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M. Eileen Brown

Director of Innovation & Audience Development
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M. Eileen Brown is the Director of Innovation and Audience Development for the Daily Herald. From 2002 to 2007, she was the Managing Editor of the Daily Herald. Before that, she was the Editor of the Post-Tribune in Northwest Indiana and an entertainment editor and columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times. She was also a reporter and travel editor for the Daily Herald for nearly 20 years.

She currently is responsible for Niche products, including Suburban Parent, Healthy Pets, Home and Garden and the many community and chamber guides the Niche division produces. In addition, she spearheads events and contests including the Fittest Loser, Cook of the Week and the monthly Subscriber Total Access events. Eileen works with the newsroom, inter-active and the advertising department to come up with new business models and ventures.

Eileen grew up in Chicago, but has lived in the suburbs for nearly 30 years. She serves on the boards for the Greater O’Hare Association and Giving Du Page. Certified in Myers Briggs, she also serves on the national board for the Association for Psychological Type International.

She is a fitness enthusiast, vegetarian and loves to make soup. She is also the author of two blogs including thefittestloser.com and soupalooza.com.

She lives in Itasca, and spends much of her free time doing yoga, running, biking, lifting weights or cutting up vegetables for soup.

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Soupalooza: Zucchini soup so good you'll look forward to more zucchini

Jul 30 2014 | 5:32 pm - Just when you think you can't handle any more zucchini comes a recipe that will have you roaming the neighborhood looking for squash ready for harvest. M. Eileen Brown's chowdery Mexican Zucchini Soup is that recipe.

Soupalooza: A cold soup that starts on a hot grill

Jun 23 2014 | 3:36 pm - This recipe for Grilled Gazpacho adds just the right amount of smoke to the taste of the tomatoes, onions and red peppers. It’s also a great way to make gazpacho in early summer when the tomatoes aren’t nearly as tasty as they will be...

Soupalooza: Don’t give fruit soup the cold shoulder

May 27 2014 | 12:42 pm - Cold fruit soup might not be everyone’s cup of broth, and we get it, but, honestly, cold soups offer a very nice change of pace at a summer barbecue. They are refreshing, healthy and so easy to make. Try Watermelon Soup at your next cookout.

Soupalooza: Vegetable-rich broth gives your body a spring cleaning

Apr 29 2014 | 11:53 am - Looking forward to spring M. Eileen Brown put the winter clothes away, removed the down comforter from the bed, washed the windows and went on a program to eat more fruits and vegetables. Spring cleaning, inside and out, was her thinking. In her...

Walnut paste gives mushroom soup creaminess sans cholesterol

Mar 26 2014 | 6:08 am - M. Eileen Brown has a thing for cream soups. Really, who among us doesn't?! Yet enjoying cream soups often leads to guilt over the fat, calories and cholesterol in each spoonful. Eileen found toasted walnuts ground to a paste and stirred into soup...

Soupalooza: Concocting this Curried Carrot Soup a happy convergence

Feb 25 2014 | 11:35 am - It may be in the zeitgeist, but every cookbook, magazine or website I have been on lately features a recipe for Curried Carrot Soup. So I decided to give in and whip up a batch of the spicy orange concoction.

Soupalooza: Super versatile lentils a super food

Jan 28 2014 | 9:15 am - While lentils come in a variety of colors, M. Eileen Brown is partial to red lentils, which seems to be the nuttiest in terms of flavor. However, they are not always the easiest to find so feel free to substitute whatever lentils you have on hand or...

Soupalooza: Roasted red pepper soup a festive addition to winter menus

Dec 22 2013 | 12:07 pm - Roasted red pepper soup with Christmas tree-shaped pesto croutons is about as festive as you can get in the soup world. While soup may not be on your list of holiday menu items, this velvety red potage from the Food Network is perfect for a cozy...

Soupalooza: Don't be scared off by cooking with dried beans

Oct 29 2013 | 1:26 pm - When it comes to cooking with dried beans should you soak, or not? That's the question M. Eileen Brown faced when tackling a batch of black bean chili. "For something so ubiquitous and so elemental, cooking dried beans seems to stir up all kinds of...

Soupalooza: Learning to root for roots

Sep 25 2013 | 6:26 am - The root of the matter, if you will pardon the pun, is that I know very little about root vegetables. Oh, sure, I know carrots, potatoes and beets, but celery root? No idea. Salsify? Not a clue. On a recent trip to the grocery store, I even mixed up...

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