Founder of Philly Sustainability App MilkCrate Dishes on Her Favorite Sustainable Spot in the City

Morgan Berman // Photo via Facebook

Morgan Berman // Photo via Facebook

Today, I chatted with Morgan Berman while she waited to hear whether or not her company, Philly-based sustainability app MilkCrate, will win the Forbes’ 30 under 30 Pressure-Cooker contest—the company was one in five chosen from all over the country to pitch their idea in a Shark Tank-like setting, with the hopes of winning a $400,000 prize. Sounds stressful, right?

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Run with Your Dog at First-Ever Bark in the Park 5K Race this Weekend

Last year's Bark in the Park walk // Photo courtesy of Amber Adamson

Last year’s Bark in the Park walk // Photo courtesy of Amber Adamson

Grab your four-legged running buddy and get ready to race, you guys: This Saturday, October 25th, the first-ever Bark in the Park 5K race —complete with a pre-race yoga class, post-race massages, food trucks and a puppy kissing booth—will take over Media’s Rose Tree Park, and you and your pup are invited.

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I Tried It: The Vegan and Gluten-Free Soups at Metropolitan Cafe

Metropolitan Cafe's Thai Vegetable Soup // Photo courtesy of Metropolitan Cafe

Metropolitan Cafe’s Thai Vegetable Soup // Photo courtesy of Metropolitan Cafe

You wouldn’t expect a business best known for baking some of the best bread in the city to be home to a host of gluten-free soups, but Metropolitan Cafe—the much-loved Metropolitan Bakery’s only sit-down location, which opened in February 2013—offers just that: A steadily rotating seasonal soup selection, with a great deal of those soups boasting “gluten-free” and “vegan” titles.

And in case you’re wondering if they’re any good, the answer is Oh. My. Gosh. Heck. Yes. Last week, I went into the Cafe—located just a few steps away from Metropolitan’s Bakery’s Rittenhouse location—to get a taste of a few of their soups, and let me tell you, the cafe’s’ super seasonal and creative offerings are not the run of the mill tomato-basil concoctions you find at many cafes this time of year.

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The Checkup: Make Fruit Jam in Five Seconds (Seriously!) With this Smart Kitchen Hack

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• If you’ve ever made fruit jam, you know: It takes hours, and you have to sanitize everything you use, and it’s kind of a pain. But have you ever thought of just smashing your favorite fruit up with some chia seeds, and maybe some honey, smearing it on a piece of toast and calling it a day? So simple, yet So. Freakin’. Smart. [The Skinny Confidential]

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Do This: Free Yoga at Priya Hot Yoga’s Grand Opening Party

Priya Hot Yoga during construction // Photo via Instagram

Priya Hot Yoga during construction // Photo via Instagram

Remember a few weeks ago, when we told you about Fairmount’s soon-to-open yoga studio, Priya Hot Yoga? Well, the studio—which comes complete with a front-of-house cafe, a lounge area, and, eventually, babysitting—is set to open shop on October 25th, and they’re hosting a big bash with free yoga, and lots of food and drink samples to celebrate. Um, yes, please.

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Our Top Picks for One Week’s Worth of Healthy Grab-and-Go Lunches

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Some mornings, (okay, most mornings), you just don’t have time to put together a brown-bag lunch. So to help you out on those busy days, we rounded up our five favorite healthy lunches for a workweek of grab-and-go perfection from places like HipCityVeg, Baco Juice and Taco Bar, P.S. and Co. and more. Just scroll over the dish to see what it is and where to get it, then run out and grab it for yourself.
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What to Eat This Week: 5 One-Bowl Dinners Filled With Fall Veggies

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I’ve professed my love for the one-bowl dinner before, but I will say it again: There is absolutely nothing better than throwing all your favorite veggies into one bowl, mixing them together—probably with some quinoa or brown rice—and calling it dinner. Am I right?

So for this week’s recipes, we’ve chosen five one-bowl dinners that are filled to the brim with fresh fall veggies like kale, sweet potatoes, winter squash, spinach, pumpkin, and more. I’ve got my sights set on the Pumpkin, Pistachio and Kale Fried Rice bowl—how about you?

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Your Weekend Workout Playlist: Flashback to 2004

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Remember the year 2004? Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston were still together, Britney Spears had yet to go insane and Destiny’s Child was still making music. Oh, how things change. In celebration of #FlashbackFriday, we’ve found all of our favorite hits from those golden years—from Britney, to No Doubt to Kevin Lyttle (remember him?!), these beats are sure to get you moving, and reminiscing. Happy sweating, people!

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