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Need Pheasant Dinner Menu Suggestions

For the salad sharper greens like endive, radicchio, arugala etc would be nice to balance the heavier main, a champagne vinegar dressing, chopped chives or chervil, some pretty thin slices of radish, sugar snap peas, and the parmesan frico on top.

about 13 hours ago
Ttrockwood in Home Cooking

vegetarian easter menu?

Those cauliflower steaks are aaaammmmaaazziiing!!!

These wellingtons are great, maybe swap in carrots for the butternut so its more "spring" :
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/10/dining/10apperex.html?_r=1&

This pot pie would also be great swapping the squash for carrots, takes care of the carb and protein:
http://joanne-eatswellwithothers.com/2013/11/winter-squash-pot-pie-with-swiss-chard-and-chickpeas.html#more-7227

This very simple carrot salad is perfect for a kitchen helper who is good with a grater - or a shredding disc on the food processor:
http://www.davidlebovitz.com/2008/07/carottes-rapee/

These chickpea cakes would be great ontop of lightly dressed arugala and spinach:
http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/20...

For the pot pie(s) and quinoa cakes you could do the deviled eggs as the starter, then the cauli steaks with the entree and either the carrot salad or a green salad side, not sure how many or how hungry your crowd will be, you could always add good store bought dinner rolls as well

about 15 hours ago
Ttrockwood in Vegetarian & Vegan

Are you snacking on anything right now? **Springtime Edition**

Another crazy day....another almond milk cafe o'lait via intern (don't worry i buy her a coffee too!)
I didn't even get a chance to have much til late afternoon... Snacked on marinated baked tempeh cubes, sugar snap peas, and homemade "rainbow juice" (picture is of all the juice pulp!) with kale, carrots, beets, cilantro, ginger, lemon, cucumber, and half a green apple.
Tasted like a rainbow too!

about 15 hours ago
Ttrockwood in General Topics

Are you snacking on anything right now? **Springtime Edition**

Yummm!!! Love veggie chips of all kinds....
And isn't it common knowledge that homemade cookies are only good for 48 hours?? ;)

about 15 hours ago
Ttrockwood in General Topics

Are you snacking on anything right now? **Springtime Edition**

They are awesome!! Good snack size, and the coconut is the best flavor. Dunno how much they are at WF now but i order with amazon prime, think its about $1.25/bar :
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B008MIG...

about 16 hours ago
Ttrockwood in General Topics
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Are you snacking on anything right now? **Springtime Edition**

There are a million different ways! Use whatever fruit you like :)
Also check out these posts for more ideas:
http://food52.com/blog/4308-one-ingredient-ice-cream-2-0-flavors-for-every-season

I didn't use the matcha powder and this one was still awesome:
http://www.choosingraw.com/green-tea-peach-and-avocado-soft-serve/

http://ohsheglows.com/2012/06/06/summ...

about 16 hours ago
Ttrockwood in General Topics

Good but not too too expensive Italian restaurant in theatre district?

about 16 hours ago
Ttrockwood in Manhattan

Visiting from Toronto - thoughts/suggestions?

Fri pm:
I have taken lots of visitors to amy ruth's and they have universally enjoyed it- beware the portions are huge! However if this is your theater evening its far away

Sat am: balthazar is too far out of the way, i agree with suggestions in time warner center or you could go to the pick a bagel not far from your hotel (note they will also deliver to your hotel for free, its customary to tip the delivery guy though):
http://www.menupages.com/
restaurants/pick-a-bagel-2/menu

Your saturday agenda is insane and not realistic. I would omit at least one and probably two activities.

