NYC Restaurant Review: Blossom

Of all the fantastic gourmet restaurant options available for vegetarians in New York, Blossom (187 Ninth Ave., between 21st and 22nd Streets) is one of my favorites, thanks to reasonable prices, delicious organic food in hearty portions, and a warm décor with unpretentious ambience that welcomes business casual and upscale diners alike. While it’s candlelit … Continue reading

Tips from a Chef: Three Simple Rules

On Easter Eve, I had the opportunity to eat a fully catered authentic Italian-American meal, complete with many vegetarian-friendly options, courtesy of Chef Mark of San Francisco’s California Culinary Academy and Michael’s Restaurant (2929 Avenue R, Brooklyn, NY).  The reason for the union of East and West Coast deliciousness? The birthday dinner of my next-door … Continue reading

In honor of Pi day…

… I bring you Pi Week: my 8 (3 + 1 for good luck + 4) favorite/recommended pies (and their accompanying recipes)! But first a little background for the non-math geeks out there: Pi day is an annual celebration of the mathematical constant known as pi, which is used in many geometric equations and begins … Continue reading