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Spinach and Kale Gnocchi with mushrooms and red peppers in a cream sauce

Back before I had a kid, I used to make gnocchi fairly often. This was long before I was vegan, but still, I’ve always been trying to eat less meat. After I had a kid, I guess I decided it was too much work, so it’s been at least 14 …

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Black-owned vegan restaur...

People always seem to wonder, what do vegans eat? If you’re lucky enough to live in Chicago there are more…

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Nashville...

My friend Laurie had a film accepted into the Defy Film Festival in Nashville, TN and asked me and Stella…

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    Nashville

    My friend Laurie had a film accepted into the Defy Film Festival in Nashville, TN and asked me and Stella if we’d like to accompany her on a weekend road trip there. The end of summer was quickly approaching, so this was a marvelous and unexpected opportunity for our last …

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    Milwaukee

    Milwaukee is an easy 1.5-hour drive from Chicago. It’s a perfect little day trip and it has some truly nice offerings and a lovely laid back feel. Since my daughter’s friend moved there, we’ve gone a handful of times, and each time we find fresh places to enjoy. Their lakefront …

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    Vegan Chickpea Frittata

    Recently, my daughter’s best friend moved to Milwaukee. They had been in the same class since…

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    Ground Control

    This place is a great combination of some of my favorite things, sci-fi themed, vegan food and arcade games. Though it’s been at its location for about 6 years, I just heard about it within the last month. I hadn’t seen my friend Laurie in a while so we decided to …

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    Our whirlwind New York City vacation

    We don’t get to travel very much. Our vacations are usually to visit Jim’s family in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, which luckily, is a great place to visit. Now that my daughter is getting older I really wanted to take her some place new. She’s been very into musicals lately and …