Even though Coopers Hawk is quickly opening many new locations across the state and not a “mom and pop” restaurant like I normally dine at, I really enjoy the friendly atmosphere, amazing food and great wine.
One of the great benefits of becoming a wine club member is that you get 2 Free tastings, two bottles and two free dinners (valued at $20 each) in the month of July all for ~$38.
Yesterday we visited the new location in St. Charles, Illinois and got to personally meet the chef, manager and many of the staff. With so many food allergies we have to be careful where we eat but Chef Gregory was so helpful. I love the fact that they also have a gluten free menu so the only other two things we had to ask is that they eliminate any corn or soy sauces from our meals.
I enjoyed the Dana’s Parmesan Crusted Chicken and mom had Shrimp & Scallop Risotto. She could eat the Scallops alone because they were perfectly cooked!
I would highly recommend trying Coopers Hawk. Great for a date night, family friendly or solo.
Love making healthy snacks.
Used fresh basil from my garden, a variety of tomatoes and fresh mozzarella from the market and yummy triple berry balsamic from my girlfriends company. One day I’ll learn how to make my own mozzarella.😉
I love coming out to Wheaton Marianos Market to visit Chef Tong. Today he made me a Special Yellowtail and Veggie Maki. (It had cucumber, jalapeno, and avocado with Yellowtail and Lime on top.)
I love Japanese food but have to careful because of my allergies to soy, Thats why I enjoy eating here so often.
$8.50 Special Order
#marianosmarket #sushi #Maki #Japanese #food #fitfoodie
What a great turnout for the Gluten Free and Allergy Free Expo in Schaumburg today! I would have to say 90% of the people took advantage of the great deal on Groupon for $15 for 2 people for the entire weekend. I know I did! #gfafexpo
So here’s just a few of the vendors I sampled and enjoyed. I will post more tomorrow on day #2.
Banana Bread French Toast
Asian slaw w/ Chicken
Corned Beef & Roast Beef Sandwich
Just a mile or so off the Expressway Dinos Cafe in Bloomingdale is sure to have something for everyone.
When I’m super hungry I love coming here because they have rather large portion sizes and so many entrees to choose from, many under $10.
I met the New owner and she was absolutely fabulous along with my waitress Amy. They were more than accommodating with my food allergies which is hard to find at a lot of restaurants. Thank you again P. And I definitely will be back to try your weekday specials under $7
*They also have amazing Skillets, Eggs Benedict and corned Beef hash which I’ve had previously!
Located on Lake St. Next to DD and across from Caputos Bloomingdale, Il.
I love visiting farmers markets and picking up fresh fruits but when I can’t, I still like to be creative with my food.
My twist on dessert.
Here’s several of my favorite food adventures in the area over the past yr or so.
(counter service/ sit down)
Glendale Heights, Il.
Steer crazy angus beef with a tumeric kiwi tomato sauce, quinoa and sauteed veggies. Absolutely delish!!! #glutenfree Best local deal on Groupon today only $8 ( normally $15)
Crave Cafe Bloomingdale,Il
(Counter service/sit down)
Veggie sandwich on tomato focaccia
La Campania Mexican Food Bloomingdale
Pork and Chicken Tamales
Best Old Fashions around
Lynfred Winery Roselle
Quickfire Cafe Stratford Mall Bloomingdale, Il.
Mouthwatering and by far the Best Vodka sauce around.
Wok n fire Wheaton, Il.
Ky’s Vegas roll was a chef special just for the blog. Amazingly beautiful and delicious.
Super Easy flourless banana protein bread.
3 large bananas, 2 large eggs, 2 cups of oats, 1/4 pure maple syrup, 1 tsp. Baking powder and a scoop or two of vegan vanilla protein powder. Yum. Bake 350 ~30-40 mins.
#glutenfree #protein #oats #healthyliving #jaxkitchen
I’m learning that as a foodie sometimes smaller portions are perfect. So I decided to try steak tacos at a New place in the mall.
It’s nice that you can buy individual tacos for only $2.24 or a 3 Taco dinner with Rice, beans and Fountain drink for $9.99
The Salsa Verde is Muy Picoso but delicious!
Right in the heart of the quaint little downtown area of Glen Ellyn, Il. this cute little Breakfast spot is the perfect destination for a healthy bowl of steel cut oats with Black Berries and Walnuts. For only $3.50 this is a great alternative to fast food. Only downfall was it was a 20 minute wait with only a handful of customers seated and 7 employees behind the counter.
Definitely would still recommend this spot because of the many food and drink options and very affordable prices.