Posts Tagged "chicago"

How to be a Registered Dietitian 00

How to be a Registered Dietitian

How to be a Registered Dietitian

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Wondering how to be a registered dietitian? You’re not alone. I am constantly receiving emails and phone calls from prospective students wanting to interview me and pick my brain about how I got my start as a Chicago dietitian and what advice I can give to aspiring dietitians. Finally I decided to put it down all on paper…err…blog post. Here’s my story. Undergraduate History: My career as...

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Food Tour of Wicker Park and Bucktown

Food Tour of Wicker Park and Bucktown

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Hello Chicago! Today I wanted to share with you an amazing experience I had this weekend at the Chicago Food Planet Food Tour of Wicker Park/Bucktown! I found out about the tour through Vimbly and have been anticipating the event all month! I had such a great time tasting my way through the neighborhood and wanted to share every moment of it with you! Disclaimer: the foods eaten in this post...

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Chicago Gourmet 2013

Chicago Gourmet 2013

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This was my first year attending Chicago Gourmet at Millennium Park and I had the most amazing time! I came perfectly prepared (see my event tips) and enjoyed a day full of delicious food, elegant wines, and talented entertainment! The park opened at noon for the event, and there was quite the line at the entrance! However, the weather was a beautiful 80 degrees and the crowds were in great...

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Harvest Dinner with Alton Brown

Harvest Dinner with Alton Brown

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On Monday night I had the pleasure of attending an exclusive harvest dinner with James Beard Award winning chef and Food Network star, Alton Brown. Hosted by Welch’s, the dinner took place at Table Fifty-Two in the heart of Chicago. Restaurant owner and former personal chef for Oprah Winfrey, Art Smith cooked a brilliant southern dinner celebrating the Concord grape harvest season!...

Chicago Food Swap – Green Home Experts 00

Chicago Food Swap – Green Home Experts

Chicago Food Swap – Green Home Experts

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Today was my very first Chicago Food Swap! Back in March, I heard all about the Chicago Food Swap through the Good Food Festival and a couple weeks ago, my talented “foodie friend” Sarah and I decided to register and see what it was all about! We wanted to make something innovative, something unique, something all the swappers would be talking about long after the swap was over. And above...

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Saturday Fresh Picks!

Saturday Fresh Picks!

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Good morning! The rain has finally stopped and the sun is shining! After returning from crossfit yesterday morning, my second order from Irv and Shelly’s Fresh Picks had arrived! We nearly used up all of the produce from the last order, so I went ahead and ordered another fruit and veggie box! I am loving having this little surprise arrive every weekend! Here is what we got: 1 bunch Swiss...

Irv & Shelly’s Fresh Picks 00

Irv & Shelly’s Fresh Picks

Irv & Shelly’s Fresh Picks

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I’ve been wanting to join a CSA for a while now, but the logistics of it (cost, amount of food, product predictability, etc.) have been holding us back for years. Until last week. When a friend of mine recommended Irv and Shelly’s Fresh Picks! I actually spoke with a Fresh Picks at the Good Food Festival about my concerns (delivery to someone living in a high rise, produce substitution...

St. Patrick’s Day Weekend 00

St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

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My mom was in town last weekend for St. Patrick’s Day! While most Chicagoans were out boozing at local Irish bars, we were out shopping, dining, and enjoying the theater. On Friday afternoon, we lunched at Atwood Cafe on State and Washington. We’d been wanting to try this restaurant for years and finally got around to making reservations for lunch! We made it inside just before the rain...

Life is Like a Box of Chocolates 00

Life is Like a Box of Chocolates

Life is Like a Box of Chocolates

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The weekend has arrived! While I had planned a highly productive Saturday for myself with a whole list of things to get done, unfortunately almost none of it got accomplished and instead relaxation prevailed. After some work early this morning, we headed out for a crossfit workout. Saturday Team WOD = get your ass kicked before you relax for the weekend. Team WOD: In teams of 3, one person rows...