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The New York Times’ Article on NYC School Lunches is Revealing

The New York Times' Article on NYC School Lunches is Revealing

School lunch is a major topic of discussion these days. Whether it is Michelle Obama fighting against childhood obesity, Jamie Oliver on TV with his Food Revolution show or the anonymous educator on Twitter (@fedupwithlunch) who takes pictures of school food, people have come to understand that this issue can no longer be ignored. If […]

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School lunch is a major topic of discussion these days. Whether it is Michelle Obama fighting against childhood obesity, Jamie Oliver on TV with his Food Revolution show or the anonymous educator on Twitter (@fedupwithlunch) who takes pictures of school food, people have come to understand that this issue can no longer be ignored.

If I had children and sent them to NYC public schools, I shudder to think what they would be served at lunch.

Well, the New York Times recently did an article on this very subject and revealed quite a bit. Read more »


My Reaction to Mark Bittman’s Op-Ed Piece in the NY Times

My Reaction to Mark Bittman's Op-Ed Piece in the NY Times

Mark Bittman, the author of several books and long-time food columnist for the NY Times, recently wrote a very good op-ed piece that is worth reading. His Why Aren’t GMO Foods Labeled? is something that every citizen in our country should be asking our politicians. And demanding answers. Europe requires that GMO foods be labeled […]

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Mark Bittman, the author of several books and long-time food columnist for the NY Times, recently wrote a very good op-ed piece that is worth reading.

His Why Aren’t GMO Foods Labeled? is something that every citizen in our country should be asking our politicians. And demanding answers.

Europe requires that GMO foods be labeled because they believe in giving consumers a choice and proper information about the foods that they are putting into their bodies.

In the U.S., our politicians are extremely beholden to Big Ag and don’t want to label foods as genetically-modified because they are scared that people won’t buy them.

Given that 70% of our supermarket shelves contain GMOs, I can see why they would be concerned. There would be a massive transition to organic food and conventional food companies would suffer tremendously.

Yet, our lawmakers have concluded that GMO foods are “generally regarded as safe” and they completely ignore the way in which a food is manufactured. Read more »


My Valentine’s Day Dinner at Pure Food and Wine in NYC

My Valentine's Day Dinner at Pure Food and Wine in NYC

For Valentine’s Day, I took my valentine to Pure Food and Wine. They rolled out a special menu with some amazingly complex dishes. Our table was in the private room in the back, which meant that we had to walk through the kitchen to get there. Walking through the kitchen is always fun, and I […]

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For Valentine’s Day, I took my valentine to Pure Food and Wine. They rolled out a special menu with some amazingly complex dishes.

Our table was in the private room in the back, which meant that we had to walk through the kitchen to get there. Walking through the kitchen is always fun, and I talked briefly to Nikki King, the head chef, who I see often when I go to One Lucky Duck.

AMUSE-BOUCHE

This drink was made of maple syrup and ginger soda with blood orange and beet caviar floating on the top. Very crisp. Read more »


Pressed Organic Pomegranate Juice at Organic Avenue

Pressed Organic Pomegranate Juice at Organic Avenue

It doesn’t happen very often but I had one of those moments the other day. Yes, one of those moments when I come across an organic product that really blows me away. The last time I felt this way was when I discovered Grower Pete’s Lettuce. This time it was the pressed organic pomegranate juice […]

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It doesn’t happen very often but I had one of those moments the other day. Yes, one of those moments when I come across an organic product that really blows me away.

The last time I felt this way was when I discovered Grower Pete’s Lettuce.

This time it was the pressed organic pomegranate juice at Organic Avenue, a well-known raw food and juice take-out place here in NYC.

Most organic pomegranate juice that can be purchased at a supermarket is either from concentrate or is mixed in with other juices.

The one that I got at Organic Avenue wasn’t pasteurized or made from concentrate or mixed in with any other juice. Furthermore, and most importantly, it was freshly pressed.

As I write about often, I am huge fan of pressed organic juice. Not only is it more nutritious but it just tastes better. Read more »


My Favorite Organic Restaurants in NYC

My Favorite Organic Restaurants in NYC

(THIS LIST IS CONSTANTLY BEING REVISED) While there are other very good organic restaurants in NYC, these are just my personal favorites. ELLARY’S GREENS Why I like it? – Their chickpea burger in a gluten-free wrap is reason enough for Ellary’s Greens to be on this list. – A broad and diverse menu that appeals […]

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(THIS LIST IS CONSTANTLY BEING REVISED)

While there are other very good organic restaurants in NYC, these are just my personal favorites.

ELLARY’S GREENS

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Why I like it?

– Their chickpea burger in a gluten-free wrap is reason enough for Ellary’s Greens to be on this list.

– A broad and diverse menu that appeals to my many dining moods.

– The entire dining experience is just so, so pleasurable. From the friendly wait staff to the soothing decor to the cleanliness of the restaurant, going to Ellary’s is extremely enjoyable and relaxing. Read more »


My Recent Brunch at Sun in Bloom

My Recent Brunch at Sun in Bloom

In what is quickly becoming my favorite place to have brunch in New York City, Sun in Bloom in Brooklyn is where I ventured out to this past weekend. Sun in Bloom is an organic restaurant on the edge of Park Slope. This hidden gem (well, I would say hidden to people who live in […]

NYC Organic Restaurants Pressed Juice Restaurant Visits/Pictures
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In what is quickly becoming my favorite place to have brunch in New York City, Sun in Bloom in Brooklyn is where I ventured out to this past weekend.

Sun in Bloom is an organic restaurant on the edge of Park Slope. This hidden gem (well, I would say hidden to people who live in Manhattan — not sure if it is hidden to Brooklynites) serves some fantastic vegan food, both cooked and raw.

It was very, very cold in New York City this past Saturday, so I started off with the Miso Broth. Read more »


My Recent Dinner at Quintessence in NYC

My Recent Dinner at Quintessence in NYC

Recently I had dinner at Quintessence in NYC. Quintessence is an organic raw food restaurant in the East Village that I enjoy very much. For those unfamiliar with raw food restaurants, everything is vegan and nothing is cooked above 118 degrees. So, why do I like going to Quintessence?

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Recently I had dinner at Quintessence in NYC. Quintessence is an organic raw food restaurant in the East Village that I enjoy very much. For those unfamiliar with raw food restaurants, everything is vegan and nothing is cooked above 118 degrees.

So, why do I like going to Quintessence? Read more »