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  • Lunchbreak: Vegan Stuffed Peppers

    Plant-based Chef and Lifestyle Expert, Elysabeth Alfano Recipe: Stuffed Peppers by The Silver Chic Chef, Elysabeth Alfano Serves 3 *This recipes features a Lightlife Tempeh and Grounds and Lightlife is a sponsor. (she does work with them) Ingredients: 3 Red, Yellow or Orange Peppers 1/2 medium white or yellow onion, chopped 3 cloves of garlic, chopped 5 large cremini or baby bella mushrooms, chopped 1/4 green pepper, chopped 8-10 fennel seed dashes of fennel seeds 1 can diced tomatoes […]

  • Midday Fix: Live performance from Mrs. Claus! A Holiday Musical

    Actors Sharon Carr (Mrs. Claus) and Corey Mills (Chester) with the entire cast of Mrs. Claus! A Holiday Musical Now in it’s 28th season, Chicago Kids Company is proud to present its 20th Anniversary Production of Mrs. Claus! A Holiday Musical in THREE Chicagoland theaters. Events: Mrs. Claus! A Holiday Musical  Beverly Arts Center – 2407 W. 111th St., Chicago, IL. 60655 December 5 – 23 select weekday performances at 10:30am and 12noon, weekend performances at 1pm December 5, 6, […]

  • Focus On Family: The Manager Mom Epidemic: How Moms Got Stuck Doing Everything For Their Families And What They Can Do About It

    Thomas W. Phelan, Ph.D. Dr. Phelan’s new book The Manager Mom Epidemic: How Moms Got Stuck Doing Everything For Their Families And What They Can Do About It comes out on December 3. There are 10 beliefs that many moms have about what they have to do to be a “good mom”, including that Mom is/should be: President of the house – everyone else is her staff Chief household servant – everyone ele’s needs get met first First responder […]

  • Midday Fix: Live performance of Marriott Theatre’s Oliver!

    Kai Edgar as “Oliver” Kayden Koshelev as “Oliver” Patrick Scott McDermott as “The Artful Dodger” The Marriott Theatre brings the Victorian streets of London live to Lincolnshire with Lionel Bart’s OLIVER!, running now until Sunday, December 29th. The Tony Award-winning musical based on the classic Charles Dickens novel, Oliver Twist, is directed by eight-time Jeff Award winner for Outstanding Direction, Nick Bowling, with musical direction by Jeff Award winner Ryan T. Nelson and choreography by Jeff Award winner Brenda Didier. OLIVER! […]

  • Lunchbreak: Butternut Squash Pappardelle

    Don Young, Executive Chef of WoodWind WoodWind 259 E. Erie Street, 18th Floor Chicago, IL 60611 312.283.4270 Recipe: Butternut Squash “Pappardelle” Yield: 4-6 Servings Truffle Vinaigrette: One bottle of truffle vinaigrette from Marinello  (or other brand of your choosing) 1/3 cup hazelnuts 1 cup chicken demi (can purchase in a store) 1.5 tbsp sherry ½ cup olive oil -Blend all ingredients until smooth.   1 head of butternut squash 1 honeycrisp apple ½ cup chives ½ cup hazelnuts, toasted […]

  • Your Money Matters: Cybersecurity hazards you need to know about this Cyber Monday and holiday shopping season

    Darren Guccione, CEO and Co-Founder, Keeper Security What kinds of cyber-attacks should consumers be aware of this holiday shopping season? Credential stuffing — a type of cyber-attack where hackers take combinations of usernames and passwords that have been hacked and put on the dark web, which are then used to illegally gain access on accounts on new sites. Spear phishing — a process where emails are presumably sent from a known or trusted sender in order to induce targeted […]

  • Lunchbreak: Turn your leftover turkey into turkey chowder

    Cory Morris, Executive Chef, Nacional 27 Nacional 27 325 W. Huron, Chicago, IL 60654 312-664-2727 Recipe: Turkey Chowder Recipe from Cory Morris, Executive Chef, Nacional 27 Serves: 6 INGREDIENTS 1 cup white onions, diced 2 tablespoons garlic, minced ½ lb butter + 2 tablespoons 2 tablespoons fresh sage, stems removed and chopped 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, stems removed and chopped 1 cup flour 2 quarts milk 2 cups potatoes, cooked and diced 2 lbs roasted turkey, dark meat and […]

  • Adopt-A-Pet: Chicago English Bulldog Rescue

    Anne Barclay Rachel Schultz Amy Jenkins Tax deductible donations can be made on (click on Donate), or at (we will have Back Friday deals on our merchandise) and through the donation link on Facebook!

  • Midday Fix: Live music from Classical Blast

    Classical Blast Bill Syniar, bass; Dave Kelly, drums & vocals; Scott Daniel, violin; Kelsee Vandervall, cello; Sophie Monroy, lead vocal/ guitar Guest performers: Katy Gillan, violin; Phil Balsano, keyboards Barbara Weigand, producer/manager Events: Classical Blast’s Dark Side of the Yule Dec 1, 5:00 p.m. 210 Live 210 Greenbay Rd., Highwood, IL Tickets & dinner reservations at: + Dec 6, 7:00 p.m. Joliet Area Historical Museum 204 N. Ottawa, Joliet, IL Ticket info:

  • Lunchbreak: Healthy last minute side dishes for Thanksgiving

    Andrea Metcalf, Owner of StudiosFuse and celebrity fitness expert Event: StudiosFuse is holding a Thanksgiving Day Bootcamp Class at 9:00 a.m. 2215 N. Halsted, Chicago -They will have turkey breasts to give away after the workout, courtesy of Peapod. Recipes: Beet and Hazelnut Salad (Paleo, GF, DF, Vegan, Vegetarian)   Ingredients: 5 (1/4 lb each) small beets 7 tbsp olive oil or avocado oil, divided 2 cloves garlic 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1 tbsp Dijon mustard 2 (5 oz) […]

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