Posts Tagged "Food"

The Best Way to Fill Your Plate 00

The Best Way to Fill Your Plate

The Best Way to Fill Your Plate

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Measuring, weighing, counting and tracking your food can take the joy out of eating. Your body knows how much to eat better than any online calorie counter ever could (see Beyond the Calories for more information on this). Follow these guidelines to understanding the best way to fill your plate! Many people want to begin leading a healthier lifestyle, but don’t know where to start. How about...

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Healthy Food Trends for 2014

Healthy Food Trends for 2014

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Happy New Year! Hope you had a memorable 2013! Now it’s out with the old and in with the new! Here are some of the new food trends expected to appear in 2014. Based on my previous predicted food trends in 2012, I’d say the odds are in my favor! Pancakes for Dinner – Um, yes please. This is a food trend I really hope takes off. Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, so to be able to...

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Holiday Gift Ideas for a Food Blogger

Holiday Gift Ideas for a Food Blogger

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Happy Friday! With the holidays soon approaching, what will YOU be getting the food blogger in your life this year? Here are a couple unique ideas!   Colorful Ceramic Measuring Spoons – These make a great addition to any food photograph. I love these Polka Dot Spoons as well as all of these options from World Market. DSLR Camera – Nothing will make you feel more professional, than a...

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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...

Tips for Chicago Gourmet 2013 00

Tips for Chicago Gourmet 2013

Tips for Chicago Gourmet 2013

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Are you going to Chicago Gourmet this year? The Bon Appetit Chicago Gourmet celebration of food and wine at Millennium Park is soon approaching! This will be the first year attending the event and I simply cannot wait! I’ve been reading up on some tips and tricks to help make my trip as efficient as possible. Here is what I’ve come up with: Arrive early. As one of the biggest food festivals...

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Taste of Chicago Weekend!

Taste of Chicago Weekend!

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A couple of weeks ago my whole family came into town from Nebraska to visit for the Taste of Chicago! They visited for an entire 5 days – we had so much fun! First stop upon their arrival, The Gage! We sat out on the patio and had a few drinks to start. My sister is getting married in April so we had all sorts of wedding planning to discuss! We ordered the infamous Scotch Egg and Cherries...

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Rick Bayless Garden Tour

Rick Bayless Garden Tour

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A couple weeks ago, my girlfriends and I went on a tour of the Rick Bayless garden! It was absolutely beautiful! Located on three adjacent city lots in Bucktown neighborhood, Rick Bayless’ private garden secretly grows organic lettuce, herbs, peppers and more organic for his local restaurants.   Check out all that lettuce! Most of the lettuces were actually recently harvested, but there was...

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Viva Las Vegas!

Viva Las Vegas!

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For our 1 year anniversary Will and I took a weekend trip to Las Vegas last weekend!     Unfortunately our flight was 2 hours delayed out of Chicago Thursday night. But we rolled into our hotel at Caesar’s Palace around 1AM and got a lovely free upgrade to a nicer room! Leaving for the airport in Chicago around 5PM, we were starving by then so we hit up a new place  called Secret Pizza in...

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Good Food Festival 2013

Good Food Festival 2013

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Back in March over St. Patrick’s Day weekend, I took my mom to the Good Food Festival at the UIC Forum! We spent all day walking around, consuming countless samples, and learning as much as we could from local farmers and vendors. While we arrived early to beat the crowds, the UIC forum quickly became a busy and happening place! We stopped by to see the Chefs at Play Demos and caught a...

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Beef Stir Fry with Cauliflower Rice

Beef Stir Fry with Cauliflower Rice

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Yesterday was yet another crazy day of travel for work – from Tinley Park and Wrigleyville to Gold Coast and back to the South Loop. By the time I got home I was exhausted, so dinner needed to be quick. Enter Beef Stir Fry with Cauliflower Rice.   Beef Stir Fry with Cauliflower Rice gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, peanut-free, tree nut-free, seed-free, sugar-free, shellfish-oil,...

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What is Nutritional Yeast?

What is Nutritional Yeast?

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Upon seeing nutritional yeast in yesterday’s Tomato Basil Barley Risotto recipe, you may have been asking yourself “what exactly is nutritional yeast?” “why should I be eating it?” and “where can I find it?”. Nutritional yeast is a deactivated yeast similar to brewer’s yeast. It is produced by culturing the yeast with a mixture of sugarcane and...