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posted by on Breakfast, Corn, Dinner, Vegetarian, Vegging In

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Someday I should photograph my recipe binder. There are magazine cut-outs, computer print-outs, Whole Foods fliers and cardboard pieces torn from boxes. Inside the binder was the recipe for these corn fritters, a dish I’ve been wanting to make for what seemed like eons. Knowing I had some leftover frozen corn kernels occupying my freezer [...]

posted by on Brooklyn, Brooklyn flea, Comfort Food, Dessert, Donut

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This weekend set a new high (low?) for random eating: 3:30 a.m. pizza on Friday night/Saturday morning, chocolate donut breakfast followed by a veggie hot dog and popsicle for lunch, a three-course meal at the uber-affordable Fiat Cafe in Nolita, an Indian food buffet, plate of bruschetta with coffee at a cafe and scarfed-down slice [...]

posted by on American, Dinner, Flatiron, Seasonal, Vegetarian, Vegging Out

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Last year I went to the Natural Gourmet Institute’s Friday night dinner for my birthday, and it was such a great experience, that I knew my friend Avni would love it for her birthday, which is just a few weeks before mine. Unlike me, she’s strict vegetarian, but like me, she appreciates the value of [...]

posted by on Mexican, Nolita, Tacos, Vegging Out

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I moved to Nolita at the end of last August, and the move turned out to be perfectly timed to the opening of Fonda Nolita, a casual taco restaurant, which debuted in the neighborhood mid-September. For the unsuspecting passerby, Fonda Nolita looks like a garage with some folding chairs and a Volkswagen parked inside. But, [...]

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Between my multiple birthday-related meals and a recent weekend trip to Austin, it had seemed like forever since I cooked a proper meal. (Boiled egg sandwiches don’t count.) It usually helps my motivation if I have a guest over, so yesterday I had my wonderful friend Shyema over for a meal. We handled the appetizer [...]

posted by on Fusion, Indian, Tofu, Tribeca, Vegetarian, Vegging Out

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Before I headed out to Austin, I got to celebrate my actual birthday at a restaurant I had been dying to go to: Jehangir Mehta’s Mehtaphor in Tribeca. You may know his name from the teeny-tiny Indian fusion restaurant, Graffiti, in the East Village, but at Mehatphor, he brings a similar flavor palette to a [...]