Spicy Thai Coconut Green Curry

I'm always a huge fan of make your own takeout recipes. You truly save so much fat and calories just by making these simple dishes yourself! It may seem a little overwhelming, but most of these dishes are actually pretty simple to make once you break it down. Over the weekend, I made a pretty darn good coconut green curry. The inspiration was taken from my friends Blue Apron Box. It was my first time exploring this genre of cooking, so if I can do it, I know you can. Bonus, this recipe is also ... [ Read More ]

Erica’s Skinny Quiche

Erica's Skinny Quiche

Who doesn't love a quiche? Whether you eat it for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner, it never seems to disappoint! So, what's the problem? Well, most recipes are so fattening and full of carbohydrates and overall fairly unhealthy. That's why I've slimmed down this delicious dish and packed it with tons of flavor so you wont realize you're missing the heavy cream, butter or flour that's traditionally used. I've also made it even healthier by using a gluten-free or sprouted grain crust ... [ Read More ]

Recipe: Quinoa Stuffed Tomatoes w/ Goat Cheese

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I am always looking for new and fun things to do with quinoa. If you don't already know, quinoa is one of the world's super foods. Although most people think it's a whole grain, it's actually a seed and provides all 9 essential amino acids (making it a complete protein). There are lots of things you can do with this wonder seed, but one of my favorites is stuffing it inside of a tomato! This recipe is great, even for those who have never tried quinoa or think they don't like it. What ... [ Read More ]

Restaurant Review: RPM Italian

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After months of living in Chicago, I finally got to head over to RPM Italian. I've heard amazing things about this River North hot spot (like how it's owned by by Guillana and Bill Rancic), so I was really excited to try it! I won't lie, I was a tad skeptical before going since my past experience with celebrity owned restaurants haven't always been stellar. Luckily, this time, the hype did not disappoint! Everything from the food to the service was simply perfection. If you're an avid reader, ... [ Read More ]

Easy Homemade Crepes

Crepe

This weekend I was totally craving a crepe. There is something about this thin, pancake-like delicacy that makes me feel like I could never get tired of it. I've always steered clear of making them for three reasons: 1) I don't have a crepe pan 2) I'm scared to flip them 3) If I do learn how to make them, I will eat them too much and get fat After thinking hard about all three reasons and doing some research I realized that I didn't need a crepe pan, I will always be scared if I don't ... [ Read More ]