Rise and Grind with November Project

It’s 6:28am Monday morning and I’m sprinting downhill for the first time after a two mile uphill battle through the mean streets of Brighton. The Boston Marathon set-up crew is locking in barricades up and down Comm Ave, and I manage to squeeze through just in the nick of time, eyes focused on the massive crowd…

Jibaritos de Bistec – Chicago Rican Style

As I’ve mentioned before, my weekly meals are usually dictated by what’s on sale at Whole Foods. This is probably not the most efficient way to grocery shop, as I have no shame blocking the meat cooler as I look up recipe ideas around a specific ingredient. It’s a creative process, really. When I approached the…

The 26th Mile

It’s no secret this Chicago girl has had a hard time adjusting to life in New England, but I’ve been making a good effort lately to try to be more optimistic about what this town has to offer. As the weather warms up, new opportunities to explore are becoming more abundant, and there’s no better…

Super Yummy Vegetable Fried (Cauliflower) “Rice”

Yesterday I was sent away from work because my eye was all red, and elementary schools avoid pink eye like the plague. After visiting a Minute Clinic AND an urgent care doctor, I was officially diagnosed with “viral conjunctivitis,” and told not to come back to work. So I went to Whole Foods to find some…