Serene Skin, Simple Steps

Hi, I’m Emily (@ereyayouknowme)! I claim to be a normal woman who is on the internet a lot but IRL very much an introvert. Skincare became an outlet for me to set aside time every day to exercise self-care, to wind down aft er a typical stressful day, and a way to invest in myself. … Continued

Sustainable Shopping Guide

  April 22nd is the day we come together to honor Mother Earth. But at Lakewinds we believe in making planet-friendly choices all year round. Every day is an opportunity to take less, reuse more, and shrink our environmental footprint. Here are just some of the ways we make sustainable shopping easy for owners and … Continued

Get to Know Fortune Fish & Gourmet

Meat Counter Confidential A local institution, Coastal Seafoods has supplied Lakewinds with the highest quality fish and seafood for many years, while helping us uphold the ethical and sustainable practices our owners expect. Last year, Coastal was purchased by Fortune Fish & Gourmet, a Chicago-based distributor committed to the same high standards and practices. While … Continued

Tea Time for Wellness

There’s nothing better on a cold midwinter’s day than a soothing cup of hot tea. But besides being a tasty, warming pick-me-up, tea also has a long history of being hailed for its role in improving common health troubles and increasing wellbeing. Wellness teas combine multiple botanicals, herbs, spices, and green tea to provide targeted … Continued

Paleo Deli

Pictured: Moroccan Chicken Do you Paleo? This diet is based on the notion that for optimal health, modern humans should go back to eating real, whole, and unprocessed foods. While finding the time to cook from scratch can be hard, that’s where Lakewinds Deli comes in. We have many Paleo-friendly prepared foods to grab and … Continued

Tranquil Table

When life feels overwhelming, remember: there’s a strong connection between food and mood. Keep these attitude-adjusting foods handy when stress strikes for a wave of calming feelings that keep worries at bay.   Bone Broth Did you know intestinal disorders often coincide with depression and anxiety?That’s the gut-brain axis at work. Maintaining a healthy gut … Continued

8 Healthy Ways to Use Turmeric

With a warm, somewhat bitter taste, turmeric is often the main spice in Asian dishes but is actually amazing for every day use. Its anti-inflammatory properties make it a must for natural inflammation relief such as heartburn, joint and stomach pain, skin inflammations and much more. Use these easy, healthy ways to get turmeric into … Continued

Do-It-Yourself Tostadas With Locally Grown Toppings

A fun, gluten-free dinner with changeable toppings (we recommended produce that is in-season and freshly grown from our favorite farmers) for picky eaters and vegan or vegetarian diets alike. Get frying and top your tostadas with both hearty and light toppings for a delicious mix of protein, carbs, veggies and healthy fats.   Ingredients Corn tortillas … Continued

Salad Science: Healthy Kitchen ‘Experiments’ For Kids

Plants need different times and climates to grow and develop their flavor—that’s why you’ll only find certain produce at certain times. Eating in-season ensures the best taste, and veggies don’t travel as far to your plate, so they’re more planet-friendly. Ready to experiment with the season’s best stuff? Assemble a delicious salad using only what’s … Continued