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My Favorite Protein Powder for Macro Management

 

There are dozens of different organic plants in this shake. Diversity leads to better outcomes in healthy eating!

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Blogs, Chicago Blog, Eating with Cool People, REVIEWS

Nominate a Cool Person So We Can Have Fun!

 

We whip up the questions for people we like and bake their responses into a fun video and story.

Eating With Cool People
Eating with Cool People, REVIEWS

Eating With Cool People

 

 RECIPE FOR ENJOYING EATING WITH COOL PEOPLE: Turn volume up if you are able. Click on little triangle button on image below. Watch video for […]

REVIEWS

I Ordered a Case of DeLallo, and Here’s What I Did with It!

 

 This is one of my favorite recipes on my website. You can make this plant-based pasta with any sturdy shape which can stand up to […]

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Curbside Chocolate Bunnies for Elmhurst Easter

 

 I never thought I would ever write a headline like that! Ah, the new world we live in. How appropriate that it begins on the […]

Blogs

What’s Cooking in Renata’s Kitchen this Week

 

Renata’s Kitchen is thrilled to be delivering contactless meals to Chicago COVID nurses and their families this week.

Blogs

Renata’s Kitchen Cooks for Chicago-Area Nurses

 

The types of meals needed are from home cooks who are comfortable cooking whole grains, legumes, fresh or frozen wild-caught fish. Rookies may want to sit this one out! We want to keep our nurses balanced, fully hydrated, and humming with good health. Please copy this story to anyone you think could be a good fit.

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Happy Hour Hunkering

 

Grab a beer and a game with your besties you miss so much.

Blogs

#1 Protective Measure Against COVID19 is…

 

Dr. Molander’s four top tips for protecting yourself and your family from COVID 19 will go a long way in maintaining community health to the best of our abilities.

Recipes

Classic Vegan Pancakes

 

Your “go-to” vegan pancake recipe!

Blogs

Cast Your Vote: Valentine’s Day in Chicago

 

 Valentine’s Day is on Friday this year, so you will have the chance to celebrate a day of perpetual expectation and disappointment for the entire […]

REVIEWS

$100 Great Gifts to Make Her Smile!

 

The knife, the sharpener, and the grinder!

Blogs

How to Love Chicago Winters in 5 Easy Steps

 

There are secrets to successful enjoyment of Chicago’s brutal winters.

REVIEWS

How to Order Healthy Groceries Online at Aldi

 

My purchase felt secure, simple, and scored a “10” in technology.

REVIEWS

Thirsty Thursday: Bragging on Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar

 

There is just something about knowing that the “mother” is taking care of me!

REVIEWS

Wonderful on Wednesday: Glutton for Gluten-Free Product Praise!

 

I am normally a DeCecco fanatic, but my friends are gluten-free, so I stepped out of my comfort zone while babysitting at their house.

Blogs

Trivia Tuesday: Top Tips from Asparagus

 

Which state is the largest producer of asparagus in the USA?

Blogs

Manic Moday: Bank on Balanced Blood

 

But these little choices of what goes in your mouth will support what comes out of your good heart.

Blogs

Trivia Tuesday: The Lean Green Bean

 

We have served this dish at so many kids events and they get wolfed down so quickly, you may want to get more than you think.

Blogs

Manic Monday: Meat or Wheat–Eat Veggies & Repeat!

 

I have always loved the taste of sausage, and I still eat it when I go back to our family restaurant occasionally. But at home I cook with plant-based sausages like this one from the Field Roast brand.

Recipes

Friends & Family Friday: Berlice’s Post-Workout Detox Drink!

 

Food is about how we connect!

Blogs

Thirsty Thursday: Chicago’s Green River Recipe & Guide for St Pat’s Day

 

Five Top Selling Irish Beers in Ireland

REVIEWS

Wonderful on Wednesday: A Tribute to Daniel Donato!

 

Today’s “Wonderful on Wednesday” story is devoted to the incomparable musical wonder of singer, song writer and guitarist Daniel Donato. I am not a musician, so I am dedicating a recipe to Daniel instead of a song.

Blogs

Trivia Tuesday: Which Brand of Hummus has the highest fat content?

 

Serving this hummus with veggies and you will have a super low fat, high fiber party platter that will fill your friends up without weighing them down.

