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So Fresh, so easy, so quick!! No reason no to try! Go to a farmers market with $15. Buy what looks good to you. Take it home and eat it! I mashed these red potatoes with a tablespoon of butter, sprinkle of Garlic, Sazon and adobo while I oven roasted the corn on the cobb for 35 minutes. I made a slice of bacon cut it up and added the green beans. I served it with raw red bell pepper and a small piece of salmon, wild caught. The corn was so sweet you didn’t need to add a thing to it! It was satisfying down to the bones! Try it! The blueberries were outa this world! I eat them in oatmeal everyday! Sometimes twice a day!!

Take a trip over to the Food Matters website ┬áto find out what your eating that contains Hormones in every bite, a substance from the Rear End of an animal, Antifreeze and more! Yum! The article is is a quick blurb on 6 ingredients you DON’T want in your food. This kid was upset after reading it too. Click the Food Matters link to take a peek! Remember, food can be your medicine or your poison.

Sharing is caring [Healthy Desert]

I sampled this the other day and loved it…

My New Treat [Starbucks]

I’m not a Starbucks groupie. I don’t like coffee, but if I had to choose a coffee house club it woulda been The Noble Tree. They closed ­čśŽ The fireplace and fresh homemade pies ┬áhad me driving 40 min in the cold weather for a simple Ginger Peach Tea then I would proceed to use half their bottle of honey. Yum. I miss there bookshelf full of white coffee cups that were covered in interesting designs done in black marker and their old Atari or was it Pac-Man? There are a few other local coffee shoppes in Chicago that I love but I’m not naming names. They will stay my secret. As for chain coffee shoppes I do prefer Caribou Coffee over starbucks. That being said, I found myself at Starbucks in a study group and can’t stop thinking about the Green Tea Latte with Soy milk. But I better stop thinking about it soon, a medium has 50 g of sugar! Yikes! Too good to be true. click the links!

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  • Google your address, click “search nearby”
  • Enter “conservatory” or “botanical garden”
  • Get in your car
  • Drive
  • Exit car, Enter Conservatory
  • Enjoy.

Couldn’t be Simpler. Enjoy a stroll through your local conservatory, there’s two nearby my house and two further out. They are usually jam packed with things to see and take a couple hours to walk through at a minimum. You can even go on a rainy day and skip the outside exhibits, so theres no reason why not to go during bad weather, even in a Chicago winter. Did I mention they are free? No reason you can’t go today.

New Find [Sun-dried Tomatoes]


Trader Joe’s

I think I will add this to my brown rice pasta dish.


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He exhausted himself.

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  • Get your snacks ready (mix nuts, raisins and sunflower kernels)
  • Pack a vegan Pro Bar (Blog review coming)
  • Pack a bottle of water
  • Start walking
  • Snack
  • Find things to climb
  • Find some caves
  • Find some waterfalls
  • Find a never ending staircase
  • Take pictures


*Lululemon Reversible jacket and denim snap down running leggings (tailored for free)

A soup/Stew Combo….

Ahead of time:

  • Make your habichuelas


  • Red onion
  • Corn on the cob if desired


  • 2 Organic chicken breasts, cooked (or any other piece of the bird)
  • 15 oz of Salsa Verde ┬ásimmer on medium in a big pot
  • Toss in the shredded meat
  • Add habichuelas minus the sauce
  • Add a can of Cannelini Beans (or any other bean)
  • 3 cups organic chicken broth
  • Boil

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Simmer for 15 minutes and serve in large bowl. Top with a large dollop of  Plain Greek Yogurt, sprinkling of finely chopped Red Onions, Cilantro, Avacado and a wedge of Tortilla pan fried for 1 minute.