Archive for October 2011

So Delicious’s New Holiday Coconut Milks

So Delicious’s New Holiday Coconut Milks
I know it’s too early to hear about the holidays but I love So Delicious’s “Nog” and Mint Chocolate Milks. Drinking regular eggnog would put me in the hospital but I’m thankful for the So Delicious version because it really tastes good. The mint chocolate is yummy too. I like to use it in my... Read more »

Could You Use a Retreat This Winter?

Check out this lovely Terrace Room View.
A retreat is a bit different from a vacation in that you probably won’t need a vacation from your vacation. It’s a time to withdrawal from ordinary activities for a while or maybe commune with nature. In January (which is a perfect time to leave Chicago), musician and yoga teacher David Courtenay is hosting a... Read more »

Strawesome is Awesome

Autumn Arrives Smoothie Straw
Strawesome is a family-owned and operated Michigan-based green company that produces beautiful reusable glass drinking straws. Artist Daedra Surowieca and her husband are co-founders of this unique business based in Detroit, Michigan. Daedra started out as a graduate of Architecture school, became a mom and quit her job, tried various other side jobs and finally... Read more »
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Allergy-Free Halloween Candy

Allergy Friendly Halloween Candy Coffin from Natural Candy Store Exclusive. This gift basket makes it easy to send a Halloween treat to someone with food allergies. It's jam packed with allergy-free goodness including: Surf Sweets Sour Gummy Worms (1 full-size bag), Glee Gum Mini Packs (3), YummyEarth Organic Fruit Lollipops (5), Boom CHOCO Boom Rice Milk Cripsy Rice Chocolate Bar (1), YummyEarth Butterscotch, Cinnamon & Root Beer Organic Candy Drops (6). By the way this basket is free of milk, eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soybeans. Purchase on line at http://www.naturalcandystore.com.
It’s that time of year again! Unfortunately it’s a truly scary time for children (and their parents) who have serious food allergies. Thankfully compassionate candy makers like Divvies, Amanda’s Own, Natural Candy Store and Vermont Nut Free Chocolates always have yummy and safe options for Trick or Treaters.

Geja’s Cafe: Romantic, Local, Vegetarian and Gluten-Free

Geja’s Cafe: Romantic, Local, Vegetarian and Gluten-Free
You wouldn’t think of a fondue restaurant as a place that might have allergy-free options but thankfully Geja’s Cafe does. The staff is very accustomed to serving gluten-free diners. Although Gejas does advise that diners mention their dietary restriction upon making the reservation or when first seated. Vegetarian (but not vegan) diners can savor cheese... Read more »

Gluten Free Vegan Southern Style

One of my Twitter peeps, Germaine Gordon, also known as SouthernVegGirl asked me to contribute to her blog The Southern Vegetarian Chronicles. While I’m not vegan I like what she is about: “Discussions, healthy living information, and recipes for vegans and vegetarians with a southern flair ya’ll!” She asked me to write a post for... Read more »
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Recipe from Tuesday Night Dinner

Recipe from Tuesday Night Dinner
Chef Jeremy Leven of Tuesday Night Dinner is sharing this yummy vegetarian recipe with us which embraces the end of the summer and beginning of the fall. As he says, “It lets you enjoy some of the last of the summer bounty while beginning to feel warm and homey like the autumn. In fact, to make... Read more »