Recipes

1-Pot Colorful Curried Kale Stew

 

Cooking is not just about keeping your gut healthy, though this dish will definitely do that. How many times this winter did you crave the sight luscious color to awaken and enliven your spirit?

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Friends & Family Friday: “Faster than Fast Food” Linguine Fini

 

Lisa said she happened to look it up recently and was surprised to learn what Catholics consider on the “okay” list of foods which are considered “not meat”. Here they are!

Blogs

Thirsty Thursday: 5 Ways to “Eat” Your Water

 

Let veggies and fruits show your the power of their hydrating properties with these top five tips.

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Wonderful on Wednesday: Coffee, Tea or Yogi?

 

Two wonderful women join forces to produce a unique blend of coffee, tea & yoga on Wednesday night Candlelit Yoga event at 7pm at Higher Ground Coffee in Lemont

Blogs

Winner of Trivia Tuesday is Melissa McGivney!

 

Yes, I stare into the bakery window and long for cream filled paczki. Maybe I will surrender this evening before…

Blogs

Manic Monday: Restorative Remnant Soup

 

Coming to the chopping board is similar to the feeling of coming to the yoga mat. You know it’s gonna make you feel better, you know your body needs it, but it’s so hard to do something so good for you.

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Thirsty Thursday: Sweet Potato a Winner for Water?

 

Who knew cooking cheap and delicious sweet potatoes, could turn me into an eco-warrior?!

Blogs

Wonderful Women Wednesday: Pastor Traci Smith’s Powerful Message

 

I have been on a journey I didn’t expect and wasn’t ready for – I’m not sure anyone could be ready for it.

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Trivia Tuesday: Are You a Bean Queen?

 

2. Which of these beans has the most protein at a whopping 17 grams per cooked cup

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Manic Monday: What’s Up Butternut?

 

My son is a pretty big meat eater, but he sat down and demolished this loaded sunshiney squash so fast that the spoon settled into the empty cavity with the steam still rising from the shell!

Recipes

Friends & Family Friday: Dinny’s Vintage Broiled Grapefruit

 

What really sticks out was this gorgeous broiled grapefruit that she made, because it was just like her: simple, elegant, unfussy and healthy.

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Thirsty Thursday: Reusable Tea Bags Available on Etsy

 

Today’s bag was filled with a sample of Dave’s favorite loose tea from Rishi!

Blogs

Trivia Tuesday: Congratulations to Winner Amy Lossie! (Answers too…)

 

Amy Lossie got ALL four questions right, and so she becomes our first ever “Trivia Tuesday Champion”! Amy, for your prize

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Manic Monday: It’s All in Your Head of Cauliflower

 

Now grab that head and take control! Yes, this is a metaphor for Mental Health Mindset we simply must fight for under this super sonic snow and ice attack that is blanketing us in Chicago.

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Friends & Family Friday: Adaptable Vegan/Meat Eaters Dish

 

This is a great recipe that will make your house smell divine as the aroma of garlic, dijon mustard, white wine and sausage/vegan sausage fill the air.

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Welcome to Manic Monday!

 

Today’s sweet potato and red lentil stew has the sweetness to keep me comforted, but the power of protein and fiber in the lentils to keep me humming along nicely through the day.

REVIEWS

Friends & Family Friday

 

Yes, it’s sort of like the movie Moonstruck but with a big sausage and beef place instead of a plumbing business.

REVIEWS

Thirsty Thursday: Learn about Wine from the BEST!

 

Just reading about and looking at photos of Jaclyn’s blog on the Kosta Browne Winery is making my heart and soul blossom.

Blogs

Wise Women Wednesday

 

I was stunned to learn that over 20 students are our local high school are registered homeless

Blogs

Fat Chat!

 

This blog is for the rest of us who have survived the Polar Vortex and Super Bowl Sunday, but can’t zip our pants.

Blogs

Red Cabbage Boosts Red Blood Cells

 

“red cabbage is boosting your body’s blood while also tasting and looking fabulous”

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Focaccia al Figlio

 

love the idea of alternative flours. White flour tastes great, but I have a sensitivity to low blood-sugar levels, and I can get a bit shaky if I eat white flour products on an empty stomach. Since chick peas have a lower glycemic index, this recipe would be one that I would try.