Crisp Avocado Salad with Carrot-Ginger Dressing

Crisp Avocado Salad with Carrot-Ginger Dressing

Clean. Cleansing. Refreshing. The exact kind of salad for this time of year. One of my favorite places to get sushi will always be Blue Ribbon Sushi in NYC. I used to go there weekly and now I have to wait for my visits. They have the best simple house salad that I have ever [...]

Small Bites: Big Flavor

Small Bites: Big Flavor

Since finishing my internship at Pure Food and Wine, I have been experimenting with recipes, dabbling into their cookbooks and making new creations of my own. I wanted to bring my favorite dishes from the restaurant into my kitchen, taking some of their flavor inspirations and techniques and layering them into my daily meals. One of my [...]

James Beard Foundation- Vegan Summer Dinner!

James Beard Foundation- Vegan Summer Dinner!

Last week I had the opportunity to attend a summer vegan event at the James Beard Foundation– a nonprofit organization that aims to preserve America’s diverse culinary heritage and future. They invited Philadelphia-based vegan restaurant Horizons for the second time to host a dinner at the legendary Beard House in New York City. This was [...]

Raw. Real. Radiant.

Raw. Real. Radiant.

Fresh and vibrant, stacked high with seasonal elements, this is one of my all-time favorite dishes. Call it a vegetable napoleon or vegan lasagna, I have tried several versions from restaurants and delivery services around the city. I decided to attempt Pure Food and Wine's version from their "Raw Food, Real World" cookbook. Layered with [...]

East-side Eats: Barrio Chino Restaurant Review

I have to admit...since moving from Elizabeth Street two years ago, I have become a West Village snob. I seem to almost forget that the best year of my New York-life thus far took place in Nolita...yes, on the east side. Many late nights and fabulous fare; parties and dinners; scene-y dives and cafes. My [...]

Starbucks Up and At Em’ Again

Starbucks Up and At Em’ Again

Much to my surprise, Starbucks has done it again...found a way to keep me as a secret customer. I am incredibly more fond of the neighborhood coffee joints. I used to avoid Starbucks at all costs and even go out of my way to get my morning joe from the smaller individually owned places (or [...]

Philly Cheese Steak Taste-off

Philly Cheese Steak Taste-off

I was in Philadelphia this past weekend for a family wedding. As yet another bridesmaid, your obligations are soley to the bride and it is your duty to be available for her at all times. As honored and as much fun as it was, by the end of the weekend I had to be sure [...]