Category: FOODIE

Meg’s Favorite Things: Vegan Ice Cream Edition

Beat the heat!  It’s not summer unless you have a sweet treat to cool off.  Whether you are vegan, dairy-free, or just want to try something new, you will love my favorite frozen treats!  Looking for a base of almond milk, cashew milk, oat milk, macadamia nut milk, coconut milk, or even avocado or pea protein? I have you covered!  Countless delicious flavors to choose from, and everything from a scoop to a bar to a bite.  Read on to explore all the options.

Oak Park, Illinois & Andrea Bocelli

Oak Park, Illinois is one of my favorite places to visit.  Located right outside of Chicago it was designed for families that want that city feel without actually living in the city.  Oak Park has been home to some influential people, including Ernest Hemingway and Frank Lloyd Wright; In fact, you will find many of his home designs here.  Downtown Oak Park is full of shops and restaurants and hosts countless community activities year-round.  I made the trip with my mom and niece to see Andrea Bocelli, but we took full advantage of the area while we were there and so I want to share with you the places we stayed, dined, and shopped along the way. Read more


Meg’s Favorites: Vegan Chocolate

Calling all chocolate lovers!  Chocolate is one of my favorite small pleasures and I have been so happy with the vegan options I have found, that even non-vegans will love!  Whether you enjoy chocolate by itself, with a glass of wine, on a tasting board, or with fresh berries I have some great options for you to try that you may not have heard of before.  Grab some of my selections and host a chocolate tasting for friends, give as gifts, or just to enjoy yourself while curled up with a good book or a new movie.  Here we go…. Read more

Wine Pairings with Castello di Amorosa

Castello di Amorosa is one of my favorite wine makers.  I love visiting their authentically-styled 13th century Tuscan castle winery in the Napa Valley (highly suggest going for a tasting experience if you are in the area).  Fortunately, if you aren’t planning a trip (or lucky enough to live nearby) you can also enjoy their selections at home!

I just stocked up on some of my favorites so I thought I would share with you how I like to serve them for my guests with some delicious pairings. Read more

C Space

Two years ago I made the decision to go vegan so I’m still discovering a lot about a vegan lifestyle including brands, restaurants and recipes.

I’ve always been a veggie, salad and fruit lover so that part is extremely easy for me. When you think of vegan, people automatically assume you primarily eat salad and veggies but there are so many options available and I love to make sure I am eating a variety of nutrients.

I recently joined C-Space to share my feedback with top brands in the food-focused research community, and earn rewards in the process.  This community consists of foodies across the US who will be weighing in on important food topics such as taste, cravability, healthy eating and sustainable food sources. If you’re interested in talking to with others about the flavors of life and sharing your opinions with some of the world’s biggest brands than this community is for you!  Members selected to participate in this exclusive community will have the chance to earn monthly Amazon gift codes for sharing their thoughts in research activities! Earn rewards and help inform the future of food at the same time! All participant feedback and opinions are kept confidential.  Spots in the community are limited, so if you’re interested please sign up here today:  Read more