Broccoli Cheddar Frittata | Super Simple

This broccoli cheddar frittata makes planning for brunch or a weeknight dinner easier than ever. Whip it up, put it in the oven and go do something else. In 20-30 minutes, you have a healthy, delicious, protein and veggie-packed meal. I’m a big fan of this crustless quiche dish because you’ve already covered your green veggies for the meal in this dish – you don’t … Continue reading Broccoli Cheddar Frittata | Super Simple

Za’atar Cheese Flatbread

This za’atar cheese flatbread is something that you can whip up in just a few minutes. The herby za’atar spice and briny feta cheese go perfectly together on a warm flatbread like naan. You just need a few ingredients that come together to make this delicious and addictive appetizer or side dish! Za’atar is one of my favorite spice blends. It is a spice that … Continue reading Za’atar Cheese Flatbread

Curry Spiced Squash and Carrot Soup + Toasted Garlic

When fall and winter come around, I can’t help but reach for warm, comforting foods. This curry spiced squash and carrot soup is everything – flavorful, peppery, hearty, nutritious and warming. The combination of spices, onion, garlic and ginger is anti-inflammatory; the soup is packed with vitamins like beta-carotene and vitamin C, which are naturally cold-fighting and immune-boosting.   I used several spices in this … Continue reading Curry Spiced Squash and Carrot Soup + Toasted Garlic

Quick and Easy Shakshuka | 5 Ingredients

Shakshuka is a staple for me – breakfast, lunch, dinner. If I haven’t already eaten eggs that day, I tend to make it for dinner as it’s quite possibly the simplest dish to make. This quick and easy shakshuka with a tomato base is the simplest version of the Middle Eastern/Israeli dish you will come across. In an effort to be minimalist, I made this with … Continue reading Quick and Easy Shakshuka | 5 Ingredients

Granola Cookies | Crunchy Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

These granola cookies were originally an experiment – quite like some of my other “creative” recipes. They’re right at the sweet spot when it comes to cookies – healthy-ish, hearty, just slightly sweet, crunchy and chewy all at the same time. From start to finish, they’re done in 30 minutes! They just require one bowl and are very easy to make. You don’t need to … Continue reading Granola Cookies | Crunchy Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

Where to Get Coffee in Chicago’s Loop

Where to Get Coffee in Chicago’s Loop In Downtown Chicago, there’s a cafe on every corner. If you find yourself in the area commonly known as the Loop, you’re likely to succumb to convenience and stop at the closest Starbucks for a coffee and a snack. Instead, stop by one of these local favorites. These are some of the best downtown Chicago coffee spots I’ve … Continue reading Where to Get Coffee in Chicago’s Loop

Chicago Loop Farmer's Market

Chicago Loop Farmer’s Market | Summer Things to Do

One of my favorite activities this summer in Chicago has been visiting the farmer’s markets around the city. Every week, vendors from around Illinois and the neighboring states come together to sell the best, literally of-the-moment seasonal produce. I frequent the Chicago Loop Farmer’s market which runs on Thursdays (more details at the end of the post). I’m fascinated every time I visit. Week to week … Continue reading Chicago Loop Farmer’s Market | Summer Things to Do