Posts tagged "Chicagoland"

Wildfire's 3rd Annual Gluten Free Week Begins Today

Starting today through Friday, November 9th, each Chicagoland Wildfire location will be offering a four-course gluten free dinner with optional wine pairings. For each reservation, Wildfire will donate a portion of the proceeds to The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center. Wildfire is no stranger to accommodating dietary restrictions and first became aware of celiac... Read more »

Hot Day, Coldplay and The Most "Pop"ular Dessert for Summer 2012

Hot Day, Coldplay and The Most "Pop"ular Dessert for Summer 2012
Let me just start by saying it’s hot outside, as evidenced by my car’s outside temperature gauge reading 101 degrees at 11:30 this morning. While the heat has definitely been stirring up Chicagoans this week, it seems to be stirring up the “ghosts” that live in our river-cottage-turned-renovated-three-bedroom home as well. Funny thing, these ghosts... Read more »

Beet It: My Adventures at a Farmer's Market

Beet It: My Adventures at a Farmer's Market
Just beet it, beet it, beet it, beet it, Try to make ‘em, you won’t be defeated, Showin’ how tasty and nutritious each bite, It doesn’t matter, pickled or roasted is right, Just beet it, beet it, Just beet it, beet it….. My personal ode to beets, to the tune of Michael Jackson’s Beat It.... Read more »
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DIY Friday: Did You Make Your Summer Fun List Yet?

We’ve been making it for several years now – before kids and now with kids. We set aside an evening at the beginning of each summer, get the laptop booted up, iPhones handy, fridge calendar, sports practice schedules, and whatever else is needed to plan. Everyone in the family gets a chance to weigh in... Read more »

A Great Weekend to be Gluten Free in Chicago

If you had to pick a weekend to embark on your gluten free diet, this would be it. You can sample some of the latest and greatest gluten and allergen free foods on the market at the Gluten and Allergen Free Expo Saturday, April 14th and Sunday, April 15th at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center.... Read more »

Enjoy Dinner and Drinks at Wildfire's Gluten Free Dinner Week

Enjoy Dinner and Drinks at Wildfire's Gluten Free Dinner Week
Rather than exchange birthday gifts, my husband and I celebrate our birthdays each year by enjoying  an evening out with dinner and drinks. We’ve had some great dining experiences over the years and have not let my dietary restrictions hamper our ability to get out, celebrate and enjoy good food – we just have to... Read more »
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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 »

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 »