Saturday, April 25, 2015

Nordstrom Rack: Designer Deals

April 21, 2015 12:36 pm

If you love Nordstrom’s selection of high quality, brand name clothing and accessories but simply can’t bear to pay the designer prices, Nordstrom Rack is an ideal solution to your shopping woes. This popular clothing store carries all of the same brands as Nordstrom, but at prices that are often much more affordable.

The inventory includes out-of-season and overstock merchandise, including women’s clothing, handbags, shoes, and men’s clothing. You’ll find top name brands like Kate Spade, BCBG, Kenneth Cole, and Coach, as well as an almost overwhelming shoe department for men, women and kids. Plan on spending the good part of an afternoon sorting through the expansive selection.

Nordstrom Rack is located in the Overlook at King of Prussia, a cluster of stand-alone shops right next to the mall. The store is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays.

Nordstrom Rack
310 Goddard Boulevard
King of Prussia, PA 19406
(610) 205-8717

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Three Surprising Sources of Lactose

April 14, 2015 11:17 am

Millions of Americans suffer from lactose intolerance, a sensitivity to foods that contain the natural sugar lactose. Most often, lactose is found in dairy products such as milk and cheese, but there are some foods that contain it that you might not know about. Here are three surprising sources of lactose you should look out for:

  1. Lunch meats. Cold cut meats are great for having on hand for a quick sandwich, but they're often made with processed ingredients that include lactose. Even a small amount could be harmful to those with sensitivities. So the lactose intolerant sure to purchase farm-fresh deli meat when possible.
  2. Nougat. This creamy sweet filling in candy bars contains lactose. There are many other candies that contain lactase as well, so do your research before you indulge.
  3. "Non-dairy" creamer. This tricky label might seem like a safe choice for lactose intolerant individuals, but many brands of this milk-derived substitute still contain trace amounts of lactose. Avoid it altogether and use soy- or almond-based creamers.

8 surprising sources of lactose [Best Health Mag]
Lactose Intolerance [National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse]
Learn to Detect Hidden Lactose [Cornell Women’s Health]
What is Hidden Lactose [Lactaid]

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Chiangmai: Terrific Thai Cuisine

April 7, 2015 11:55 am

Widely regarded as one of the best Thai restaurants in the Conshohocken area, Chiangmai offers a spectacular selection of dishes for a wide range of palates. It’s sort of a hidden gem, unimpressive from the outside but equipped with a bright, comfortable dining room and swift, efficient service. The menu is extensive, offering both commonly-seen dishes and more exotic fare. The noodle dishes here are quite good, with the pad Thai offering a complex bouquet of flavors and the drunken noodles packing a serious amount of heat. More interesting dishes include the creatively-named “Evil Jungle Princess,” which is a red curry with vegetables and chicken that is out of this world, as well as the Tutti Fruity Duck, a semi-boneless duck glazed with raspberry sauce and Chambord. They’re uncommon flavors that work well together. Regulars rave about the lunch special, which offers three courses for just $8.95. It’s one of the best deals in town.

108 Fayette Street
Conshohocken, PA 19428
(610) 397-1757

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