Posts in category "Vegan"

Raw at The French Market

Several of my friends have informed me that raw food can indeed be procured downtown near the Metra Ogilvie station. I was in disbelief until I checked it out for myself. The French Market is located at 131 N. Clinton. It’s open Monday through Saturday year round. The aptly named Raw is located toward the... Read more »

Back to School Lunch Box Treats

I can hardly believe it’s that time of year already! For all the kids who are allergy-free there are tons of great options for safe school lunches. Many allergic kids want to feel “normal” and enjoy treats just like all the other kids. With these treats on hand they will fit right in and stay allegy... Read more »

Kombucha DIY

With the recall still firmly in affect many Kombucha enthusiasts are fending for themselves. If you are interested in making your own check out Kombucha Kamp for guidance. There are also many helpful brewing demos on You Tube. Getting the right recipe down may take some time. There are a lot of factors that go... Read more »
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It's Not Too Late For Sorbet

Perhaps you have seen their colorful fuchsia and orange pints at Whole Foods or other gourmet retailers? Flavors include: Dark Chocolate, Coconut, Grapefruit Campari and Green Apple. All sorbets are dairy free except for Coconut and Dark Chocolate. Photo credit: http://www.ciaobellagelato.com.
Summer isn’t over yet. If you haven’t had your fill of sorbet you still have plenty of time. First of all, let me define what a sorbet is. A sorbet is a frozen fruit dessert usually made with a sweetener and a fruit puree. Sorbet is often confused with sherbert, which is actually made with... Read more »

Finding Comfort in Uncomfortable Foods Part I

What I mean by “uncomfortable” foods are the foods we know we should eat and don’t. It’s convenient to just grab packaged foods, tear and eat. It takes time and effort to buy vegetables, clean vegetables and cook vegetables. Even though the effort required may initially feel stressful, the result of eating healthy does actually... Read more »

Food Should Taste Good

That’s not just a header for this article but the name of a company that makes yummy, crunchy and salty snacks. I became aware of them when I sampled their gluten-free sweet potato chips at Kim & Scott’s Twist Cafe (more on Kim & Scott’s later this week). I’m not a chip person but I... Read more »
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Easy Ways To Use Living Harvest Hemp Protein

I was recently asked to guest blog for Living Harvest. I frequently use their products, especially their protein powders. Protein can be problematic for those of us with allergies and digestion issues. I know I feel the need for protein but sometimes eating too much from animal sources can be hard on digestion. Plus if its... Read more »

Creamy Drinks for Summer Happy Hours

When you have food allergies you have to be careful about what you order at the bar. If gluten is an issue there is always potato vodka (like Chopin for example), hard cider and even gluten free beers like Bard’s. For those who are lactose intolerant creamy drinks are out of the question unless you... Read more »

Healthy Stuff I Like

Speaking of Doreen Virtue, Hay House Radio features her Angel Therapy show as well as many other spiritual, intuitive, green and health-promoting hosts. Chicago's own Sonia Choquette goes live at 2:00 pm on Wednesdays. Listen for yourself: http://www.hayhouseradio.com.
I love making lists. Somehow I find it calming to jot it all down. I had a really bad day yesterday and I needed to remind myself of the good stuff in life. Here are some of my favorite healthy things:
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Allergy Free Treats for Road Trips

Allergy Free Treats for Road Trips
It’s summer and if your not “staycationing” I hope you are vacationing. Here are some allergy free treats to pack and eat along the way: