Let me tell you about Marianos Bacon. It literally melts in your mouth. If you haven’t tried it and you love bacon, you should find your nearest Mariano’s location and walk don’t run.
Thank you to Bloomingdale for dealing with my wacky food adventures with me running all over the store to create a masterpiece. 😉
Picked up some herbs and veggies this morning for a few new recipes I’m creating this week. (Above pic: Sixth generation Farms)
J & K Flowers
I love the Olive Muffaletta and hot giardiniera from The Pickle guy😎
And I couldn’t resist stopping by the Cocoa Bean Fine Desserts and Bakery booth for a few treats.
Oh sooo delicious!
*A few Gluten Free options also available.
Having lunch with mom🍴🍷❤
Tilapia with Lump Crab, steamed zucchini & roasted garlic butter red potatoes. Chef Joe also created a special Smoked Pork Belly and slaw dish for us. Absolutely mouth watering😍 And Creme Brulee for dessert.
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.
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.
Paneer Tikka, basmati rice and falafel for a late lunch. Reminds me of the texture of French toast😀
Nice staff. Not sure if they’d ever dealt with someone with allergies before but they accomidated nicely. I wanted spicy pili pili but it had soy. So we opted for just spicy sauce instead. I was happy with it.
$9 Sunday meal
(enough for 2 meals for me)
They also had a fresh smoothie bar with a lot of fun healthy options.something to check out next time.
I am so excited to get my personal food blog up and running. Join me as I venture out into Chicagoland NW burbs and occasionally surrounding states to search for delicious meals under $20. You may see some sweet treats posted here and there throughout my blog too because life is all about balance.
Being a home cook also I focus a lot on Gluten free and allergy free meals for my family so I will be posting some shopping trips for affordable ingredients as well.
Thanks for stopping by, come back often!