Jan 232014

Winter this year is colder than ever for our temperate South Carolina climate!  Here are a few tips to help keep your house warm and your energy consumption and bill low:

- Cover all bare floors with rugs or carpeting.  It will help retain heat better!

- Use the sun to help heat your home.  Open the blinds or curtains during the day to allow sunlight to warm your house and then close at night.

- Raise the temperature of the thermostat slowly instead of quickly to keep your bill lower.

- Change the filters of your heating system once a month for efficient running.

- Lower your thermostat a few degrees at night when you will be snugly tucked under your warm blankets.

- Limit use of space heaters.  They are great for short term, “spot” heating, but can be very expensive if used frequently for long periods of time.

- Lower the thermostat when you leave the house or go on vacation.

Jan 092014

Seasonal root vegetables


Eating seasonally can expose us to many delicious foods and flavors.  This time of year, many people start to crave soups and root vegetables.  To satisfy your seasonal cravings, The Sprout has several good options for you!

1) Try a cup or bowl of our Vegan Chili!  Filled with veggies and pinto beans, this soup will warm you up and please your taste buds.

2)  Try one of our juices with root vegetables such as:

- Rooted Rabbit- Carrot and ginger.  So simple but so delicious!

- Refresher- Beet, Carrot, Apple, Celery and Cucumber.  Get all your winter veggies packed into one.

- Eye Doctor- Carrot, Apple, Celery, Ginger.  Keeps you rooted with carrots and warms you up with fresh ginger.