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5 Feb

Roundup and Review: CrossTown Fitness, Q-BBQ and d’Vine Affair

This roundup and review includes an eclectic mix of personal experiences in Chicago from the month of January including: A kick-butt workout at CrossTown Fitness in Lakeview, a dinner with meat-lovers at Q-BBQ, also in Lakeview, and an incredible afternoon sampling wine and beer from around the globe at the

8 Dec

Hearty Crock-Pot winter vegetable stew recipe

There’s something about Crock-Pot cooking in the fall and winter. It’s like peanut butter and chocolate- it just makes sense. The best thing about Crock-Pot cooking is getting rid of the random ingredients you have laying around the fridge and pantry. The fact that you can literally dump all of

19 Nov

Two new restaurants in Chicago you can eat well and pay it forward at: Be Leaf Salad and Zoom Pizza Factory

I was recently treated to a meal at two new restaurants in Chicago; each of which has a plant-forward menu and fits in with the Ashley Gilday brand, “live well, eat well, pay it forward”. The first restaurant is a gourmet salad and grain bowl concept in the loop and

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