Category: Eating out

Stay Cool My Friends

Stay Cool My Friends
It sure is hot! Years ago when I was broke and didn’t have AC I came up with the brilliant idea of putting my sheets and pillow cases in a plastic bag and freezing them for about half an hour or longer. Then I would take them out and sleep on them. I considered myself... Read more »

CEAF is Back!

CEAF is Back!
I’ve decided to bring back Chicago Eats Allergy Free. Some of you have told me that you miss this blog. I was especially honored to hear that some of you even without food allergies appreciated my tips. Also, I am constantly running into people who need my help so here it is. It’s amazing how... Read more »

An Update on the Kombucha Recall

As I have previously mentioned, Kombucha has been taken off the shelves of many Chicago retailers. Click here if you want the scoop. I’ll share with you a few places where I found kombucha, just save a couple of bottles for me please! You can find Kombucha at the Green Grocer on 1402 W. Grand.... Read more »

Eating Allergy Free at Lollapalooza

Lollapalooza is just around the corner. For those of you lucky enough to attend but unlucky with food allergies I suggest you plan ahead. I recently contacted Carol Ann Dennison, Lollapalooza’s Access Program Coordinator, and she had this to say, “My best advice to our patrons is to just ask a vendor during the festival... Read more »

10 Diets Tips That Work For Nearly Everyone

In contrast to last week’s post [True Confessions: I Have Testimonial Greed]( where I expressed the envy that I feel for others seemingly easy before’s and after’s. There are some easily forgotten common truths that work for just about everyone. Yoga may not burn as many calories as running or other activities but it’s great... Read more »

What to Eat at Taste of Chicago

I usually have a glass is half-full attitude when it comes to my food allergies but I’m not going to sugar coat it. It really sucks to have food allergies at the Taste. It is just not fun watching millions of people eat food you can’t eat while they talk about how delicious it is.... Read more »

Top 10 Badasses of Nutrition

According to Wiktionary a badass is defined as: 1. A mean or belligerent person. 2. A person whose extreme attitudes or behaviors are admirable.  I don’t think any of these diet experts on my list are mean or belligerent, therefore, I’m siding with definition no. 2. Some are vegan and some are hardcore carnivores but... Read more »

Your Guide to Allergy Free Ice Cream

Summer is coming and I want to avoid being sad. I usually take my food allergies in stride but when I see people on the street with their swirled soft-serve cones, I get so jealous!! I grew up in Northwest Indiana so Dariy Queen was a big part of my upbringing. In fact my deathrow... Read more »

Cheap and Healthy Food Part II

Chicago is now known as an important “food” city. For those of us who can’t afford to eat at places with white tablecloths, this city still has lots of options. Roseded. Lincoln Square has many good Thai restaurants but this is one is the least expensive and tastes just as good if not better than... Read more »

True Confessions: I Heart Hummus (a Lot)

Hummus is one of my favorite allergy free foods, which is why it only lasts two days in my fridge. It’s a great alternative to put on burgers or sandwiches instead of cheese or ketchup (which usually contains a lot of sugar). Maybe you have seen some of these popular brands of hummus: Most appetizers... Read more »