Sunday: i agree with others its a huge time investment with minimal results. Resourceful shoppers with a computer can find much better deals on the exact same product. (Ps check here for updated info on sample sales while you are here: http://ny.racked.com/tags/sample-sales)
Sun:
I agree with others, skip normas.
Go out to lunch and grab the picnic for the plane (or so you have dinner once you get home exhausted!!)

about 17 hours ago
Ttrockwood in Manhattan

Are you snacking on anything right now? **Springtime Edition**

Really long day with almost six minutes for a so called lunch break.... Is an almond milk cafe o lait a snack?? (Thank you intern) also had: a coconut health warrior chia bar (love!!), a baggie mix of dry roasted edamame, puffins original, salted pumpkin seeds, raisins and dried strawberries, and most of the box of cherry tomatoes while making dinner.

1 day ago
Ttrockwood in General Topics

Are you snacking on anything right now? **Springtime Edition**

Why are vending machine snacks so much more alluring than any other snack??
$1 for a baggie of nuts sounds like a good deal at least!

1 day ago
Ttrockwood in General Topics

Are you snacking on anything right now? **Springtime Edition**

That was through an actual juicer, so all the stems and such became the pulp.

I do love cucumber in smoothies made with a blender! My favorite combo is: one peeled cucumber, a handful of cilantro, one peeled lemon (take out the seeds!) 1/3 peeled ruby red grapefruit, and a handful of pineapple chunks with a tiny pinch of salt. I often freeze the pineapple so the smoothie is cold. Its a super refreshing combo, adjust the grapefruit and pineapple to your taste.

1 day ago
Ttrockwood in General Topics

Are you snacking on anything right now? **Springtime Edition**

I knew i liked you for a reason.... ;)

1 day ago
Ttrockwood in General Topics
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Are you snacking on anything right now? **Springtime Edition**

Sounds like an awesome goal for this summer :))

When i'm being cheap i blend frozen cubes of full fat canned coconut milk with frozen mango i let thaw for 10min and another splash of coconut milk if its needed- turns super creamy like the best soft serve ever.....

1 day ago
Ttrockwood in General Topics

Are you snacking on anything right now? **Springtime Edition**

Mayo??? Weird.
I always buy Fairway's- its really good and surprisingly low fat/cal. No mayo!

1 day ago
Ttrockwood in General Topics

Wicked Simple Recipe Help

Do you have a muffin tin? I've made tofu based frittata muffins often in a muffin tin for grab and go- somehow easier to eat by hand than a slice...

1 day ago
Ttrockwood in Special Diets

Wicked Simple Recipe Help

Yes, the dish goes by many names and essentially the same idea with different spices or flavors- not just easy but cheap too!

1 day ago
Ttrockwood in Special Diets
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Non-dairy quiche, can I use almond milk?

I made this at christmas and impressed some serious anti-tofu people.....no dairy or non dairy milk needed.
http://ohsheglows.com/2013/08/27/sun-...

1 day ago
Ttrockwood in Special Diets

Selling greek yogurt at farmer's market.. would you buy a vegan option?

I would buy TONS!!!
All the non dairy yogurt on the market is Total Crap...!
Be sure it uses only vegan ingredients (no dairy yogurt starter), and label as "dairy free, nut free, vegan"
Ingredients and nutritional info would be appreciated by all special diets people....

For toppings the same as i posted on the other thread, vegan granola would be #1.

P.s.
Please tell me you're coming to a farmer's market in manhattan.....!!

1 day ago
Ttrockwood in Vegetarian & Vegan

Weekend visit in 33 days' time

I've been to locanda verde several times for brunch and can't say the food is as memorable as the bill....
Also in tribeca, telepan local was a recent great brunch. Also consider the NoMad (in flatiron), public, and prune (no res for brunch at prune, just go early and know there is a wait)

1 day ago
Ttrockwood in Manhattan

PDX to NYC Late May - Research done, but would appreciate some help

Motorino's pre fixe lunch special is worth considering:
http://www.menupages.com/restaurants/...

1 day ago
Ttrockwood in Manhattan

Balthazar downhill alert?

I can't believe they even sent it to your table!

1 day ago
Ttrockwood in Manhattan

Best German Chocolate cake?

