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Memorial Day weekend is here! Hope you guys have some fun things planned for the next few days! We’re celebrating fairly low key around here, but the next few weeks are packed with a wedding and family visits.

Last weekend, Connor and I drove up to Edgewater and walked all over Loyola University’s campus on Lake Michigan. Half of the campus is set against the water (picture above) and it couldn’t have been more stunning. I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to tour that campus, but it might be one of my new favorite walking spots in Chicago! It was overcast, quiet, a bit cold, and we were basically the only people there. So calming and peaceful.

Other than that, I’m busy brainstorming recipes for the next few weeks, so be sure to send me ideas or anything you’d like to see around here! More salads? Cocktails? Easy pastas? Stone fruit desserts? I’m all ears!

In case you missed it, I shared these awesome wild rice veggie burgers (from my friend Shelly’s upcoming cookbook Vegetarian Ventures) and this refreshing pineapple punch earlier this week. It makes just enough for a small group of friends!

Pineapple Punch with Ginger Beer - a refreshing pineapple punch with a ginger and citrus punch

Pineapple Punch with Ginger Beer

If you’re in need of a crowd-friendly cocktail (with a spicy ginger kick) to sip on this weekend, I’ve got you covered. Add a couple...

Wild Rice Veggie Burgers with Herbed Ricotta - hearty vegan veggie burger recipe made with wild rice and vegetables!

Wild Rice Veggie Burgers with Herbed Ricotta

We’re kicking things off this week with the first burger recipe of the season! Quite apropos considering Memorial Day weekend is just around the...

The Weekly Mix - A Beautiful Plate

The Weekly Mix

Another week has flown by! Is it just me or has the month of May gone by at warp speed? I have a feeling June will...

Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookies - healthy breakfast cookies that are refined sugar free, whole grain, and taste just like carrot cake!

Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookies

A delicious wholesome breakfast cookie that is made with whole grains, naturally sweetened, and packed with healthy fats and fiber.  Carrot. Cake. Breakfast. Cookies. All of...

Shaved Vegetable Arugula Salad Recipe with Parmesan. A beautiful summer salad filled with shaved vegetables and tossed with lemon vinaigrette!

Shaved Vegetable Arugula Salad with Parmesan

Late spring and summer are the seasons for big salads. You’ll want to make this one over and over again. It is so simple and...

The Weekly Mix - A Beautiful Plate

The Weekly Mix

Hi! How was your week? The sun is shining in Chicago (even if it’s only in the mid 50’s) and this weekend is looking...

10 Mother's Day Recipe Ideas. Sweets and dessert recipes to spoil your mama!

Mother’s Day Recipes (to spoil your mama!)

Since Mother’s Day is just around the corner, I thought I would pop in with a few ideas to make the day extra special for all...

Hummus with Soft Boiled Egg, Pickled Onion, Parsley, and Sumac Oil

Hummus with Soft Boiled Egg, Pickled Onion, Parsley, and Sumac Oil

This recipe is brought to you by Sabra. A few months ago, Connor and I went out to dinner at Avec, one of my favorite...