May 25th, 2012 2:45 PM
Greenline Wheels has a new toy to play with! The ElliptiGO is designed for an outdoor workout with no impact on the joints, and makes a great switch from sitting on a stationery machine at the gym. I got the chance to try one out, and I'm hooked.
May 18th, 2012 6:00 AM
An appropriately balmy day is forecast for the opening of the Oak Park Farmers Market on Saturday, May 19. There will be a smattering of early produce, along with flowers, preserves, meat, bluegrass music and …oh yes, I almost forgot … donuts.
May 7th, 2012 9:55 AM
Judson Todd Allen isn't just a celebrity chef wannabe. He has used his culinary talents to craft recipes that are both healthy and delicious, changing his own lifestyle to lose 115 pounds. And now he's shooting to become the next "Food Network Star."
April 19th, 2012 1:30 PM
If your kids think all restaurant meals must be battered and fried to be fun, then it could be worthwhile to open their eyes to other possibilities. One Oak Park restaurant is trying out some healthy kids’ meals for one special week.
April 13th, 2012 12:15 PM
I recently broke down and got an iPhone. It's pretty cool, and I'm sure it will be useful in my personal and business life. But I'm going to resist pulling it out at every opportunity in order to guard some quiet, un-stimulated moments for my brain to rest and just be.
April 9th, 2012 10:40 AM
I make charoset for our Seder every year: a delicious concoction of chopped apples, walnuts, sweet wine, cinnamon and honey. Its ceremonial significance is that it resembles the mortar that the Hebrew slaves used while building for the Egyptian Pharoh. Though it’s not much to look at, it tastes delicious and it’s really healthy, too.
April 2nd, 2012 6:00 AM
There are people who are full-time vegetarians, and then there are the rest of us. Some people need some animal protein in their diet, and others just prefer to have it. But even the most committed carnivores can abstain from eating meat once a week, and find benefits for their health, their budget, and their carbon footprint.
March 26th, 2012 9:00 AM
Most of the time March finds us buried in snow and not even thinking about things like farmers markets and fresh sweet corn. This year, Mother Nature gave us a heads up: summer is coming, and if you want to spend it eating fresh local produce, then joining then a CSA is the way to go – and now is the time to do it.
March 21st, 2012 1:30 PM
The food controversy du jour is "pink slime," an unsavory name for an unsavory mixture of beef trimmings and ammonia that proponents say reduces waste and opponents insist is unsafe. Have you and your kids been eating it? And is it bad for you?
March 14th, 2012 3:32 PM
How about this gorgeous spring weather? The warm sunshine coaxes us off our couches just as it coaxes the daffodils out of the ground. If your first spring run, bike ride or golf game has left you with some sore muscles, a sports massage may be just what you need.
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