Archive for July 2011

LUNA Bar's New Gluten Free Offering

LUNA Bar's New Gluten Free Offering
I am always on the lookout for food that is nutritious, filling, and portable. I often find myself on the run (literally and figuratively) or in traffic somewhere far, far away from my pantry when hunger strikes. Enter the energy bar. There are many energy bars on the market, but few that can say they... Read more »

Gluten Free Cooking Demonstration at Whole Foods (Update)

UPDATE: This class has been canceled due to lack of interest. Bummer! Let’s hope there will be enough interest to have something like this again in the near future. What a better way to add some new recipes to your gluten free cooking repertoire than by attending a cooking class? Jen Cafferty, founder of the... Read more »

Run for your life! The sky is falling!

Aaahhhh….to have power, running water, high-speed Internet and cable back again. My morning plan last Monday seemed simple enough. Get out of bed. Start the coffee. Get in a run before the kids wake up. Head back home, get myself and the little ones ready for the day and off to work.  I knew there... Read more »
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Pizza Night

One of my fondest memories as a kid was heading over to S & T’s in Mt. Greenwood for one of their pizza set-ups.  The sweet, spicy aroma of Italian sausage greeted you as entered the small deli off of 111th St. After walking from case to case admiring the fresh meat and seafood, I’d... Read more »

Gluten Free Pizzerias in Chicagoland

If you are in the mood for pizza but not for cooking, try some of these restaurants offering gluten free pizza throughout Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. It is always a good idea to confirm with the manager or waitstaff that the sauce and toppings put onto the gluten free crust do not contain any... Read more »

Semi-homemade Gluten and Dairy Free Pizza

Semi-homemade Gluten and Dairy Free Pizza
At the end of a long day, it is really nice to have dinner be a simple phone call away. You dial your favorite pizza joint and 30 minutes later, dinner arrives at your door. Unfortunately, gluten free/dairy free pizza delivery has not yet arrived to McHenry county, so it is up to me to... Read more »
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Deerfield's Offering Gluten Free Sandwich Breads

Deerfield's Offering Gluten Free Sandwich Breads
Look out Udi’s. There may be some serious competition heading your way. Starting July 12, Deerfield’s Bakery will be selling gluten free sandwich bread in white or multi-grain varieties. With various locations in Chicagoland and an online store, Deerfield’s offers quite a selection of gluten free baked goods. Unfortunately, most all of their gluten free... Read more »

Chicago's LATE Ride Offers a Unique Way to See the City

This weekend (July 9th- 10th) is the annual Friends of the Parks’ LATE Ride through downtown Chicago. The LATE Ride is a unique experience every young Chicagoan, or those who are young-at-heart, should try. I say this because it begins at 1am and continues through the night until sunrise. It is a 25-mile, non-competitive bicycle... Read more »

Gluten Free Banana Bread Pancakes

Gluten Free Banana Bread Pancakes
One of my favorite things to do on weekend mornings, other than sleep in and watch CBS Sunday morning with a good cup of coffee, is to make pancakes with the kids. On a weekend morning, no one is in a rush to get here or there.  We take our time making a big breakfast... Read more »
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Star Spangled Trifle Dessert

Star Spangled Trifle Dessert
With the 4th of July holiday weekend upon us, why not add a little red, white, and blue to the picnic menu? The combination of gluten and dairy free pound cake, fresh berries, and sweet coconut whipped cream make this a delicious and not too decadent dessert. You can arrange this in a large trifle... Read more »