made it to Stogo in the East Village. It’s been a place I’ve wanted to check out since learning about the organic, dairy-free ice cream joint. They have a ton of delicious flavors (like the combo I got: Salted Caramel Pecan and Mexican Chocolate) – all of which are made from scratch using premium ingredients and leaving out stuff like refined sugars, preservatives, artificial flavors, gluten, or animal products. Even their cups and utensils are made from sustainable, biodegradable materials. Does dessert get any better?
Photo: Time to Veg Out
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Tomato Parmesan Soup
this tomato parmesan soup from the local farmer’s market and I just can’t get enough of it. The fresh ingredients include jersey tomatoes, garden vegetables, parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. There are no preservatives and it is sealed to last on the pantry shelf (if you are lucky enough to have one of those) for up to a year. But it never seems to last more than a day in my home. It also comes in an awesome ball jar that can be repurposed once finished with the soup.
I’m all about the pajamas from old navy, gap, and Hanna Anderson (thanks Sue!), but these are just too sweet. The Duns Sweden line has super cute prints, bold colors and are made from organic cotton. Even better is that all dyes and print colors are non-toxic. Sleepin’ in style.
Photo: Hei Moose
growing a garden may be in my future, I read an interesting article by Ellen Ecker Ogden about fresh herbs. The writer and designer suggests some basic pairings of food and herbs that to some might be obvious, but to me was enlightening. The dishes I prepare tend to lack a bit of flavor, so having this little cheat sheet around may prove to be quite helpful.
Fish: Dill, Tarragon, Savory, Fennel
Beef: Marjoram, Thyme, Chives
Chicken: Tarragon, Sage, Lovage
Lamb: Rosemary, Dill
Duck: Lovage, Thyme, Tarragon
Eggs: Chervil, Basil, Parsley
Soup: Lovage, Thyme, Parsley
Vegetables: Basil, Chives, Parsley
Life Alive | The Adventurer
in Boston and looking for something healthy to eat, it’s worth making a stop in Cambridge at Life Alive Urban Oasis & Organic Cafe. I was up that way last weekend and went for lunch – totally thrilled . The super flavorful options are organic and vegetarian, so every dish is packed with good ingredients and whole foods. From juices to bowls, the menu’s got something for everyone. Personally, I’ve been craving The Adventurer since.
Photo: Live Alive Urban Oasis & Organic Cafe
ILIA Lip Conditioners
of colors that make a beautiful palette for any season. It’s hard to find the right lipstick shade and ILIA seems to have gotten it right. With a simple collection of six different shades, this lip conditioner is an organic balm, lipstick and gloss all in one. And depending on your mood, you can go subtle or bold all from the same tube of lipstick. So these colors may just become part of your uniform.
Photo: Bobby Doherty via Stylelist
Founded in 2000..
Kidscase Bob Turtle
launched in 2001, Kidscase is the work of designer Jacqueline van Nieuwkerk and marketer Merel Verbrugge in Amsterdam. They were (and continue to be) about creating a line for boys and girls up to the age of eleven that fit today’s lifestyle. Simple pieces, many made from organic fabrics and all with great detail. In their words “comfortable, wearable, sophisticated, and radiating style and cool chic”. Enough said.
Kidscase Ray Suit
Kidscase Bob Baby Dress
No recipe needed..
Cashew Carrot Ginger Soup
just heat and serve. Yes, it comes from a carton, but this soup has all natural and organic ingredients and it’s an easy go to in a pinch. I have to say, the Cashew Carrot Ginger Soup really did taste like it was homemade. Even my finicky 1 1/2-year-old liked the smooth and creamy texture. And for all of you soup lovers (you know I’m down), there are a bunch of recipes under the kitchen talk section of the Pacific foods site. Good stuff.
Photo: Pacific Foods
Dolly Tee by Curator
for the fans of Ms. Dolly Parton. Give a nod to the icon with this 100% organic cotton tee by Curator. The artwork is designed by Adele Mildred and also comes in Burt and Loni styles as well. Two friends, Deirdre Nagayama and Stacy Rodgers started Curator (formerly known as the beloved She-Bible) in 2001 and most recently opened a shop in the Upper Noe district of San Francisco. The garments are all made locally, and for the most part are done so with organic fabrics. With all of that said, they top my list just by paying tribute to the Queen of Country Music.