Category: Raw vegan

Healthy Tips for Rock N'Roll People

Coconut water is no stranger to EEC because it is so hydrating, low in carbs and sugar, and is great for skin. Plus it's much better for you the classic hydration remedy Pedialyte.
What do I mean by rock n’ roll people? People who love to party. I love to party. I just hate the aftermath. I believe in partying smarter not harder. For those about to rock here are a few of my tips:  

Allergy Free Back to School Snacks

Amande is a new brand of dairy and soy free yogurt made from almond milk.
I know those three little words “back to school” are kind of a buzz-kill but maybe these allergy free treats will be a comfort for those heading back. I like to keep my own backpack “booby trapped” with goodies I can eat so I’m never without!

Salad Dressings for Salad Days

Salad Dressings for Salad Days
It’s easy to get bored with salads this time of year. Here’s a few recipes to make at home to shake things up. These dressings also work on top of steamed veggies instead of butter. Green Goddess Dressing Prep time: 5 minutes 1/2 pound silken tofu 1 bunch scallions Juice of 2 lemons 1/2 bunch... Read more »

How to Stay Cool!

This tip requires a spoon. Okay this tip is fun. Eat sorbet, allergy-free ice creams and treats. I just covered a review on Living Harvest Tempts Ice Cream Bars. Chicagoans can enjoy Anthony's Italian Ice and Annette's near the Armitage Brown line. One of my favorite treats is an orange sorbet with a bit of chocolate sauce or hot fudge.
I know you are already “cool” but how about not sweating your you-know-what off. So here are my tips to keep you comfortably cool:  

A Perfect Convenient Store for Eclectic Eaters!

A Perfect Convenient Store for Eclectic Eaters!
During a recent lunch break I thought I would pop into Milk & More in the Lakeview area. I had just eaten but knew that if I wanted to get through the day I would have to procure my “drugs of choice”: Kombucha and dark chocolate. I noticed in the window that they had a... Read more »

Karyn's Lemon-Herb Dressing

Today is the Summer Solstice and that means it’s time for salads. For those of use with food allergies it’s not easy to find salad dressings. You could browse the grocery isles for hours or resort to just making your own. This recipe is from Karyn Callabrese’s book Soak Your Nuts: Cleansing with Karyn. Salads... Read more »

How do healthy people party?

Healthy people don’t always have a reputation for being fun. Sometimes it is difficult to be our healthy selves because we want to fit in. No one wants to be un-cool. I know for myself I suffer from a condition called Weekenditis. Ever wonder what healthy people do on Saturday nights? Plenty! Can healthy and... Read more »

True Confessions: I Can't Wait for Greenfest

Greenfest tops my list as one of my favorite festivals. Greenfest has a lot of vegan and allergy free food and samples. As a person with food allergies I rarely get to eat at festivals so yes I will be eating my fair share! I’ll try to save some for the rest of you. I... Read more »

Soak Your Nuts: Cleansing with Karyn Calabrese

Perhaps that title got your attention. I’ve been a Karyn’s customer since her very first restaurant debuted in the 90s in Roscoe Village. That’s how far Karyn and I go back. SuVan’s now occupies her former location. Now Karyn has an awesome raw and cooked vegan empire with three restaurants: Karyn’s Fresh Corner in Lincoln... Read more »

If You Don't Know Tahini You Should

Tahini is basically ground sesame paste or sesame seed butter. If one has a peanut allergy, tahini may provide a welcome addition to that favorite jelly sandwich. Make it a “T and J” instead of a “PB and J” provided that the Tahini you purchase is truly from a nut free factory. Ziyad is one... Read more »