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A simple Guide to a Non- Toxic & Chemical Free Home

A Simple Guide to a Non-Toxic & Chemical Free Home

Nontoxic Home. Chemical free and natural products I trust. Wholesome ingredients.

Hello and welcome!

If you’re new to my blog, let me tell you a little about me. I am a nurse by day and foodie by night. My love for food, fitness and health led me to create this blog to help others live and feel their best while preventing illness. What started out as healthy recipes, turned into more as I realized how many non-toxic chemicals and ingredients are found in products we use every single day.

One of the main ways I counteract these harsh chemicals and replace a lot of them with healing ingredients, is through essential oils. You can learn more about essential oils here. But there is so much more! Over time I’ve experimented with lots of natural and non-toxic products. There are so many to choose from and so much information out there that it can be overwhelming. I want to save you the time and money by sharing what I’ve learned! 

The main categories of products that most of us use daily and often include harmful chemicals are:

-Household Products (Bleach wipes, laundry detergents, candles)

-Make-Up and Skincare (There are almost no regulations on these products!)

-Personal care items such as deodorant

It can be overwhelming to think about going through every product that we use in our day-to-day and think about replacing it. Don’t get overwhelmed! It takes quite a while to completely transition. Take baby steps and do what you can when you can. Anything helps reduce our exposure to toxins. I’ve linked below some of my favorite nontoxic products that I use daily. All of these products are made by companies I personally support and trust. I only share products that I have personally tried and truly love.

*Note: sometimes I post links to products for which I get a small commission if you purchase through me, at no extra cost to you. Sometimes I share a product just because I really love it and want others to enjoy it too. Either way, I only promote products I have tried and truly value. Thank you for your support!

Non-Toxic Household Products I Use & Trust

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If you have questions about any of these products please shoot me an email! I’d love to help. Looking for clean eating recipes? Check out my recipes page. 


A Simple Guide to a non-Toxic & Chemical Free Home

A Simple Guide to a Non-Toxic & Chemical Free Home

Nontoxic Home. Chemical free and natural products I trust. Wholesome ingredients.

Hello and welcome!

If you’re new to my blog, let me tell you a little about me. I am a nurse by day and foodie by night. My love for food, fitness and health led me to create this blog to help others live and feel their best while preventing illness. What started out as healthy recipes, turned into more as I realized how many non-toxic chemicals and ingredients are found in products we use every single day.

One of the main ways I counteract these harsh chemicals and replace a lot of them with healing ingredients, is through essential oils. You can learn more about essential oils here. But there is so much more! Over time I’ve experimented with lots of natural and non-toxic products. There are so many to choose from and so much information out there that it can be overwhelming. I want to save you the time and money by sharing what I’ve learned! 

The main categories of products that most of us use daily and often include harmful chemicals are:

-Household Products (Bleach wipes, laundry detergents, candles)

-Make-Up and Skincare (There are almost no regulations on these products!)

-Personal care items such as deodorant

It can be overwhelming to think about going through every product that we use in our day-to-day and think about replacing it. Don’t get overwhelmed! It takes quite a while to completely transition. Take baby steps and do what you can when you can. Anything helps reduce our exposure to toxins. I’ve linked below some of my favorite nontoxic products that I use daily. All of these products are made by companies I personally support and trust. I only share products that I have personally tried and truly love.

*Note: sometimes I post links to products for which I get a small commission if you purchase through me, at no extra cost to you. Sometimes I share a product just because I really love it and want others to enjoy it too. Either way, I only promote products I have tried and truly value. Thank you for your support!

Non-Toxic Household Products I Use & Trust

To get my new posts all about healthy living sent right to your inbox, sign up here!

If you have questions about any of these products please shoot me an email! I’d love to help. Looking for clean eating recipes? Check out my recipes page. 


Healthy pasta with pesto and burst cherry tomatoes

Edamame Pasta with Pesto and Burst Cherry Tomatoes

Low carb dream! Edamame Pasta with Creamy Pesto and Burst Tomatoes.

Oh hey!

Bri here. It’s been a hot minute since I posted anything on the blog and it feels good to be back! I took a break as I planned my wedding, got married, traveled and started a new job. Of course I’ve been sharing my foodie journeys and other tidbits along the way on my instagram @thenuttypear, but I am so excited to be sharing a new recipe with you.

