healthy eating · Hot Topic · organic · vegan

Here goes nothing: my experience with plant based pasta

~Sometimes when I go grocery shopping, and I don't know what to make for dinner, I end up wandering the aisles hoping that something will pop out at me, waiting to be transformed into a delicious meal. Last week while grocery shopping, I ended up in the pasta aisle and found something that caught my… Continue reading Here goes nothing: my experience with plant based pasta

healthy eating · organic · Spice

This new spice I found Sumac’d me upside the head

~I've always had a passion for cooking, and the combination of the Covid-19 pandemic and endless marathons of Hell's Kitchen have quenched my thirst for knowledge of new cultural cuisines to try. For Christmas I received a gift card to Target, and one of the things I got from it was a Gordon Ramsay cookbook,… Continue reading This new spice I found Sumac’d me upside the head

doughnuts · festival · fruits · healthy eating · organic

Long Grove Strawberry Fest 2019

~Last weekend my fiance and I checked out the Strawberry Festival, an annual event held in Long Grove, IL from June 21-23 (we went on the 21st since we both had the day off). It was about an hour drive from where I live, but thankfully traffic wasn't bad. The main road took us on… Continue reading Long Grove Strawberry Fest 2019

Environment · healthy eating · Healthy Living · organic · vegan · veggies

Return to VeggieFest: 2017 edition

~Last year I discovered VeggieFest, a unique lifestyle festival honoring those who have the courage to refrain from meat. This time around I wanted to take my boyfriend with me to share in the experience. Truth be told, it didn't go as well as I had imagined. The ran fell on our proverbial ┬áparade (it… Continue reading Return to VeggieFest: 2017 edition

farmers market · healthy eating · Healthy Living · organic · veggies

Behind the Scenes at Drover’s Trail

~A couple of weeks ago I had the awesome opportunity to travel to the farm of one of my favorite market vendors: Drover's Trail Natural Farms. They are a family run business operating on a 100+ year old farm rich in history and delicious vegetables. One of the owners, Koren Finnestad, took me on a… Continue reading Behind the Scenes at Drover’s Trail

cheese · eggs · farmers market · healthy eating · organic · vegan · veggies

A soggy start to market season

~Today was the day I've been waiting an entire year for: opening day of the Frankfort farmer's market!!! This is my Christmas! I've been counting down the days for weeks and it finally came, but at a small price that I was willing to pay. This weekend the weather has been nothing but cold and… Continue reading A soggy start to market season