Let me start by saying that I thought I invented the term “faux-tmeal.”
I was pretty bummed when I Googled it and discovered that many food bloggers have already coined the term. I did come up with this recipe all on my own, though!
I thought it up since I’ve been doing my own version of Whole30. Essentially for the last ~20 days, I’ve cut grains/wheat, added sugar, alcohol, dairy, soy and legumes out of my diet. I’m giving it a try to reduce inflammation in my achy knees and I’ll definitely write a blog post about it when I’m done.
I can’t believe more than a year has gone by since I’ve launched Soul Cookies.
In my first year, I aimed to remind people that reality lives beyond social media. I tried my hardest to be authentic, honest and insightful; all while facing my own self-imposed pressures to seem legitimate and interesting. It definitely hasn’t been easy, but it’s given me more joy than I could have ever anticipated.
She’s a yogi, chef, Jew and a total and complete badass.
At 25-years-old, Stephanie manages 40 employees in the commercial real estate field. What was supposed to be a headshot photo session turned into a Soul Chat for my blog because I was so inspired by Stephanie’s humility and bravery. Learn more about her below.
Name: Stephanie Kardon Weber • Age: 25 • Hometown: Bryn Mawr, PA • Profession: Account Manager and Head of Research
May and June had a lot of portraits in my forecast and I LOVED it. For me, there’s no better gift I can give someone than a photo they love.
Reach out to me at soulcookiesblog [@] gmail [dot] com to schedule a photo session in Chicago!
As a social media professional, I’m all too familiar with the term ‘’Instagram aesthetic.’ It’s one of many buzzwords influencers or brands may use to describe content or engagement, along with terms like, ‘UGC,’ ‘follower ratio,’ or even ‘shareability.’
Having a cohesive Instagram aesthetic essentially means that all of the photos in one user’s Instagram account match a certain color scheme, pattern or theme. It can make a feed look like a curated gallery, as opposed to a user profile.
As I watched my (basically) little sister graduate from college this month, I had a rush of memories and anxiety from that time in my life.
I thought back to my fear of finding a new job, the logistics of finding a roommate/apartment and the uncertainty around which city I had chosen as my new home.
I made a resolution to make photography a higher priority and I’m doing just that! Below are highlights from my food styling photoshoot with bBox, my trip to California and my interview with Health Coach, Liz Traines.
Though food and foliage make my heart sing, people will ALWAYS be my favorite subject to photograph. If you need a portrait, event or food styling photographer in the Chicago area, contact soulcookiesblog [@] gmail [dot] com!
She’s a Health Coach, entrepreneur and one of my favorite humans in our WeWork coworking space. Liz is a gem, and learning more about her in this interview left me so inspired. I hope you get as much out of this Soul Chat as much as I did. Enjoy!
Name: Elizabeth Lynn Traines • Age: 31 • Hometown: Glencoe, IL • Profession: Health Coach • Website: liztraines.com
How did you decide you were going to start your own business?
“I knew from a young age that I eventually wanted my own business.