Category: eat clean

Reflections on This Year, Thoughts on Next Year

Reflections on This Year, Thoughts on Next Year
I’ve never been one for making New Year’s Resolutions. I’m more of a ‘set monthly goals and do my best to achieve them’ type of person. But I realized when I was thinking about blogging today, that the goals I set are almost exclusively for work, and not my life. If you know me, that’s... Read more »

Supper In The Suburbs: Roka Akor

Supper In The Suburbs: Roka Akor
Roka Akor is a trendy Japanese restaurant with an impressive menu of sushi, steaks and Asian-fusion dishes. While it’s been open in (I still call it) Old Orchard for a while, I finally made the trip over last weekend. I’m sorry I waited so long! It was the perfect Saturday night date night restaurant, and... Read more »

Rain, Rain...You Can Stay!

Rain, Rain...You Can Stay!
To be honest right off the bat, I’m not sure if I’m writing this more for YOU, or for myself. It rains a LOT in Chicago. A lot more than I remember it did, and while I only spent 10 years away, the weather seems to have gotten a bit worse while I was gone.... Read more »
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Taste Test Tuesday #5: Slow Cooker Greek Chicken Gyros

Taste Test Tuesday #5: Slow Cooker Greek Chicken Gyros
You know me. Though I hate this in myself, I can’t help but admit I’m a bit lazy. That’s the main reason I absolutely love my slow cooker. I especially love recipes where you don’t have to do anything BUT throw all the ingredients into your slow cooker. Then, you just wait and TA-DA! Dinner... Read more »

Taste Test Tuesday #4: Healthy Sweet n Sour Chicken (under 350 calories!)

Taste Test Tuesday #4: Healthy Sweet n Sour Chicken (under 350 calories!)
Growing up, my sole go-to meal when ordering out from Chinese restaurants was Sweet n Sour Chicken. I’ve got a huge sweet tooth (as if you couldn’t tell, from all my baking recipes!) and anytime I can order something sweet as my main meal, I’m gonna go for it. I didn’t pay much attention to... Read more »