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Category : Vegan

Spicy Turmeric and Dulse Roasted Chickpeas

Who doesn’t want a family-friendly healthy snack that is high in fiber and protein, anti-inflammatory and made with all WHOLE FOODS? We also adore these as “croutons” on our salads and in our soups. Enjoy a spicy and sweet variation below. Spicy: *use organic ingredients 1 15 oz BPA-free can chickpeas drained and rinsed, or make your cook your own dried chickpeas (2 cups of cooked/sprouted chickpeas). Ensure you dry the chickpeas as much as possible. We also like to […]

Sweet Potato, Kale and Lentil Coconut Vegan Curry

There is something so nourishing and warming about curry during this time of year! This is a perfect one pot healthy family friendly vegan curry in 30 minutes. Loaded with anti-inflammatory spices like turmeric, garlic, ginger, cayenne and more. It also contains healthy fats from the coconut milk and is loaded with greens and protein. It will become a family favorite. The beauty of this recipe is that you can swap in whatever veggies you desire and instead of lentils, […]

Cucumber and Tomato Salad With Green Goddess Dressing

When the ingredients are REAL, local and organic, everything just seems to taste better. The cucumbers and tomatoes are from our garden, so this salad was extra fresh and special to us. The superfood green goddess dressing is one of our favorites. It’s oil free with a tahini base.  We used spirulina, a blue-green algae, to add additional nutrients. Spirulina has a high percentage of protein and iron, as well as all eight essential amino acids, potassium, zinc, calcium, and […]

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 […]

Chocolate Banana Nice-Cream

When summer cravings for ice cream hit, this sugar-free, unsweetened treat with only three ingredients does the trick. Ingredients 2 large bananas, chopped and placed in a sealed container in the freezer for at least 5 hours 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract Dash of cinnamon (optional) Simply add frozen banana slices, cocoa powder and vanilla extract to your food processor and blend! If you find you’re not getting a smooth consistency, add 1/4 cup of […]

Brussels Sprout Chips

These are a deliciously healthy snack in less then 15 minutes! So simple to make and your kids will love them. Our kids eat them by the handful (us too!). Our “secret” ingredient is the capers! Brighten them up with a fresh squeeze of lemon. Brussels Sprouts are also great for detoxing, fighting inflammation and are high in antioxidants, vitamins C, E, and A, as well as the mineral manganese. Eat the rainbow and get these gorgeous veggies in your […]

Vegan Cashew Cream–Caesar Salad Dressing or Dip

This Cashew Cream Caesar Salad Dressing will make you eat more veggies! We do when we make it. It’s healthy, no oil, all real ingredients and so simple to make.  Spread it on a salad, sandwich, dip your veggies in it and beyond! When we were transitioning into a more plant based diet and going light on dairy, delicious healthy dressings helped paved the way for us (oh, and avocados!). Enjoy the simple things! Ingredients: *Use organic when possible 1 […]

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, […]