The change of season is here in Minneapolis, with cool weather and changing leaves. I think fall is a difficult time to stay on track as far as eating healthy and staying motivated to exercise. Let’s be honest. Shorter days, big sweaters and comfort food are all great reasons to let it go a little.

But recipes like this one make eating a healthy weeknight dinner not sad. Yay for happy dinners!

We generally follow a low carb diet for any meals that we plan/cook and eat what we want when we go out to eat or want to have a fun little date night in.

Low carb dream! Edamame Pasta with Creamy Pesto and Burst Tomatoes.

My 2 favorite things about this low carb recipe:

Pretend pasta that is actually good! (Edamame noodles)

Creamy, flavorful pesto (with two secret ingredients, which won’t be a secret once you scroll down 🙂

Edamame Noodles = Low Carb Diet Friendly Pasta Substitute That Doesn’t Suck

Don’t be offended spiralized zucchini, sweet potato and spaghetti squash. It’s me not you. Just kidding. We are not breaking up. But we might be taking a break.

Edamame pasta is noodles made of soybeans. Which means they have TONS of protein! 24g per serving to be exact. I love that there’s a substantial amount of protein in this meal, not only to fill you up but so that you don’t even need to add meat. Perfect for a meatless Monday or vegetarians in general. I used to get it at Costco, but haven’t been able to find it for a while. I was so excited to find it here!

Low carb dream! Edamame Pasta with Creamy Pesto and Burst Tomatoes.

Pesto: secret ingredients

I added two secret ingredients to my traditional pesto that you won’t even notice.

Nonfat plain greek yogurt – makes it creamy and coats the noodles

Spinach – you can’t taste it, it’s already green anyway so why not? I’m a fan of sneaky veggies.

Low carb dream! Edamame Pasta with Creamy Pesto and Burst Tomatoes.

Try this one out guys and please drop a comment and let me know what you think! Enjoy 🙂

Edamame Pasta with Pesto and Burst Cherry Tomatoes
 
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Recipe type: Dinner
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • ½ box of edamame pasta (8 oz box) – where to get
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • Optional: Grilled shrimp or chicken
  • PESTO
  • ½ cup fresh basil
  • ½ cup fresh spinach
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese (plus extra for topping)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup nonfat plain greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup toasted pine nuts
Instructions
  1. Mix all the pesto ingredients in the food processor and blend for 30 sec – 1 min. I like to put the garlic at the bottom to make sure it gets minced well.
  2. Cook the pasta according to package instructions (5-10 min total time)
  3. Turn the broiler setting of your oven on to high and put halved cherry tomatoes + a drizzle of olive oil in a small pan with sides in the oven for about 5 minutes. Be careful, they can burn quickly.
  4. Toss the edamame pasta with the pesto until well coated. It will look like there’s too much pesto for the pasta, but be generous! It’s best when you use it all.
  5. Plate the pasta first, then add tomatoes and shrimp/chicken if using. Top with parmesan and fresh herbs if desired.

Low carb dream! Edamame Pasta with Creamy Pesto and Burst Tomatoes.


Healthy Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Healthy Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Healthy loaded baked potato soup. Yummy comfort food!

Hello chilly temps, chunky sweaters and delicious comfort food!

I just love a creamy potato soup at this time of the year, but I don’t love that there’s not much nutritional value in a potato soup. They are usually made with lots of potato (duh) which means lots of starch which turns to glucose/carbs and doesn’t include much of anything else that’s nourishing to your body. Potatoes themselves are not unhealthy, but we tend to eat so much potato as it is (fries, pot roasts, hash browns etc). So one of my missions this fall was to create a comforting potato soup – adding nutritional value while keeping the yum factor 🙂

Healthy loaded baked potato soup. Yummy comfort food!

Soups are a great way to sneak in some extra ingredients that you may not notice but add protein and/or more veggies. Unless you’re eating veggies as snacks every day, it can be hard to get all your veggies in for the day.

So how did I do it? I still used potato of course, but instead of using all potato, I substituted some for leeks, cauliflower and broccoli. I also love adding plain, tasteless collagen powder to my soups for the added health benefits. You can learn more about the benefits of collagen powder and where to get it here.

Instead of using cream or milk, I used non-fat plain greek yogurt to make it creamier, thicker and add more protein. This ingredient is so versatile and can add lots of low fat protein to your meals. One serving of non-fat plain greek yogurt has 22 grams of protein!

