A new single-serve coffee option is now available: Steeped. Brewed similar to tea, Steeped Coffee comes in nitro-sealed Steeped bags, made using renewable and compostable materials. With Steeped, freshly ground specialty coffee is available in a single serving. The idea is aimed to combat the environmental impact created by single-use coffee pods. Steeped Coffee delivers fresh roasted, pre-portioned precision ground, micro batched coffee in customized full imersion filters. Customers just steep each bag in hot water for five minutes to allow the coffee to develop its body and flavor. www.steepedcoffee.com.
KeepCool recently launched its new line of sustainable bags, Out of the Woods at Target. The 20-year-old company aims to eliminate single-use bags with its reusable and insulated soft-sided bags. The brand’s new partnership with Target offers three lunch designs. The sleek, functional line of totes and insulated cooler bags are made from a renewable, lightweight material derived from paper that matches the strength and aesthetics of leather while being 100% animal-free. The three lunch bags will be available through this month. www.outofthewoods.com or www.target.com.
The makers of the pea-based snacking favorite, Harvest Snaps, recently launched their new Russet potato Spudkins to stores across the U.S., as well as Amazon. The potato-based option, which is crispy on the outside and airy on the inside, aims to be a healthier, less greasy option to traditional potato chips. Spudkins are cooked with a special method that requires 25% less oil than traditional potato chips. The healthier snack alternative comes in three flavors: Honey Barbecue, Yellow Cheddar, and Sour Cream & Onion. www.spudkins.com.
The eighth annual free Fall Concert Series at Scottsdale Quarter will begin this month. The eight-week series will kick off on Sept. 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. and will run at the same time every Saturday through Oct. 26. There will be a mix of music genres throughout, including retro groups, rock ‘n’ roll acts and reggae performers. There will also be artists painting murals during the shows. www.scottsdalequarter.com.
Last month, Sprouts expanded its Instacart “click and collect” grocery pickup and is now offering the service, as well as delivery, to Phoenix-area markets, including the Scottsdale locations. The click and collect option is now available for customers to buy online and pick up curbside at Sprouts. Pickup can be scheduled for the same day or up to several days in advance. Customers will be alerted when their orders are ready for pickup by a personal shopper, who will greet them at a designated pickup parking lot location when they arrive and check in using their smartphone. www.delivery.sprouts.com.
Released this past June, Eat Like you Give a Fork: The Real Dish on Eating to Thrive is by Mareya Ibrahim, a chef, holistic nutrition coach, author and entrepreneur. She is the author of The Clean Eating Handbook, and a signature chef to the New York Times bestseller The Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a Healthier Life. In her new book, she invites you to reset your taste buds and your kitchen with her eight essential eating strategies (the 90/10 rule and go gluten-free super grains are two of them). She also presents more than 80 recipes, such as Zucchini Noodles with Romesco Sauce and Overstuffed Sweet Potatoes with Chipotle Lime Yogurt. Available on Amazon, www.amazon.com.