Recipe: Berry Bite Smoothie!

September 09, 2014 By: Serena

berry-bite-smoothie-2 Okay, I admit this looks a little scary, but it tastes delicious!

Happy Tuesday, Noshers!

Today I’m excited to share my latest collaboration with Williams-Sonoma – I’m participating in Williams-Sonoma Juice Week! I looove Williams-Sonoma (if you follow me on instagram, you’ll know I did some impromptu Christmas shopping at W-S last weekend!).  Additionally, my latest go-to breakfasts have been smoothies and juices, so this was definitely of interest to me.  I make these recipes the morning of, so by necessity they are quick and easy.  I’m not a morning person, so trust me – if I can do it, you can do it :)

This week‘s theme is “Juices That Bite Back,” and my default juice recipe definitely falls into that category. The “default” part of my recipe is kale, chia seeds, coconut water, and…..cayenne pepper!  Yup, you heard that correctly.  I always appreciate a bit of kick in my food, and cayenne pepper is supposed to give your metabolism a bit of a temporary boost (I don’t know if this is true or not, haha, but I’m standing by it).  To this, I add whatever fruit I want – today I added mixed berries.  The finished result – a berry bite smoothie, yum!

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Grana Padano Event with MasterChef Luca Manfé!

September 02, 2014 By: Serena

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Happy (almost) Hump Day, Noshers! I’m definitely thankful for a shortened work week.  What did you do this past Labor Day weekend?  I cooked up a storm, including a huge batch of quinoa (I didn’t know it expanded that much – oops), and I’m definitely enjoying the fruits of that labor this week!

Today, I’m excited to share with you a fun and delicious event that I recently attended – Dinner With Luca, hosted by Grana Padano and MasterChef Season 4 winner Luca Manfé!  I’ve said this multiple times before – if I had to eat only one food for the rest of my life, it would be cheese. I just loooove cheese! So I was super excited to atttend this event, where we learned all about Grana Padano cheese and its three distinct ages: Continue reading »

Fun Fact Friday

August 22, 2014 By: Serena

pinkberry-1Happy FRIDAY, Noshers!!  I’m kinda bummed summer is almost over (wahhh, sad face) but trying to make a most of these last warm days.  This weekend I will be spending time in the park, perhaps checking out the space show at one of my favorite museums in NYC, and trying to Escape the Room! I’m pretty psyched about my plans.  What do you have on the docket for this weekend?

Today, I’m excited to share a delicious (and for some of you, free(!) fun fact):

Next Monday is National Banana Split Day!  But wait, there’s more – to celebrate, if you stop by Pinkberry next Monday and purchase a medium-sized frozen yogurt, you have a 1 in 10 chance of getting it for FREE!

The above photo is my Pinkberry creation when I unknowingly visited during National Smores Day (as you can see, even though it was Smores day, I favored mango :) ).  They were having the same promotion and I was the lucky 1 in 10!  I’ll definitely be trying my luck again on Monday!

What are your favorite frozen yogurt toppings?

Lobster Party with FreshDirect!

August 21, 2014 By: Serena


Happy Wednesday, Noshers!  If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that last week I posted this teaser photo: Continue reading »

French: Degustation

August 19, 2014 By: Serena


If there’s anything I appreciate when it comes to food (and there are many things I appreciate when it comes to food), it’s the well-thought out tasting menu.  A while back, I had an opportunity to partake in the tasting menu at Degustation, and I wasn’t disappointed.

For the uninitiated, Degustation borrows influences from Iberian, French, and American cuisine to create a delicate, nuanced, and altogether satisfying menu.  The intimate dining room (the restaurant must have had no more than 25 seats) offers an unobstructed view of the open kitchen. I love open kitchen setups in restaurants and given the option, will always pick a seat with a view of it.  So Degustation worked out perfectly for that, as you can see here: Continue reading »

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