Happy FRIDAY, Noshers! Long time no post! But what better way to kick off my return than with a post dedicated to one of my favorite food services – FreshDirect, plus a GIVEAWAY! As part of FreshDirect‘s Month of Love (#FDLove, oooOOOoooh), I’m collaborating with this delicious company to share my favorite FreshDirect “food crushes.” Man oh man, I have a TON of food crushes, but for the sake of brevity I’m highlighting my top five FreshDirect food crushes. You ready? Let’s dig in.
1. Montauk Pearls Farm-Raised Oysters
Photo Source for all photos in this post: FreshDirect
I appreciate a good oyster happy hour as much as the next person, but there is an undeniably gratifying, Rosie the Riveter type satisfaction from shucking your own oysters at home. I’ve ordered these Montauk Pearls several times, and they are tender, briny, and luxurious. I get a dozen at a time and don’t share! Ha! One does not always have to share, especially when it comes to oysters. Which reminds me, it might be time to upgrade from my butter knife/flathead screwdriver combo to an actual oyster knife. Hmmm….. Continue reading »
Happy Holidays, Noshers! The past few weeks (and upcoming weeks) have been full of parties, eating, getting-together, and of course general merriment. What’s on your holiday bakelist? OR more importantly, your holiday eatlist??
Today I’m super excited to be giveaway one of my FAVORITE products from the past year – the Paderno World Cuisine Spiralizer! If you follow along on the BAN blog, you’ll know that this little device has changed my life. The Spiralizer has resulted in my eating a lot more vegetables (as a former avowed veggie-averse foodie, this is huge) in the form of “zoodles”, or zucchini noodles. I’ve also used the Spiralizer to make apple chips, baked potato chips, curly fries and much more. It’s like a Playdoh toy for adults, except the finished product is much more delicious.
But don’t take MY word for it – try it for yourself! Thanks to the lovely folks at Paderno, I am giving away TWO of the newest Spiralizer model – the four-blade version! The four-blade Spiralizer was just released in September, and features the newest blade that makes angel hair, yum!
Two of my favorite go-to recipes with the Spiralizer are zucchini noodles with avocado cream sauce: Continue reading »
Happy Monday, Noshers! Today I’m happy to share a few (okay, a lot of) photos from my my favorite foodie event of the year – New York Taste 2014! Featuring chefs from over 40 of NYC’s top restaurants, such as David Bouley, Morimoto, and Marcus Samuelsson, this event is delicious, lively, and so much fun. You can see the amazing lineup here: Continue reading »
Happy Tuesday, Noshers! It’s a gorgeous but chilly day here in NYC, and hopefully this post will warm your day up a bit! Recently, NatureBox reached out to me to see if I’d be interested in sampling their fall snacks. I had heard of NatureBox before, but hadn’t tried it – however, it combined two of my favorite things: non-bills mail and snacks. So in the name of blogging (okay okay, in the name of I-heart-snacking), I said YES.
For those not familiar with NatureBox, it’s a pretty convenient snack subscription service that delivers a box of healthier, wholesome snacks each month. There is a wide variety to choose from, and many of their options are a fun twist on traditional favorites, such as chili lime pistachios, kung pao pretzels, and salted caramel pretzel pops (omg I SO want to try those!!). There is also a rotating selection of seasonal favorites – and that’s what I got to sample.
I was super excited to see a pretty sizable box arrive in the mail, filled with five full-sized packages of snacks – I eagerly opened up the packaging to see what snacks I got (as a subscriber, you can either choose your snacks or have them surprise you). See for yourself: Continue reading »
Happy Wednesday, Noshers! Today I’m deliciously excited to share a fun new find at Whole Foods. Sun Noodle, the noodle producer that supplies ramen to top noodle bars like Momofuku, Ivan Ramen and Slurp Shop, now offers pre-packed RAMEN KITS!!!
The ramen kits come in three varieites, shoyu, miso, and “kaedama” (which, for the initiatied, is what you say to add a second helping of noodles to your remaining broth. Mmmm….). The kits are MSG-free and available at all NYC Whole Foods Market locations, the Portchester, NY, store, and select New Jersey locations. Continue reading »