Healthy loaded baked potato soup. Yummy comfort food!

Healthy Loaded Baked Potato Soup
 
Cuisine: Soup
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 2 potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 3 cups leeks chopped (about 2 medium leeks)
  • ½ cup chopped yellow onion
  • 1½ cups riced cauliflower
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup non-fat plain greek yogurt
  • Olive oil or avocado oil for cooking
  • 4 cups chicken, vegetable or bone broth
  • S&P; to taste
  • Optional: 4 scoops collagen powder – where to get
  • Toppings:
  • Bacon
  • Fresh chives
  • Steamed broccoli
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
Instructions
  1. STOVE TOP
  2. Heat a dutch oven or large pot over medium / high heat and add 6 slices of bacon, if using as a topping. Turn every couple minutes until cooked.
  3. Remove bacon from pan and set aside. Keep the bacon grease in the pan over medium / high heat and add chopped onion and leeks. Cook for 3-5 minutes. Add garlic and cook another minute.
  4. Add the potatoes, riced cauliflower (can be frozen), broth and salt and pepper (keep in mind that the broth, bacon and cheese all add saltiness).
  5. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
  6. Check the potatoes to makes sure they are soft. Turn off the burner and take the top off the pot. Add butter and mix it in. Let the soup cool a little for at least 5 minutes.
  7. Using a ladle, remove one big scoop of the “chunky stuff” (potato, leeks etc without much broth) and set aside.
  8. Put the rest of the soup into a food processor and add greek yogurt and collagen powder if using. Blend for one minute or so (you can also use an immersion blender but I find the food processor works better).
  9. Return the soup to the pot and add the scoop of chunks you set aside
  10. Serve topped with broccoli, crumbled bacon, chives and shredded cheese.
  11. SLOW COOKER / CROCK POT
  12. Add all ingredients except for greek yogurt, butter and toppings to the slow cooker.
  13. Set the crock pot according to its settings and the desired cook time (4, 8 hours etc)
  14. Once cooked and potatoes are soft, take off the top, mix in butter and let cool a little while you cook the bacon in a pan and set aside.
  15. Remove one ladle of the “chunky stuff” (potatoes leeks etc without much both) and set aside.
  16. Add the rest of the soup to a food processor along with the greek yogurt and collagen powder if using. Blend at least 1 minute (you can also use an immersion blender but I find the food processor works better).
  17. Return to the pot with the scoop of chunks you set aside earlier.
  18. Serve warm topped with bacon crumbles, steamed broccoli, chives and shredded cheese.

Healthy loaded baked potato soup. Yummy comfort food!


Meal prep ideas: sweet potato 4 ways

Meal Prep Ideas: Sweet Potato 4 Ways

Meal Prep Sweet Potatoes 4 Ways. Diced, sliced, shredded and spiralized with recipe ideas.

If there’s one thing that makes my life SO much easier, it’s meal prep. Just a few hours on Saturday or Sunday can SAVE you from making that stop to get pizza on your way home from work (anyone??) I like to have food either cooked or prepped in a way that makes it easy to grab from the fridge or freezer and whip something up.

Sometimes I like to meal prep by having homemade soups in the freezer I can throw into the crockpot in the morning. Or maybe a homemade chicken salad ready to throw into a lettuce wrap. I also love to have roasted beets cooked and ready to go for salads during the week. Today, I want to talk about sweet potatoes and how they can be prepped 4 different ways and frozen for easy and healthy meals and snacks.

Why Meal Prep A Sweet Potato?

Why sweet potato? First, they are a healthy alternative to grains. And second, they are so versatile! They can be made sweet or savory and can be diced, shredded, sliced or spiralized! So many options to keep things interesting. They are also approved for Whole30 and paleo diets and keep you full and satisfied in place of grains.

Health Benefits of Sweet Potato

Great source of Vitamin A and C

Higher fiber than a white potato, which keeps you full and satisfied

Lower glycemic index than white potatoes

Grain free

Low calorie

I bought a 10 lb bag of sweet potatoes from costco the other day, which forced me to get creative and come up with meal prep ideas. In less than an hour you can have the potatoes peeled, diced, sliced, shredded and spiralized. I put them into sandwich size ziplock bags and then into a gallon size freezer ziplock bag. Pull out the smaller individual bags as you need them and put them into the fridge the night before or morning of the day you want to use them.

