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Sweet Home Organics and Garlic Scapes

Sweet Home Organic Farm in St. Charles, my hometown, turned me on to Garlic Scapes.  Much milder than garlic since odors were not seeping from my pours and breath as with the vampire repellent.   Certainly my new favorite right now.  Sweet Home Organics Farm produced some of the best purple kale I’ve had as […]

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A Healthy Brunch Celebration

I celebrated National Eggs Benedict Day yesterday at Whole Foods with a plant strong vegan brunch consisting of a sweet potato quinoa patty, avocado and cashew hollandaise atop a whole grain Ezekiel muffin, kale slaw and a raw almond, date, strawberry oat bars.  Strawberry smoothies and tea to drink.  I left totally stuffed.  Delectable and healthy = happy.

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Chicago Craft Beer Week!

Uncommon Ground on Clark, winner of the 2010 & 2011 Governor’s Sustainability Award, and many other venues, are celebrating Chicago craft beer week May 17th-27th, 2012! Here is the exclusive draft list for Uncommon Ground, made up entirely of Chicagoland brews! Only $4 to $6 a brew!       Two Brother’s Ebel’s Weiss Half Acre Daisycutter […]

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Avoid unsafe food additives!

According to a consumer food advocacy group, despite FDA approval, some food additives pose health risks.  Listed are those to be avoided: acesulfame-K, artificial colors blue 1, 2, green 3, read 3, yellow 6, aspartame, butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA), cyclamate, olestra, partially hydrogenated vegetable oil (trans fat), potassium bromate, propyl gallate, saccharin, sodium nitrate.

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Superfood Shake

Shakeology can be used as a nutritional supplement, healthy treat, or weight management tool.  Superfood ingredients and benefits: Superfood Nutrients Shake Ingredients     Health   Benefits   Protein & Amino Acids     Amaranth, Camu-Camu, Goji berry, Sacha Inchi, sprouted quinoa, whey protein.     Helps bodies build lean muscle, heal wounds, improve skin and hair. Supports optimal […]

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Sunda Happy Hour

The bang bang salad ($6) on Sunda’s “Social Menu” is a heaping nest of fresh, raw shaved veggies!  It’s easy to order with nuts and dressing on the side to really enjoy the jicama and other subtle flavors and to make it healthier.

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Vegan Chicago

A website to scope out the vegan and vegetarian options in Chicago.  Wholistic/Veggie:   http://itseasybeingvegan.com/   http://thesoultraveler.com/   http://www.facebook.com/wholisticpursuit/                  

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Healthy Lunch in Chicago

I am always looking for healthy places to explore, especially when they are cognizant of positive environmental practices. While I haven’t tried Pret a Manger, the food sounds great and they have vegan options! The same reasoning applies for Hannah’s.  These sandwiches look like they can be loaded with fresh and organic goodies.  Plus, they list the […]

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Yoga Conference in New York

Yoga Journal Conference NY This looks amazing!  I am going.  Next choice… what to sign up for…Yoga for dudes, hip hop yoga, yoga and chocolate…  Also check out the Yoganonymous discount or work study options if you’re on a budget.

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Centered Chef Detox

Learning and networking experience with Centered Chef Chicago I am in love with food, especially healthy food that tastes amazing.  Some of us are in love with less than healthy food, or faux foods.  Either way, I’ve discovered a fun way to be social and adopt healthier lifestyle choices!  The space is really cool; an open layout with floor to ceiling […]

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