Organic Food

Pumpkin Pie from Scratch

Did you ever have a recipe for something that everyone loves but you? It’s not that I hate pumpkin pie…I just don’t LOVE pumpkin pie. And yet, every year my family—and extended family on the Italian side—beg me to make my pumpkin pie from scratch. I don’t mind making it. I don’t mind eating it, […]

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Autumn Salad with Blood Orange Vinaigrette

Last night Lucia and I were home alone for dinner. I asked her what she wanted to eat and she said “salad.” Ahhh, the happiness of a child after my own heart. If I had only one food to live on for the rest of my life, it would be salad. Salad in all its […]

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A Visit to My Kitchen: Ayala Laufer-Cahana, MD

  Ayala Laufer-Cahana, MD, is in my kitchen today to talk about the whole-circle benefits of organic food, her healthy favorite foods from childhood, and her well-rounded sources of news. Dr. Laufer-Cahana, physician (pediatrics and medical genetics), is an artist, serious vegetarian home cook, mother of three active school-age kids, and cofounder of Herbal Water […]

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Organic Carts NYC

By guest blogger Alberto Gonzalez, founder and CEO of GustOrganics, the world’s first certified-organic restaurant using 100% organic ingredients, and one of the greenest and most progressive restaurants on the planet, www.gustorganics.com. Organic Carts NYC is a project that I had in mind for quite a while. New York City is a vibrant place, where […]

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How to Get Your Kids to Eat Tofu

My friend Warren just asked me if I knew any good recipes for tofu that his daughter (who is an alleged super-taster, and often picky, as a result) will eat. Tofu is one of those things that get a bad rep just on name alone; the name has come to stand for anything fringe and […]

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Eataly: Eat Awesome-ly

Now that I don’t really read The New York Times and Gourmet has folded, it’s harder to hear about new places in New York to check out for great food. I rely more on word of mouth or other insider information. Lately, one place kept coming up again and again; even Corby Kummer, his food-royalty-self […]

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Venison Chili: A True Local Feast

I know some people have mixed feelings about hunting. But if you are going to be a meat eater and/or a locavore, then you might want to support your responsible local hunters. Because the truth is, there is not much that’s more spiritual than eating meat that was raised in the wild and free on […]

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Stealth Organic Movie Popcorn

It’s movie season; all the best movies seem to come out this time of year. Wait, actually, every season is movie season.  And I confess, I love buttered popcorn. At the movies. Or rather, during the movie previews…. I want to be all stuffed and buttered before the actual movie starts, so I can concentrate. […]

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