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blue apron? for kids?

The preferences are very general- like vegetarian or not. Plated might be a better option, instead of a set menu of several dishes you choose exactly which dish to order and how many servings. Its a little more but if you get blue apron its possible to have an entire meal you don't like because its part of the set menu for the week.
https://www.plated.com/how-it-works

about 11 hours ago
Ttrockwood in General Topics

Zucchini bread: why?

Yum! Just saved this- that is a lot more zucchini than recipes i've seen before (which is a good thing if you ask me). But now i want mini muffin pans.....!

about 12 hours ago
Ttrockwood in Home Cooking

Recipes Using Prepared Caramel Sauce

Sticky caramel buns:
http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/20...
Swirl into brownies, pumpkin bread, muffins
Mix with cinnamon and cream cheese as an apple dip
As sauce for bread pudding
Use as a frosting between cake layers
Drizzle on oatmeal, popcorn, baked sweet potatoes
Blend with milk and espresso for a fancy coffee drink

about 12 hours ago
Ttrockwood in Home Cooking

Spicy appetizer

-Breaded fried pickled jalapenos
-hot artichoke dip with siracha
- cheese straws using puff pastry and pepper jack or other spicey cheese
- baked brie with pepper jelly
- make a version of chex mix using cayanne, wasabi peas, caramel corn, and pretzel sticks with chex

about 12 hours ago
Ttrockwood in Home Cooking

serving seared tuna

No it won't go bad.
But seared tuna that is room temp is potentially weird/gross (did you see that warm sushi thread?)
Either chilled or warm just cooked is ideal.

about 12 hours ago
Ttrockwood in Home Cooking

17 Struggles Only Lazy Vegetarians Will Understand

Not all lazy vegetarians are cheeseaholic carbivores.... But yeah, we're definitely sick of crappy mixed salads as "dinner" and the greasy eggplant option.
I suspect there would be a lot of overlap with a lazy omni feature (aren't mac and cheese, pizza, and pasta univerally appealing?)

about 13 hours ago
Ttrockwood in Food Media & News

Do you have a favorite fruit juice?

I have a juicer that i love and usually use for green juices with mostly veggies.
Last winter i had some beautiful clementines yet way too many of them- i juiced the clementines, some pomegranate, lime, and ginger that was delicious!
As just one fruit i loved strawberries but a pound of organic berries got me like 3oz juice so that was that. Didn't want to spend $20 for a good sized glass!

about 13 hours ago
Ttrockwood in General Topics

Trader Joe's YAY/MEY/NAY - September 2014

That's annoying. Just transfer it all to a mason jar with a wide mouth or a tupperware to save yourself the grief and flinging rice issues :)

about 14 hours ago
Ttrockwood in Chains

Lambs Club or?

How high are your heels...?
Aquavit is just far enough that it isn't quite close but could be an option.
DB bistro is another one

about 14 hours ago
Ttrockwood in Manhattan

Dirty French

Haven't been myself but my friend wrote about it on her blog (she works in the industry and i trust her feedback)
http://fritosandfoiegras.com/2014/09/...

about 14 hours ago
Ttrockwood in Manhattan

4 ladies in NYC

You are staying very close to both 2nd ave deli and Sarge's if you are looking for classic nyc jewish deli foods.

The closest good bagel shop (breakfast?) is pick a bagel on 3rd ave b/w 22nd and 23rd (they will also deliver to your hotel-
http://www.menupages.com/restaurants/...
but ees a bagel on 21st st and 1st ave is even better (but no delivery)

about 14 hours ago
Ttrockwood in Manhattan
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4 ladies in NYC

+1 for i trulli, also a great option for their happy hour for wine and snacks

about 15 hours ago
Ttrockwood in Manhattan

Favorite wine shop recs?

Italian wine merchants near union sq hasn't been mentioned yet- helpful staff that worked within my budget and was patient, no pressuring or trying to upsell. (AFAIK eataly's wine shop is still closed)
http://www.italianwinemerchants.com/d...

about 15 hours ago
Ttrockwood in Manhattan

Pre-Theater Lunch Saturday 10/4

The marshal is likely the right spot for her- they could walk over from penn and cab it to the theater which isn't close... Casual farm to table menu and takes reservations.
http://www.the-marshal.com/Reservatio...

La Bonne Soupe is close, and popular, no reservations for less than 3, opens at 11:30am on sat
http://labonnesoupe.com

Bar boulud has a weekend pre fixe brunch for $32, a nice selection of wines by the glass and takes reservations. They could walk down broadway to the theater easily.
http://www.barboulud.com/nyc/brunch

Poulette in hell's kitchen could work, but no wine...
http://poulettenyc.com

If you search this board there are also about 278 threads for "pre theater lunch" as well for more ideas.
http://www.chow.com/search?q=Theater+...

about 15 hours ago
Ttrockwood in Manhattan

Ramen "buffet" for smallish group?

