Organic Food to go!!

Posted on October 11, 2016 by Kyleen Keenan | 0 Comments



Hi Friends,

Thanks so much for your business over the past couple of weeks! This week we will be open for dinner on Wednesday and Thursday night- no sign up required! See our menu below.

We are open for lunch everyday Monday - Saturday that includes our Cheesy Flatbread, Mexican Rice Bowl, Kale Caesar Salad, and soup specials (like this White Bean Kale soup topped with housemade dairy-free parmesan)

Orders can can be placed over the phone at 508-338-2018, or just pop in! We have grab and go items and some made to order. At most, select items take 5-10 minutes.

{{ORGANIC PLANT BASED FOOD}}

Buddha Bowl (nut free, VGF): One of our favorite clean eating meals! A big bowl of fresh steamed kale, roasted sweet potatoes, chickpeas, fermented red cabbage, topped with a yummy dressing. We will have a homemade tahini dressing, olive oil, balsamic, ume plum vinegar, and hot sauce to choose from to dress your own bowl.
$14
*Make it Paleo by replacing chickpeas with more veggies, cashews, or guacamole

Deconstructed Sweet Potato Lasagna - (Paleo, VGF) sweet potatoes, over bed of steamed kale, with garlic cashew cheese and parmesan cheese. $14

Cheesy flatbread (Paleo, VGF, nut free option) - This delicious plant based flatbread is crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside topped with a cheesy sauce and arugula! Coconut flour + arrowroot, marinara sauce, arugula, vegan parmesan*
*omit for nut free version
$14

Mexican Rice Bowl (V,GF, nut free option) - Nourishing & filling! Brown rice, black beans, salsa, guacamole, cashew sour cream - can omit for nut free and we'll add more guacamole! $12

Lentil Dahl Soup (V, GF, nut free) - Nourishing + cleansing. Red lentils, turmeric, coconut milk, ginger, lemon, cumin, coriander 5/7 (nut free)
- Make it a plate with rice +5 (nut free)

Kale Caesar Salad (V, GF, Paleo Option, Nut Free Option) with hemp seeds, chickpeas, vegan parmesan cheese, and vegan caesar. Paleo version - no garbanzo, add cashews. Nut Free - sub tahini dressing and use a nut free parmesan

(Dessert)
truffles, chocolate bars, cookies, milkshakes, smoothies, lattes, hot chocolate

Open Monday - Saturday 8:30-4:00
dinner days open until 7:30pm.

We have some seating available inside (up to 6 people). Please feel free to stay and eat with us!
Hope to see you soon!

Keepin' it real,
Ky and Bennett

Dinner this week! (October 3-6)

Posted on October 03, 2016 by Kyleen Keenan | 0 Comments

Hi Friends,

We are so excited to be offering dinner for our second week! This week we will be opening Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday until 7:30PM. The following items will be available for dinner:

For our emails that are dinner + cafe specific SIGN UP HERE

{{ORGANIC PLANT BASED FOOD}}

Buddha Bowl** (nut free, vegan): One of our favorite clean eating meals!  A big bowl of fresh steamed kale, roasted sweet potatoes, chickpeas, fermented red cabbage, topped with a yummy dressing. We will have a homemade tahini dressing, olive oil, balsamic, ume plum vinegar, and hot sauce for choose to dress your own bowl.

$14

*Make it Paleo by replacing chickpeas with more veggies, cashews, or guacamole 

Cheesy flatbread** (Paleo, Vegan, nut free option) -  This delicious plant based flatbread is crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside topped with a cheesy sauce and arugula!  Coconut flour + arrowroot, marinara sauce, arugula, vegan parmesan*

*omit for nut free version

$14

- Will be available for LUNCH this week (Starting Tuesday) as well!

Mexican Rice Bowl (V,GF, nut free option) - Nourishing & filling! brown rice, black beans, salsa, guacamole, cashew sour cream - can omit for nut free and we'll add more guacamole! $12

Lentil Dahl Soup (V, GF, nut free) - Nourishing + cleansing. Red lentils, turmeric, coconut milk, ginger, lemon, cumin, coriander 5/7 (nut free)

- Make it a plate with rice +5 (nut free)

Kale Caesar Salad (V, GF, Paleo Option, Nut Free Option) with hemp seeds, chickpeas, vegan parmesan cheese, and vegan ceasar. Paleo - no garbanzo, add cashews. Nut Free - sub tahini dressing and use a nut free parmesan

(All food is organic, vegan, dairy, soy and gluten free)

We have some seating available inside (up to 6 people). Please feel free to stay and eat with us!  

