Pass the butter
The latest trendy butter replacement is coconut oil, and Philadelphia company Lafiya Foods is offering a tasty version that you can feel good about. Their cold-pressed, extra-virgin, organic coconut oil is made from coconuts harvested from family and cooperatively owned farms in West Africa. Spread it on bread or toast, or use it to saute vegetables for a curry.
- Samantha Melamed
Lafiya Foods Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, $16 at Green Aisle Grocery, 1618 E. Passyunk Ave., Philadelphia, 215-465-1411.
Serve olive oil in these terraced dishes to add a graphic punch to your table. The designer, Mary Judge, graduated from and taught classes at the Moore College of Art & Design.
Mary Judge Dipping Dish, $20 at the Art Shop at Moore, 20th and Race Streets, Philadelphia, 215-965-8586.