Posts in category "Vegetarian"

Greens That Taste Good

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 »

Allergy Free Lincoln Square Lunches

Allergy Free Lincoln Square Lunches
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 »

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.
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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 »

Allergy Free Back to School Snacks

Amande is a new brand of dairy and soy free yogurt made from almond milk.
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!

Salad Dressings for Salad Days

Salad Dressings for Salad Days
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 »
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How to Stay Cool!

This tip requires a spoon. Okay this tip is fun. Eat sorbet, allergy-free ice creams and treats. I just covered a review on Living Harvest Tempts Ice Cream Bars. Chicagoans can enjoy Anthony's Italian Ice and Annette's near the Armitage Brown line. One of my favorite treats is an orange sorbet with a bit of chocolate sauce or hot fudge.
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:  

A Perfect Convenient Store for Eclectic Eaters!

A Perfect Convenient Store for Eclectic Eaters!
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 »

Edible Alchemy Summer Feastival!

Edible Alchemy Summer Feastival!
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 »
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My Review of LH Tempt Ice Cream Bars

My Review of LH Tempt Ice Cream Bars
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 »