*Please order these items ahead of time - by 1:00 PM today (Monday, October 3) via email ky@notyoursugarmamas.com, or 413-233-6103. 

I'll send out an email with a reminder and any other specials later in the week!

Hope to see you soon! 

Keepin it real,

Ky and Bennett

P.S. We provide full transparency of our ingredients, if you'd like a full ingredient list just ask!

Serving dinners to go - by sign up only

Posted on September 27, 2016 by Not Your Sugar Mamas | 0 Comments

 

Hiya Friends,

First of all, THANK YOU so much for signing up to stay in touch about our organic cafe. We appreciate your support so much for helping us make this happen - without you, none of it would be possible!

We are excited to announce that we will be offering our first to-go dinner tomorrow Wednesday September 28th. Dinner pickup is 5-7. We will be open all day, from 8:30 am 7:00 ish.

Entree Item:

Sweet Potato Lasagna (Vegan, Paleo): sliced sweet potatoes, kale pesto, cashew cheese, over a bed of greens, cheesy breadstick (grain free).  

$15

We will also have our lunch items available for dinner: 

Mexican Rice Bowl - brown rice, black beans, salsa, guacamole, cashew sour cream - can omit for nut free and we'll add more guacamole!

Lentil Dahl Soup - red lentils, tumeric, coconut milk, ginger, lemon, cumin, coriander 5/7

- Make it a plate with rice +5

Kale Ceasar Salad with hemp seeds, vegan parmesan cheese, and vegan ceasar (can be nut free upon request)

(All food is organic, vegan, soy and gluten free)

We will also serve dinner Thursday too, dinner entre will be sent out tomorrow!

To sign up, please email ky@notyoursugarmamas.com by 10 am on Wednesday to let us know how many orders. Please feel free to forward onto friends! Please come to pick up between 5-7.

We have seating available inside (2 small tables) and possibly outside if the weather is nice!

Hope to see you soon! 

Keepin it real,

Ky and Bennett

Organic Cafe is now serving food!

Posted on September 15, 2016 by Not Your Sugar Mamas | 0 Comments

Hey everyone! We are so excited to start offering an all organic, gluten free, vegan lunch option at our organic cafe in Vineyard Haven! We put the same integrity into our food as we do with our chocolate, starting with the most pure, nutrient rich ingredients. Everything is made with organic, vegan, gluten free, non-gmo ingredients and made with love in our kitchen. We are starting with just a few simple items and will hopefully add to this list in the future and possibly even do to-go dinners. To stay informed, please sign up for our email list for the cafe only here. We'd love your feedback and suggestions, and hope to see you soon!

We are starting small with 3 options: a soup, salad, and a warm grain bowl!

Mexican Rice Bowl ($12): all organic: basmati brown rice with turmeric and paprika, black beans, salsa, guacamole, and cashew sour cream (raw cashews, raw apple cider vinegar, lemon, salt)

Kale Caesar Salad ($11): all organic: lacinato kale, vegan parmesan cheese (raw cashews, nutritional yeast, garlic powder, salt), raw hemp seeds, vegan caesar dressing (fresh lemon juice, garlic powder, raw cashews, salt, black pepper)

Red Lentil Soup ($5/7): red lentils, coconut milk, onions, ginger, garlic, cumin seeds, coriander, lemon juice.

Stay tuned for menu changes and additional offerings, hope to see you there! 

Keepin it real,

Ky & Bennett

 

Our Organic Cafe is open!

Posted on July 26, 2016 by Bennett Coffey | 0 Comments

We are so excited to announce that our Organic Cafe open! We've got lots of fun drinks like this Salted Caramel smoothie pictured above plus other coffee, chocolate drinks, superfood smoothies, truffles and more! Our hours are Monday - Saturday 8:30-4 and Sundays 10-4.

We are also REALLY excited to announce that we will be hosting educational events like our chocolate workshop. We've wanted to do these type of events for some time now and are so grateful we now have space to offer them. Be sure to check out our events page for these upcoming workshops and events.

Hope to see you in our shop soon!

Not Your Sugar Mamas turns 5!

Posted on March 29, 2016 by Bennett Coffey | 0 Comments

NYSM-turns-5!

