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Food

Baked Tofu Steaks and Roasted Asparagus

Farmers Market season has begun in Chicago! To celebrate, we immediately bought the best looking asparagus bunch we could find and took it home for roasting. But asparagus is definitely more of a side, even in vegetarian land. I suppose I COULD try to make it a main dish. Or I could serve it alongside this bomb-ass tofu and be much happier. You’ll need: 1/2 block firm tofu, sliced into 4 pieces and pressed. 1/4 c maple syrup 1/4 c ...
Style

Greenscale – Late Spring Haul

Chicago is finally starting to behave warmly! Took it long enough… And then, of course, after a week of nice warm days, we get mid-50’s and rain for the Mudderella. Let me tell you how chilly THAT was. But all is not lost! The change of weather and new job warranted a little bit of a haul to get my wardrobe up to speed. Haul included stuff from all over but mostly Forever 21. Because, let’s be real, they’re actually ...
Food

Buffalo Skillet Chickpeas

This post has been long promised to several people. Skillet chickpeas are a staple in my kitchen. They’re quick, easy, delicious and, most importantly, full of yummy protein goodness! You will need: 1 8 oz can of chickpeas/garbanzo beans 1/4-1/2 c hot sauce (I use Franks but you can use your favorite) Vegan parmesan (optional) Fresh chives (optional) Drain your chickpeas and add the hot sauce. You can do this right in the can, in a ...
Food

Handlebar Restaurant Review

Looking for delicious vegan and vegetarian food in Wicker Park? Look no further than Handlebar! Delicious food, wonderful beer, and killer music make this place a favorite of mine. A menu chock full of some of my personal favorites including fried pickles and samosas is always a win in my book. We ordered a few items, all ones we’ve had before and all delicious. Fried pickles as an appetizer. These are crispy, juicy, and tangy in the ...
Lifestyle, Style

Beehive in Bloom: A Vintage Fashion Show

This weekend, Beehive Chicago, a vintage shop in East Garfield Park, hosted Beehive in Bloom, a Vintage Fashion Show and Benefit! 20% of the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Howard Brown Health Center, an organization whose mission is to to eliminate the disparities in health care experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people through research, education and the provision of services that promote health and ...
Beauty

Lush Caca Rouge Henna Hair Color Review

I’ve been coloring my hair various shades of red since high school. My natural color is this dishwater blonde that just tends to look kind of dirty. And I LOVE red hair. Since I started Curly Girl, though, I’ve dramatically reduced the amount of color I use simply because of all the harsh chemicals in dyes. Curls are NOT a fan of hair dyes and it always takes me weeks for my curls to bounce back to life. And by the time the ...
Lifestyle, Style

Alex and Ani, Cinco de Meow, and other Animal Benefitting Things!

Lots to cover in a single post! Let’s get to it! So slightly more than a week ago, I won an awesome Alex and Ani giveaway by the blogger Styled by Blondie. If you’re not following her, make sure to go check her out! It was for a $35 gift certificate which equated to one bangle with shipping and stuff. I ended up going with the Prints of Love Charm bangle. 20% of the sales of this particular bangle go to the ACPCA with a minimum ...
Beauty

Curly Girl

I’m going to let you in on two little secrets: 1) I only wash my hair every 3-5 days. 2) I haven’t used shampoo in nearly 7 years. I know, you’re thinking “what in the world?! That’s disgusting!” But let me tell you some other things: 1) Curls are fundamentally different from the root from straight hair. 2) Curls dont benefit from shampoo whatsoever. In fact, it’s super bad for them. 3) By cutting ...
Lifestyle

Upcycled Planting for Earth Day!

Whaaaaat?! Two posts in one day?! Crazy talk! But I’m super pumped about these so I want to share them ASAP. Chicago does that thing there it’s freaking freezing for so much of the year that our growing season doesn’t really officially start until Mother’d Day. But Earth Day is a good day to start planning and planting heartier stuff. For me, I like to start inside and work my way out. So I ventured to my local garden ...
Style

Flying my Nerd Flag in Wedges

This past weekend, I got an awesome opportunity to promote my show at a convention. Columbia College Chicago does their own version of C2E2 and brought us on board to talk about Badfic Love! The panel was great, we got asked some interesting questions, and generically got to share this great show! And of course, it being spring and all, I used the opportunity to break out a pair of wedges for the occasion. Hope everyone had a great weekend! ...