Hello hello! How was your week?

This week was spent back home in Chicago recipe testing with a happy belly. Believe me though, I had my fair share of good food in Mexico so I’ve been welcoming healthy, nutritious food and non-alcoholic drinks. Tony and I are actually doing a little eating challenge together — we’re eliminating dairy and gluten (basically doing paleo) for a week. It’s actually been really fun meal planning for us, grilling and getting rid of excess sugar and junk in our normal diets. Tony seems to be doing well, but I can tell he already misses pizza. I on the other hand miss peanut butter.

This weekend we’re attending the Taste of Chicago. I’ve never been before, but am looking forward to seeing all the vendors. I’ll be there checking out Hill Bros and their new compostable single serve pods (super cool, huh?).

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Ready to get onto weekly favorites?!

This watermelon margarita IS EVERYTHING. 

I could eat this pizza every single day for the rest of my life. YUMMM.

This salad sounds so dang good, and we can use up all the zucchini lurking around.

My new favorite mascara!

Crushing on this peach avocado salad like crazy. I’d add quinoa

Lee’s blueberry waffles look like weekend brunch.

Can we talk about how amazing this no churn strawberry ice cream looks?


Exercise doesn’t contribute all that much to weight loss (it does have other benefits though!).

Have you tried the sweet potato toast trend yet? I feel like I need to.

P.S. Check out my latest sweet potato creation on Instagram.


Have a great weekend! xo.

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