Most asian markets sell a tofu that is already pressed- in a vacuum sealed plastic and a medium brown color from the soy sauce marinade.
If you can't find that buy extra firm tofu, press under a plate with heavy cans ontop in the fridge a few hours, and swipe with a little soy sauce and sesame oil, cut into cubes, bake at 375 for 30 min, flip, and bake about another 10 min- should be firm and dry to the touch.
And/or get the fried tofu puffs- i'm not the biggest fan since the fried part gets soggy in the soup.

Or. Disregard all of the above- drain extra firm tofu, cut into cubes, add to veg broth so it can soak up flavor. People just serve themselves broth and tofu at the same time. Done.

1 day ago
Ttrockwood in Home Cooking

Covered Dish for a Pirate Party?

Pirate's Booty ( the white cheddar and veggie flavors are great!)
http://www.piratebrands.com/pirates-b...

1 day ago
Ttrockwood in Home Cooking

Vermont Creamery Maple Sea Salt Butter, Stonewall Farm Maple Bacon Onion Jam

I don't eat bacon, but i've loved sweet onion jam on raw apple slices, i also stirred some into a plain hummus, and whisked some with a splash of white wine vinegar and grapeseed oil to make a salad dressing.
The rest of the jar was a spoon to mouth situation :)

1 day ago
Ttrockwood in General Topics

Hello, I am looking for some recommendations for some store bought marinades,sauces, and pre mixed seasonings for chicken.

For an indian flavor this (likely not authentic) tikka masala sauce is great:
http://www.mayakaimal.com/shelfstable...

Crazy jane's mixed up salt is a good all purpose seasoning.

Check your local health foods store- they sometimes have spices sold in bulk. Look for herbs de provence, herb blends, smoked paprika (pimenton), and za'atar.

1 day ago
Ttrockwood in General Topics

Trader Joe's YAY/MEY/NAY - September 2014

I might blitz some into a dip of some sort actually- debating a pistachio fava combo so it stays super green. Since i don't eat lamb you can have my portion...

1 day ago
Ttrockwood in Chains
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEY/NAY - September 2014

Well i do the same stovetop cooking treatment for both- with the quinoa ones be sure the pan is greased and nonstick- just use a medium heat and be patient. No lid. When the center is defrosted and just flip gently, the outer layer of quinoa gets a bit crispy.
The oven heat may not have been intense and direct enough to crisp the outside- so therefore the patties steamed more or less....

1 day ago
Ttrockwood in Chains

Favorite wine shop recs?

+1 for sherry lehmann, very intelligent and helpful staff as well

1 day ago
Ttrockwood in Manhattan

Favorite wine shop recs?

In the area also 67 wine is worth a stop and see.
http://www.67wine.com/index.asp

1 day ago
Ttrockwood in Manhattan

Desperately looking for a private/semi private room for 80th birthday party

This previous thread has some great ideas, add Maialino to the list as well.
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/982655

1 day ago
Ttrockwood in Manhattan

Brunch near the Belasco Theater?

Esca might work- they open at noon saturday, depends on what time the matinee starts.
http://www.esca-nyc.com

The lobster fra diavolo bloody mary may give the lamb's club an edge though....(!)

1 day ago
Ttrockwood in Manhattan

Table salt free diet and eating out

For non home cooking and eating out you will just have to order whatever works within your limitations- which isn't going to be a whole lot.
Pack a baggie of raw almonds and have a snack before leaving home. Vegan is easier than zero salt, but put the two together and unless you're in a major city with vegan restaurants (and even there) you will likely be ordering really lame meals like steamed vegetables, a baked potato, plain rice or pasta, salads with just raw vegetables no nuts or seeds (those are usually salted) with oil and vinegar, or salt free edamame.

I'd rather shave a few years off my life expectancy than omit salt from my diet for the rest of my life.

Sep 15, 2014
Ttrockwood in Special Diets

Discontinued at Trader Joe's: July 2014-December 2014

I haven't seen them back at nyc locations... Hopefully they will show up soon!

Sep 15, 2014
Ttrockwood in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/MEY/NAY - September 2014

The masala patty? I usually do those stovetop in a non stick pan without issues... Did it just stick to the pan? Maybe in the oven it doesn't get the more firm cooked outer layer to help it hold together... Did you bake straight from frozen? Defrosting before baking might make them stick more.

Sep 15, 2014
Ttrockwood in Chains

NYC visit October

When i've been my friends always get the chicken and waffles or fried catfish with collard greens and the mac n cheese and love it. As a veg i've also loved the waffles, grits, and sometimes there's a veg side made without meat- haha, its actually a terrible place for vegetarians but my friends enjoy it and i figure it out :)
Their pies look fantastic but we've always been too full to try some.

Sep 15, 2014
Ttrockwood in Manhattan
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Denied moon cakes, Chinese iPhone workers strike

The dealbreaker was probably the lack of a cash bonus more than the mooncakes.
Its disheartening to see apple hide behind this new anti corruption law- just give them the bonus with enough extra they can buy their own mooncakes!

Sep 15, 2014
Ttrockwood in Food Media & News

Denied moon cakes, Chinese iPhone workers strike

I'm not even a little bit chinese and i love the lotus seed mooncakes! I'll have about one or two a year.....

Sep 15, 2014
Ttrockwood in Food Media & News