A Vegetarian's Mac & Cheese Fest

This past Saturday, the first official Mac & Cheese Fest in Chicago surely delivered for this vegetarian. I rolled out of there stuffed to the gills, barely coherent and yearning to pass out on my couch…..kinda like that uncomfortable and painfully stuffed feeling you have after Thanksgiving dinner. When I had bought my ticket, I... Read more »

I'm BAAAAAACK

I'm BAAAAAACK
It’s been awhile since I’ve had a post…..ok so it’s been a LOOONNNGGGG time since I last posted anything. Why? There are a lot of reasons why – work, personal, etc. It’s called LIFE HAPPENS. Some people might even replace the word life with one that isn’t quite as appealing. But it’s true. Life happened... Read more »

Noodles & Company is a sure hit for vegetarians AND vegans!

Noodles & Company is a sure hit for vegetarians AND vegans!
I won’t lie that I had only been to a Noodles & Company once before for a rushed lunch during a work trip. All I remember was taking multiple phone calls on my charging Blackberry and forcing large gobs of noodles and veggies down my throat while thinking to myself “Hmmmm, this taste pretty darn... Read more »
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Beer Pairing Tips from Stella Artois

Beer Pairing Tips from Stella Artois
Beer pairings…. The moment I heard this, the first thoughts of foods that most people might think would go with beer came to mind are pizza, pretzels, nachos, pub food….more beer. But I didn’t think it’s actually possible to pair beer with real meals to create a truly culinary and tasting experience. Then again, that... Read more »

My problems with salad

If you’ve read my last few posts, you’ll have seen me mention how much I hate being relegated to salad for any meal whenever I’m dining out. I’m sure you’re wondering “Why? What’s so bad about salad?” I’m sure you’re especially asking considering that I’m a vegetarian. “If you’re not eating salad then what are... Read more »

Pancakes on Wheels? Babycakes, It's Chicago's Newest Food Truck!

Pancakes on Wheels? Babycakes, It's Chicago's Newest Food Truck!
They say when looking for something, sometimes it’s right at home and even under your very own nose. That literally was the case when I stumbled across the topic for this post. There have been multiple evenings that I have returned home to my upstairs unit from a rigorous and grueling workout to the fragrant... Read more »
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Raw Food - It's More Than Just Salad

I’ve recently begun to see increasingly more raw food restaurants popping up. I thought to myself, “Why would anyone be interested in raw food. I like a good hearty meal…not grass!” only to realize that I truly didn’t even know what the whole raw food dietary craze is all about. Visions of boring salads and... Read more »

10 Vegetarian Myths & Misconceptions Debunked

10 Vegetarian Myths & Misconceptions Debunked
Many times we vegetarians and vegans get asked many questions due to the unfounded myths that surround the vegetarian and vegan diets. That said, here’s my effort to debunk some of those misconceptions and myths.   1. “You’re vegetarian? I’m sorry.” Why? I’m not. I feel this to be along the lines of “Don’t hate... Read more »

Tasty Travels: Araka in St. Louis

While visiting St. Louis for work , I knew I wanted to take time to explore what vegetarian restaurant options the city might be hiding. After investigating online and perusing several menus, I decided upon Araka located in downtown Clayton in Carondelet Plaza. Additionally, I absolutely could not leave without catching up with my dear... Read more »
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Chef Takashi Yagihashi's Noodles are Made for Slurping

Chef Takashi Yagihashi's Noodles are Made for Slurping
Ramen noodles often tend to get a bad rap, namely due to the fact that the ramen found in the aisles of our local grocery stores are a far cry from the real thing….and probably also a far cry from anything that we should be ingesting for any nutritional purpose. Who doesn’t remember the college... Read more »
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