I find this recipe useful after I need to talk myself back into healthy eating after I haven’t been so good. The addition of raisins make the greens taste sweeter. Sauteed Greens with Pine Nuts and Raisins Prep time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 10 minutes Serves 6 Ingredients: 1/2 bunch mustard greens 1/2 bunch kale 1/2... Read more »
Over the Halloween weekend I was too busy to cook so I opted to try out some healthy take-out. Plus I love supporting local businesses. There is something about Lincoln Square coffee shop friendliness that is just right on. They ooze cool without wearing it like a weapon as so many hipster cafes do. Drew’s... Read more »
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.
A reader sent me an e-mail wanting to know what my typical “allergy free style” shopping list looked like. Sadly I have to politely decline the free samples as they are usually made with things I can’t eat but I still heart Trader Joe’s for many reasons as you can see. Here’s a list of... Read more »
I know those three little words “back to school” are kind of a buzz-kill but maybe these allergy free treats will be a comfort for those heading back. I like to keep my own backpack “booby trapped” with goodies I can eat so I’m never without!
It’s easy to get bored with salads this time of year. Here’s a few recipes to make at home to shake things up. These dressings also work on top of steamed veggies instead of butter. Green Goddess Dressing Prep time: 5 minutes 1/2 pound silken tofu 1 bunch scallions Juice of 2 lemons 1/2 bunch... Read more »
I know you are already “cool” but how about not sweating your you-know-what off. So here are my tips to keep you comfortably cool:
During a recent lunch break I thought I would pop into Milk & More in the Lakeview area. I had just eaten but knew that if I wanted to get through the day I would have to procure my “drugs of choice”: Kombucha and dark chocolate. I noticed in the window that they had a... Read more »
I noticed several of my FaceBook friends attending something called an Edible Alchemy Summer Feastival. The name reminded me of something Dr. Seuss would come up with so naturally I was intrigued. Edible Alchemy Foods Co-op is hosting their annual fundraiser on Saturday, July 23 from 8pm-6am. Edible Alchemy Foods Co-op describes themselves as a... Read more »
Summer is a difficult time for those of us who avoid dairy. Ice cream is literally everywhere except in my own hands. I’ve been a long time purchaser of Living Harvest products and I’m grateful that their ice creams are both soy and dairy free. I was excited to see Tempt Bars at my neighborhood... Read more »