Saturday, April 30, 2011

Food for Thought Spring Fling Vendor Highlight: Emerald City Soap

Suds up and enjoy a real clean with REAL soap!  
Their natural, artisan soaps are handmade in small cold process batches to ensure that each bar not only looks good, but actually IS good for you as well.  Here's some good info from their website: "Did you know that those big-name bars you see displayed on store shelves can't even legally call themselves soap?  That's why their labels say 'bath bar' and 'beauty bar' and other euphemistic catch phrases.  They've stripped away so much of the GOOD stuff (like the natural glycerin that is produced during the saponification process) they're not even considered soap any longer - they're detergents.  So they slap on a phrase like 'beauty bar' because it sounds so much better than 'skin stripping face detergent' and they hope no one notices!   Emerald City Soap bars are REAL soap bars.  Try them and feel the difference.  You'll be amazed how luxurious your skin feels.  Stop settling for skin detergent and get yourself some REAL SOAP!"
Check out their amazing selection of scents on May 7th!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Food for Thought Spring Fling Vendor Highlight: Leandra George!

Many of  Leandra George's handmade items are one-of-a-kind, artistic pieces. Each pillow is like a soft, personalized work of art on your sofa; quilts are draped creations; table linens are colorful additions. All the items are created utilizing many different fiber processes to create a unique look. Hand-dyed and painted fabrics, freehand motion embroidery, quilting, and weaving are just a few of the processes she uses to create these pieces. Leandra George also strives to be sustainable and environmentally-minded. All fabrics used are either natural materials, such as cotton, or recycled materials.  Items include fabric pillows, thumbtacks, headbands, purses, wallets, napkins, eye pillows and quilts.  Come discover her work at our Spring Fling on May 7th!


Atlantis Bath!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Embellish Your Story by Demdaco!

We've recently received our new "Embellish Your Story" magnetic line from Demdaco! Choose from magnetic memo boards with easel backs to individual magnets. We have something for everyone!

Food for thought's Spring Fling Vendor Highlight: Local Burger World's Best Veggie Burgers!

The name says it all!  If you haven't tried the World's Best Veggie Burger, you are missing out!  Handcrafted in small batches, their veggie burger is completely natural and does not contain preservatives or artificial colors or flavorings. NO GMO’s or toxic pesticides in our veggie burger or veggie bites.  Starting with two organic whole grains, they add four organic vegetables and healthy organic fat to create a veggie burger that even carnivores devour!    As one of our featured food vendors, you can enjoy The World's Best Veggie Burger coupled with Little Red Hen Bakery's locally baked buns for a yummy lunch at our Spring Fling on May 7th!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Food for thought's Spring Fling Vendor Highlight: Good Shepherd Poultry Ranch

Good Shepherd Turkey ranch strives to produce historically authentic Heritage Poultry, grown free range, vegetarian fed and without antibiotics.    We feature many of their products in-store, but at our Spring Fling on May 7th they will be one of our featured food vendors.  They will be selling chicken walking tacos, sub-sandwiches and brats!    Come enjoy their delicious food and peruse the rest of the amazing local items!

Visit them at:

Vegan Wednesday! Vegan Comfort Food!

Sometimes all you need to feel better is some good old fashioned comfort food. Lately I've been enjoying reading vintage cookbooks, and trying to "veganize" those old-time favorites. What better comfort food is there than a casserole? Not only are they easy to make, but they are tasty. PLUS, you can spread them out over several meals and really get your money's worth!

A favorite of mine recently is Tater Tot Casserole. Usually this dish is very un-vegan friendly. But thanks to Nacho Mom's Vegan Queso, it's easy peasy to make vegan!

Vegan Tater Tot Casserole
1 Jar of Nacho Mom's Ultimate Vegan Queso (or Fire Roasted)
1/2 cup to 1 cup frozen veggies (I like corn, carrots and peas)
32 oz. bag of frozen tater tots
4 oz. vegan burger crumbles (if desired!)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Pour sauce into 13X9" baking dish, stir in crumbles and frozen veggies until mixed and everything is covered with sauce. Spread evenly on bottom of pan. Spread tater tots on top of mixture and even them out.

Bake 30 to 40 minutes, or until tater tots are golden brown.

Serves about 8...or stretches for several days/meals.
There are so many ways you can vary this recipe! Add Daiya shredded cheese for added cheesiness. Add Jalapenos for extra spice! Top with french fried onions for added crunch....the opportunities are endless!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Food for thought's Spring Fling Vendor Highlight: Foam on the Range

Relax and enjoy with these locally made skincare products that will be available at our event on May 7th!

"Bringing you a little piece of the modern prairie, with hand-made soaps, lotions, and bath salts
All of our products are made in the Sunflower State with a large proportion of sunflower oil wherever possible, which helps contribute to a rich, skin-pampering lather in our soaps. Sunflower oil is also the key to our luscious lotions and lip balms, and it adds a special touch to our bath melts and fizzies."

Check out their website below or on facebook and then visit them at our Spring Fling Outdoor Market!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Food for thought's Spring Fling Vendor Highlight: Wee La Mode

For those of you with little ones, check out this cool vendor that will be attending our Spring Fling! 

"All Wee La Mode items are created with a mix of adorable, fun and funky fabrics with mixes of wonderful, luxurious and organic fabrics such as Bamboo and Organic Cotton Fleece, Organic Jersey, Bamboo and Organic Terrycloth and Velour and 100% cotton knits and wovens. Together, they are a perfect match for the fashion conscious yet environmentally friendly family."

Items include cloth diapers, nursing pads, diaper bags, adorable wee outfits, maxi dresses for mommy and super cute "wiseguy" hats.  

Visit her website below and come check out this great vendor on May 7th!!