Tag : organic

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 […]

Recipe: Cookies You Can Feel Good About Eating!

My nieces live across the street from me and stop by often, which I love! They are 9 and 7 and full of energy and laughter. They frequently ask if we can bake something together. Something delicious, easy enough for them to help make and healthy! Yes, healthy! These requests are always spontaneous, so we have to work with whatever is stocked in my pantry and fridge. And of course, our creativity. This morning we made our second version of healthy […]

Recipe: Chocolate Chia Superfood Bites

These little Chocolate Chia Superfood Bites pack a big punch. Don’t be fooled by their truffle-like appearance and decadently delicious taste. They are nutrient dense, protein rich, Omega-3 boasting, energy enhancing powerhouses! Say that three times fast! Made from superfoods without any refined grains or sugars, these vegan, take-anywhere snacks are great for pre or post workout fueling, breakfast on-the-go, or a mid afternoon snack to power you through that 4pm slump. We even love them as dessert. Almonds are […]

Asparagus Pea and Lemon Soup—Detox and Glow!

This soup is spring in a bowl! We blended local and organic ingredients to create this savory, bright and detoxing soup, perfect for this time of year. Asparagus season is here and we are super excited. This veggie is so versatile: eat it raw, shave it, grill it, roast it… or try this simple but satisfying soup! Asparagus is high in antioxidants, loaded with fiber, folate, vitamins A, C, E and K, as well as chromium, a trace mineral that […]

Chilled Avocado Mint Soup

This avocado and mint soup is a perfect vegan and gluten-free lunch or healthy on-the-go snack. It is refreshing yet savory, a satisfying combination, and it only takes a few minutes to make! This soup is filled with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory healthy fats. Avocados are a pantry staple in our homes. They contain heart-healthy vitamin B6 and folic acid as well as the healthy fats your body needs to fuel your metabolism and help your skin glow. Avocado’s antioxidants fight […]

Vegan Parmesan Cheese—It’s UNREAL!

These Vegan Parmesan recipes are game changer if you don’t eat dairy! It’s even so good that those who love cheese will want to dig in! Both recipes, the cashew and the brazil nut Parmesans, are 4 ingredients and a 3 minute prep time each, so there is no excuse not to give it a try. It’s a perfect topping for pasta, pizza, sandwiches, salads, popcorn and any recipe that calls for Parmesan cheese. Nutritional yeast (available in our boutique) has been a […]

Monkfish Stew: 30 Minute, One Pot Meal!

On one of the many cold, gray nights this winter I returned home from Whole Foods with a few pounds of local, wild monkfish, organic sweet potatoes and my canvas bag filled with some fresh herbs and otherwise unrelated items. I had been thinking of a simple dinner of roasted yams, fish and a salad, but my body and soul apparently wanted something different! The monkfish and sweetpotato became a delicious and comforting one-pot monkfish stew that was on the […]

Warming Lamb Ragu and Homemade Whole Wheat Pasta

It is FREEZING outside! Record low temperatures have us hibernating inside and craving warming, comfort foods. Don’t deprive yourself! Enjoy this easy and nourishing recipe with your friends and family. photo courtesy of tastyretreat.com 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 1/2 to 2 pounds lamb shoulder, cubed Salt and pepper 1 yellow onion, finely chopped 2 carrots, chopped small 2 celery ribs with leaves, chopped small 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon dried chili flakes 1 large bay leaf 1 teaspoon dried oregano 2 sprigs […]

Zucchini “Pasta” with Turmeric: Vegan, Gluten-Free and Gorgeous

Spiralizers are the new “it” gift for 2015! This spiralized zucchini “pasta” is a healthy, simple, quick and beautiful looking dish. Zucchini boasts a rich nutritional profile, thanks to its phytonutrients, minerals and vitamin C content and it makes a perfect substitute for grain pastas. To make the zucchini “pasta” a satisfying meal instead of a super side dish, we amp it up with whole-grains and any protein of your choice. We love organic beans and toasted, turmeric-covered nuts or seeds […]

Superfood Brownies? They’re Real… and Really Good!

Superfood Brownies? They’re Real… and Really Good! Check out the full article featured in the Epoch Times, just in times for Valentine’s Day!!: http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/1248849-superfood-brownies-the-perfect-valentine/?amp Black beans in a brownie? Oh yes we did! You can still indulge in a rich, chocolate brownie experience while getting your fill of superfoods and protein! These brownies are jam packed with blueberries, chia and flax seeds, cocao, cinnamon and coconut oil, making them nutritional powerhouses. Did we mention that they are also vegan and […]