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New Gluten-free Standouts in Chicago Restaurants

More and more Chicago Restaurants & Bakeries are offering thoughtful alternatives for gluten-free diners, with such care and precision that you’d hardly know these dishes were lacking in gluten. A new line of cupcakes at more and a roster of dishes at Summer House Santa Monica are among the most notable gluten-free newcomers  in Chicago Restaurants. […]

Eat this! Quinoa is a drink, too

What it is: Last week, we told you about quinoa. Now, there’s a vodka made from it. The spirits, made by Fair, a French company, are produced from Fair Trade-certified ingredients and comply with organic farming methods. Where it comes from: The vodka is made from Bolivian quinoa, cultivated by a cooperative of 1,200 farmers. […]

Eat this! Quinoa, the gold of the Incas

What it is: Pronounced “KEEN-wah,” quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa) is a tiny, grainlike food with a deliciously nutty flavor and a light, fluffy, slightly crunchy texture. It’s a complete protein and high in calcium, lysine, manganese, magnesium, folate, riboflavin and other healthful nutrients. A member of the goosefoot family, quinoa is related to lamb’s quarters, and […]