About 5 years ago, we took the first step to creating Not Your Sugar Mamas when we applied for an LLC. By April, we had a logo and a website, which we launched the day before our first big event - the MV Health Fair.

Bennett made chocolate in big sheet pans which we chopped into tiny pieces for sampling. People kept coming back for more and everyone was asking where they could buy it. "BUY IT?" ... we hadn't thought about that! After that we knew we had to get it together. By June, we had created three flavors: Be Original, Be Sexy, and Be Cool, which we wrapped in brown paper and sealed with homemade labels.

Bennett made chocolate bars in small batches. We wrapped them and then drove as fast as we could to local stores. (Summer, refrigerated chocolate - ahh melting!) By the end of the summer we had sold our bars to 13 stores.

That fall, Ky loaded her old beater car with chocolate and stopped by every little health food store from MV to Western MA and back, doing demos along the way, while Bennett worked non-stop making & shipping chocolate from the island to fill orders to our new found stores.

By winter, we had outgrown Bennett's parents’ kitchen in Edgartown. We found the perfect spot in Vineyard Haven, where our chocolate factory remains today.

One thing that has helped us get here: our promise to ourselves to celebrate every small win - from the first chocolate bar, to the first order, to the first off island account, to making it to 5 years!

Thank YOU for your support throughout the years!

Keepin' it real,

Ky & Bennett

 

 

Meet the Founder - Tara Foley of Follain

Posted on February 16, 2016 by Not Your Sugar Mamas | 0 Comments

We know most of our customers are label readers on food - but do you hold your beauty products to the same standards? We are learning so much about the beauty industry from our friend Tara Foley who founded Follain, a healthy skincare retail store in Boston, DC and Nantucket. Tara was shocked by the unsafe ingredients in U.S. beauty industry, which eventually led her to open up her own company which has strict standards about the type of ingredients allowed in the products sold at her stores --- no cheap fillers and chemicals! We can relate with her on that philosophy! Sounds like how we feel about the ingredients we put into our food!

To help nourish our skin from the inside out, we are teaming up with Follain stores this Thursday (2/18) for a DIY face mask tutorial and education session about two of our favorite superfoods, cacao and rose. We will be at her Beacon Hill location, but all of the other stores will be doing the event as well. In the meantime, be sure to read this interview with Tara to be inspired to choose healthy ingredients, inside and out!

 

Why is it so important to be careful about what we put on our skin and hair? 

Skin is our largest organ! Just like the food we eat, the ingredients we feed our skin can be helpful or harmful. We believe in the importance of feeding our skin nourishing, vitamin-rich ingredients -- to protect it, and make it glow!

Plus, there is little-to-no regulation of the beauty industry in the U.S. In the E.U. and elsewhere, they've banned tons of ingredients (over 1,300 in the E.U.) from beauty products, because they consider these ingredients too toxic to consume. In the U.S., we've only banned 11 ingredients. This means we need to take extra responsibility for our own beauty ingredient consumption -- reading labels, and purchasing from brands and retailers we trust. 

How have you seen your industry change since you’ve started your company?

I started writing about this industry in 2009, via my blog The Naturalchemyst. Back then, many of the brands Follain carries didn't even exist! Since then -- and especially since opening Follain in July 2013 -- many more healthy beauty brands and retailers have emerged. The industry is finally catching up to demand. People have taken much more responsibility for their health, through diet and exercise, and are now ready to begin taking responsibility for the ingredients consumed through beauty and household products!

Whats the first cosmetic item you recommend someone to change to something healthier?

We get that question a lot at Follain. Learning about all the toxic ingredients in conventional products can be daunting. It may seem expensive and time consuming to throw away all your products and begin from scratch. This is why we recommend that you begin the switch with deodorant, soap, and then the other products you wear most. Some people wear tons of makeup, and should look to begin switching that ASAP. Others may not wear much makeup, and should begin with their lotions, aftershaves, and anything else that sits on their skin all day. 

What inspired you to start this business/become interested in what you were putting on your body? 

I was so invested in diet and exercise -- shopping for local organic produce, practicing yoga, and racing triathlons. Then I realized how counterintuitive it was to slather toxic beauty ingredients all over my skin, when I was concerned with fueling my body with the best ingredients possible. This realization -- paired with information about how harmful beauty ingredients and packaging are to the earth -- got me fired up to educate myself, and as many other people as possible. I knew stores were the best venue for this education, because of the one-on-one interaction you get in a store. 

 

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