Food By FARE

Since converting to an AIP/Paleo lifestyle in 2015, finding honest and healthy food options has always been a struggle for me; And when I say “healthy food,” I don’t just mean a salad, smoothie, or celery juice. I’m talking about fresh, sustainable, and simple ingredient menus – menus not including canola, soy, or any other nasty…

Gluten-Free Paleo Biscuits and Gravy

I’m approaching the end of my nursing career (for right now at least), and being hungry all of the time because of the extra caloric requirement is NO JOKE.  I haven’t dropped a feeding until now. My body has been a machine since the day this kid was born. I have to drink a certain…

Five Things That Moving States Has Taught Me

If y’all haven’t figured out by now, the hubs, pups, and I drove across the country (kind of) to our new digs in Denver. Although we’ve only been in Denver for five months, moving out of my hometown has taught me five important life lessons….

Home, Home On The Range

As you know, we live in a world where using shit ingredients like canola oil (in almost EVERY good on the shelves) , aspartame (in gum), food dyes, sodium nitrates (in normal bacon, sausages, etc.), and man-made ingredients is socially accepted. Why? A part of society doesn’t 1. read the ingredients, 2. doesn’t care about the…

Sweetgreen(ing) in Chicago

At last – Sweetgreen has FINALLY come to the Midwest. A.K.A. two blocks away from our apartment #praisejesus. Started in D.C. In 2007, SG only sources local and organic ingredients from farmers and partners they trust. Best of all (in my opinion),  their menu lists EVERY SINGLE ingredient used in their bowls, salads, drinks, and…

Nice to mEAT you

Ever since I had my huge weight loss experience, I’ve always been interested in trying new diets/ “lifestyles” – anything out of the ordinary to shake up my metabolism. Coming from a middle-class South Side household where meals were often frozen and out of a box, it was super hard at first to imagine eating healthy alternatives…

Behind the Scenes of Cochon Volant

The Behind the Scenes series entails insight from behind the chef’s counter and a restaurant’s outlook of its past, present, and future.  With the spirit of Bastille Day upon us (check out thechicagochic.com for my latest roundup), my favorite and I stress FAVORITE restaurant at the moment is the “flying pig” itself, Cochon Volant. Located in…

I Want Candy!

Because food and staying healthy are big parts of my life, learning how to balance my lifestyle over the years has been an everyday struggle. One question that I always ask my friends, fellow foodies, really anyone I meet is, “how do you balance it all and not get out of control?”

A Rural Society

I will admit, every time I hear that another steakhouse is opening in Chicago I roll my eyes. I mean, who wants another froo froo, overpriced steak place in the city? Certainly not I. However, after a little research and word-of-mouth coaxing, I wanted to give Rural Society an unbiased shot – and I’m so glad…