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How to Navigate the Bulk Foods Section to Survive the Dark Days

Let me just get this out of my system. If you haven’t explored your supermarket’s bulk food section, you are missing out! It’s a smorgasboard of tasty bits and pieces. You can get a HUGE sack of oats for oatmeal or a tiny nibble of chocolate-covered raisins right in the same place!

Besides the excitement, which I think stems from Mom occasionally buying bulk yogurt pretzels when I was a kid, here are the . . . → Read More: How to Navigate the Bulk Foods Section to Survive the Dark Days

How to Make Tuscan White Bean “Hummus” Sandwiches

This was part of the fantastic picnic that we brought to Governor’s Island. This is a great recipe straight out of The Candle Cafe Cookbook,which is from a great vegan restaurant in NYC. They call it white bean “pate”, but to me “hummus” is a better term. That’s essentially what it is only with another type of beans substituted for the chick peas / garbonzo beans.

Tuscan White Bean “Hummus” Sandwiches with Tomato . . . → Read More: How to Make Tuscan White Bean “Hummus” Sandwiches

How to Make Turkey Meatball Stew

This is one of our favorite recipes, going back years. This time we made it with as many local ingredients as we could get.

Admittedly, it can be a bit of a bear. Luckily, it yields a LOT and it freezes well, which makes for both left-overs during the week and frozen dinners for the future. It’s not nearly so bad if you sequence the steps correctly, but when we get it wrong . . . → Read More: How to Make Turkey Meatball Stew

Support Cayuga Pure Organics!

[UPDATE] We received a response from the GrowNYC; Cayuga stays!

Hello Erik.

Thank you for your email. I am happy to inform you that Cayuga Pure Organic will remain at Union Square on Saturday. This Saturday, look for them in the same location as last Saturday. You will be able to find them on the northeast side of Union Square Park beginning Saturday, April 16th. They will also be at Union Square on Wednesday and . . . → Read More: Support Cayuga Pure Organics!

Holy Mole Chili

This is definitely the best vegetarian chili I’ve ever had…at home or a restaurant. Thank you, Isa Chandra Moskowitz, for the great recipe. I’m usually a little disappointed in vegetarian chili. I eat it and feel virtuous for having a Meatless Monday, or whatever, but it’s nothing I get excited about. But this is amazing!! I swear you won’t miss the meat. The cocoa gives it incredible richness, but the chocolate flavor is very . . . → Read More: Holy Mole Chili