Pumpkin Pie for Breakfast

This pumpkin pie is what pumpkin dreams are made of. It is “healthified” and can be eaten as a Thanksgiving alternative and is even healthy enough to eat for breakfast! There is no refined sugar, butter, diary, or gluten… but let’s focus on what IS in it, instead of what isn’t! If you love almonds […]

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Monster Dash 10K

One of my favorite things about Chicago is that there is always some kind of race going on. Anything from little neighborhood 5Ks to the Chicago Marathon, there are plenty to choose from. Signing up for a race is a great way to keep yourself motivated… but unfortunately not so great for the bank account! […]

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Wedding Day Emergencies

With 8 weddings to attend and 5 to stand up in this summer, I can’t believe how smooth things are going for all of them! Sure, there were a few hiccups here and there, but nothing major to panic about. So many pieces have to come together for a wedding and everything, even the weather, […]

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Turmeric, or Not Turmeric

I am constantly drawn to brightly colored objects- whether it’s a new pair of running shoes, fresh flowers at Trader Joes, or a piece of artwork. Spices are apparently no exception. I stopped in a local spice shop this past weekend and a little bottle filled with a bright yellow spice immediately caught my eye. […]

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Blue Cheese Fig Butter Burgers

Are you tired of the same plain, boring burgers that you’ve been making all summer? Blue Cheese Fig Butter Burgers are here to save the day dinner! Savory blue cheese, sweet fig butter, flavorful caramelized onions, crunchy arugula and juicy beef combines into something so wonderful… I’m drooling just thinking about it. I got all […]

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Teeth as White as Snow

You got your beautiful white dress for your wedding… now it’s time to get a beautiful white smile as well! I had my 6 month dentist appointment this past weekend, which ironically happened to be the morning after I saw Ke$ha in concert… I don’t think my dentist would have approved of her “before I […]

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What’s On My Plate?

If you’re anything like me, you like routine, want to eat clean during the week, and don’t have much free time to spare. I want to take the hassle and time out of planning healthy meals and snacks for you by sharing my meal plan for this week. You know what this means… NO EXCUSES! […]

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5 Rules for Eating Out

I love going out to eat. There’s just something so relaxing about sitting back and letting someone else do all the work. It also gives me a reason to get dressed up after wearing athletic clothes all week (not that I’m complaining at all), it’s social, I can try new foods, and it’s a fun […]

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