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Laura

Gluten Free Ratatouille Pasta Bake

Sometimes, you gotta just go with the flow. This dish was supposed to be all about giant, stuffed shells. But, when Trader Joe’s doesn’t have shells, you improvise.  And, a good ratatouille is all about making the most of what’s…

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5 Tips to Master Your Personal Finances

I bet you think summer is the worst time of year to buckle down and save cash. Disagree. I realize  it’s when people tend to be the most active and yes, that can mean the credit card gets and stays…

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Cucumber Sesame Soba Noodle Bowls

Summer is around the corner. If you’re anything like me, you like to avoid using the oven too much and even preparing hot food for lunches or dinners. This cold noodle bowl satisfies my craving for starchy foods without…

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5 Simple Ways to Support Expecting and New Moms

I have had a lot of pregnant friends in my life lately. I mean A LOT. Slowly but surely, those moms-to-be are turning in to new moms. From pregnant coworkers and friends to my own family, it’s been wonderful…

life

Handling Adversity at Work

Everyone experiences adversity in the workplace. Regardless of how successful or high ranking someone is in an organization. It could be with clients, coworkers or vendors. But it’s happened to us all. And the unpoetic truth is, it always sucks.  But…

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Advice For My Twenty-Something Self

Last week, I turned 31 – not a very exciting birthday to say the least. Yet, another year passing is always a good excuse for some reflection. There are times when I miss my twenties but most of the time,…

life

Investing in Ourselves

This summer, I’ve been in a bit of a rut. There have been some extremely challenging situations at work and I hate to admit it, but those things can make me shut own. It’s all I can think about…

life

The Month of Fit (and other updates)

Well, January ended quickly! I can’t wait for winter to be over, but I also need to take advantage of ‘sweater’ season to truly get in shape. Ever since moving back to Chicago (from Indy), it’s been a consistent…

wellness