Archive for 2010

T-Tapp Workouts: What It's All About

You might be wondering why a food allergy blog is featuring a workout program? T-Tapp is too good not to share it! Click here to view some of these amazing testimonials. As a foodie and blogger it’s easy for me to think about food 24/7. I don’t think I’m alone. As a society we are... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

Kim & Scott's Cafe Twist

I recently had lunch with Kim Holstein of Kim & Scott’s Gourmet Pretzels and she could not be any nicer or more inspired by her work. I was treated to a warm gluten-free pretzel and Mediterranean Salad (sans the feta). The gluten-free pretzel was actually really good and has a biscuit like flavor and consistency.... Read more »

Glow Gluten Free . . . Ready Set Glow

Remember cookies? Those round yummy, crunchy, sweet things that can be found at bakeries? Some of you with celiac or wheat allergies might have forgotten but Jill Brack of Glow Gluten Free offers a delicious reminder. When Jill and her daughter were both diagnosed with celiac disease they found themselves missing their favorite treats. Not satisfied... 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 II

Sometimes cravings also get in the way of more pure eating habits. I don’t know about you but I suffer from a condition called “Weekenditis”. On the weekends I tend to consume more than on weekdays. I eat to celebrate and I eat as a reward for hard work. Here’s a quick and easy guide... 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 »
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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 »