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Looking for AMAZING food trucks/stands/carts

The blue corn pancakes are good, very corn-y flavor if that makes sense. Of course the cinnamon roll, and if they are doing sandwiches the ones with tempeh are good like the thai version. Lots of daily specials too. Oh, and any of the raw puddings made from cashews- those are really rich and amazing.
(Skip their weird raw pizza, and the seitan burger is nothing special)

about 5 hours ago
Ttrockwood in Manhattan

Morgenstern's Finest Ice Cream?

No, even better! The yogurt is for sale at whole foods, fairway, a few others...
I wasn't loving the butternut squash, but the carrot, beet, and tomato are really good...! (Can't find the parsnip)
http://www.bluehillyogurt.com/our-yogurt

about 5 hours ago
Ttrockwood in Manhattan

Any recommendations for foil pack dinners for the grill?

Eating well wrote a piece on exactly this...
http://mobile.eatingwell.com/recipes_...

about 6 hours ago
Ttrockwood in Home Cooking

Any recommendations for foil pack dinners for the grill?

That article has some great ideas!

about 6 hours ago
Ttrockwood in Home Cooking

LEFTOVER Boiled Cabbage

I live alone yet am categorically incapable of preparing a meal or a vegetable for one....if i am making a cooked veg dish i make allllll the veg! Even if it is 4lbs of roasted carrots or two sheet pans of assorted vegetable chips. Cook once, eat two more times via assembly.

about 6 hours ago
Ttrockwood in Home Cooking

Second entree idea needed

With bulgolgi it would be fun to bring korean inspired sides like quick pickled vegetables, sesame oil bean sprouts, kimchi (storebought), or even use these ingredients in a salad with nappa cabbage and scallions....

about 7 hours ago
Ttrockwood in Home Cooking

Use for lime pulp?

Blend into smoothies, bake into quick bread or muffins, or just add to your margaritas and blitz through the blender.

about 7 hours ago
Ttrockwood in Home Cooking

Need help with a picky eater

Definately search this board as already recommended.

And then make a (short?) list of what he does like, what he kind of likes, and start from where you are starting from.....
Are there vegetables he does like?? Even if its just a few there can be many ways of preparing- for example carrot slaw, roasted carrots, carrot "chips", stir fried match stick carrots, raw baby carrots, carrots in ratatouille, carrot soup......you get the idea.

And like many advise with small children get him involved with menu selection, shopping, and preparation. My young nephew suddenly liked a lot more veggies when he pulled them out of the ground himself or chose them at the store.

about 7 hours ago
Ttrockwood in Home Cooking

Domestically Disabled

Thanks for the update- that egg dish looks AWESOME!!
And most of my pans look like that- it just means they've been loved ;))
Keep at it and be fearless!!

about 7 hours ago
Ttrockwood in Home Cooking
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Trader Joes fruit recall....see that place is going to kill all you loyalists!

Nyc also by the lb (manhattan), as of this afternoon at fairway $1.99/lb for green and $4.99/lb for red, yellow, and orange.
TJs is the only grocery in manhattan selling them per pc.

about 7 hours ago
Ttrockwood in Chains

Driving from San Francisco to Big Sur: where to stop for lunch?

I'm just surprised it was free for so long...
For the OP the red house cafe is a great stop for breakfast or lunch in pacific grove, great homestyle food in a beautiful victorian.
http://www.redhousecafe.com

about 7 hours ago
Ttrockwood in California

Driving from San Francisco to Big Sur: where to stop for lunch?

Good idea! Perfect for stopping, and the OP will be mexican food deprived coming from nyc (nothing compares to mexican in CA!)

about 7 hours ago
Ttrockwood in California

santa cruz wineries

Bonny doon is my favorite- although i much prefer their dessert wine vin de glacie over their others, all are a great price and they have a larger selection at the tasting room than anywhere retail.

The tasting room is up in the hills not far from santa cruz, and not far from davenport, a tiny coastal town with some cute places for lunch and if you get lucky a roadside stand with fresh produce (stop there!!)

https://www.bonnydoonvineyard.com/mob...

about 8 hours ago
Ttrockwood in California

Trader Joe Vs Fairway Olive oil

The newer fairway on 2nd ave at 30th st has at least a dozen different olive oils with mini slices of bread for tasting. You may have to elbow the grazers out of the way....just don't expect to talk to anyone who is knowledgable on staff there.

about 8 hours ago
Ttrockwood in Manhattan

Recommendations for after theater meal - W 50th & Broadway.

-Molyvos is open til 11pm
- casuella for tapas, cheese, wine
- don antonia for pizza
-la bonne soupe closes at 11pm
- becco is open til midnight

(Ps. With all of the numerous threads you have posted it would be nice if you followed up with how everything turned out.....)

about 8 hours ago
Ttrockwood in Manhattan

A weekend with conservatives

Ah, I thought you would be doing a tasting menu at Annisa.....
You'll be fine! Shopping does work up an appetite ;)

about 9 hours ago
Ttrockwood in Manhattan

"Cooking Block" What Do You Do?

