Cyber Monday

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If you missed us at the Soap Shop & Vegan Boutique, Phoenix Flea or Alternative Black Friday at Cityscape this weekend, fear not! Our site is discounted 15% or more, today only! Use coupon code FREESHIPPING on orders $150+ -- US customers only. Thanks for your support year round and thanks for sharing our super natural handcrafted with love products with your friends and family! 💖💚💖 

Alternative Black Friday at CityScape and the Soap Shop & Vegan Boutique

Come by the Soap Shop & Vegan Boutique on Friday, Nov 25 between 11am-7pm for great deals and amazing products at 1501 W Thomas Rd, Phoenix, or come find us at Cityscape in downtown Phoenix from 10-5pm.  

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This Black Friday, avoid the madness and sleep in but still get cool stuff when you shop at Alternative Black Friday Vintage Market brought to you by Valley Vintage at CityScape Phoenix.

Over 30 local, vintage and handmade vendors will be set up in the heart of downtown Phoenix for this one-of-a-kind event that drew over 4,000 shoppers last year.

In addition to these vendors, CityScape tenants, including Urban Outfitters, Charming Charlie, Jos. A Bank and more, will also be offering Black Friday deals.

Shoppers are also encouraged to dine at a number CityScape’s amazing restaurant options including brunch at Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails, The Corner, Fractured Prune Doughnuts, Grabbagreen and The Breakfast Club.

For more information, call 602-772-3901 or visit, http://www.phxicerink.com/abf/.

Small Business Saturday find us at the Soap Shop & Vegan Boutique and at Phoenix Flea

"Phoenix Flea is a Modern Market for Handcrafted, Vintage, Fine Art, Fashion, Artisan Food, & More!

The next Phoenix Flea is on Small Business Saturday, November 26th from 10am-5pm at Heritage Square Park in downtown Phoenix! This fall will be our biggest market yet! We will have over 100 local craftsman, artists, designers, & curators + food trucks! Plus Heritage Square is home to the Rosson House Museum (additional charge for tour) and Pizzeria Bianco, Bar Bianco, The Rose & Crown Pub, Nobuo House, & Royal Coffee. Buy tickets in advance to skip the long line and get into the market quicker or purchase tickets at the gate for $5 cash. A portion of proceeds are donated to a local nonprofit. Go to www.phx-flea.com for tickets and additional information"

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Final Saturday Soap Shop

Get more:save more!

$200 product for $100: 50%$100 product for $70: 30%$75 product for $56: 25%<$75 all 20% off

Today is our last day at the Saturday Soap Shop! Come stock up, save big, and say bye between 11am-7pm (or while supplies last!) at 1415 W Indian School Rd, Phoenix, enter/park in back.

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4 ingredient Banana nut cakies

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1 cup whole wheat flour  

1/2 cup chunky almond butter

2 ripe bananas smashed  

2 Tbsp good maple syrup

Optional: Half a dark chocolate almond bar broken up

sea salt to taste 

Preheat the oven to 350 and line a baking sheet with wax paper. 

Mash your nanners, mix in the maple syrup and almond butter (I love the Trader Joe's brand), until smooth, fold in the whole wheat flour until fluffy then toss in your crushed up chocolate bar. Spoon onto your baking sheet in a cookie-ish shape (they won't move much or rise too much). Bake 12 minutes then put on wire wrack to cool 10 minutes. You're going to want to eat them all and they have good protein (3G/cookie) and fiber so I won't judge. 

Join us for Holiday Workshops!

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I'm so excited to have the new round of workshops available! We start this Wednesday with some basic herbal lessons for wellness. Come make Fire Cider to boost your immunity and Elderberry syrup to sooth cold symptoms and speed healing! You will get these two take homes plus loads of great info on other herbal techniques including nourishing infusions and tinctures. 


This Friday I am bringing back one of my all time most requested workshops, Natural Perfumery! We will learn about making your own extracts, essential oils and their various benefits as well as blending techniques and dilutions. You will have access to my wide range of essential oils and leave with your own roll on and solid toxin-free custom perfumes! 

