Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Tempeh Tuesday: Barbeque Tempeh Sandwiches


1 cup barbecue sauce, your choice
1 (8 ounce) package tempeh, crumbled
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
4 kaiser rolls, split and toasted


1.Pour the barbeque sauce into a medium bowl. Crumble the tempeh into the sauce, and let it marinate a little, about 10 minutes.
2.Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the red and green peppers, and the onion. Cook, stirring frequently until tender. Stir in the tempeh and barbeque sauce, and heat through.
3.Spoon the tempeh mixture onto kaiser rolls, and serve.

Source: allrecipes.com

Friday, December 23, 2011

Happy Holidays from Healthy Home Market!

Healthy Home Market will be closing at 6pm on Christmas Eve and closed on Christmas Day! We wish you all a safe, healthy, happy holiday!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Meatless Monday: Vegan Eggnog (Gluten-free too!)


3 cups almonds
4 cups water
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons agave nectar
2 tablespoons yacon syrup
2 teaspoons nutmeg, ground
¼ teaspoon cinnamon, ground
Pinch cloves, ground


1.Soak almonds overnight
2.Discard soaking water and rinse almonds in a deep bowl of water, repeat until water is clear
3.Place soaked almonds and 4 cups of water in a food processor
4.Blend on highest speed for 90 seconds
5.Strain milk through a fine mesh paint bag, discarding solids
6.Place almond milk in a half gallon mason jar
7.Add vanilla, agave, yacon, nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves, then shake well
8.Refrigerate until cold and serve

Source: elanaspantry.com

Friday, December 16, 2011

DIY: Healthy Homemade Eggnog


6 beaten egg yolks (free range, organic is best)
2 1/4 cups whole milk (organic is best)
1/3 cup unrefined sugar (like Sucanat, Coconut/Palm sugar, etc.)
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup whipping cream (avoid ultra-pasteurized)
2 Tbsp unrefined sugar, or 1 Tbsp honey, or a few drops or 1/2 packet of Stevia (just enough to add a touch of sweetness)
Ground nutmeg


1) In a medium pot, mix the egg yolks, milk and the 1/3 cup sugar. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture just coats a metal spoon. Remove from heat. Place pot in a sink or bowl of ice water and stir for 2 minutes to cool mixture off a little. Stir in vanilla. Cover and chill for 4-24 hours.
2) When you're ready to serve: Beat the whipping cream and 2 Tbsp of sugar (or sugar alternative) until soft peaks form.
3) Transfer the chilled egg/milk/sugar mixture to a punch bowl. Fold in the whipped cream. Serve immediately. Sprinkle each serving with nutmeg. If you find it a little too thick or too sweet, simply stir in a bit of milk to thin it out.

Source: keeperofthehome.org

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Tofu Tuesday: Carmelized Tofu


7 - 8 ounces extra-firm tofu cut into thin 1-inch segments
a couple pinches of fine-grain sea salt
a couple splashes of olive or peanut oil
2 medium cloves garlic, minced
1/3 cup pecans, toasted and chopped
3 tablespoons fine-grain natural cane sugar or brown sugar
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
1/2 lb. brussels sprouts, washed and cut into 1/8-inch wide ribbons


1. Cook the tofu strips in large hot skillet (or pot) with a bit of salt and a splash of oil. Saute until slightly golden, about 4 minutes. Add the garlic and pecans, and cook for another minute. Stir in sugar. Cook for another couple of minutes. Remove from heat and stir in cilantro. Scrape the tofu out onto a plate and set aside while you cook the brussels sprouts.
2. In the same pan (no need to wash), add a touch more oil, another pinch of salt, and dial the heat up to medium-high. When the pan is nice and hot stir in the shredded brussels sprouts. Cook for 2 - 3 minutes, stirring a couple times (but not too often) until you get some golden bits, and the rest of the sprouts are bright and delicious.
Serves 2 - 3 as a main, 4 as a side

Source: 101cookbooks.com

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

HHM Green Gift Guide - Updated for 2011

Holiday shopping got you down? Don't fret! Healthy Home Market is here to lighten your load! We have put together a handy holiday shopping list for you. There is something for everyone on your list, not just the greenies in your life!

Who doesn't like good food?

- KW Collards Slammin' Good Greens - delicious and local!
York's Harvest Organic Acres - Mixed Nuts, Dried Fruit or Snack Mixes
- Gluten-Free Gift Basket - For Celiacs or those on a Gluten-Free Diet
- Chocolate - We have delectable chocolate bars, chocolate covered nuts, chocolate covered coffee beans, chocolate covered pretzels and much more!
- Coffee - Buy in bulk or pick up a bag, we have Holiday blends and Holiday Flavors galore! Pair with one of the mugs listed below!
- Tea - Also available in bulk or prepackaged. Pair loose teas with bulk Charlotte Ritter Apiaries honey or a bottle of Healthy Home Market Honey, a tea ball or mesh tea bags, stainless steel straw and a yerba mate gourd!
- New Crop Georgia Pecans - Fresh pecans are a favorite this time of year, place them in a Holiday tin for a treat!

Pair any of these beers (or any of our many other selections) with one of our fun pint glasses. And for wine bottles, we offer wine tool sets and tree-free bags made from stone by Earth Balance!

- Left Hand Brewing Company - Three pack gift set with pint glass!
- Samual Smith - Three pack gift set with pint glass!
Anchor Brewing Company - Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Beer, available in 6 packs and the ever-popular magnum size (coming soon)!
- Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale - A Gold Medal winner!
- Create Your Own - Taylor a 6 pack just for them! Only $10.99!
Dennis Vineyards - Wonderful local fruit wines including Holiday, Christmas and White Christmas!
- Woodmill Winery - NC fruit wines including Blue Christmas and Carolina Christmas flavors!
- Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais - 2011 is here! A classic!
- Gambino Wine - 2 Bottles in a lovely box!