I’ve put together some links to recipes other bloggers have put together for the different ways to use these sweet potatoes and they are so fun and creative! I’ve also come up with some of my own ideas to get you going. Have fun with it! There are so many possibilities!

*Note: sometimes I post links to products for which I get a small commission if you purchase through me, at no extra cost to you. Sometimes I share a product just because I really love it and want others to enjoy it too. Either way, I only promote products I have tried and truly value. Thank you for your support!

Tools I used to Meal Prep

Meal Prep Sweet Potatoes 4 Ways. Diced, sliced, shredded and spiralized with recipe ideas.

Meal Prep Sweet Potatoes 4 Ways. Diced, sliced, shredded and spiralized with recipe ideas.

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Low carb / whole 30 zuppa toscana soup

Low Carb / Whole 30 Zuppa Toscana Soup

Low carb / Whole 30 Zuppa Toscana Soup with Almond Flour Cheddar Biscuits!

This soup!!!

I can devour a pot of this in 24 hours. And you know what? It’s okay because it’s low carb and whole 30 approved! (Thank God). There’s nothing better than a creamy, hearty, warm and satisfying winter meal that is actually healthy. I am legit making this on repeat this winter. I can’t get enough!

So how is this soup creamy, low carb and whole 30 approved? I know. I can barely believe it myself and you’ll doubt me when you taste it. But I promise. It’s awesome AND good for you. 

New to whole 30? Read about it here.

Low carb / Whole 30 Zuppa Toscana Soup with Almond Flour Cheddar Biscuits!I modified the traditional zuppa toscana recipes by replacing potatoes with turnips. Why? They’re lower in carbs/starch and have more nutritional value. Potatoes are allowed on whole 30, but are starchy and higher in carbs.

What is a turnip you ask? I had been confusing a parsnip and a turnip for years until I actually went to buy a turnip for this recipe! Turnips are a white root vegetable shaped like an onion. They have an almost waxy outside which I peel off and cut into chunks like a potato. Turnips are rich in calcium, potassium and phosphorus. Plus they are high in fiber and low in calories. Honestly, I can’t even tell the difference between a turnip and potato in this soup.

Another modification I made to the recipe (for a whole 30 option) is to use coconut milk in place of cream. Buy the canned kind and use the thick part of it in the soup. Coconut is high in saturated fat but is a plant based fat making it WAY healthier than animal fat (plus multiple other health benefits, besides being non dairy). If you’re not doing whole 30, go ahead and use the cream! A little cream never hurt anyone. Everything in moderation, right?

The last couple things I did to make this soup healthier is use bone broth in place of regular broth. I’ve talked about this before and I do it in all of my soups. To learn more about the benefits of bone broth read this post or this one. The last modification I made is to use turkey sausage in place of regular sausage for a leaner option without sacrificing flavor.

Note: everything in this recipe is whole 30 approved except for the cream. If you’re doing whole 30, that’s the only modification you’ll need to make.

To go along with the soup I made almond flour cheddar biscuits (grain-free and low carb, although not whole 30) and oh. em. gee! They are SO GOOD! I got the recipe here. You’re welcome 🙂

Low carb / Whole 30 Zuppa Toscana Soup with Almond Flour Cheddar Biscuits!Low carb / Whole 30 Zuppa Toscana Soup with Almond Flour Cheddar Biscuits!

Low Carb / Whole 30 Zuppa Toscana Soup
 
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Recipe type: Soup
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 lb sweet or hot italian turkey sausage
  • 6 cups chicken bone broth or regular broth – where to get
  • 1 large turnip, peeled and diced
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 bunch tuscan kale, washed and chopped
  • 1 cup heavy cream or coconut milk (get the full fat kind) for whole 30 version – where to get
  • 2 Tbsp tapioca flour or arrowroot powder/starch (to thicken) – where to get
  • 1 Tbsp nutritional yeast – where to get
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Crushed red pepper to taste if you like a little spice
Instructions
  1. STOVE TOP DIRECTIONS (about 1 hour)
  2. In a large pot brown the turkey sausage in olive oil. Add garlic and onion and cook another 5 minutes.
  3. Add broth and diced turnip and simmer covered for about 20 minutes.
  4. In a bowl mix cream/coconut milk and starch with a whisk. Stir mixture into soup and add kale. Also add nutritional yeast and seasonings.
  5. Cook another 20 minutes on medium/high heat.
  6. SLOW COOKER DIRECTIONS
  7. Add turkey sausage to the bottom of the crock pot and add the rest of the ingredients except for milk, kale and tapioca flour. Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours.
  8. In a bowl mix cream/coconut milk and tapioca flour with a whisk. Stir mixture into soup and add kale. Cook another 20 min on high. Enjoy!

