Archive for May 2011

I'm Going to Oprah's Farewell Show

Remember when I said I had to go to Oprah’s Farewell Show at The United Center?  I must have good karma going on, because I am going! When I was leaving The Cub’s Game last Saturday afternoon and standing at the corner of Clark and Addison looking for a cab (I wanted to take a Pedi cab,... Read more »

Meatless Monday: Grilled Portobello Sandwich

One of my goals of Meatless Mondays is to squash the misconception that eating vegetarian is eating bird food.  There are hearty veggie-based meals out there.    Today’s vegan recipe, Grilled Portobello Sandwich with Caramelized Onions, Capers and Sun-Dried Tomatoes is from Christina Pirello’s eye opening cookbook. A challenge with this meal is that my husband says... Read more »

Dear Mom

Dear Mom, I was terrified to have a girl; I always said I wanted boys.  Do you know why? I was a terrible daughter.   Suddenly once I became a mom, it clicked.  And the click is repeated everyday as I finally realize and understand why you said things you said and did the things you did. Still... Read more »

Preeclampsia Awareness Month

Many of my prenatal yoga clients share their worries with me.  As a worrier myself, I humbly agree; there is much to worry about when pregnant.   Most of it is out of our control and with yoga, healthy eating, sleeping, breathing, positive thinking and education, there is really no reason to worry.  Educating yourself on your pregnancy will provide... Read more »

Finding Zen in A Broken Vehicle

Finding Zen in A Broken Vehicle
I’ve written about how I love to walk, as life gets busier, driving is simply easier (and faster).  Sadly I fell in a rut of driving to school, soccer, swimming, ballet, yoga, the grocery store and play dates.  I’ve spent countless unnecessary dollars on dreaded parking meters and overpriced gas.  My children have been loaded in and out of car seats... Read more »

My Urban Garden is Planted

I’ve always heard Mother’s Day is the best time to plant your garden. The holiday is still days away, but my excitement couldn’t keep me away from getting dirt under my nails.  Fingers crossed old Mother Nature cooperates and it doesn’t get too cold. This is my third year planting in this space. Last year wasn’t hugely... Read more »

Meatless Monday: Quick Spinach, Tomato Fusilli

On Mondays, I tend to find a recipe to prepare, compose a list of all the ingredients and go to the store to buy them.  The more that I am cooking, the more I realize, wait I have that and only need one or two additional items.  When I cooked the quesadillas that required cilantro, I was... Read more »