Come by the VnV WfD thread too- you can always add meat or seafood to your kids' or SO's portion of the meal....
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/981225

about 12 hours ago
Ttrockwood in General Topics

Vegetarian *30 day challenge. help a buddy out.

Wow- Your dad is such an inspiration!
Rock On Rory's Dad!

about 12 hours ago
Ttrockwood in Vegetarian & Vegan

Momofuku Noodle (lunch question)

Well now i have to go for the hozon ramen! After my last mediocre scallion ramen there i kinda wrote the place off and would go to ssam instead (full disclosure i have a friend on staff at ssam who gets me off the menu veg dishes :)

about 12 hours ago
Ttrockwood in Manhattan

Looking for AMAZING food trucks/stands/carts

Love the dosa guy! Destination worthy IMO

about 13 hours ago
Ttrockwood in Manhattan

Looking for AMAZING food trucks/stands/carts

Portland and austin, texas have amazing food trucks! But like kathryn said not really apples to apples comparison....

Cinnamon Snail here reminds me of some of the trucks in portland...

about 13 hours ago
Ttrockwood in Manhattan

Looking for AMAZING food trucks/stands/carts

Hhmm. $6 sounds steep! Jeni's is supposedly a BFD but maybe that's not relevant compared to the competition in nyc. (The company is based in ohio)

about 13 hours ago
Ttrockwood in Manhattan

Which 4 breakfasts in Lower East Side would you choose?

+1 for mogador, the shashuksa is a favorite

about 13 hours ago
Ttrockwood in Manhattan

Morgenstern's Finest Ice Cream?

I tried their sour flavor and it was way too tangy for me (i never was a fan of the pinkberry kind of tangy yogurt) and their salted caramel was so sweet the taster cup was more than enough. And then the herbal flavor was juuusssst right :)
Haha, very goldilocks....

Maybe we need a savory ice cream and yogurt thread.... (I'm loving the carrot yogurt from blue hill lately)

about 13 hours ago
Ttrockwood in Manhattan

Morgenstern's Finest Ice Cream?

Ah! That tomato basil sounds SO GOOD!! Sounds like i need to make a field trip to brooklyn.....

about 13 hours ago
Ttrockwood in Manhattan

Seafood Main Course for 8 That Doesn't Break the Bank?

I'm fairly certain you get fresh sardines in so cal, those are usually really cheap and easy/fast to grill. Serve a few per person with a chimmichuri sauce and grilled veggies, and something like a tabouli or grain based hearty salad.
Or you could do grilled calamari steaks- those literally take seconds! Serve with a chunky fresh raw tomato basil sauce and a good drizzle of basalmic.
Spot prawns are probably pricey but if you go with sardines or calamari steaks for the entree you could do a few of those too- such great visual drama if nothing else ;)

1 day ago
Ttrockwood in Home Cooking
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Seafood Main Course for 8 That Doesn't Break the Bank?

Definately the seafood boil! Totally perfect, a seafood based one pot meal that is also fun with a group!

1 day ago
Ttrockwood in Home Cooking

Is this tacky?

I appreciate each.and.every. dinner. invite.
Maybe you can do a semi-homemade version, like make pizzas from the TJs pizza dough, or buy a rotisserie chicken that you shred for tacos, or cook up some fresh ravioli that they sell. Low effort but feels a little more homemade.
There are also any number of dishes you can make ahead and freeze so the day of your party all you do is put said frozen homemade dish in the oven.

But overall you should enjoy your own dinner party! A little planning and prep in advance plus help from the store will reduce last minute prep.

1 day ago
Ttrockwood in General Topics
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Bulging sealed pico de gallo

No good!
I have bought that exact same product and there should NOT be any bulging or bubbles or nothing.
Sonething funky is growing inside.
Get a new one from the very back of the fridge. Its yummy stuff! Just, not the one you got....

1 day ago
Ttrockwood in General Topics

New incarnations of foods?

Fresh figs. I love them dried, but fresh were just ho-hum. And then i had a tagine with chickpeas and fresh figs that had been broiled and drizzled with vinegar. (!!)
So now i halve them, and drizzle with basalmic, add black pepper and salt and broil til the edges get browned and crispy chewy.
And i'm vegetarian so odds are i'll never do the wrap in bacon version everyone loves.

Generally i love all vegetables (except rutabegas!) but even more so when shaved thin on my mandoline. A super thin sliced celery and apple salad with walnuts would not have been as good cut in cubes or chunky shapes.

1 day ago
Ttrockwood in General Topics