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Veggie D.

Hi, Iâ??m Diana. Iâ??m not a nutritionist, a chef, or even a very good cook for that matter. Iâ??m just a twenty-something Chicago-area girl-next-door trying to cook up a quick meal after work, or looking for a low-key restaurant to meet-up with my friends on the weekend. Oh,... Full Bio
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“Power To The Veg” Spring Fling Swap by Veggie D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Hi friends - It’s been a couple of weeks since my last post, but I haven’t forgotten about you!  I’ve been travelling quite a bit, with a short weekend road-trip with ... Read on »
“Power To The Veg” Summer Lovin’ Swap by Veggie D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian   Happy Summer, Friends! Last month, I participated in my 3rd  and had so much fun.  June’s theme was “Summer Lovin” so I got to recieve & pick out some fantastic ... Read on »
“Power To The Veg” Vegan Food Swap! by Veggie D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian I was sad earlier this year when The Verdant Life’s monthly Vegan Food Swap came to an end, after it’s long and successful run.  Cat, the swap’s host, was busy welcoming ... Read on »
(Flexi-)Vegan and the Goat by Veggie D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Last summer, I ate at Girl and the Goat for my first time .  As a first time diner there, I didn’t want to mess with their magical dishes and ordered from the limited sel ... Read on »
100th Blog Post Celebration (& Giveaway!) by Veggie D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Hello Friends!  It seems like just yesterday that Mike was urging me to start a blog.  I had repeatedly told him ‘no’ for various reasons (my favorites being “I’m too shy” ... Read on »
11th Veggieversary Give-Away! by Veggie D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian This weekend in addition to celebrating another birthday, I will also be celebrating my 11th Veggieversary (Vegetarian Anniversary).  As a Veggieversary Party of sorts, I ... Read on »
12th Veggieversary & Giveaway by Veggie D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Next weekend, I’ll be celebrating not only another birthday, but also another Veggieversary  - my 12th Veggieversary, to be precise!  In the year 2000, as a freshman ... Read on »
2012 in Review by Veggie D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Happy 2013! I hope you all are having a wonderful New Year so far.  Thankfully I’ve always liked the number 13 (I used to work on the 13th floor and love sitting in row 13 ... Read on »
2013 Chicago Veggie Fest by Veggie D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Last Sunday was a day I had been looking forward to an entire year, ever since attending last year’s Chicago Veggie Fest  I’d been counting down for the next one. When ... Read on »
2014 Chicago Veggie Fest by Veggie D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian This weekend is one of my favorite weekends of the year – Veggie Fest weekend!  Mike and I spent the entire day today at the festival (), and as always had a fantastic ti ... Read on »
A few Days in Dallas by Veggie D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Last week, I spent a few days in the Dallas – Fort Worth area for work, and tacked on an extra half-day to the trip for a little bit of foodie fun.   Though there is p ... Read on »
A Foodie does Denver by Veggie D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Earlier this month, Mike and I took a week long vacation to Colorado! Why Colorado?  Well, besides the fact that we found round-trip plane tickets from Chicago to Denv ... Read on »
A Journey Bar Giveaway by Veggie D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian When I attended Chicago VeggieFest this summer, I learned about Journey Bar for my first time – a Savory Snack Bar – how genius is that!? I pretty much always have a ... Read on »
A Night at the Le Pain Quotidien Bakery by Veggie D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Before last week, I had never stepped foot into a  Le Pain Quotidien  restaurant, though I certainly recognized the name.   While I can’t place where I’d heard of it ... Read on »
A Tale of Two (PPK) Potlucks by Veggie D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian If you’re a Vegan, Vegetarian, or simply Veg-Curious, I very very super highly recommend you join the online PPK forums . For those of you not familiar with it, The PP ... Read on »
A Taste of Africa: Demera Ethiopian Restaurant by Veggie D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian My parents are visiting from Florida this weekend!!!   I am so excited to see them, and of course have a lot of fun (& foodie!) things planned for their visit.  One of ... Read on »
A Visit to Farm Sanctuary by Veggie D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian In my last post, I shared my trip to Moosewood Restaurant in the finger-lakes region of Upstate NY.  After our vegetarian lunch, my parents, Mike, and I drove about 45 min ... Read on »
An Epic Foodie Pen Pals by Veggie D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian I know, I know…   I’ve gushed on and on about how I lucked out and got such an awesome foodie pen-pal.  Truly, all of my pen pals have been amazing – they’ve lovingly pick ... Read on »
An Ode to October by Veggie D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian This past Saturday, under bright sun and blue skies, Mike and I spent a day at the Chicago Botanic Garden , one of the most beautiful places in the city.  It was such ... Read on »
Ancient Grains: Farro Salad Recipe by Veggie D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian My batch came out just like the picture in the book! Here’s another gem from Giada De Laurentiis’s Everyday Italian that I discovered while borrowing he ... Read on »