Vegan + Gluten-Free Berry Crunch Parfait

This dessert features sweet and satisfying plant-based whipped topping layered between blueberries, strawberries and gluten-free crunchies.  Makes 2 servings. Ingredients 1 cup sliced strawberries 1 cup blueberries Vegan whipped topping (directions below) Gluten-free crunchies (directions below) One day before you plan to make this dessert, it’s important to place a can of coconut milk in… Continue reading Vegan + Gluten-Free Berry Crunch Parfait


Top Ten Healthy Snacks

I feel like I am forever in search of easy, delicious and healthy snacks to enjoy.  Check out the list of my current favorites! Lenny & Larry’s Birthday Cake Complete Cookie. 16 grams of protein per cookie, vegan, gluten free. Lenny & Larry’s Vegan/ Gluten-Free Snickerdoodle.  16 grams of protein per cookie, vegan, gluten free. Turkey… Continue reading Top Ten Healthy Snacks


Chicago City Guide – Architecture Aficionado Edition

Chicago is a great city with a wide variety of attractions.  The friendly people, fantastic food and metropolitan conveniences make this destination a must visit.  Catch a baseball game, go for a boat ride, spend some time shopping in the many incredible stores on Michigan Avenue, go to the aquarium or the art institute –… Continue reading Chicago City Guide – Architecture Aficionado Edition

Home & Entertaining

Anatomy of a Place Setting

Stylish place settings are an important part of the dining experience, but are often overlooked because of uncertainty about proper placement of items.  In the hurried moments before guests arrive, you don’t want to be the hostess who is rushing to set the table while trying to recall proper placement of dishes and utensils.  Save… Continue reading Anatomy of a Place Setting


Vegan Blueberry Pineapple Smoothie

Skip the sugary Starbucks unicorn frappacino 🦄 trending of late & make a healthy, plant-based smoothie at home. Perfect for breakfast or as a pre-workout snack! 💪🏻 💯 Ingredients:  1 cup frozen pineapple chunks 1/2 cup fresh blueberries 1 5.3 oz container unsweetened coconut yogurt 1 tsp honey Combine all ingredients in a food processor & blend until smooth.… Continue reading Vegan Blueberry Pineapple Smoothie