Your Holiday decor is lacking without your handmade painted sign with adorable ornaments hanging from it! Join us for a fun  and relaxing evening of painting with artist, Stacey Newlon,  vegan snacking and tasty beverages by Strawberry Hedgehog and all of the aromatherapy your heart desires. 

Last but not least of the holiday workshop whirlwind is the Gifting From Your Herbal Kitchen workshop! Learn how to make heart felt and healing gifts from your kitchen, you will bring two items home that you can easily reproduce for gifting to friends and family! 

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Holiday Events

Tis the season to bring the soap to you! We will be out and about spreading the good word of cruelty free, toxin free soapage! Hope to see you at these fabulous upcoming events!  

11/14 Local First Fall Festival at Portland Park

11/21 MADE Boutique on 5th St & Roosevelt 

11/26 ThanksLiving @ Green Tempe

11/27 Alternative Black Friday at Cityscape 

11/28 Phoenix Flea at Heritage Square 

12/10 Phoestivus at Phoenix Public Market

12/12-12/13 Jackalope Market at Ind Steele Park

12/17 Phoestivus at Phoenix Public Market

12/19 MADE Boutique on 5th St & Roosevelt

Come find us at one of the many events we will be at or stop by the Soap Shop!  

Come find us at one of the many events we will be at or stop by the Soap Shop!  

Vegan MoFo - protein packed spaghetti

I came across some edamame gluten free spaghetti at CostCo and it sounded too good to be true. 20+ grams of protein per serving, no wheat, and the noodles are my favorite color, green! Win! the texture was chewy and unusual but I LOVED it! I can't wait to play with different sauces.

Soy crumbles spaghetti sauce

1 Cup TVP

1 Cup water

2Tbsp soy sauce

2tsp each sage, fennel seeds, herbs de Provence, dried oregano and basil

1 can fire roasted tomatoes

3 cloves garlic, crushed

Tbsp olive oil

handful fresh spinach, basil and oregano  

Bring the water, soy sauce, and dry spices to a boil, stir in TVP, remove from heat and cover for 10 minutes. In a frying pan sauté garlic in olive oil on medium heat until lightly brown, stir in tomatoes, and TVP until simmering, add in the fresh greens until wilted.

Edamame spaghetti

Bring a pot of water to boil with a pinch of salt then put in a handful or two of edamame noodles, boil 4-5minutes, drain, rinse with cool water, return to the pan and gently fold in some Earth Balance.  

Serve up your noodles on a plate then a scoop of sauce on top. Yum!  

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Vegan MoFo - tofu done right

Soy gets a frustratingly bad rep. Yes, (as with the growing if any modern mono crop) there are environmental impacts of its growth, yes, GMOs are bad, yes, it is in lots of stuff so overdoing it is totally possible. But! In moderation, organic soy is awesome, protein packed, and when properly prepared super delicious and satisfying!

Best choice. Tofu is my favorite soy option because it is so versatile. I go for the organic sprouted extra firm tofu. Safeway has a great one, so does Wildwood. They are the type packed in water. This is great for scrambles or slabs.

Freeze. One of my favorite tricks for tofu is to freeze it first. Freezing it changes the structure/texture once it thaws, leaving it chewier and more fibrous. When I buy tofu I just throw the entire packs directly in the freezer then take one out when I need it in the AM and it is ready to go by evening. 

Drain. Squeeze the water out of your tofu (some people suggest pressing but I am too impatient). Hold the thawed tofu over the sink and gently squeeze the liquid out. The spongier texture from freezing lends itself well to this. Then it is ready to go. You can marinade it or go straight to cookin'.

Sear, my dear. I love when the outside of my tofu gets a little seared. This is accomplished by using a bit of olive oil and spices and a medium to high temp pan or grill. For this super easy one I just used lemon pepper, Mrs Dash, salt and pepper, and a squeeze of lime for flavor and cooked it for about five minutes per side in a hot frying pan with olive oil. 

Sauce is boss.  Tofu really takes on any flavor you like so when I keep the tofu basic like the above suggestion I like to flavor it up with some sauce. In a baggy I smooshed (technical term) 2Tbsp Just Mayo with a squeeze of lime and 2tsp Siracha, cut the corner off and piped it over my seared tofu. So good!

 

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