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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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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 »
Colorado Springs Adventures by Veggie D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Belatedly, this is the last post in .  After exploring  Rocky Mountain National Park  and eating our way around  Denver  earlier this summer, Mike & I finished our time in C ... Read on »
Review: Bestowed by Veggie D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian As part of my mission to try out as many Food Subscription Boxes as possible (see summary below), I admit to entering nearly every giveaway I’ve seen in my  Twitter  or Bl ... Read on »
PPK Vegan Food Crawl by Veggie D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Earlier this summer, Jeni , Hector, Nissa and I from the Chicago PPK group decided to do a Vegan Food Crawl!  Jeni and Hector are moving out of Chicago next month, so not on ... Read on »
Giveaway: The Good Bean by Veggie D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian If I were stranded on a Desert Island and could only choose ONE food to eat there, it would be Beans!  Thanks to Fiber, Protein, and Carbohydrates they are a healthy, low-fa ... Read on »
Rocky Mountain National Park by Veggie D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian I recently posted about my trip to Estes Park, Colorado (and all the yummy meals I ate to fuel my hiking ), but I’ve yet to share the best part – the hiking itself! No ... Read on »
Visitors: Fun & Food with my Niece! by Veggie D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Okay, so I’m going to take a brief pause from my recaps of our recent  trip (even though I also still haven’t finished my recaps from my trip 3 months ago and my trip 18 ... Read on »
Not Quite Camping by Veggie D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian In contrast to our time in Denver , which I must say was quite gourmet, the rest of our trip was more about simple meals & simple pleasures. On our drive to Estes Park ... 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 »
Recipe: Beet & Apple Salad by Veggie D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian In my last post , you likely noticed several repeat appearances of my new favorite Beet & Apple Salad.  It was such an easy and flavorful way to use fresh beets that I tur ... Read on »
Spring CSA: Genesis Growers by Veggie D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian This Spring, Mike and I participated in our first ever CSA and loved every bite of it!   “CSA” stands for Community Supported Agriculture , and essentially means payin ... Read on »
Review: Love with Food by Veggie D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian One of my greatest joys in life is getting food in the mail.  From Foodie Pen Pals  to the (now on hiatus) Vegan Food Swap  and the occasional exchange with friends – I’ ... Read on »
PPK Potluck: Fiesta! Fiesta! by Veggie D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Ok, let’s pretend that the most recent PPK Vegan Potluck had a “Fiesta” theme… That sounds way better than admitting that I’m a few weeks late with my post about our Cinco ... Read on »
Virtual Vegan Potluck: Twice-Baked “Chorizo” Chipotle Potatoes by Veggie D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian   I’m so excited to write this post. Not only am I finally sharing my recipe for Twice-Baked “Chorizo” Chipotle Potatoes that I’ve been talking about for months , ... Read on »
Visitors: Mom & Dad in Oak Park (plus meet my newest family member!) by Veggie D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian In April, my parents flew in from Florida for their annual visit .  Since we moved to Oak Park   at the end of last summer, this was their first time visiting us in our new ... Read on »
Best of Portland: PSU Farmers Market by Veggie D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Last month’s was at the perfect time.  Not only was Spring in the air, we were also there for the year’s opening weekend of the Portland State University Farmer’s Market . ... Read on »
PPK Potluck: Around the World Edition by Veggie D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian   Earlier this month, I hosted another PPK Vegan Potluck !  This time the theme was “Around the World“.  At the last potluck, each of us had drawn a country or region fr ... Read on »