The best is the one my mom makes....! But she's on the other side of the country and doesn't ship ;)
The slice (or whole cake!) at buttercup bakery is quite good. Call before you go since sometimes they run out. And somehow its much better as the cake slice vs their cupcake.
http://www.menupages.com/restaurants/buttercup-bake-shop/

I haven't tried the one at clinton st baking co (dinner dessert menu) but their "chocolate caramel frosting" sounds like creative license:
http://www.menupages.com/restaurants/...

1 day ago
Ttrockwood in Manhattan

Where can I get a great tuna burger in NYC?

7 years later the OP probably found their tuna burger already....

1 day ago
Ttrockwood in Manhattan

What's for Dinner #291 - the Taxman Cometh Edition [Through Aprl 16, 2014]

It was so gorgeous today that i walked over to nish nush and picked up dinner before biking home (which was really tough with the crazy wind!)
I got my favorite, a fluffy pita stuffed with hummus, pickles, and israeli salad. A side of moroccan carrots.
Hummus and pickles were made for each other.
And a seperate order of their plain hummus for the week- i swear its the best in all of nyc, makes sabra taste like elmer's glue.
http://www.menupages.com/restaurants/...

Apr 14, 2014
Ttrockwood in Home Cooking
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What's for Dinner #291 - the Taxman Cometh Edition [Through Aprl 16, 2014]

Wow!! That soup and risotto sound amazing! (No pork for me)

Apr 14, 2014
Ttrockwood in Home Cooking

Need casual Easter snack ideas

A creamy dip with fresh herbs, pita chips for her and some fresh veggies for those who can.

Spiced nuts are always good for nibbles

Maybe seltzer in the lemonade to make it feel "festive".

Apr 14, 2014
Ttrockwood in Home Cooking

super budget meals

No one mentioned peanut butter yet....
Sweet potato stew with peanut butter is hearty, satisfying, and very easy- look for recipes called african peanut stew or such.

Thick Lentil soup with full fat coconut milk and carrots is way less than $1/per person

The chinese rice porridge congee is stupid cheap, top with shredded veggies and a soft boiled egg or tofu and a drizzle of soy sauce. This recipe is the basic technique, skip the expensive mushrooms and use what you have on hand or can find for veggies
http://www.vegetariantimes.com/recipe...

Apr 14, 2014
Ttrockwood in Home Cooking

Dairy free Chicken Enchiladas??

Isa is the queen of vegan comfort food, her nacho cheese is thick and a little gloppy and tastes waaaaayyy better than the real stuff ever did.
http://www.theppk.com/2011/11/cashew-...

Apr 14, 2014
Ttrockwood in Home Cooking

Dairy free Chicken Enchiladas??

The nacho cheese sauce from kenji may be too thin for a lasagna.

This recipe is awesome, the cashew ricotta gives richness and great mouthfeel. Soak the raw cashews overnight and you can make this ahead a few days no problem. I would blend a few veggies into the sauce so they aren't visible.... If you use noodles then i would skip the rice.
http://ohsheglows.com/2011/11/07/vegan-lasagna-with-basil-cashew-cheeze/

Daiya shreds are the ONLY vegan cheese that doesn't taste like melted plastic. But its $$ and not especially fabulous. I'd just do without it on top.

Or, if you are looking for a lower cal option this one uses tofu and is very good. Blending the drained firm tofu with the spinach makes the veg hard to even see- be sure to use the nutritional yeast, i always double it to a quarter cup.
http://blog.fatfreevegan.com/2006/03/...

Apr 14, 2014
Ttrockwood in Home Cooking

What to do with leftover slices of Granny Smith apples?

If the slices are thick then chop into a dice and add to green salads, chicken salad, tuna salad, etc.

Add the diced chunks to hot oatmeal with raisins, cinnamon and brown sugar.

Apr 14, 2014
Ttrockwood in Home Cooking
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