{lifestyle} Momma Cuisine, a Real Food Blogger Advocate for Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution

Lifestyle, Parenting
“We want to change the way America eats by educating every child about food, giving families the skills and knowledge to cook again, and motivating people to stand up for their rights to better food; which in turn will fight the epidemic of obesity“Like many people, I first learned about Jamie Oliver on TV. I...

{lifestyle} McDonald's Pink Slime - I'm Lovin'...Whaaa?!!

Lifestyle, Parenting
The picture above has been all over the news as reports of McDonald’s stating that they will no longer use the pink slime filler in their burgers have made headlines across the country.In the McDonald’s website, their Media Statement says:Discontinued Use of Select Lean  Beef Trimmings SLBT“At McDonald’s, the quality and safety...

{lifestyle} Lexicon of Sustainability Project

Lifestyle, Parenting
I was going about my evening, planning to write the recipe of what dinner was this evening (Tilapia con Salsa), like I always do, when I was sidetracked by a conversation that was starting on Twitter called #reclaimfood.I learned about the chat from @perennialplate, the Twitter handle of chef and...

{lifestyle} Hunger Hits Home Documentary for Share Our Strength

Lifestyle, Parenting
This video is hard to watch. Hearing straight from the kids about living without food for days is heartbreaking. It will bring you to tears.On one side of the coin our country is experiencing a great epidemic in childhood obesity. This is something we are constantly talking about, and rightfully...

{Announcing} Buick & Momma Cuisine Summer French Market Tour

Travel, Lifestyle, Parenting
Starting on June 16, 2012 in Lisle, Illinois, I will be touring six Chicagoland French Market locations with Buick. The French Markets, managed by Bensidoun USA are popular attractions throughout the Chicago suburbs and city as market goers clamor to meet farmers and local food artisans.This year, the French Markets have partnered...

{parenting} Keeping Kids Healthy During Summer Break

Lifestyle, Parenting
Now that it’s Summertime, the kids are lounging around the house and playing with the neighborhood kids. And if they’re anything like mine, they will pummel through a refrigerator full of food in one weekend!At school the kids have scheduled times to eat. (What they’re eating is a different blog...

by @DavidGrotto: Cocoatmeal Pancakes from @Hersheys #ModNatn

Lifestyle, Parenting
I first met David Grott0, RD at an event hosted by Chicagonista, MJ Tam at the Paint Chicago Red event sponsored by the California Strawberry Commission. There he taught me and the invited guests about the nutritional values of strawberries as well as got to sample some pretty amazing foods highlighting the star of the evening,...

{lifestyle} RedRover App

Lifestyle, Parenting
 Like many things created by moms, Kathryn Tucker, mother and critically acclaimed independent film-maker, sought out an answer to a personal need and founded RedRover App.The RedRover App is a PRIVATE social networking website and application where you share events and whereabouts with your REAL FRIENDS in real time. Some tech experts have...

Read the Summer Issue of Great Everyday Meals Magazine

Parenting, Lifestyle, Holiday
Read the Summer Issue of Great Everyday Meals MagazineEditor’s NoteSimplicity of SummerWith the kids out of school, take the time to enjoy the simple joys of summer, bond with the family and remember that you can create life-long memories without spending a lot of money.I am the first to admit, that...

{travel} Holiday Travel Tips for Families by Contributor, Christine Potthoff

Travel, Lifestyle, Parenting, Holiday
No cooking.  No cleaning.  No ‘who’s hosting?’ debates.Is it any wonder that holiday vacations have become so popular?More and more families are choosing to spend their holidays on vacation for the holidays rather than ‘home for the holidays’.  Popular family destinations are responding to that demand with amazing holiday decorations...

{travel} Chicago Area Family-Friendly Holiday Festivities by Contributor, Christine Potthoff

Parenting, Lifestyle, Holiday, Travel
Staying in the Chicagoland area this holiday season?  There are no checked baggage fees or weather delays at this fun events!SHORT TRIPS:Santa’s Candy Cane Express at the Hesston Steam MuseumLa Porte, Indiana (Michigan border)12/10-11A great day or overnight trip, the Hesston Steam Museum offers Santa’s Candy Cane Express during the first...

Video: @MidwestDairy Lindale Holstein Farm | Food Travels

Parenting, Travel
This episode of Food Travels is sponsored by Midwest Dairy Association. It’s National Dairy Month and I teamed up with the Midwest Dairy Association and Lindale Holstein’s in Hampshire Illinois for this episode of Food Travels where I visited and explored the dairy farm with my family and crew. We had such an amazing...

Giveaway: 4 Tickets to The Morton Arboretum Summer Travel Festival

Parenting, Travel
Tickets were donated by The Morton Arboretum to MommaCuisine.com.TOUR THE COUNTRY WITH THE MORTON ARBORETUM’S TRAVEL AMERICA SUMMER FESTIVAL–  The first of three cultural festivals, this July 5-6 event unfurls a roadmap to uniquely American music, performances, food and fun for the family  –LISLE, Ill. (June 24, 2014) — This...

Navigate @Chicago_Gourmet Weekend Like A Pro With @BonAppetit’s Editor-in-Chief Adam Rapoport

Parenting, Travel
Navigate Chicago Gourmet Weekend Like A Pro Bon Appetit’s Editor-in-Chief Adam RapoportThe nation’s premier culinary experience is back this weekend, September 26 – 28 and Bon Appétit’s Editor-in-Chief Adam Rapoport, a Chicago Gourmet veteran, shares his sage advice to help guide festival-goers through the weekend-long culinary heaven in Millennium Park....

Celebrate Good Food With Us At The @GoodFoodFestChi! #GFFChi

Parenting, Travel, Lifestyle
FamilyFarmed.org invites you to a day of samples from local food artisans, workshops, chef demos, and fun learning experiences for kids at the Kids’ Corner!We have an exciting day of events planned for you!Urban Farm Bus Tour – 9:00am To 12:00pm – $95 (Special Ticket Required) Join us for a tour of four...

{family travel} The National Park Service Plans for Sustainability

Parenting, Travel
This story was shared by the National Park Service for MommaCuisine.com. Photo credit: http://www.bigfoto.com/One year after releasing a strategic plan – and a shared vision – for sustainable operations within our nation’s parks, the National Park Service is going even greener. In the year since the Green Parks Plan, released on Earth...

2013 Momma Cuisine Summer Cooking Tour sponsored by @Buick #MCBuickTour

Parenting, Travel, Lifestyle
Cooking Personality Momma Cuisine Kicks Off Summer Cooking Tour with Buick Featuring live demos at each of six Farmers Market locations, Buick test drives and celebrity guestsMost Chicagoans attend summer farmers markets in their quaint downtown neighborhoods, but this year Chicago’s suburbs are hosting their own weekend markets to accommodate...

Apple Picking Episode | Food Travels sponsored by @RavedMobile

Parenting, Travel, Lifestyle

{travel} Contributor Post: Walt Disney World® Resort Travel Tips by @TravelbeCAUSE1

Parenting, Travel
You’re hoping for: quality family time and magical memories.But make sure you’re also prepared for the: long lines and crowds at meal times.Let me help your family focus on the magical part of your Walt Disney World® Resort vacation with a few of the hints and tricks that I share with...

{travel} Chinatown Food Tasting & Cultural Walking Tour w/ @ChiFoodPlanet

Parenting, Travel, Lifestyle
Staycations are all the rage these days as families and singles alike still want a fabulous time off, but may not have all the funds (or time) to escape to another city, state or country.In a metropolitan city like Chicago, seeing double-decker tour buses and a mass of tourists is part...