Back in the (New York) Groove

Alright, first off, I am NOT listening to Ace Frehley right now. Just clearing that up. I did however, have a bit of a Throwback Thursday (on a Friday) moment this morning, and decided to check up on this blog that I abandoned 3.5 years ago. Whaaaat?! Crazy how time flies. Perhaps you'll be happy to know that I have decided to resume writing. Perhaps you don't really care. Either way, I am doing this because I realized that, A) 'I am a fairly decent writer', and B) I'm a fairly decent cook. I grew overwhelmed before due to the frequency of my posts, but I think that one or two new updates /week in conjunction with other social media will suffice. So, to welcome this blog as officially Back In Business, I am going to start with a list of some things that have grown to be tried and true favorites of mine over this bit of time. Think of it as a mid-2014 recap:

Beyond Sushi- all vegan, super tasty sushi in NYC; they have been in business for about two years now, and I can't rave enough about them. No fake fish products are used; only creative veggie combos.  They catered the cocktail hour at my wedding and the sushi flew off of the trays. Highly recommended if you are in the East Village or Chelsea Market area for lunch or dinner.  They also have a great blog here.

Homemade coconut milk ice cream. Don't worry, pictures and recipes will be coming soon.

The Juice Press- I know, I know. We all can make juice at home, but sometimes, you just need a good juice when you are out and on the go. Made with a Norwalk,  these are some of the best tasting juices I have had, ever. They are not pasteurized, and are heavy on the things that are truly good for you. My favorite kick-starter is the Mother Earth, a combo of dandelion, lemon, kale, chard, parsley,   cucumber, and ginger. Not for the faint of heart. Good for your liver. And dare I say... Better than   coffee?

Black chickpeas. Just like regular chickpeas, except black. Which we all know is more bad-ass than beige. I also feel like they have a meatier bite to them. They look great in all sorts of dishes (black hummus, anyone?) and have a slightly different nutritional profile due to the darker color. For more information on this, a decent article can be found here. Worth seeking out in your local grocery or Indian market, where they will most likely be labeled as Kala Chana or Bengal Gram. 

My new 11 cup food processor. I know... many people own these. I did not until a few months ago. Want shredded cabbage in less than 30 seconds? All I have to say is: Yes please. 

Two new cookbooks, by two great vegan bloggers: 
Isa Does It!- The new offering by Isa Chandra Moskowitz- easy, quick, and tasty meals. Sooo good!
Oh She Glows cookbook- the first book from Angela Liddon, focusing on healthy and innovative recipes, many gluten free options, and more. 

So there you have it. My first foray back into the blogosphere. Signing out for now kids. 


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