Vegan Mac and Cheese

Helen’s Vegan Mac & Cheese

Of all the dinners I remember having as a kid, mac and cheese night was always the best night. Ever. Even if we had to eat spinach and roasted tomatoes with it, I would not be deterred: it was always good, no matter what.

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S.W Recipes: Vegan Coconut Butternut Soup

Hi. First things first, let’s start this whole thing off by making an outrageous (but totally true) claim: this is going to be the easiest soup you’ve ever made in your life. There, I said it. I can’t take it back now and suddenly I’m feeling a little nervous about it, but I’m sticking to it. Easy. Peasy.

Second, please take a second to say coconut butternut five times fast.

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S.W. Recipe: Vegan Butternut Squash Mac ‘n “Cheese”

 So, if you think this post is going to be all about how I love mac ‘n cheese, but how I’m vegan and the struggle is so real… you’re wrong. For one, I’m one of the few people in the universe that is lukewarm on mac ‘n cheese (childhood incident involving vomit – k?). Moreover, I am decidedly NOT vegan. I like half and half in my coffee, cheese pizza, yogurt, Ben & Jerry’s, etc.
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S.W. Recipe: Date Energy Balls

When we’re really busy, our healthy eating habits tend to fall by the wayside; snacking digresses into a handful of chocolate covered raisins, a bunch of chips, or – worse of all – an iced latte. All of these snacks, while tasty going down, leave us feeling lethargic, kind of guilty, and totally hungry.

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S.W. Recipe: Aloe Vera Margaritas + Fresh Pico de Gallo

Cinco de Mayo is quite possibly our favorite holiday to observe. It’s almost like a kick-off party for the warmer months, filled with tacos, margaritas, and unlimited chips and salsa. I mean, seriously, what’s not to like? As such, we couldn’t allow this holiday to pass by without sharing two of our favorite Cinco-ready recipes: Aloe Vera Margaritas and Fresh Pico de Gallo. Both of are wholesome without being party poopers, loaded with flavor, and guaranteed to give your gathering what it needs to become a full-on fiesta. Read on!
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S.W. Recipe: Baked Almond Butter Bananas

“Hot stuffed bananas! Getcha hot stuffed bananas!”


If you know team S.W., you know we’re all about eating well, but that we know how important it is to indulge (looking at you pastries/bagels/other refined-and-fabulous-tasting treats). So we’re always on the lookout for our food version of Prince Charming: healthy, sweet treats that satisfy but won’t leave us feeling sluggish or bloated. (Right now, we’re really into Hungry Root’s Black Bean Brownie Butter and Big Spoon Roasters Chai Spice nut butter.)


While we love scouring the interwebs and shelves for our next favorite, edible find, we also get a kick out of experimenting in the kitchen, which is where this recipe comes in.


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S.W. Recipe: Vegan Nut Cheese

Q: How much do I love cheese? A: The limit does not exist. Like most of you, I find cheese to be one of life’s greatest pleasures. The main event of my favorite foods (read: macaroni and cheese, pizza, and chicken parm) is cheese. However, in high school, I began frequenting the doctor due to chronic sinusitis, and was told that curbing my dairy intake may help with mucus production and inflammation. Open to tweaking my lifestyle to alleviate my symptoms, I began slowly pumping the breaks on dairy consumption.

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S.W. Recipe: Rachel’s 9-Ingredient Quinoa Granola

Several weekends ago, I woke up with a very specific hankering for kinda-savory-but-slightly sweet granola. Since I didn’t have said granola on hand in my apartment, I dragged my sleepy bum to the overpriced supermarket near my apartment. After perusing the various available options, I realized that I couldn’t find a healthy granola for under $11. In an attempt to be both frugal and resourceful, I abandoned my granola mission and headed home.

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S.W. Recipe: WAKE UP Smoothie

I have a confession: I am obsessed with Juice Press. I say this with just a bit of guilt because I know that many of their recipes are ones which I could probably make myself, thus saving money and bettering my culinary skills. But, alas, I don’t. Great story, right? It gets better, hold on.

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