is for the cooking novice like myself. An incredibly easy recipe found while flipping through the most recent issue of Whole Living. My child is a very picky eater so I have to use some trickery when offering up healthy snacks – however she does surprisingly loves these. But it’s the perfect time of year to make Apple Chips, since fall is apple picking season (find a great resource here).
It’s better to use sweeter apples (I prefer honey crisps), but all you need to do is slice the apples of your choice crosswise 1/8 inch thick and remove the seeds. From there you simply heat the oven to 225 degrees, and bake them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper for 1 1/2 hours. Flip the chips then continue baking for about another hour until crisp. Such a tasty and simple snack!
Farm to Baby
I had planned to do when Leni was a baby was make her food, but I just couldn’t seem to get my act together. So if you’re someone who wants to feed your baby fresh and delicious meals but just can’t DIY, then Farm to Baby Delivery Food Service might be perfect for you. The food is made from local seasonal produce, then delivered fresh to your doorstep (check out their blog for the weekly menu). Delivering in Brooklyn & Manhattan, so if you’re interested head here for more info on how it works.
Photo: Farm to Baby
Edible Coffee Cup
get much smarter than this. Italian coffee brand Lavazza introduced an edible coffee cup that PSFK reported on a few weeks ago. The cup is just what it claims to be: 100% edible. Not completely sure about the availability, but be on the lookout and say good-bye to those paper coffee cups. Love this (and so does the environment)!
get enough of Bite. This little gem has a menu full of fresh, good stuff that’s healthy and surprisingly affordable. My personal favorite is the Mediterranean Salad. I’ll be honest though, you really can’t go wrong with anything on the menu. With quick to-go service, vegetarian and vegan options, it’s worth a try. My whole office is totally addicted.
The Meat Free Monday Cookbook
get my hands on The Meat Free Monday Cookbook. Of course, it did capture my attention because it has Stella McCartney’s name attached to it, but I have been planning to cut back on meat for some time now. The book gives guidance on how to eat meat-free one day a week and offers easy and tasty recipes. The best part about it is that you don’t have to be a vegetarian to try this one out.
made it to Stogo in the East Village. It’s been a place I’ve wanted to check out since learning about the organic, dairy-free ice cream joint. They have a ton of delicious flavors (like the combo I got: Salted Caramel Pecan and Mexican Chocolate) – all of which are made from scratch using premium ingredients and leaving out stuff like refined sugars, preservatives, artificial flavors, gluten, or animal products. Even their cups and utensils are made from sustainable, biodegradable materials. Does dessert get any better?
Photo: Time to Veg Out
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Jamaican Style Jerk Sauce
marinade with a mix of spicy and sweet flavors. This Jamaican Style Jerk Sauce is definitely my go-to for summer grilling. A random find at the grocery store, that now leaves me wanting to try the rest of the marinades and sauces they offer.
Spaghetti Squash with Garlic and Chili Pepper
good use of spaghetti squash; one of those vegetables that I don’t have nearly enough. This recipe is from Electric Blue (a site that’s worthy of bookmarking, lots of vegan recipes made from fresh ingredients). I updated it slightly by adding maitake mushrooms and peas. Quite tasty, vegetarian and with ingredients like coconut oil and garlic, this one’s got some real health benefits too!
Photo: Electric Blue
Tomato Parmesan Soup
this tomato parmesan soup from the local farmer’s market and I just can’t get enough of it. The fresh ingredients include jersey tomatoes, garden vegetables, parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. There are no preservatives and it is sealed to last on the pantry shelf (if you are lucky enough to have one of those) for up to a year. But it never seems to last more than a day in my home. It also comes in an awesome ball jar that can be repurposed once finished with the soup.