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Gluten Free Taste Test: Cookie time Among Friends

This package caught my eye when I found this at Whole Foods. Finally found a molasses cookie mix.
Anyone hungry for COOKIES? Of course, you are.  How about gluten-free cookies? If you are, then you are definitely in for a treat. I happen to stumble on this cookie mix on a random grocery shopping trip to Whole Foods.  Hello!  What do we have here? What really caught my eye was that the mix... Read more »

Justin's versus Theo Peanut Butter Cups: Gluten-Free Taste Test

Theo Organic Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
Ladies and gentleman, start your peanut butter cups! These are not your average Reese’s peanut butter cups too. I am so over those years ago. I am now into the big leagues. We are talking about Theo Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups and Justin’s Peanut Butter Cups – two organic brands that you can find at... Read more »

Chicago GFAF Expo: My Top 10 Favorite Gluten-Free Products I Found

Chicago GFAF Expo: My Top 10 Favorite Gluten-Free Products I Found
Last Sunday was the Gluten and Allergen Free Expo (GFAF) in Chicago. There has been a little bit of a brief delay in getting this article out because of life getting in the away. Now I am more than ready to share the love and my second experience at the GFAF expo with some information... Read more »
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Healthy Eating: I cannot eat like a 19 year old anymore

Healthy Eating: I cannot eat like a 19 year old anymore
I need to start acting my age or at least start eating like my age too. It is not easy eating healthy at time when you constantly want to act a little bit younger. At the same time, it is time to turn my bad habits in healthy eating habits.  I can not eat like... Read more »

Reality Bites: Food Allergies and Weight Issues

Reality Bites: Food Allergies and Weight Issues
My body has been playing a war against me. It has not been pretty.  It is a war that I do not want to lose. Unfortunately, it comes to a time where I need to look at the mirror and face reality quickly. The time is now. I am facing the war against food allergies.... Read more »

SNAP Program Cuts in IL: How You Can Help Your Community

SNAP Program Cuts in IL: How You Can Help Your Community
Today is a sad day for IL families who need the benefits from the SNAP program. The SNAP program is part of the Federal program that was part of a farm bill that was recently under the pressure from the Republicans in Congress. The budget cuts were part of a $5 billion cut nationally in food... Read more »
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Celebrating Living Gluten-Free...and proud of it!

Celebrating Living Gluten-Free...and proud of it!
May 1st is the start of Celiac Disease Awareness month. This time last year, my life slowly started changing for the better even though I was dealing with some bumps along the road. I have been living with non-Celiac Gluten-Intolerance for almost a year now even I may have had symptoms for a lot longer.... Read more »

Death to the Twinkies?

Death to the Twinkies?
If you have not been paying to the news in the last week, you may have not heard that Hostess – the company who makes all of your favorite childhood treats including Ho-Ho’s, Twinkies, and Wonder Bread – shut down temporarily after talks with the baker’s union fell through. The whole news brought a lot... Read more »

Tired of Being Tired: An Energizing Story

Tired of Being Tired: An Energizing Story
This is a story. Not just any story.  It is a story with a moral at the end. It is a story of a girl with an energy issue…or lack of energy issue. She also had a dream and desired to be a super speedy runner. But she had a huge mountain to climb…literately. She... Read more »
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Super Gulp or Not to Gulp? That's the question!

Super Gulp or Not to Gulp? That's the question!
If you have not been paying attention to the national news, this news may end up getting your attention. NYC Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, has proposed a new ban on the sale of large-size sodas and other sugary beverages at restaurants and food carts. Personally, I applaud Mayor Bloomberg for making this move. We live in... Read more »
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    Greetings, Chicago Suburbanites! Welcome to Active Suburbia! My name is Denise, but I am known as Firefly, Red, and "Hey there". I will be your tour guide to everything active within the Chicago suburbs. In this blog, I will be your guide to places within the Chicagoland Suburbs that will help lead a more active lifestyle and a lot of fun too. In fact, studies have shown that reading this blog will bring a smile on your face, a spring in your step, and burn those last nasty 5 lbs that you can't get off. (Ok, everything's true except for the last one that hasn't been proved.....YET, but I am determined to make it true.) Here's a short introduction about myself: I am a very active person. You can say that I have endurance, determination, grit, and hard work in my bones. I enjoy running and cycling. I have completed a couple of marathons, half-marathons, 5K's, etc in my running career. I also enjoy trying most things active and willing to explore if I have to. I enjoy checking out the trails near me and doing a lot of running. I also completed my 1st Century ride last September and loved every minute of it. I am also a suburbanite living in the awesome suburb of Berwyn. I am a suburban girl at heart and love every minute of it. I originally grew up in the frozen tundra of the Twin Cities. I am also a die-hard sports fan and enjoy the competitive nature of it. I love baseball, college and professional football, and even hockey. I love cheering for my Twins, Vikings, Golden Gophers, and Avalanche (LONG story - trust me!). I am always interested in finding more fun places within the Chicago suburbs. If you know of a gem, shoot me an e-mail at activesuburbia@gmail.com. You can also follow me on Twitter too.

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