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Pumpkin spice latte {I love autumn}

Oh, autumn, how I love thee. The crisp weather, the beauty of the trees, the pumpkin cupcakes, pumpkin risotto (with Chinese 5-Spice), the magic in the air in NYC…and pumpkin spice lattes. I am guilty of swinging by Starbucks for a fix, but then after reading this article by Food Babe, I’m a bit turned off

Couscous from Looly’s {Super Easy Ideas for Lunch}

What’s your go-to meal for lunch? Sometimes lunch creeps up on me. That’s because I become so engrossed in what I’m doing (a sure sign that I love what I do). For this reason, the day goes by so quickly and sometimes it’s almost time to pick up my darling daughter at school. During the

Cod coconut stew {What is Hari Mirch?}

One thing I love, in life and in food, is a new discovery. A few weeks ago, a person named Sandeep wrote to tell me about an ingredient that her mom used in the recipes she made at home in India: an ingredient called hari mirch. I’d never heard of hari mirch and was pleasantly

Cardamom bundt cake {Quiet days at home}

After spending time in Massachusetts with my family for Christmas, I returned to New York to spend some quiet time at home. It’s taken me a long time to realize that I’m an introvert and I just love having some alone time to recharge…reading, watching movies, listening to music. It’s especially nice to have the

Le Livre Blanc by Anne-Sophie Pic {Cookbook Love}

“Cooking for the ones we love is the greatest proof of love.” —Anne-Sophie Pic Cookbook lovers, I have a new recommendation for you: Le Livre Blanc, a sleek, gorgeous, minimalist, all-white cookbook from Anne-Sophie Pic. If you aren’t familiar with Anne-Sophie Pic, she is a highly-regarded, award-winning French chef who owns a restaurant that’s been

Tea-infused wine from Tattle Tea {New Discoveries}

Don’t you just love when you come upon something new to eat or drink? It happens to be one of my favorite pastimes, so my ears perked up when I heard the words tea-infused wine. The lovely people at Tattle Tea, a company I’ve been talking about on Twitter + Facebook, have been adding blends

A visit to Titan Foods {Baked shrimp salad with orzo + ouzo}

The wonders of Titan Foods, a Greek Supermarket in Astoria, are many. Walk in and you might feel you’ve ended up in Greece, not Queens, thanks to the Greek music playing overhead, the blue and white flags, and of course the food, most of which is imported straight from Greece. What you’ll love about Titan

Three must-go-to cafés in NYC {Embracing the art of routine}

My mother, the queen of routine, would be shocked at this news: For the free spirit that I’ve always been, I recently began embracing routine and have been enjoying my new-found love of structure (well, within reason). Why the change? Well, I am a mom of a darling daughter who just started Kindergarten. For my

A perfect cup of coffee {Insider tips from a coffee guru}

Are you a morning person? I wasn’t until I had my dear daughter five years ago. I used to love staying up all hours of the night and sleeping in. But my life has transformed as it does when you have a child. Now I love waking up before her and enjoying some quiet time

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