If you wanna get me riled up, ask me what I think about food quality these days… Check out my recent interview with Bowery Greens for a rant, but also my favorite salad ingredients to always have on hand and more goodness goodies!
Obviously when you’re cooking for yourself, it’s easy to control what’s on your plate. But what can be trickier, is finding satisfying vegan options at restaurants. Vegan cafés are often heavily lacking in atmosphere, and occasionally the food itself is just as lackluster. Thankfully, there’s Blossom – a local, mini chain of 4 restaurants in NYC that gives vegans a place to indulge in delicious eats, without sacrificing food quality or experience. Blossom’s menu renounces all animal products in favor of organic, plant-based dishes that source their ingredients locally and from small farms and distribution companies. And guess what…? They’re actually DELICIOUS!
...And taste it all we did… After five, finger licking savory courses and two desserts, we felt that we’d celebrated the holiday appropriately. So it’s a good thing that I had asked everyone to wear their favorite “chic to feast”; aka "fat day" outfit. Because let’s face it, no matter what your denim size, we all have our off days, but that doesn’t mean that everyone needs to know. If you need inspiration for your next fat tuesday (or fat Saturday, Sunday, Wednesday…) click through to check out how these gals and I stay stylish any day of the week.
Being a true "foodie" is about more than just sampling the city’s best restaurants and cooking healthfully at home. It’s equally important to understand where our food comes from, and the impact it has on the environment and community. So when I stumbled upon International Rescue Committee (IRC)’s New Roots program – I was curious. As it turns out, the program is doing good in more ways than one.