Four Fun Exotic Rice Varieties | Infographic

Parenting, Lifestyle
If you’re like me and my family, rice is a meal staple and favorite in our home! Check out this fun infographic about some exotic kinds of rice that you may want to try and discover and add to your great everyday meals repertoire.

{lifestyle} Soup's On Rotary fundraiser by The Rotary Club of Naperville

Parenting, Lifestyle
“The Rotary Club of Naperville has been bringing local Naperville community and business leaders together since 1941. “In it’s fourth year, the Rotary Club hosted a fundraising event called Soup’s On at Tellabs on Diehl Road on Sunday, October 17, 2011. The fundraiser was to benefit Loaves & Fishes,  Hesed House, and DuPage PADS.In...

{lifestyle} Fooditude.tv Taste of Fooditude 2011

Parenting, Travel, Lifestyle
In the Fooditude.tv website, their mission states, “Fooditude” is a reality based, multi-media program for “Tweens” (children ages 8 to 12) that keeps kids and food as its central theme.”Many reports are showing the rise in childhood obesity and diabetes that were once only thought of as diseases the adults inherited, come from...

Guide to Organic Shopping on a Budget

Parenting, Lifestyle
Organic food is no longer a fad and is definitely here to stay. My dad often chuckles at the organic food "craze" saying that is basically eating food the way "we used to eat". And he's right. Eating food that is pure, with no pesticides and preservatives have become on the...

{lifestyle} Green City Market - Culinary Garage Sale & Bake Sale

Parenting, Travel, Lifestyle
Green City Market is  a non-profit farmer’s market operating in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, operating outdoors until late fall and indoors for the winter, at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum.Green City Market boasts being “Chicago’s only truly “green” farmer’s market supporting and promoting local, sustainable agricultural practices, the mission of Green City...

California Strawberry Commission: Paint Chicago Red

Parenting, Lifestyle
Hosted by Chicagonista.com founder, MJ Tam, the California Strawberry Commission and The Chopping Block brought local social media moms together to learn more and taste California Strawberries.Upon entering The Chopping Block in the Merchandise Mart in Chicago, we were greeted with an array of strawberry themed bites and cocktails. For a foodie like myself, I was interested...

{lifestyle} 2011 Cadillac Culinary Challenge Test Drive

Parenting, Lifestyle
The Cadillac Culinary Challenge Test Drive event is “where you can experience the very finest of cuisines and the very best of Cadillac.” It is a free culinary and test drive event sponsored by Bon Appetit, Epicurious, Share Our Strength and of course, Cadillac.Held in the upscale, Oakbrook Center, Cadillac encouraged the public to test drive their most popular models, the Escalade, CTS, STS, and SRX Crossover as...