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Lemon Almond Butter Dressing

We love creative dips, marinades and dressings! They make an ordinary meal into something delicious and creative. They also help our kids (and us!) eat more veggies. You are also getting extra protein in this dressing with the nut butter. Gluten-free and vegan too. It’s so good, you may want to double the recipe and store in the fridge for the week. Enjoy! Ingredients: *Use organic 3 tsp nut butter (we love “Nutzo” brand) Juice from 1 lemon 1 garlic […]

July’s Guide for Locavores: Get Your Greens In!

This is part one in a recurring series spotlighting seasonal, locally available produce at farmer’s markets and via CSAs in the Tri-State area. 1. Baby spinach Ideal storage time: 3 days Nutritional highlights: High in Vitamins K and A. Also a good source of manganese, magnesium and calcium. Try this: Lightly sautee spinach with chopped red onion, dill, salt, pepper and feta cheese (optional) for a spinach pie-inspired flavor. Season generously with fresh lemon juice. Spinach can also be enjoyed […]

Summer Microgreen, Kale and Blueberry Salad

We believe in eating local, keeping things simply and honoring ourselves by eating real food! This summer salad with edible Nasturium flowers makes for a beautiful dish to bring to parties or just to enjoy on your own. Takes only 15 minutes to make! Also, the majority of the ingredients are LOCAL (from the Westport CT Farmers Market) and all are organic. This salad is packed with nutrients. Why do we love microgreens? Researchers at the University of Maryland found microgreens […]

Grilled Asparagus, Corn and Tomato Salad

It’s grilling season. This salad is perfect to bring to any gathering and also is just lovely to have on a beautiful summer day! We made it with all local ingredients and tasted the difference. Get grilling and enjoy. INGREDIENTS (use organic and local if possible) 1 package or 2 bunches arugula 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes (we love the little orange ones!) 1 ear of corn 10-15 stalks of asparagus 8 basil leaves + more for garnish 2-3 […]

EWC’s Top 10 Pregnancy Superfoods!

Hello everyone! We get asked all the time: What should we eat while pregnant. Well, here is our list of the top 10 superfoods to eat while pregnant. Hint: They are amazing for you when breastfeeding too…. and just for everyday health and wellness! After our list, keep reading for some recipes to sneak them in! EWC’s Top Ten Pregnancy Superfoods: (Goal: one or more per day!) Lentils – protein, iron, folate, fiber and calcium Spinach – folic acid, iron, […]

Vegan Cream of Broccoli Soup

It is cold outside, time to warm up with this nourishing soup. This vegan and gluten free soup is soothing yet packed with nutrients. Plus, it takes less than 30 minutes to make! We used homemade cashew and brazil nutmilk combined with nutritional yeast to give it a “cream” consistency and amped up the nutrients with spirulina—rich in Vitamin A, B-12, iron, chlorophyll, protein and beyond to help detoxify your body. Enjoy! Ingredients: Serves 4 *Use organic when possible 2 […]

Winter Bowl: Sautéed Greens and Seeds with Sweet Potato Puree

Winter is here, and that means root veggies and squash season. The cold weather brings about changes in what our bodies crave and we find ourselves seeking comfort in a bowl. This recipe is warming and nourishing while being so simple to prepare. This sweet potato puree will become your new favorite dip, side dish and condiment for any meal! We love to make this for a Holiday Party a a unique and surprising dip. It is filling and so pretty on your table. Sweet […]

Veggie and Quinoa Superfood Burgers

These vegan, gluten-free “burgers” are packed with 4 cups of veggies (zucchini, peas, and corn) and protein. They also stay together well compared with other veggie burgers we have attempted. It makes for such a fun meal for the family when combined with fun toppings like guacamole or avocado, hummus, tomato, pickles or the traditional ketchup and mustard. Try serving them in a romaine or butter lettuce wrap, whole grain sprouted bun, in an Ezekiel wrap, on top of a […]

Heirloom Tomato Bisque: Vegan, Three Ingredient Soup

Simplicity paired with clean ingredients is everything. Only three whole-food ingredients are needed to make this rich, nourishing soup. My Sicilian grandmother’s “secret” tomato sauce always started with roasting the garlic to bring out a sweet, caramelized flavor and buttery texture. By using this technique, we can impart those complex flavors and characteristics to this soup. We roast the tomatoes as well to enhance their natural sweetness and earthy, rustic elements. Not only is this soup incredibly simple, but it […]

Beet, Cucumber and Avocado Salad

It’s Spring, green is starting to emerge, bye-bye winter coats and hello to the freshness. This salad was an inspiration from delicious ingredients from the Westport Farmers market and the desire to lighten up! Amazing for entertaining and a family hit in our home. Took less than 10 minutes! For a heartier salad, add in any lean protein and enjoy! My husband enjoyed it with grilled chicken and in a sprouted Ezekiel tortilla wrap. I added in sprouted organic almonds […]