DAILY BREAD: Food Detective 101

By: | 0 Comments | On: June 15, 2015 | Category: Bite Sized Blog, Nutrition News, Our Daily Bread, Uncategorized, Your Daily Bread, Your Daily Bread

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Are You a Food Detective?   The number one objection I hear from people is: “I don’t have TIME to eat healthy, home cooked food.” My response is always: “How much time to you spend on doctor’s appointments?” Time is money. And the time it takes you to schedule, complete and... more

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Daily Bread: And Then There Was Soap

By: | 0 Comments | On: June 6, 2015 | Category: Bite Sized Blog, Our Daily Bread, Your Daily Bread, Your Daily Bread

Renata and her favorite sister Lisa Hallberg have collectively survived five teenagers.  Lisa runs the show now. Renee writes it.

How to Get Somethin’ From Nothin’ (and Good, Clean Summer Fun)  Da Story: Creativity comes from one thing: need. When you have nothing, you create something. If you have everything, then you need not create a single thing. Most people feel they need something, whether it’s material, spiritual, or abstract.... more

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DAILY BREAD: And Then There Was Soap

By: | 0 Comments | On: June 6, 2015 | Category: Bite Sized Blog, Family Preserves, Your Daily Bread, Your Daily Bread

How to Get Somethin’ From Nothin’ (and Good, Clean Summer Fun)  Da Story: Creativity comes from one thing: need. When you have nothing, you create something. If you have everything, then you need not create a single thing. Most people feel they need something, whether it’s material, spiritual, or abstract.... more

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DAILY BREAD: How to Grind Glamorous Seeds, Spices and Nuts

By: | 0 Comments | On: June 4, 2015 | Category: Bite Sized Blog, Our Daily Bread, Your Daily Bread

Check-n-Peek Microwaved Seeds

Micro-WHAT? Yup. And grind ’em with a little thing called…your hand!   DA STORY: The Ancient Egyptians would laugh at us if they saw how much clutter we purchase from fancy stores to prepare cumin seeds which they used for flavor AND medicine. But hey, when in Rome– use your microwave... more

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DAILY BREAD: Product Placement = Produce Power!

By: | 0 Comments | On: June 3, 2015 | Category: Meal Management, Nutrition News, Our Daily Bread, Uncategorized, Vegetarian, Your Daily Bread, Your Daily Bread

CHOP CHOP!

Put Powerful Produce At Eye Level!   Kids Eat What is Easy to See Come to think of it, adults eat what is easy to see too! DA STORY: Why hide the most powerful pieces of produce in a drawer in the fridge? Whenever I have a spare moment or two,... more

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Daily Bread: Da Farmers Market Top 10 List

By: | 0 Comments | On: June 2, 2015 | Category: Bite Sized Blog, Meal Management, Nutrition News, Our Daily Bread, Seasonal, Uncategorized, Vegetarian, Your Daily Bread, Your Daily Bread

Veronika Hartmann will one day be hailed for the great works of art that hang in walls around the world.  I was lucky enough to enjoy a fruit that fell off her vine for Renata's Kitchen when she was 7 years-old. This is a photo of Veronika Hartmann  who painted my Renata's Kitchen logo!! "I picture veggies floating over my head" was all I said to  her. This is the work of art she produced.  Picasso would be proud.  Her mother is proud. God is proud.  I am honored.

RENATA’S KITCHEN TOP 10 LIST: DA FARMERS MARKET It’s time to Eat With the Seasons!   DA STORY: TOP TEN THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO TO THE FARMERS MARKET! #10. Search For Your Local Farmers Market HERE: http://www.localharvest.org or http://search.ams.usda.gov/farmersmarkets/  #9. Search Elmhurst Farmers Market HERE: Opening Day of Elmhurst Farmers... more

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Daily Bread: Mike Royko and the Great City of Chicago

By: | 0 Comments | On: June 1, 2015 | Category: Bite Sized Blog, Our Daily Bread, Seasonal, Uncategorized, Vegetarian, Your Daily Bread, Your Daily Bread

Smashing City

What I Wanna Be When I Grow Up Da Story, Da Recipe, Da Quote Da Story: I always wanted to be Mike Royko. There. I said it.  For those of you who don’t know who the heck they is; he was a daily columnist for the great city of Chicago. ... more

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DAILY BREAD: Top 10 Ways NOT to Go Broke at Whole Foods

By: | 2 Comments | On: May 29, 2015 | Category: Bite Sized Blog, Meal Management, Nutrition News, Our Daily Bread, Uncategorized, weekend, Your Daily Bread, Your Daily Bread

Your Inner WF guardian: "You don't need it...you don't need that lavender soap.  You DO need that lavender bath salt though!"

Missing Letterman’s Top 10?  Renata’s Top 10 Ways NOT to Go Broke at Whole Foods Market   #10 Eat before you leave the house! Preferably “slow burning food”, i.e.; nut butter on whole grain bread, oatmeal, apple or veggies, and plenty of water! #9 DON’T bring your kids… unless they scream and cry... more

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DAILY BREAD: Stuff Nita Says…About Freezing Summer Tomatoes

By: | 2 Comments | On: May 28, 2015 | Category: Uncategorized

My mom, Nita Tribo, who we call "Grandma Nita".

Stuff Nita Says… About Freezing Summer Tomatoes by Nita Tribo I don’t grow the tomatoes, my husband Enzo does. He brings in about a half bushel at a time. We eat the red ones right way or keep to hand in the kitchen.    But the ones that are really, really... more

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DAILY BREAD: “Bella Bean Bowl” is the Life of the Party

By: | 2 Comments | On: May 27, 2015 | Category: Holiday Meals, Meal Management, Our Daily Bread, Seasonal, Sophie's Vegan, Uncategorized, Vegetarian, Your Daily Bread

"My Little Chick-a-Peas" taste much better when made from dried, soaked and slowly simmered organic chick peas from Wholefoods bulk section.  Come up and see them sometime!

Beans, Beans, a Work of ART!    Bella Bean Bowl ***** Da Recipe Ten Servings: 2 large (26-28 oz) cans drained, rinsed beans (cannellini or chick peas) {or cook dried, soaked beans from scratch if you have time and want to reduce price} 2 English hot house Cucumbers finely chopped 2 small heads... more

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