In the words of Lorelai Gilmore, “Coffee, Coffee, Coffee.”

I know most times I’m here talking about food, it’s normally dinner….and by dinner it’s normally a high chance it’s pizza or tacos.  Well this time it’s different.  At first glance you’re probably thinking, why is she drinking a stout with her breakfast sandwich? To that I say, hey no judgement! But really… that’s actually…

I somehow always eat tacos on Tuesday… 

It’s not everyday I crave a taco, sometimes it’s pizza, but someone my internal clock knows when it’s Tuesday and I somehow find my way to a taco joint.  Today I experienced the Big Star to-go counter and it was everything I wanted on a Tuesday afternoon. A good olde al Pastor taco with a…

A Tourist In Your Own City

“Wooh! There’s nothin’ like summer in the city. Someone in a rush next to someone lookin’ pretty” (@Hamilton The Musical) Summer in Chicago is full of so many great places to enjoy the weather and views. However, the people watching along the river walk is one of my favorite places to go with friends or…

Sun’s Out, Buns Out

About 10 seconds after this photo was taken, I sat back down and devoured its deliciousness.  As a single gal cooking for herself and a strong supporter of Trader Joe’s shopping… burgers are the way to go and super simple to cook for one. I added a little BBQ sauce I had in my fridge…

Eating in Italy = Eataly

Go downtown right now, go straight into Eataly, go upstairs and get a table to eat some Rossopomodoro pizza and a Nora beer. That is the only thing you need in your life right now. I may be biased about the Nora beer due to my name, but it is perfection. But most importantly… let’s…

Big Star, Big Fun!

Have you ever experienced delicious tacos, killer margaritas, and hipster vibes? No? Then you need to get to Big Star. Their tacos are everything you want on a Taco Tuesday that would turn into Taco Week. You cannot go wrong with their Al Pastor tacos and vegetarian ones too. But most importantly, if you’re going…

YAS LUNCH QUEEN

LIFE TIP: ALWAYS HAVE FRESH BREAD IN YOUR KITCHEN  Why? Let’s discuss: Great side for pasta dinners Never know when you want a sandwich Pair it with some olive oil, toast it and roast it and add some cheese and tomatoes  Let’s focus on the third bullet, A perfect quick delicious lunch. Grab that bread,…

Taco Tuesday (no different than any other day of the week) 

I am living for this coconut oil cooking method. Ground turkey tacos grilled in a pan with coconut oil, trader joe taco seasoning, garlic, and onions.  *WARNING*NEW TRADER JOE FIND: they are flour tortillas (not a fan of corn ones) with chia seeds in them, perfect for your taco cleanse.  OH NO, no chips and…

perfect dinner for one

A single gal in the city not dressed up and no where to go, why not make yourself a fancy dinner for one? Treat Yo Self Monday!  It is a simple recipe, simply cover the chicken with salt and pepper to season with olive oil in the pan and throw in some broccoli to brown…

Best of Both Worlds 

Sometimes you can have the best of both worlds…  pizza and guac.  Happy Camper (same owners of my beloved Homeslice) has the best option for you.  Before you order you pizza, take moment to Order one of their killer marg recipes before going ahead and ordering their pizza.  Since this is another post regarding my…

Trader Joe’s Taco Tuesday

This weeks tacos are homemade and guaranteed crowd favorites.  We start with taking  ground turkey and browning it on the stove for a few minutes with a tablespoon of coconut oil. Once half of it is brown, we add a dash of Trader Joe taco seasoning (a little goes a longgggg way with this ingredient) followed…

Cold Pizza and the BEST Bloody Mary

I want to take a minute here to show some respect for the best Bloody in Chicago (in my own opinion). The idea of bloody Mary’s is super weird if we really think about it. Who decided to throw some vodka into their cold tomato soup??? Either way… the creator of the Bloody should be…