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Denver, Colorado in November

Travelogue: Denver, Colorado | Mountains | Hike | Lookout Mountain | Golden | Rocky Mountains

Travel | Adventure | Mountains | Dr. Seuss Quote

Rocky Mountains | National Park | Hike | Outdoors | Denver Travel

This quick trip to Colorado in November was just what the doctor ordered. The perfect mix of relaxation, outdoors, exercise and good food. One of the things I love about Denver is that it’s sunny 300 days of the year! So even if it’s cold, at least it’s bright and sunny out, which can’t always be said for Minnesota. The weather was a perfect 60-70 degrees and a little cooler higher up into the mountains.

The highlight of the trip was a hike in Rocky Mountain National Park. We drove into the park and started our hike from 9,000 ft elevation and hiked to about 10,000 ft. Mountain views here are just stunning.

Colorado Travel | Rocky Mountains | National Park | Mountains | Denver Travel

Rocky Mountains | Colorado Travel | National Park | Outdoors | Dirt RoadDirt Road | Life Path | Outdoors | Adventure | TravelRocky Mountains | Lookout Mountain | Golden, CO | Colorado Travel

Rocky Mountains | National Park | Outdoors | Colorado Travel | Hike

Rocky Mountains | National Park | Outdoors | Colorado Travel | Hike

Rocky Mountains | National Park | Outdoors | Colorado Travel | Hike | Elk

Another cool thing we got to experience was seeing these elk close-up. As it gets cooler, they start to come down from the higher mountains. There were 30 + of them in this area of Estes Park!

Denver Restaurant Recommendations

#1 BEST restaurant we’ve eaten at in a long time was in Denver called, Mercantile Dining & Provisions. It’s located inside Union Station downtown Denver. The atmosphere is modern, but warm and comfortable. The food is mostly Italian style and Ah-mazing. We ordered a house-made spaghetti with lobster and pancetta (mouth-watering!), gnocchi with braised lamb and ricotta and smoked short rib. I can’t even choose a favorite because they were all delicious!!

Another great place in Denver area is Snooze. It’s a breakfast/brunch place with a few locations, including one in Boulder. Their menu is awesome. So many choices. Snooze supports local businesses, is environmentally conscious and uses wholesome ingredients. Menu items put a creative twist on traditional breakfast items including some boozy breakfast drinks! Bonus: there are plenty of healthy options. We’ll always make a stop there when in Denver!

Other fun weekend getaway ideas see our trip to Chicago and stay tuned for our recap of a weekend in NYC!

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Chicago food and sights – a weekend getaway

Chicago Food and Sights – A weekend getaway

Chicago Food - Cindy's Rooftop view

I almost forgot what a fun city Chicago is to visit! From Minneapolis, it’s only a 6 hour drive or 45 min flight making it a perfect little weekend getaway. As the years go by, and as my tastes and interests have grown, it’s been so fun to go back to these cities I visited when I was younger. Speaking of TASTES, Chicago food is some of the best! Travis and I have done a good amount of traveling in the last couple years and I have to say I’ve gotten good at researching and planning trips, from big to small! If you’re looking for ideas: restaurants, sights and things to do – here it is.

Since this was a short trip, we chose to fly via Southwest airlines, which offers early morning flights for cheap. We took a 6am flight on Saturday morning of labor day weekend. It was a little rough getting up so early to get to the airport, but I have to say it was so nice to have the entire day ahead to explore! And bonus, you can save the money for that extra night of a hotel stay and put it towards food or shopping!

*Side note: this post is not sponsored. I’m sharing the details of our trip just because I want you to have a fun experience and get good deals too! Enjoy!

We stayed at the Cambria Hotel in the Loop / Theater district of downtown Chicago. The location was PERFECT. Walking distance to tons of sights and restaurants, which helps you save on uber or train rides. The hotel was awesome. They let us check in super early (8am!) which was great for our early flight.

