Where To Bite Brunch [New York, New York]

I have no doubt this will be the first in a grand series of brunch bites. New York, as it turns out, may very well be the brunch capital of the world. From… Continue reading

A Little Word On Living Free

There are no shortage of parties on a Friday in New York City – after work lets out in Midtown, the streets are thick with people looking for an ice cold cocktail, a… Continue reading

Triple Mushroom Soup [CYOB]

Create Your Own Bite #29 1 Ounce of Porcini Mushrooms, Dried 1 Teaspoon Vegetable Base 1/2 Cup Cremini Mushrooms, Sliced 1/2 Cup White Button Mushrooms, Sliced 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil 1/4 Cup White… Continue reading

A Little Word on TerraVITA Food & Wine Festival [The Traveling Bite]

“The biggest part of TerraVITA,” founder and director Colleen Minton tells me, “is that we focus on being mindful.” The extensive Food & Wine Festival, built on the foundation of the words for… Continue reading

A Little Word on Tasting the Tastiest Town [The Traveling Bite]

The South has a reputation for the best vinegar-based barbeque sauces in the country. It’s also known for grits, biscuits, hush puppies, and a variety of other foods that typically come deep-fried and… Continue reading

Where To Bite Mushrooms [New York, New York]

For me, there is almost nothing more sensational than a well-prepared mushroom. Pureed into a creamy soup or pate, grilled like a burger, roasted until crispy, or straight up raw and dipped in… Continue reading

A Little Word On Pop Cakes

No, I don’t mean cake pops  and no, I don’t mean rice cakes – although they are technically the latter. Made from a multi-grain combination of rice, corn, and wheat, these crisp, puffy… Continue reading

Vegan Eggplant Fake-Un [CYOB]

Create Your Own Bite #28 1 Large Eggplant 2 Tablespoons Maple Grove Farms Sugar-Free Maple Syrup 2 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar 2 Tablespoons Low-Sodium Soy Sauce 2 Teaspoons Olive or Canola Oil 1/2… Continue reading

Where To Bite Raw – [Manhattan, NY]

What I’d heard about Pure Food and Wine is that they had a no-noodle lasagna on the menu.  You know how much I love zucchini-noodle pastas and lasagna dishes, and on that premise… Continue reading

Squash Blossoms Three Ways – CYOB

I haven’t gone a week since moving to New York without stumbling upon a farmer’s market. They appear on every free street corner, erect their tents on open plazas, or emerge between building… Continue reading

A Little Word on Simplifying Your Diet

Every now and then, something happens that makes you stop in your tracks and reevaluate everything that you’re doing and everything you are.  Sometimes, it’s the life-altering bolt of grief that comes with sickness, death, or heartbreak.… Continue reading

Cauliflower Crust Pizzette with Heirloom Tomatoes [CYOB]

Create Your Own Bite #27  For Crust (Serves 2) 1 Cup Cauliflower Rice 1 Cup Light Mozzarella Cheese, Shredded 1 Large Egg, Beaten 1 Teaspoons Dried Oregano 2 Cloves Garlic, Minced 1/2 Teaspoons… Continue reading

Where To Bite Watermelon – [New York, New York]

Last week, we celebrated National Watermelon Day.  It probably didn’t stand out, because the summer months are full of watermelon, and this sweet, vibrant fruit is a major player on lots of restaurant… Continue reading

A Little Word on the Mindless Margin

If you’ve ever put away a bag of chips while watching a movie – not because you were hungry, but because you snacked until the movie was over – you are familiar with… Continue reading

Assorted Spicy Sour Pickles – CYOB

Create Your Own Bite #26 1 Pound of Fresh Vegetables 1 Cup Water 1 Cup Cider Vinegar 1 Tablespoon Salt 1 Tablespoon Truvia 1/2 Teaspoon Dill Weed A few sprigs of Fresh Thyme… Continue reading

A Little Word from Amy at The Little Honey Bee

Happy Sunday, all! I’m so thrilled to be featuring my friend Amy from The Little Honey Bee this week. She’s a major inspiration for all you healthy eaters out there, and I asked… Continue reading

Where To Bite Organic Vegan – [Manhattan, NY]

Buzzwords like “organic,” “local,” “sustainable” – they show up a lot today, on restaurant menus and food labels and on the web. They’ve become another way of saying “trendy,” “healthy,” and “hip,” even… Continue reading

Hearty Mushroom Pasta Sauce – CYOB

Create Your Own Bite #24 1/2 Cup Bottled Pasta Sauce 3-5 Cloves Garlic, Minced 1/2 Cup Baby Bella Mushrooms, Diced 1/4 Sweet Onion, Chopped 1/2 Cup Mini Pearl Tomatoes, Quartered Salt and Pepper,… Continue reading

A Little Word on Yogurt Substitutes

So, it’s been really hot. Like, melt off your face, hot. It’s the kind of hot where you have to sleep on top of your covers, and hang out in the kitchen with… Continue reading

Where To Bite in an Urban Barn – Flatbush Farm [Brooklyn, NY]

Flatbush Farm & Barn in Brooklyn’s adorable Park Slope neighborhood is open all year round. Whether you’re grabbing a glass of local Riesling in the rustic Bar(n), or sitting down for an elegant… Continue reading