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Category : Vegan

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, […]

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 […]