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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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Giveaway: Happy Herbivore Light & Lean by Veggie D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Hi Veggies! As promised, following my review of Happy Herbivore Light & Lean earlier this month, as a participant in the book’s Blog Tour I’m back with a RECIPE and a  ... 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 »
Recap: Thanksliving Feast! by Veggie D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Oops.  How have two weeks passed since Thanksgiving already?   And how have I not posted about my EPIC feast yet?  Shame on me. In fact, in terms of Veganism, it see ... Read on »
Giveaway: Freshii + Free the Children by Veggie D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Freshii has long been one of my favorite fast-casual restaurants. I started going there years ago, as they were one of the few places downtown that I could find T ... Read on »
Cookbook Review: Happy Herbivore Light & Lean by Veggie D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian After a delicious & decadent Thanksgiving (details to come soon!) plus a few days of leftovers, I find my body craving much lighter fare this week. Who else feels the same ... Read on »
FriendsGiving – PPK Style by Veggie D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian I’m counting down to Thanksgiving (4 more days!), which I’ll be celebrating with Mike’s family.  They agreed to have a Vegan Thanksgiving  again this year and I hope this ... Read on »
Virtual Vegan Potluck – Chipotle Black Bean Wraps & Other Easy Packable Ideas! by Veggie D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian It’s so hard to believe it’s already that time of year again! The leaves are starting to fall… there’s a crisp chill in the air… and yep!  It’s already time again for ... Read on »
Review: Nature Box by Veggie D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Hi friends - First, let’s all send a smile to @CherryCobbler , the winner of my China Study Cookbook Giveaway . I’d also like to give a big THANKS to BenBella Books an ... Read on »
India: The Taj Mahal & Other Highlights by Veggie D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Last, but certainly not least, in my recap of my recent  are some of the major sights I saw in my travels. But first, here’s one last item that I accidentally left out o ... Read on »
China Study Cookbook: Review & Giveaway! by Veggie D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Earlier this summer, Mike and I gifted his parents with a copy of the new China Study Cookbook to give them even more ideas for the healthy living journey they’ve been o ... Read on »
India: Street Foods & Shopping by Veggie D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian For me, the pinnacle of my recent business trip to India  was the day I spent exploring New Delhi with a few of my colleagues.  Since most of our staff works US hours (the n ... Read on »
India: Breakfasts & Lunches by Veggie D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Last month, I was lucky enough to have a one-week long business trip to INDIA!!!  My company outsources a number of processes to India so I’ve been interacting daily with ... Read on »
Florida: Yellow & Green… and more Green! by Veggie D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian On my recent visit home to Florida, in addition to enjoying plenty of familiar comforts, I also spent some time out-and-about exploring the area with my parents.  One Sunday ... Read on »
Florida: Family, Friends & Food by Veggie D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian A few weeks ago, I traveled to my hometown in South Florida for a very celebratory visit.  In addition to my birthday, my Dad’s birthday, and my Sister’s birthday, there w ... Read on »
Chicago VeganMania 2013 by Veggie D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian September has been quite the busy month so far!  I’ve been to Florida (for my birthday and bridal shower), to India (!!! – for a business trip), and equally exciting… to C ... Read on »
Cooking with the VegCookBook Club (part 2) by Veggie D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Now, get ready for 3 more cookbooks and lots of recipes from June, July & August! Okay, I guess it’s not too exciting – I first read about the VegCookBook Club last ... Read on »
Cooking with the VegCookBook Club (part 1) by Veggie D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian For months now, my   Twitter  and  Instagram  feeds have been overflowing with posts with the #VegCookBookClub hashtag, so it’s well past time I dedicate a full-length pos ... Read on »
PPK Vegan Picnic Potluck by Veggie D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian It’s Labor Day weekend, so I have picnics on the brain. However, it would be very difficult to top the absolutely perfect Vegan picnic at the lakefront that I had earl ... Read on »
Recipe: Strawberry-Basil Smoothies by Veggie D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian These Strawberry-Basil Smoothies are my new favorite. While the taste of the Basil comes through loud and clear, it’s a much mellower herb than I would have ever guessed. ... 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 »