Persian cooking is distinctive with flavors of pomegranate, funegreek, preserved limes, barberries, sour cherries and nuts. Lots of lentils and rice, and plenty of eggplant and garlic are often part of the mix. Don’t forget the more familiar baklava with all varieties of native nuts between many layers of pastry sheets moistened with honey. Once I get the urge for these unique flavors I just gotta have ‘em.
So when my lunch date cancelled the other day, I kept my plan to eat at Parmy’s Persian Fusion in the East Village, NYC. A recent review in the NY Times got my motor going and I couldn’t shake it. Continue reading
By now you know that I love it when like-minded eaters tip me off to vegetarian spots that have plenty of options for anyone kosher like me or vegetarian. So when N. suggested that I check out The Little Beet I was totally game. Its menu is seasonal, ingredients are farm fresh and there are plenty of heathy non-meat options to keep all sorts happy here.
And to my amazement the whole menu is gluten-free. Located right in the heart of busy midtown Manhattan, I was thrilled to find a fast but not fast-food option for breakfast, lunch or early dinner. Continue reading
My eyes swam through the menu, reeling with delight. Oh, what to choose?
The arugula & pear salad? Mini fish tacos? Risotto cake? Oh wait – the gluten free ravioli? Or the grilled cod?
F.I.S.H Restaurant & Bar located in the heart of downtown Stamford, CT, has an impressive selection of kosher-friendly fish and vegetarian options. They serve them in a chic and inviting atmosphere. The biggest challenge was choosing what to order, given the diverse and tantalizing temptations.
High hopes reigned supreme for this fresh fish restaurant considering that the owners have been at the helm of the long popular Quattro Pazzi and Osianna restaurants in Fairfield, CT. Continue reading
contributed by Katy Morris; photos by Liz Rueven
After their highly successful launch of O.A.T.S. Granola, Westport “mom-preneurs” Dana Noorily and Julie Levitt have jointly opened an “enlightened” Westport eatery called The Granola Bar where you can pick up some of their famous granola, sip on some delicious coffee from Tobey’s Estate in Brooklyn, or nibble on simple, clean, whole foods.
Why do we like this place so much? Continue reading
Six Main is a bit of a hike from New York City and Fairfield County, but WOW! It is worth the trip!
This all-vegetarian heaven, housed in a historic bank in the quaint town of Chester, Connecticut, is filled with masterfully crafted, creative vegan, vegetarian, and raw cuisine. And to top it off, most of their produce comes from their very own farm. Continue reading
Black Bean Veggie Burger courtesy BareBurger
Contributed by Katy Morris
Some say that veggie burger is a laughable oxymoron, but the ones we’ve rounded up here certainly hold their own when it comes to the hearty and tasty All-American sandwich.
Anyone who has swiped steaming freshly baked pita around a bowl of authentic and creamy hummus knows the real deal when they taste it.
The chickpeas are blended to a velvety smoothness with the help of tehina (sesame paste), seasoned simply with chopped or pureed garlic, freshly squeezed lemon juice, a dusting of paprika and parsley. Done!
Sounds so simple, but it can easily go awry. Continue reading
photo courtesy of Dirt Candy
By Hannah Kaminsky
No larger than a modest walk-in closet, this unassuming storefront in the East Village, NYC, is lined not with clothing racks but compact tables, hungry customers flanking all available sides. You don’t eat at Dirt Candy for the ambiance, Continue reading
Recipe and Photo courtesy of Marcia Selden Catering
The eggplant can get a bad wrap. Those shiny purple orbs can often seem intimidating, but fear not, our baked stuffed eggplant is perfectly delicious! Continue reading
contributed by Katy Morris
Recipe by Liz Rueven
No gluten. No dairy. No soy. No GMO’s. No processed sugar. No chemicals. No preservatives. No GMO’s. 100% Organic. 100% delicious. No kidding.
I encourage you to run, not walk, to Grass Rxoots of Old Greenwich, CT, for it’s many vegetarian, vegan and kosher-friendly choices. Continue reading