Tiny Greens Organic Farm of Urbana recalls alfalfa sprouts and spicy sprouts

Tiny Greens Organic Farm of Urbana, Ill., is voluntarily recalling all alfalfa sprouts and spicy sprouts from Nov. 1 through Dec. 21 due to possible Salmonella contamination. The sprouts were distributed in Illinois, Indiana, and Missouri.

Fifty-one cases of Salmonella were reported by individuals after eating alfalfa sprouts at Jimmy John’s restaurants in several Illinois counties, including Cook, Kankakee, McHenry, and Will. These cases have been statistically associated with Tiny Greens, and the source of the outbreaks are still being investigated by Tiny Greens and the FDA.

Tiny Greens Organic Farm of Urbana recalls alfalfa sprouts and spicy sprouts – Chicago wellness | Examiner.com


Whole Foods Market recalls items from Rolf’s Patisserie in Lincolnwood

Whole Foods Market has recalled items from its supplier Rolf’s Patisserie of Lincolnwood, IL. Recalled items were used as an ingredient in prepared food and bakery department products, or repackaged and sold under the Whole Foods Market Label.

The items were sold in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, and Nebraska.

Whole Foods Market recalls items from Rolf’s Patisserie in Lincolnwood – Chicago wellness | Examiner.com


Chef Jody’s healthiest recipes of 2010

Chef Jody Emer is a celebrated chef in the Chicago northern suburbs. Certified in Professional Cookery, Bakery and Pastry, and Catering and Dining Room Management, she is currently a personal chef specializing in healthy cooking and wellness coaching. Here are some of her favorite recipes from the Chicago Wellness Examiner column this year.

Chef Jody’s healthiest recipes of 2010 – Chicago wellness | Examiner.com


Winter solstice activities in Chicago offer celebration and contemplation

This year the Winter Solstice, which marks the longest night of the year, will occur in the Chicago area on Tuesday, December 21 at 5:38 p.m.

For our ancient ancestors, this point in time created opposing feelings of fear that the cold nights of winter would continue to lengthen and the hope that the light of day would begin its steady movement to overcome the night. For thousands of years, this perpetual cycle of the Earth and Sun has resulted in rituals and celebrations centering on the concept of rebirth.

Winter solstice activities in Chicago offer celebration and contemplation – Chicago Wellness @ Examiner.com