Sunday, January 26, 2014

Vegan Goodness: Vegan Potato Soup to Warm You Up

Boy. It sure is cold out there! Monday is going to be -2 degrees but I bet you already knew that. 
Winter, you sure got a chokehold on us this time around! The radio announced that the groundhog did NOT see his shadow and so therefore we're due for an early spring. Can I get a hallelujah? 

You know what would warm up your insides in the meantime?  Potato Soup!  Try my recipe below. It shan't disappoint.  

Vegan Potato Soup
6 potatoes- cubed
4 carrots- cubed
2 celery ribs- diced
2 C water
1/2 C canned coconut milk 
1-2 garlic cloves
1/2 red onion
1 Tbs nutritional yeast 
dash of red pepper flakes
salt and pepper to taste
extra virgin olive oil

Heat olive oil in a large pot. I prefer glass pots or cast iron.  Saute onion and garlic until onion is translucent. Add potatoes and carrots and cook for a few minutes. Stirring occasionally. Then add water, coconut milk and spices. Bring to a boil, simmer for about 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Put half of the soup in a blender. Return to pot and mix with chunky potato goodness. 

Serves 4-6 people, depending on portions! 


***Correction.  Groundhog Day is Feb 4th, so the radio lied to me!  Let's call it more of a prediction.

Photo by Chris Ford
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A lover of nature, board games, animals, Volvos, crafting, and adventure of all varieties, Theresa Rensimer is also a talented and enthusiastic vegan baker & cook.  She has been known to raise the bar at every potluck she attends and always breaks for squirrels. 

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Shop Revival's Annual 50% Off EVERYTHING In-Store Sale January 23rd-26th

It's ALL 50% Off

Iowa City Retailer Revival Shakes Off the Winter Blahs with Annual 50% Off EVERYTHING Sale January 23rd- 26th

What:                         Revival’s much anticipated 50% Off EVERYTHING in store sale will take place Thursday, January 23rd              through Sunday, January 26th.  From top to bottom, everything on the floor will be half off.

Who:                          Revival, Iowa City’s leading destination for women’s new, used, and vintage clothing and accessories. 

Why:                          To shake off those winter blahs and celebrate the coming of the spring season.   And of course, why not?

When:                        Thursday, January 23rd – 10 am to 6 pm
                                    Friday, January 24th – 10 am to 6 pm
                                    Saturday, January 25th – 10 am to 6 pm
                                    Sunday, January 26th – 12 pm – 5 pm

Where:                       Revival Iowa City
                                    117 East College Street (on the Ped Mall)
                                    Iowa City, IA 52240
Customers are encouraged to park in our Downtown parking garages and take advantage of Iowa City’s 1st Hour Free program.   

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Friday, January 3, 2014

Revival News: January Closings & Buying Freezes

Hello friends!  The holiday rush is over and we find ourselves in the frosty, ice-y month of January.  At Revival that means TONS of sale items (click here to shop), along with some fresh cute as well.  January also means inventory, our bi-annual buying freeze, and our annual 50% off EVERYTHING sale.

Soooo here is the breakdown:

Revival is open for our Winter Hours:
Monday-Saturday: 10 am-6pm
Sunday: 12-5pm

January 6th-7th: Revival will be closed for inventory & decor refreshment.

January 11th - January 26th: Revival bi-annual BUYING FREEZE.  Our very last day to buy winter items is Friday, January 10th.  We will resume buying transitional Spring items on Monday, January 27th.  Unfortunately, we are not able to make any exceptions.

January 23rd-26th: ANNUAL 50% OFF EVERYTHING AT REVIVAL SALE. Seriously friends, this sale is amazing.  A super fun, discount carnival if you will.  Don't miss it.  You will be sad.  We will be sad too.

Please feel free to email or call us at 319.337.4511 with any questions.

Also, here is a gorgeous picture of a baby zebra, just because it makes us happy.

Gorgeous picture by photographer Jack Wickes.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Revival + BlendCard = LOVE

Revival is pleased to announce that we now except BlendCard, a locally based customer loyalty card.  Sign up for discounts at Revival (awesome) and other seriously great Iowa City businesses (super awesome) including Serenity Yoga & Pilates, Yotopia Frozen Yogurt, Herteen & Stockard,  Takanami, and The Wedge to name a few.

Step 1: Grab an actual BlendCard from Revival or other participating businesses

Step 2: Register your card online

Step 3: Use it!

Here is how to use it at Revival!

1. 10% Off your entire first BlendCard purchase

2.  Earn 1 swipe with every following $20+ purchase

3. 10 swipes = $10 gift card to Revival

Easy breezy.  Give it a shot!

Click here for more BlendCard info!