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EST. 2011 BY LIZ RUEVEN
Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Local Carrots and How to Elicit Nature’s Sweetness

Local Carrots and How to Elicit Nature’s Sweetness

Maybe it was my recent visit to the famous NYC vegetarian restaurant, Dirt Candy, that influenced my decision to NOT doll these baby carrots up too much. They had been pulled from the winter ground the day before by organic farmer, Patti Popp, Sport Hill Farm, CT,  and I like showing their roots and straggly...



Monday, January 6, 2014

Worldly Culinary Fusion, Jazz & Roasted Squash Salad

Worldly Culinary Fusion, Jazz & Roasted Squash Salad

contributed by Katy Morris With its elegantly cozy ambiance, welcoming staff, and a distinctive menu chock full of locally sourced, seasonal options with a global twist crafted by renowned Chef Francois Kwaku-Dongo, the eleven14 Kitchen hits all the marks for a great dining experience. Kosher Like Me w...



Monday, December 23, 2013

Gravlax: The Easy Cure for New Year’s

Gravlax: The Easy Cure for New Year’s

contributed by Katy Morris photos courtesy of Sugar and Olives On an inconspicuous side street in Norwalk, CT, sits an eccentric French-inspired culinary “kitchen and lounge” that serves delicious, locally sourced, organic fare.  Sugar & Olives, owned by Jennifer Balin, opened after she boug...



Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Solving the Frying Issue: As Easy As Latke Gratin

Solving the Frying Issue:  As Easy As Latke Gratin

contributed by Melissa Roberts In case you haven’t heard, Hanukkah and Thanksgiving fall on the same day this year. It’s a big deal because the holidays last converged in the 1880's and it won't happen again for thousands of years.  Reason to celebrate Thanksgivukkah, for sure! For some, the idea of fr...



Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Cozy Up to Salmon Cakes

Cozy Up to Salmon Cakes

Recipe: Marcia Selden Catering If you have picky eaters at home, you know how difficult it can be to get them to eat salmon.  But it's worth your effort because salmon is bursting with omega-3 heart healthy fats as well as vitamin D.  These salmon cakes are crispy,  11806...



Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Chilled Soups Highlight Summer Produce with Watermelon, Cukes & Tomatoes

Chilled Soups Highlight Summer Produce with Watermelon, Cukes & Tomatoes

Marcia Selden Catering If the thought of summer entertaining makes you sweat as you envision standing over a hot stove, consider trying one of these unique, delicious, chilled soups.  11848...



Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Toasted Farro Salad with Summer Veggies

Toasted Farro Salad with Summer Veggies

Been reading much about farro lately? It's one of those densely nutritious ancient grains that we should be eating more of. Maybe that's why I loved learning about this bright, summery, market-sourced salad at Haven's Kitchen's Salad Class a few weeks ago. 11872...



Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Organic Vegan Meets Cute @Terri (Tofu & Avocado Wraps it Up)

Organic Vegan Meets Cute @Terri (Tofu & Avocado Wraps it Up)

By Marla Cohen The best way to enjoy lunch at Terri is to not have it there at all. On a nice day, this sandwich bar, which boasts only a handful of stools, is a great place to stop before staking out a cafe table on Fifth Avenue or in Madison Square Park. 11878...



Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Table Verte,Vegetarian French Bistro & Carrot Salad

Table Verte,Vegetarian French Bistro & Carrot Salad

If you’re staying local this summer but dreaming of Paris, head to Table Verte on 7th Street in the East Village, NYC, for a taste of traditional bistro fare. Well, maybe not so traditional since Table Verte is vegetarian. And as far as I can see, it is the only French vegetarian restaurant in NYC. That al...



Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Naturally Delicious at the Lime plus Quinoa Stuffed ‘Shrooms

Naturally Delicious at the Lime plus Quinoa Stuffed ‘Shrooms

By Camillo Ferrari The vibe at the Lime restaurant in Norwalk, CT is a throwback to the late 70's. Square sheets of glass protect faded, striped umber and orange tablecloths and customers' business cards are wedged between cloth and glass. A smattering of haphazardly framed photos of early 1980's T.V. icon...