Archive for the ‘Food’ Category

Lucky Me! Back at Natural Products Expo West

March 13, 2017 at 7:57 am

Last year was my first visit to Expo West (day 1 and recap) and it was AWESOME. I plotted my return a bit more carefully after also heading out to kid sister Expo East as an official Expo Blogger last fall. This year, I took off on Friday so I was able to attend Friday, Saturday and for a little while on Sunday. I arrived…

Food for “Doers” – Country Archer Jerky #Giveaway

March 6, 2017 at 7:00 am

I met the folks from Country Archer at Expo East. They invited me over via Instagram. They were launching their link of high protein meat bars, Frontier Bars, and let me try all the jerky. Recently, when they offered me a “Big Adventure Pack” to check out all of their jerky flavors and the Frontier Bars, I said “yes, please!” as fast as I could…

Spark the Season with Johnsonville & Chicago Polar Plunge

March 5, 2017 at 2:03 pm

People in Chicago LOVE spring and summer and LOVE to do good for others. What better way to “spark the season” than with the world’s largest grill and the Chicago Polar Plunge? It’s been a mild winter, but spring is still a ways off. If folks are willing to jump in Lake Michigan, we should be ready to fire up the grill. Right? Johnsonville invited…

Better for You Jello – it’s Simply Gelightful! #Giveaway

February 28, 2017 at 6:01 am

After seeing my “Healthier in ’17” posts, Natalie, the mom behind Simply Gelightful, wrote to me. She recently launched Simply Gelightful, “the world’s first better-for you gelatin mix.” The product was inspired by her desire to provide a healthier alternative to jello that’s “just as delicious, colorful and fun” for her kids. When she didn’t find any good options on the market, she made her…

Fuel Your Day with New Proburst Bites! #Giveaway

February 27, 2017 at 7:13 am

You may remember that I met the folks from Enjoy Life at the NCA Sweets & Snacks Show. This Chicagoland company has been doing allergen free foods since before it was cool! Enjoy Life Foods started as a business school project in 2001. Now they offers 46 different allergy-friendly products including cookies, snack bars, seed and fruit mixes, baking chocolate, chocolate bars and snack chips.…

Friday Five: My On Deck “On-The-Go” Snacks

February 24, 2017 at 6:52 am

It’s Friday, so I’m linking up with Running on Happy and Fairytales and Fitness for the new Friday Five 2.0. This is a “free” week. I’m gearing up for Expo West in a few weeks so there will be tons of new snacks and foods to share. In the meantime, I have some new (to me) snack finds and some new products from two of…

Throwback Thursday – Francesca’s 25th Anniversary!

February 23, 2017 at 6:58 am

Not many restaurants make it to their silver anniversary – especially in Chicago. That’s 25 years in a very tough business. So it’s kind of a big deal that Francesca’s Restaurants are celebrating their 25th Anniversary this February. One of the ways that they’re celebrating is by offering their 1992 menu. The menu is being offered throughout February at Francesca’s restaurants. The Husband and I…