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posted by on Brooklyn, Dessert, Lower East Side, Vegging Out

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One of the best things to do during a New York City summer is walk across the Brooklyn Bridge to the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory for some out-of-this-world dessert. There’s often a painfully long line, but it’s worth it, both for their freshly churned ice cream and the view of Manhattan from the Factory’s dock. [...]

posted by on Dinner, Thai, Vegging In

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Though I love trying new things, when I go to a Thai restaurant, I almost always get a tofu and veggie stir-fry of some sort. But with it I also get tons of unnecessary sodium, which is why I love making this dish at home. It has all the flavor of a restaurant stir-fry with much [...]

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M&M’s, Wheat Thins, Ritz Bitz cheese crackers – I’m no stranger to the vending machine. When I fulfill that craving, oh, it’s just heaven. But when I saw this newbie in our office today, I had to do a double take. Macaroni and Cheese crackers?? I’m sure they taste just like Cheez-Its, but the thought of [...]

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posted by on Dessert, Events

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Stop by your local Baskin-Robbins tonight between 5 and 10 p.m. for a 31 cent scoop! The company is raising $100,000 for the National Junior Firefighter Program, and some locations will also give you the opportunity to donate to local fire charities. Find your nearest participating Baskin-Robbins here and put your sweet tooth to good [...]

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I had mentioned agave in my chocolate chip, walnut, coconut recipe but what exactly is this new-age, gimmicky-sounding ingredient? Well, it’s no gimmick. It’s a savior for dessert fiends! Agave nectar is a plant-derived sweetener that’s praised for its low glycemic index, meaning it doesn’t cause as big of a spike in your blood sugar as [...]