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EST. 2011 BY LIZ RUEVEN
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

La Frutteria In Costa Rica & Fried Plantains

La Frutteria In Costa Rica & Fried Plantains

While in Costa Rica last week, the directions I received to the closest frutteria went something like this, "Stay on the paved road. Follow all of the twists and turns until you see it on your left. If you find yourself on a dirt road get back on the paved one." After a few bumpy miles, we hit the frutteria ...



Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Organic Planet’s Orbit

Organic Planet’s Orbit

contributed by Katy Morris Dedicated to nourishing diners with only locally sourced, organic elements in each and every dish, Organic Planet Restaurant is a true haven for local health conscious foodies, living in CT or passing through Greenwich. 11776...



Tuesday, October 22, 2013

It’s Truffle Season, finalmente. Here’s What You Should Know

It’s Truffle Season, finalmente. Here’s What You Should Know

Contributed by Katy Morris Now that it's truffle season you may want to know what all the fuss is about. For sure, it's best to be educated before you consider finishing a dish with shavings of these precious nuggets. That's wine connoisseur David Lynch (above) checking out the goods before buying them ...



Monday, October 14, 2013

Portabella Mushroom Pizza Satisfies that Craving

Portabella Mushroom Pizza Satisfies that Craving

There's something about 'shrooms that speaks of Autumn to me. Perhaps it's their meaty heft and deep, rich flavors.  Yet somehow, I didn't mind feasting on these when we ate them in Bend, Oregon this summer. These vegetarian, gluten-free mushroom pizzas  are simple to whip up and would be a blast for teens ...



Wednesday, October 2, 2013

When Vegetables Star at Le Verdure, Eataly

When Vegetables Star at Le Verdure, Eataly

Written and photographed by Marla Cohen I work only doors away from Eataly, a slightly intimidating Italian food emporium that is a cross between an Old World food market and a three-ring circus. Whether you are seeking a sit-down lunch or hunting for an obscure ingredient, Eataly probably has what you’...



Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Open Sesame; Tehina & Cookies

Open Sesame; Tehina & Cookies

By Katy Morris  Three passionate sisters have joined forces to create a delectable, versatile sesame Tehina product that is nutrient-rich, 100% vegan and kosher, and completely gluten and peanut-free.  “The Soom sisters” source the highest quality White Humera sesame seeds directly from Northwest Ethio...



Friday, August 16, 2013

Crisp, Cool and Impressive Veggie Spring Rolls

Crisp, Cool and Impressive Veggie Spring Rolls

While I was in Bend, Oregon a few weeks ago, Chef Bette Fraser of the Well Traveled Fork cooked up a couple of magnificent meals for us and our house guests. We had more than a few stipulations including gluten and dairy free, kosher, and vegetarian.  No problem!  We started with this impressive summer ap...



Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Culinary Walks Link Travelers to Local Foodways

Culinary Walks Link Travelers to Local Foodways

While I was planning for a mid-summer break in Bend, Oregon I became jittery about the food scene there. Everyone I mentioned my trip to asked, “ Why not Portland? Isn’t that where the cool food scene is?”   I began to worry about finding innovative, vegetarian eats in this little sister of a city (8...



Friday, August 9, 2013

Super Green Protein Pesto Recipe

Super Green Protein Pesto Recipe

Chef Cecily Gans was whirring up this bright, high protein pesto and sharing samples with hungry shoppers at the Westport Farmers' Market last week. She touted the seasonal greens from CT. farms and the high protein value of hemp seeds. 11854...



Wednesday, July 10, 2013

A Fresh Spin on Summer Salads at Haven’s Kitchen, NYC

A Fresh Spin on Summer Salads at Haven’s Kitchen, NYC

As the season heats up and farmers’ markets everywhere suddenly have heaping piles of crisp, rainbow hued salad ingredients to offer, I needed a little jump start to get me thinking about new combinations and uses for all those spicy greens and plump beans. So when I ran across an article about Haven’s Ki...