this post already sounds crazy, but it’s been a long weekend and I can’t tell if I’m really tired or if I’ve had too much coffee. Anyway, I was... Read more »