Pesto Hummus

August 3, 2015

A few weeks ago, I needed to bring a quick and portable appetizer to a party but I wanted to avoid the typical guacamole or spinach dip. I happened to have basil in my apartment and whenever I have extra, I almost always make a batch of pesto... so I thought, why not put two of my favorite things together: pesto + hummus?

1/2 cup fresh basil
2 cloves garlic
3 tbsp parmesan cheese
1/2 lemon
2 tbsp olive oil +
1 (28 oz) can of chickpeas
salt + pepper
1 tbsp tahini
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Combine the basil, garlic, parm, lemon and olive oil in your food processor.

Pulse until it looks like this.

 Add the chick peas and tahini. Add a little bit more olive oil as you pulse this until you get your desired consistency. Season with salt and pepper.

Sprinkle extra parmesan cheese on top and serve with cucumbers and pita or tortilla chips!

If it's dry when you get to your party, just drizzle some extra olive oil over the top.

 Dip away!

Hope you like it!

PS. I had the MOST FUN weekend at Lollapalooza, and if you didn't catch any of the fun on Snapchat (username: lakeshorelady), make sure you check out my Instagrams!! It was the best :)
Were you there?! Who did you see?!

Lolla 2015

July 30, 2015

Top: Motel | Skirt: Motel | Bag: c/o Rebecca Minkoff | Sunglasses: Kate Spade
Shoes: Loft | Flower Crown: Francescas |

If you live in Chicago, you know that Lollapalooza starts tomorrow! If you don't live in Chicago or have never heard of Lollapalooza - it's pretty much the Coachella of the midwest. Three days in Grant Park full of performances by some of the best artists in the music industry with the Chicago skyline as the backdrop. Sounds ok, right?!

Besides the music, it's also a big weekend for fashion. There's the good, the bad and the tweens in booty shorts (cringe) - but for most people, it's just a fun opportunity to get outside of their normal comfort zone! I think everyone would laugh if they saw me in full festival garb with fringe and peace signs... but I won't ever say no to a crop top set and a flower crown!!

So, who am I excited to see this weekend?! There are SO many good bands on Friday, it's crazy! I want to hit up Father John Misty, Broods, BORNS, Alabama Shakes, Alt J, Sylvan Esso... I told you there were a lot! And that's not even including the headliners - Paul McCartney or The Weeknd? Hmmm.

And Saturday, I'm excited to groove to an old friend of mine named Janelle Kroll who is making her Lolla debut this weekend. How freaking cool is that?! She's gonna be big, guys. Just listen to this track and you'll be hooked, too.

Never heard of any of the artists I listed? No worries! You can listen to my Lolla Playlist on Spotify. I gotchya.

I also got the perfect festival bag from Rebecca Minkoff, just in time! A bucket bag is such a great choice for the weekend - it's big enough to hold the essentials, but the slouchy shape fits with the easy going vibes and you can wear it on your shoulder or crossbody.

I'll be posting on Instagram and Snapchat (lakeshorelady) from the festival on Friday and Saturday, so make sure you're following along! And if you're wearing Rebecca Minkoff this weekend, be sure to share your look and use #RMlolla!!

Big thanks to Jill for these photos!

Now, let's dance :)

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Pineapple Skewers [Video]

July 28, 2015
I hope you guys are digging these videos with Bobby from Flavor City, because he's back with another cooking video!! This time, he showed me how to make a sweet dessert that only requires 3 ingredients and comes together in just a few short minutes. Check it out:

Seriously, so freaking good. I could eat a whole pineapple this way. For real :)
PS. You recognize Bobby from the Fish Tostadas video and the Shrimp Cocktail video, and you recognize my dress from this post! Now back to the recipe:

The Odyssey

July 27, 2015

| Dress: c/o Rent the Runway | Earrings: c/o Marny & Co
| Sunglasses: Warby Parker (borrowed from Blair!) | Shoes: similar |

Flamingos on Toes

July 24, 2015

| Scarf: c/o Vera Bradley | Tank: Splendid | Bralette: Cosabella
Sunglasses: c/o Warby Parker | Sweater: Old Navy | Backpack: c/o Vera Bradley
Shorts: Treasure & Bond | Shoes: c/o BucketFeet |
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