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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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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 »
Best of Portland: Natural Selection by Veggie D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian One of the best things we did in Portland was an unforgettable meal at Natural Selection .  If I lived in Portland, I’m pretty sure I’d be requesting to go there for ever ... Read on »
Portland: A Food Vacation by Veggie D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Over the past year or so, I found myself regularly drooling over food photos from Portland, Oregon in  VegNews Magazine and my Instagram  feed.  Known for it’s sustainable ... Read on »
WIAW: What I Ate… on Easter! by Veggie D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian I did a LOT of cooking this weekend!  In addition to my regular weekly meal prep, I also volunteered to cook Easter dinner for Mike and his parents (with a little bit of h ... Read on »
Recipe: Easy Chipotle Black-Bean Tacos by Veggie D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian One of our favorite easy dinners are these Chipotle Black-Bean Tacos that come together in less than 30 minutes.  I should give Mike a prize for coming up with this recipe ... Read on »
Road Trip: Back in Ann Arbor (part 2) by Veggie D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian My last post was about the first day of my recent road-trip to Ann Arbor .  I had too much fun (and delicious food) to fit the weekend all into one post, so here’s the res ... Read on »
Road Trip: Back in Ann Arbor (part 1) by Veggie D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Two weekends ago,  Mike and I visited our friends Krin and Etan in Ann Arbor.  Nearly 2 years ago, when we were last there, we had gone on a .  Now they live there!  They mo ... Read on »
Recent Recipes worth Repeating by Veggie D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter , you know that I typically cook up at least 2-3 new recipes a week, mostly on Sunday evenings when my instagram feed goes into ov ... Read on »
Vegan Cuts: Vegan Snacks at my Door! by Veggie D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian My Vegan Food-Swap  Pal in January sent me  such an amazing package , I was blown away and so eager to participate again.  I was eagerly awaiting my February Food Swap pair ... Read on »
Recipe: Cornmeal, Carrot, Coconut & Cardamom Breakfast Halwa by Veggie D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian The Vegetarian Indian Cooking Class I attended last month ended with this delicious dish of 2 types of the traditional Indian Halwa, a pudding-like dessert – a Cream-of- ... Read on »
Cooking Class: Indian Cooking with Ranjana by Veggie D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian The weekend before last, Mike and I attended a cooking class with our friends Laura and Darrin .  We’d been wanting to take Ranjana’s vegetarian “Basic North Indian” cook ... 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 »
January’s Blogger Book Club (Belatedly!) by Veggie D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian First, I’d like to thank everyone who entered my giveaway for Flip & Tumble’s reusable produce bags !  With 184 entries, this was the most popular giveaway I’ve ever held ... Read on »
Cooking Class: Power Up with Plants by Veggie D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Amanda Skrip  is a Chicago-area natural foods educator, chef, health coach, and wellness expert.  I think she also may be just a little bit magical too.  She often teache ... Read on »
January’s Vegan Food Swap: A Taste of Asia & Alaska by Veggie D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian It’s a new year, so I’m mixing things up a bit.  A long-time participant in The Lean Green Bean’s Foodie Pen-Pals , I decided to start the year off by trying a different ... Read on »
[Giveaway] If you love Fruits, Veggies & the Planet Earth by Veggie D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Do you remember my friends Laura & Darrin who I met at  Chicago VeganMania  last fall?  They had thoughtfully brought me a gift of some of their favorite Eco-Friendly prod ... Read on »
WIAW: What I Ate in Florida + Sublime Restaurant + An Announcement by Veggie D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian The Holiday Season already seems like it was months ago, but it was actually just a couple of weeks ago that Mike and I were in Florida visiting my family for Christmas.   ... Read on »
Quick & Easy Quinoa Bowls by Veggie D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Last year I worked hard at veganizing & healthifying my meals.  Now that I’m there, my next goal is to work on simplifying. While it’s fun to try out exciting new reci ... 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 »
Blogger Book Tour & Giveaway: Happy Herbivore Abroad by Veggie D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Regular readers of my blog already know that of Lindsay Nixon, the “Happy Herbivore”.  Her first two cookbooks are my staples for simple, healthy weeknight meals, and I wa ... Read on »