Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The "Crema" of the Crop!

Hello Wednesday!
Yesterday I checked out Crema Cafe in Harvard Square, which was adorable!
I had their Mate Latte with soy milk and actually found it to be quite good!
I'm really trying to reduce the amount of coffee I'm drinking, and Yerba Mate seems like a pretty good substitute.
The cafe itself is so cute, and they have several vegan options on the lunch menu! I'll be back!
Farmers Market Sunflowers
Here's some links I am loving right now:
-GoodEater.org post about Urban Gardening
-There's a plethora of great movies out there that deal with sustainable food issues, and Serious Easts just did a great round-up!!I highly suggest you look at their list and add them to your "Must Watch" list!! (and don't miss out on that adorable video of the 5th graders! Its 2 minutes long-you can squeeze it in!)
-Jessica did an awesome post a week back about what being an RD means. I couldn't agree more. Although I am a huge advocate of Organic, Sustainable food, and quite interested in Holistic Healing and Nutrition, I think its important to have the scientific background and experience that an RD certification entails.
-And of course, the Time article about the High Price of Cheap Food

k-I'm off to the Grand Opening of Prana Raw Cafe in Newton! Can't wait!

Have a great Wednesday and Don't forget that you're beautiful!

6 comments:

Michelle said...

Yerba Mate - wowza - that stuff has kick. No wonder it's a good substitute for coffee! :-) Have you ever tried grain coffee? I like a brand called Inka best. It's sold near the coffee in Whole Foods and you just mix with water. Doesn't taste like coffee, per se, but it's got a good roasty flavor and it looks like coffee. I like it!

Elizabeth Jarrard said...

Thanks for the info Michelle! I'll definitely have to check it out! Do you know if its caffeinated or is just a pleasant taste??

Nicole Chow - HealthyChow.com said...

Cool! You are going to the grand opening of Prana Raw? You'll have to tell me how it is. I've heard so much about it and I'm dying to try it. I just got some Yerba Mate tea but haven't had the chance to try it yet. Does it need some sort of sweetener?

burpandslurp said...

Wow, sounds great! I can't wait for you return from Prana Raw! I hope you take lots of pics!
And I'm already a huge fan of Serious Eats! :D

Lauren said...

I adore Crema Cafe! Their macaroons are delicious.

This is the first I've heard about Prana Raw, but I checked out their website and I will be going soon!

Elizabeth Jarrard said...

Prana Grand Opening has been postponed until Monday :( :( But I'm dying to go there! And its very reasonably priced and I love the hours, so I shall be there frequently! If anyone in Boston wants to meet up-holla at me!
Nicole-I need to sweeten my Yerba Mate. It tastes like dirt to me. I love stevia! :)