After a year hiatus (for no good reason), I have finally gotten back into yoga. Thanks to some motivation from my roommate and a great deal at my local yoga studio, my muscles are feeling a bit more toned today, and my body a bit taller. The one and only downside to my first after work yoga class was coming out to find my wonderful local food market already closed for the evening. As hungry as I was from my vigorous, buy relaxing downward dogs and triangle poses, I wasn’t about to let this affect my newly refreshed mind. I decided to make do with what I had laying around my house and better yet, save a dollar or two, or ten. I arrived home to a sweet potato, naturally fermented pickles, yogurt, vegetable broth, eggs and a mishmash of other foods staring me in the face. I knew I was craving something hearty, so I settled on the potato. Read more:
Don’t miss the very first Ramp Fest this Saturday in Hudson, NY! I’ll be training up to Hudson and riding my bike over to the Basilica to enjoy special ramp recipes from some exciting local chefs. I first discovered the gorgeous wild leek at my local market last year, but with a hefty price tag, I unfortunately did not experiment with them as much as I would have liked to. So, I’m certainly looking forward to stuffing myself silly with all of the creative dishes this weekend. Full report and recipes to come!
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I’ve never been much of a beer drinker (don’t judge me, Brooklyn), but last summer, an introduction to Micheladas completely changed my opinion of the bubbly, golden beverage. I’m a big fan of savory cocktails, so I certainly wasn’t going to turn down any drink with soy sauce added to it– even if it was being added to a liquid that often caused my face to resemble that of someone who had just eaten a whole lemon. Alas, one sip of this Mexican classic and I was sold. I spent many evenings last year (after working for it with a long bike ride) enjoying what slight summer breezes we have here in Brooklyn and sipping my new favorite drink. Read more:
I can always count on my roommate’s mom to send me fun recipes or articles on the latest it foods. She’s been a Sprout & Pea follower from the start, and I’ve always appreciated her support, interest and fun emails! Last week, I woke up to an email from her entitled Black Garlic. The body of the email simply read, “Have you heard of it?”. I hadn’t. So, I immediately leaped out of bed and onto my computer (and then back into bed with my computer. It was early, and a Saturday). As I snuggled in for a relaxing morning and started googling, I became fascinated and eager to try this mysterious black garlic for myself. Read more:
This week was one of re-using leftovers and dishes inspiring new dishes. It all started with a delicious Fennel, Leek & Red Beet Salad. With some leeks leftover from this, I decided to buy some artichoke hearts and feta which I successfully made a great artichoke dip with– one that rivals the traditional mayo-tastic party food in both taste and health factor. With the tasty flavors in this dish lingering in my mind, I decided to use the very same ingredients the following night, this time incorporating pasta and lemon. Read more: