Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Tofu Tuesday: Mustard-Crusted Tofu with Kale and Sweet Potato


1 14-ounce package firm tofu
1/2 cup whole grain Dijon mustard
4 tablespoons oil, divided
1/2 medium onion, sliced
1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger
1 bunch kale, stem cut from each leaf, leaves thinly sliced crosswise (about 8 cups)
1 small red-skinned sweet potato (yam; about 8 ounces), peeled, halved lengthwise, thinly sliced crosswise
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice


1. Cut tofu into eight 1/2-inch-thick slices. Arrange on paper towels; drain 10 minutes. Spread both sides of each slice with mustard.
2. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and ginger; sauté 1 minute. Add kale, sweet potato, and lime juice. Cover, reduce heat to low, and cook until potato is tender and kale is wilted, about 12 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil in another large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add tofu; cover and cook until heated through and crisp, about 2 minutes per side (some mustard seeds may fall off tofu).
4. Arrange kale and sweet potato mixture on plate. Overlap tofu slices atop vegetables and serve.

Source: epicurious.com

Friday, May 23, 2014

Here's Why You Need Our Two New Sunscreens!

Healthy Home Market is excited to welcome two new all natural, organic sunscreens to our South End and Davidson locations! We have now added Raw Elements and Goddess Garden to our offerings! Raw Elements has been named Best Sunscreen by the Environmental Working Group for the third straight year and they're also Non-GMO Project Verified! And Goddess Garden products rate at the top of the EWG's scale, as well. Being picky about what you put on your body is just as important as what you put in your body! These two products fit the bill and are good for the environment to boot! Still not convinced to give up your conventional sunscreen? Check out this great article for five great reasons why you should!

Friday, May 16, 2014

Tomorrow Promises to be One of Our Best Customer Appreciation Days Yet!

As you've undoubtedly heard, we will be celebrating Customer Appreciation Day at all four of our locations tomorrow! If not for you all, we wouldn't be here! Stop in tomorrow, 1pm-4pm, and enjoy 15% off storewide (excluding sale items, cookout items and beer/wine), enter to win one of many awesome gift baskets, pick up a bag of healthy freebies and coupons, enjoy live entertainment and try product samples throughout the store! Join us at South End or Davidson to enjoy Hot Dog, Hamburger or Veggie option plates for just $5 (details below)! You can check out the vendors who will be at each location below. We can't wait to see you all tomorrow!

South End

Boar's Head, The Naked Tart, City Girl, HolmMade Cookies, King of Pops, Bushelle Seasonings, KW Collards, Springer Mountain Farms, Tavern Cheese Spread, Grayson Natural Meats, Tito's Specialty Foods, Elderberry Life, Agathon Produce
Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, Freedom Distributors, NoDa Brewery
Root Naturals, Garden of Life, Natural Factors, Barlean's, Nutracuetical
Practitioners, etc.
Maximized Living, Heirloom Goodness, Aprons for Autism, EFT Tapping, Dr. Stephanie Mottola (mini-health consultations), Brenda Ballew (light therapy and Reiki)


Grayson Natural Meats, City Girl
Alaffia, Source Naturals, Root Naturals, Garden of Life, Barlean's


Host Defense, Source Naturals, Root Naturals, Jarrow
Aleesha Ashley (Aqua Chi Detox Footbaths), Yadi (chair massage), BK Howard Mungo (virtue wheel)
DJ KJ Steen


Amazing Grass, Source Naturals, Root Naturals, Garden of Life, Barlean's

Monday, May 12, 2014

Meatless Monday: Sinigang Filipino Tamarind Soup


1 (14 ounce) can diced tomatoes or 3 peeled chopped tomatoes, with their juice
1 large potatoes or 3 small potatoes, diced to 1 inch cubes
1 large bok choy or 1 large other greens
1 cup fresh green beans, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 lb tofu, diced to 1 inch cubes
1 zucchini, diced to 1 inch cubes
1 medium onion, diced small
4 garlic cloves
5g tamarind powder
Juice of one lime
6 cups water or veggie stock


1. Chop all vegetables.
2. Cook potatoes in water or stock with a touch of salt for about 10 minutes, or until almost cooked through.
3. Add remaining veggies, tofu and seasoning and cook 10-15 minutes more, or until veggies are cooked to desired consistency.
4. Taste broth and adjust water and tamarind seasoning and salt to your liking.
5. Squeeze the lime juice over the soup and top with fresh hot peppers if desired.

Adapted from: food.com

Monday, May 5, 2014

Meatless Monday: Black Bean and Mango Tostadas


Corn tortillas
1 can of black beans, rinsed, drained and heated up
1 mango, peeled and chopped
1/2 red onion, chopped
2 tomatoes, chopped
Fresh cilantro, chopped
Romaine lettuce, chopped
1 avocado, chopped
Lime wedges
Salsa, if desired


1. Turn the broiler on high. Spray corn tortillas with cooking spray and sprinkle with salt. Place on a baking sheet. Put corn tortillas in the oven until crispy, about five-seven minutes. Flip them once to make sure each side is crispy.
2. Top corn tortillas with black beans, mango chunks, onion, tomatoes, cilantro, lettuce, and avocado. Dress with fresh lime juice and salsa.

Source: twopeasandtheirpod.com

Friday, May 2, 2014

For Sisters Only is Tomorrow! Here's Sneak Peek of What We'll Have at Our Booth!

Healthy Home Market is excited to be back at For Sisters Only tomorrow for our third year in a row! This year we are pleased to have Hair 180° and Design Essentials joining us at our booth! We always have a blast at this event and we know this year will be no different! Here is a sneak peek of what we will be featuring tomorrow:

Hair 180°
Whipped Shea Butter
Revitalizing Shampoo
Leave-in Conditioner
Curly Custard
Styling Creme
Nourishing Hair Serum

Design Essentials
Curl Cleanser
Detangling Leave-in Conditioner
Moisturizing Conditioner
Defining Creme Gel
Curl Stretching creme
Curl Enhancing Mousse
Curl Forming Custard
Edge Tamer
Twist and Set Setting Lotion
Daily Moisturizing Lotion

Liquid Black Soap
Everyday Coconut Lotion

Nubian Heritage
Bar Soap (Assorted Scents)
African Black Soap Body Wash

Organic Coconut Oil
Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

RA Cosmetics
100% Pure Shea Butter
100% Pure Black Soap Bar

Tropic Isle
Jamaican Black Castor Oil (Plain)
Jamaican Black Castor Oil (Lavender)
Jamaican Black Castor Oil Hair Food
Jamaican Black Castor Oil Shampoo
Jamaican Black Castor Oil Conditioner

Nudred Kit