9 Life-Changing Purchases that Cost Less than $50

Money may not buy happiness, but some purchases certainly make happiness easier to achieve. Some of these revolutionary purchases cost a downright fortune. Others cost less than $50. Here are nine affordable purchases that can transform the way you prepare meals, sleep, exercise, and more.
1. Chef’s knife
What’s the most important tool in your apartment kitchen? While there may be no definitive answer to this question, an all-purpose Chef’s knife is the most common response. It can be used in the preparation of just about any meal, and is a better use of $50 than a full set of low-budget knives. Calphalon, […]

By |August 18th, 2017|Apartment Life|0 Comments

10 Easy Tips for Minimizing Waste

The average American generates nearly five pounds of solid waste per day. As a country, this equates to 1.5 billion pounds of trash per day, or nearly 500 billion pounds annually. To do your part in scaling back these numbers, follow these tips for reducing less waste.
1. Buy unpackaged goods
Alright. It’s not easy to find food and other goods that aren’t wrapped in plastic or other packaging. But most of the freshest produce comes with little or no packaging. We’re talking farmers market produce and snacks from bulk bins. The same goes for second-hand goods, which do your wallet and the world […]

By |August 17th, 2017|Green Living|0 Comments

Chicagoland’s Freshest Farmers Markets

Chicago summers have a lot of great selling points. For home chefs and health nuts, the quality and quantity of farmers markets in the Windy City is definitely one of them. From the northern suburb of Arlington Heights to Aurora out west, Chicagoland is home to more than 50 regular farmers markets. Here’s a list of some of the most distinguished.
Daley Plaza Farmers Market
The Daley plaza market has the distinction of being the Chicago’s longest-running farmers market. If you live or work downtown, it’s a convenient place to grab flavorful tamales and other bites for lunch. Daley Plaza Market, a ten-minute walk from […]

By |August 16th, 2017|Around the Area|0 Comments

Recipe of the Month: Noorah’s Saudi Arabian Kapsa with Pumpkin

It’s hard to tell what the highlight of this recipe is—the dessert or the Kapsa.

Kapsa (or Kabsa) is a Middle Eastern dish most commonly eaten in Saudi Arabia and other Persian Gulf states. The dish at its most basic consists of a hearty mixture of meat, long-grain rice, and vegetables. The way it is seasoned gives the dish the majority of its flavor profile, often using spices such as cloves, cardamom, saffron, bay leaves, and a few others. The varieties of the recipe spin off from there.

Noorah, a resident at AMLI Dadeland, created a version of this recipe that truly […]

By |August 15th, 2017|Good Eats|0 Comments

Good Summer 2017 Eats in South Lake Union

Six or seven years ago, South Lake Union residents complained that there were few quality dining options in the neighborhood. South Lake Union’s culinary scene has since exploded, propelling the neighborhood into the ranks of the best Seattle neighborhoods for eating. If you’re looking for something good to eat, here’s a list of the hottest places in South Lake Union to grab a bite.

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Bar Harbor
Serving as gateway to the majestic mountains and cliffs of Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Maine has substantial appeal as a tourist destination. […]

By |August 14th, 2017|Around the Area|0 Comments