tomato sherpa: local, organic, and acne-safe

By kate

for a lot of people, one of the hardest parts of transitioning to the acne-safe lifestyle is figuring out how to eat. one day you're happily cooking your macaroni and cheese or tofu stir fries, and the next day you're not supposed to be eating dairy or soy. cooking at home is one of the easiest ways to control what you eat, and make sure you're getting healthy, nourishing food. but, for some of us, cooking doesn't come, shall we say, naturally. enter tomato sherpa. tomato sherpa is a berkeley-based company that sources local, organic ingredients, preps meals for you, then delivers it directly to your office (or, you can pick it up at sS on thursdays!) each week they have new recipes (most of which are totally acne-safe) that you can choose from, with vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options available. all you have to do is select your meal, pick up your reusable tomato sherpa tote, then cook! all of the heavy lifting is done for you, and you can be sure the ingredients you're getting are locally grown, sustainable, and organic. if you sign up for a subscription at, you'll get a free week. there's no obligation, but at between $7 and $10 per portion, it's a super affordable (and fun) way to cook at home, so why not do it every week? i had the chance to try it out last week when my friend vera was in town visiting from new york. i've never been a particularly skilled cook, and vera hasn't turned on her stove in 6 months, but still we managed to make a pretty awesome meal -- and have a great time. check out our experience making vegan curried cauliflower with coconut rice below, and if you want to try this particular recipe yourself, download the recipe card and get cooking!

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