Chicago Food

Our first stop was breakfast/brunch and I had read about a cute cafe called “The Lula Cafe,” a little ways out of downtown. We took the train to Logan Park, which was super easy to do. The cafe has a trendy hipster vibe, with great coffee and creative brunch food. We had a just a few minutes to wait at the bar with a coffee before we got a table. Travis got the breakfast burrito and I got the sweet corn & grits with cherry tomatoes, parmesan and a slow-cooked egg. So good!

Another restaurant I had read about online was called Au Cheval, known for their amazing burger. I had read to expect a long wait, but we were still totally taken off guard by the wait time!! Any guesses? For a table of four our wait was….. 6 hours!!! What?! We couldn’t wait that long for dinner, so we headed across the street to get some appetizers at the tavern. Then explored the areas cocktail bars for drinks and had a great time, forgetting all about Au Cheval. As we’re walking home for the night (it’s after midnight), we get the call that our table is ready! So funny. By then, we could all eat again so back to Au Cheval we ran for the best burger I think I’ve ever had in my life. Yes, it was that good. My advice, get to the restaurant 30 minutes before they open and wait in the line outside, or be prepared for a ridiculous wait and have a plan B. Whatever you do, make it happen. This burger is BOMB. (PS – yes that is bacon!) 

Chicago Food - Au Coeval is the best burger!

When you think of Chicago food, you probably think of deep dish pizza. But honestly, it’s not my favorite style of pizza (I know, how can you be in Chicago and not get that?), but we’ve been there, done that. So we decided to get a good authentic Italian, Neapolitan style pizza. I’d read great things about Spacca Napoli, a little pizza place tucked away in a neighborhood a little north of downtown. We hopped on the train and I heard a group of people talking about how great Spacca Napoli is! A great sign. This cute spot has a patio and the inside is adorable. It was super hot so we ate inside. Appetizers, salad and pizza were all delicious!

At the top of the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel is a gem of a restaurant, Cindy’s Rooftop. Right on Michigan Ave, this place has the BEST view. Large windows and garage doors that open into the view of Millenium park, the bean and downtown skyscrapers. It’s a must-see! Going into it, I thought this place was all about the view and therefore the food would be mediocre. I was so wrong! The food was AWESOME.

*Side note: there was a wait to get up to the rooftop. The line starts in the lobby of the hotel near the elevators. We stood in line for 10 minutes before they opened for lunch at 11am. A few minutes after we sat down there was not an open table in the place! They DO take reservations.

THE FOOD: Bison Burger with beet ketchup and kale + sweet potato fries was to die for. I got the goat cheese tartlet which was also amazing!

THE VIEW: speaks for itself!

Chicago Food - Cindy's Rooftop downtown view

Chicago Food - Cindy's Rooftop view

Chicago Food - Cindy's rooftop, buffalo burger brunch

I’m always in search of cute coffee shops with good quality coffee rather than going to a starbucks. We stumbled upon the coolest coffee shop as we were waiting for our table at Cindy’s. In the lobby of the same hotel is a coffee shop called FairgroundsThis is probably the coolest coffee shop I’ve ever been to! They brew craft coffees from all over the country as well as nitro coffee and cold brews on tap. You can get a coffee flight and try multiple coffee flavors too! If you know me at all, you know I LOVE spyhouse coffee and Fairgrounds had spyhouse coffee! So cool!

Chicago Food - Cool Coffee Shop

Chicago Sights

Some things to do in the city:

  • Walk along the river
  • Shop
  • Walk and eat in Navy Pier
  • Rent bikes and bike the city
  • See a show

Chicago Food & Sights - River view

Chicago Food & Sights - skyline view

Stay tuned for a post about our recent New York City trip! For other weekend getaway ideas see my post on Denver.

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  1. Hi Bri –

    My friend Gabriella Moreno, recommended I reach out to you! We are excited to announce The Bar Method’s second location is opening in Edina on February 1st💥! We are hosting a select group of influencers/VIP’s, like you💞, to join us for an exclusive pre-opening class on Thursday, January 25th at 6:30 pm. You will be the VERY FIRST to see the new digs and experience one of our signature Express classes!

    In addition, we would love to offer you a complimentary month of classes at either of our Twin Cities studios 💁.

    I look forward to having you see the new studio! Let me know if you are able to join us on the 25th.

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    Centennial Lakes
    Edina, MN 55435

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