I tried the carb free thing once and it just made me really cranky. I exercise pretty frequently and my body needs carbs to run properly. Or so I think. I have friends that are as active as I am and they swear by going carb-free. One day without carbs leaves me craving a giant bowl of pasta. However, some carb-free meal alternatives intrigue me. Like eating spaghetti squash instead of noodles with a bolognese sauce or cauliflower puree instead of mashed potatoes. One carb-free alternative that I think I would particularly like is zucchini noodles. You feed the zucchini through a device called a Spiralizer which produces spaghetti-like zucchini noodles that can be served with any sauce you like. This sounds like something I would LOVE even though I’m already plotting a half and half zucchini and pasta mix. The challenge is, I don’t own a Spiralizer and Chad said I can’t get one (such a grump). So until I order one on amazon using the credit card I keep on the side for items Chad won’t let me buy (shoes, bags, clothes, and Spiralizers) I devised this great solution – Zucchini Lasagna!
My god this winter is cold!
And snowy, and icy, and blustery, and bone-chilling COLD!
I’m usually the last person to complain about the cold, in fact I usually LOVE it. I love the snow, I love to ski, and I love the way the city looks blanketed in snow, but this winter it’s downright chilly. And summer is still so far away – how can we warm up? With this Hearty French Onion Soup of course!!!
Superbowl week is here and the city is buzzing with excitement as we anticipate the biggest event of the year coming to our home town! Times Square has been transformed into the “Super Bowl Boulevard”, Hoboken has Super Bowl curling (huh??), and my kitchen has been a little stumped. You see, at my ‘real’ job, in the ad industry, I’ve been anticipating this Super Bowl for almost two years now. I’ve even been dubbed the “Super Bowl Specialist” for my team. And do we advertising people L-O-V-E the Super Bowl! It is a real “bring home the bacon” (or in my case the parsnip) kind of event. I’ve been so busy with the Super Bowl at work that when it was time to write this week’s post I hadn’t even thought to make something special. Being that the Super Bowl is in New York and I’m someone who calls her self a “NYC Food Forager” I needed to get my act together immediately. But I had a problem – what on earth was I going to make for the Super Bowl that I could get at the farmer’s market? I’m someone who loves Super Bowl Sunday for the beer, commercials, and most importantly the eats. Isn’t half the fun that the eats are usually un-healhty and there is no vegetables to be found? Wouldn’t you kill me if I posted a Super Bowl Farmer’s Market Crudite?! I thought so. I walked myself over to the farmer’s market without a clue what to do and, as always, I found exactly what I didn’t know I was looking for. This Super Bowl Sunday we’re feasting on Homemade Pretzels with LOCAL Beer and Cheese dip!