Practical and fun items for the home or on the go!

- 10" Bamboo Steamer - A must have for the health conscious person! And makes a unique dinner!
- Cooper's Pens and Things - Beautiful local, handcrafted, wooden pens!
Barrier Eco Water Filter Pitcher - For your health and the health of the environment!
- Lunchopolis Lunch Boxes - lead-free, insulated and reusable! Contains four containers, plus a drink bottle!
- Rosetto EZ-SERV Cereal Dispenser - For the kitchen gadget collector!
- Stainless Steel Bottle - We carry far too many to list! Several sizes and awesome designs!
- Vessel Drinkware Porcelain Tumbler - Cool Designs! Pair with Coffee or Tea!
- Vessel Drinkware Glass Bottle - Cool Designs! Refillable with drinks hot or cold!
- Vessel Drinkware Acrylic Tumbler - When you purchase this reusable cup, you will receive a free smoothie! And the recipient will receive a smoothie for $1.00 off each time they bring in their cup to any HHM store!
- Larry's Beans Coffee Mug or Pint Glass - Pair with Larry's Beans fun, themed coffee!
- Handy Pantry Organic Wheatgrass Kit - Grow your own!
- Green Sprouts Baby Bottle - BPA and PVC free for baby's health!
- Reusable Shopping Bags - We carry a variety, including our HHM 100% cotton bags which zip up into a small pouch for easy storage and transportation!
- Healthy Chef 4in1 Super Appliance - It's a dehydrator, steamer, rice cooker and yogurt maker!
- Ancient Secrets Himalayan Salt Tea Light Holder - They are aesthetically pleasing and produce negative ions for clean air; it's a win-win gift! We carry one, two and three candle sizes!
- Candles - We have candles from local
Simple Purity, Crystal Journey (Reiki charged), Mrs. Meyers, Seed Candles by Soy Inspirations and more!

- Incense and Incense Holder - We have a fantastic selection of both!

We have a several clothing options, purses, bags and pins to choose from, as well as...

- Trion:Z Necklace or Bracelet - Contains magnets for pain and negatives ions for protection!
- Andes Gifts - Hats, mittens, arm warmers, scarves and more! Cute animal hats and gloves for the kids! The sales benefit impoverished women and help them to support their families!
- Gypsy Rose Goods - Awesome hat/scarf combos, purses and clothing!
SkyeTurtle Designs Earrings or Hair Pins - Beautiful, unique and local!

Health and Beauty Care
Everyone loves to be pampered! These gifts will make the special women or men in your life feel loved!

- Harmony Cone Ear Candles - Everyone loves clean ears! These would be a great stocking stuffer or addition to a spa gift basket!
Earth Therapeutics Products - We offer many spa sets and individual items for indulgence!
- Zum Bath Products - We carry many products, including bulk Zum Jujucuzzi bath salts and holiday scented mists!
- Aura Cacia Bubble Baths - Amazing aromatherapy scents for women or men!
- Shea Natural - Sumptious whipped shea butters with delicious scents! Only $9.99!
- Natural Makeup - Help someone in your life say no to chemical makeup! We have mineral makeup, lipstick and gloss, foundation, powder, blush, eye shadow, mascara, you name it!
- Nail Polish - Formaldehyde, Toluene and cruelty free in classic and fun colors!
- Natural Oil Perfume - Lovely scents without all of the toxins!

For your beloved pets or the animal people in your life, we have an expanded selection of collars, leashes, treats, supplements and food!

For all the toys and electronics this season, go green! We carry Perf GoGreen biodegradable alkaline batteries and Fuji EnviroMAX batteries!

HHM Gift Cards
These make great gifts or stocking stuffers! Purchase any increment you like starting at $5.00!

Gift Baskets
Our Galleria location has some beautiful vitamin/health and beauty/houseware gift baskets already made up, and any of our other locations would happy to create a basket to suit your needs!

Note: Our stores do not all carry the same products. Please call ahead to make sure that your preferred location carries the item or items that you are looking for. If not, please ask about having your item(s) transferred. Happy Shopping!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Meatless Monday: Roasted Vegetable Lasagna


2 medium red, green or yellow bell peppers
1 medium onion
1 large zucchini (2 cups)
1 eggplant sliced
8 roma tomatoes sliced ¼ inch thick
¼ cup minced garlic
1 package (8 ounces) whole mushrooms, cut in half
2 tsp olive oil
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
½ tsp ground white pepper
2 tsp chopped fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves
9 uncooked lasagna noodles
15 oz. ricotta cheese
1/2 cup chopped basil
1 egg, slightly beaten
2 cups shredded provolone cheese
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese


1. Heat oven to 425º. Oil bottom and sides of jelly roll pan
2. Place bell peppers, onion, zucchini, eggplant, mushrooms, tomatoes, oil, garlic, salt, pepper and basil in large bowl; toss to coat. Spread vegetables in pan. Bake uncovered about 30 minutes or until crisp-tender. Cool slightly.
3. Reduce oven temperature to 350º. Oil bottom and sides of rectangular baking dish. Cook and drain noodles as directed on package. Mix ricotta cheese and egg.
4. Place 3 noodles lengthwise in baking dish. Spread with half of the ricotta mixture. Top with 2 cups vegetables and 1 cup of the provolone cheese. Repeat layers, starting with noodles. Top with remaining 3 noodles and remaining vegetables. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
5. Bake uncovered 40 to 50 minutes or until hot in center and top is golden brown. Let stand 5 minute before cutting. Cut into squares and serve