Tag Archives: whole foods

Did you ever even like Kombucha anyway?

Gawker’s hilariously true rundown of the acquired taste plus the latest on why you might feel a little tipsy.

Gawker.com
Jun 17, 2010 11:52 PM By Adrian Chen

The Non-Kombucha Drinker’s Guide to Kombucha Tea

The Non-Kombucha Drinker's Guide to Kombucha TeaWhen you’re in Whole Foods tomorrow to pick up your organic free-range sustainable humanely slaughtered coconut chicken skewers, you might see some people staring forlornly at an empty shelf. Why? The kombucha’s gone! Oh, overpriced fermented tea. Where’d you go?

Today Whole Foods, a key driver of the stuff’s mass consumption, has pulled all kombucha from their shelves because testing revealed that the it might be slightly more alcoholic than permissible by law. (.05 percent.) Some extremely skinny people are extremely upset right now. But what is kombucha? Put down your Diet Coke. Place your baby in your uncool baby carrier that isn’t made out of sustainable free trade cotton. Turn down your adult contemporary music. Here’s what you need to know.

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The Reluctant Sweetheart Valentine’s Gift Guide

Posted by ebean

Etsy Love Card

Etsy Love Card


Consumerism…ugh.  But if you’re going to buy something, might as well make it awesome.  The Elephantbeans staff has put together this list of sexy/romantic gifts to help you get some.

The Guide

1.  Subscription to Suicide Girls
2.  Organic undies and Sexy Lingerie from Tree Pruning Scraps
3.  Find locally made, organic, fair trade chocolates (we’ve seen some amazing stuff at Sustainable NY)
4.  Cook dinner at home.  Here are some “no-fuss” ideas
5.  Create a playlist — sexy or romantic and burn it to a cd
6.  Handmade stuff from Etsy:  search sexvalentine’s, and lingerie
7.   Sexy Valentine’s Gift Kits + Combos from Babeland and get some advice here
8.  Get loads of great green gift and Valentine’s ideas from planetgreen including on how to green your sex
9.  2 tickets to an epic concert
10.  Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Your Local Health Food Store will for sure have some great beauty gift sets.  Bath salts, shampoos, lotions, potions, etc.  Make sure it is organic, paraben and animal-free.
11.  If all else fails, just wear a wolf shirt

Tips:
-Avoid the corny (no stuffed animals, crappy chocolates, or balloons)
-Aim for sustainability
-Stay in budget
-Think about what your loved one is into and go with that
Also check out The ultimate yoga-enthusiast gift guide

A Place to Call Your “OM” : Yoga in Union Square, New York

[Posted by Freebean]

A Place to Call Your “Om”
Yoga neighborhood treasures:

Union Square, New York City

Yoga is said to mean union, usually referring to the mind-body connection, but in our case it will mean a united location! Union Square is easily accessed by public transportation, offers a plethora of yoga programs, features an abundance of post-yoga healthy eats and treats, and is a great spot to start our yoga treasure hunts for deals, whether you are new to yoga or just looking for a new place to lay your mat!union-square-yoga1

Subway:
union square/14th st: 4,5,6,L, N,Q, R, W
when in doubt: hopstop it – for door-to-door directions

get your yoga on – a shoestring budget:

  • Lululemon (Union Square)
    15 union square west (bet. 14th & 15th st)
    deal: FREE classes
    saturday mornings at 9am – just bring yourself; they supply the mats
  • Ishta Yoga
    56 e 11th st (bet. broadway & university)
    deal: $40 for 1 month or free class
    free classes & spa treatments on feb. 28th &/or $40 for 1 month unlimited (new students only)

  • Jivamukti Yoga School
    841 broadway, 2nd fl (bet. 13th & 14th st)
    deal: $10 class
    $10 for their new ‘busy people’ 45 minute class

  • East West Yoga
    78 5th ave, 2nd fl (bet. 13th & 14th st)
    deal: $25 for 1 week
    $25 for 1 week unlimited (new students only)

  • The Shala
    815 broadway, 2nd fl (bet. 11th & 12 st)
    deal: $10 class
    $30 for 3 classes (new students only; valid for 1 month)

Post-Yoga Treats:

  • East West Cafe (veggie)
    78 5th ave (upstairs in the bookstore) (bet. 13th & 14th st)
    sip & nibble: hand-made chai & a ‘bad bad bad’ bakery item (homemade cookes, bars & cakes)

  • Whole Foods
    4 union square (bet. broadway & university)
    sip & nibble: coconut juice & a homemade granola bar (in the bakery section)

  • Le Pain Quotidien
    801 broadway (@ 11th st)
    sip & nibble: mint lemonade or iced green tea & a spicy hummus to-go baguette sandwich

let us know your neighborhood and it might just be our next yoga treasure hunt!