Tag: "Food"

Mardi Gras & Lent

Mardi Gras & Lent

February 16, 2015 | Comments (0)

This is my favorite time of year. Yes, I am no fan of the cold weather that we have here in Chicago, but my youngest was born in February. February is a short month and is right before Spring. February is Black History Month. February is MARDI GRAS! I love Mardi Gras for so many […]

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Hurray for holistic dog food.

Hurray for holistic dog food.

January 19, 2015 | Comments (0)

Not many things make this shih tzu talk out loud about food before it is even in my hand, but Farmer’s Bounty products seem to do just that. For  many moms like me, we parent our two legged children and our four-legged children equally! In my home that means every one eating meat products are […]

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A Boost To The Ego

A Boost To The Ego

January 4, 2015 | Comments (0)

It is a new year, and yes, I do consider myself a new me. If you have been following these ‘Lifestyle’ posts you’ll recall that I set a goal of losing 20 pounds with the RISE IOS app and Tory Johnson’s “The Shift” back in the late summer/fall. I satisfied my goal despite being inundated […]

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Happy Shift Day!

Happy Shift Day!

October 13, 2014 | Comments (0)

 What happens after Week 4 of Shift With Tory? It gets easier. How so? I don’t remember what I was eating over a month ago! Thank goodness for senility! The good news is that I am down 14 pounds! The bad thing is that I don’t even feel it yet, which is actually a good […]

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Shifting and Eating Light

Shifting and Eating Light

October 7, 2014 | Comments (0)

It is week 3 of “Shifting” with Tory Johnson! I have lost 11 pounds and have 14 more pounds to go. In ‘The Shift’ Tory speaks on “paralyzing fears” and “making time for what’s most important to you”. These concepts really spoke to me because I too have had paralyzing fears of acceptance and conformity […]

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Tory Johnson's 'The Shift'

Tory Johnson’s ‘The Shift’

September 26, 2014 | Comments (1)

I am over-weight. I have always struggled with my weight. There have only been two times in my life when I was thin. High School and College. Somehow I have always maintained the same size in clothes, probably because the weight distributes to my behind! Along with a girlfriend of mine, I have attempted every […]

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Cabot Cheese is Delicious

Cabot Cheese is Delicious

October 5, 2013 | Comments (1)

Cabot’s ‘Horseradish’ cheddar cheese is my absolute favorite cheese. Mild with a hint of fire, this cheese has so many uses on the menus I plan it is ridiculous! One of my families repeat must-haves is ‘Cheesy Rice’ made with Cabot horseradish cheddar cheese slices. After boiling a basic pot of rice, I scoop out […]

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Yummy Ideas

Yummy Ideas

May 26, 2013 | Comments (0)

Long weekends mean making breakfast or treats. It may be our intention to be free of duties but inevitably, if you are a parent, someone will whine that they’re hungry and you will lovingly answer the call. Though I was sent these products for Mother’s Day, and I did use them that weekend – yes, […]

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When You Can't Just Order a Pizza

When You Can’t Just Order a Pizza

March 17, 2013 | Comments (0)

I went back to work for the first time in six years a few weeks ago. I have always done corporate financial and accounting work. One great thing about that kind of work is that the busy season is in the winter when, at least in Chicago, you aren’t missing a whole lot of exciting […]

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Feeding the Frenzied

Feeding the Frenzied

September 15, 2012 | Comments (2)

I loathe feeding my children. Don’t misunderstand me, I think they are precious when they fling Winter Squash from two directions but I just dread the whole process.  Like most things that involve hate, my thoughts begin with worry. Now that their meals have moved beyond the easy pre-jarred, pre-thought, pre-balanced combinations of things that […]

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"Great Everyday Meals"

“Great Everyday Meals”

September 14, 2012 | Comments (2)

In keeping within the spirit of making great meals for the family, I approached our very own Chicago Mom and asked her to share how she came to be MOMMA! Johanna Cook, of MommaCuisine, tells us some things that will hopefully inspire you to feed that family right! How did you come to be a […]

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A Farmer's Market in Chicago in February?

A Farmer’s Market in Chicago in February?

February 19, 2012 | Comments (0)

There are many things that make me question our choice to live in Chicago during the winter months. Obviously, the cold is at the top of the list, but lately I’m more likely to be found complaining about the lack of fresh in-season vegetables that are grown locally. And I miss having a Farmer’s Market. […]

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