and you may feel as though you have been transported to Paris. The head chef,
Dominick Pepe, for whom the restaurant is named, attracts locals and
out-of-towners alike to his charming West Village restaurant serving authentic,
traditional, French fare.
pass the restaurant’s façade and notice its picturesque interior. Inside diners
can enjoy the soft jazz music coming from a vinyl record playing on a
you with your dining experience. Our waitress gave us suggestions from the menu
complete with charming tales of her childhood in France. She remarked that the
restaurant’s bouillabaisse (surprisingly light and very flavorful) reminded her
of a favorite dish that she loved as a little girl. The fettuccine with
chanterelles, burgundy truffles and brown butter was also delicious.
desserts (the crème brulee is amazing) and bask in the French ambiance awhile
longer. The restaurant is perfect for a romantic holiday dinner for two, but
equally suited to a large group of family members or friends.
little time. You want to entertain, but you don’t want to be stuck in the
kitchen all day. To the rescue: Babeth’s Feast. Founded by Countess Elisabeth
De Kergorlay and located on New York City’s Upper Eastside,
Babeth’s Feast has
an extensive selection of “ frozen to fabulous” hors d’oeuvres, side dishes,
main courses, desserts and cocktails. Their food is sure to impress your guests
and allow you to leave the kitchen and enjoy the fun. More good news: their
prices are reasonable.
City, (646) 759-7949
Without Weight Gain Guilt
swing. No doubt you will be tempted over the next few weeks to indulge in foods
that you may regret eating when January 1st rolls around. Here are some easy to
follow suggestions from nutritionist, Jade Levine, that might make your New Year
a little happier.
with hummus, tapenade, and fresh fruit platters. Chose items that are grilled,
avoid options rich in dairy and deep fried foods.
slice of pumpkin pie have a slice! You are better off satisfying your craving
rather than eating a bunch of junk you didn’t want in the first place.
you won’t over eat when you get there and it will be easier to resist
your friends, coworkers and loved ones to healthy treats. Food can still be
delicious without all the added sugar and unhealthy fats!
around food. Go on a holiday related outing or get crafty! Throw a little
gathering where you can make gifts or decorations.
sweet potatoes, roasted pumpkin and butternut squash). Stick with dishes that
use minimal ingredients. Go sparingly on rich starches, dishes with added sugar
and desserts. Don’t deprive yourself but keep those portions very light.
indulgences. If you have trouble resisting holiday treats this will help you to
stay on track. You can have your cake and eat it too!
sure to get your exercise in! If you don’t have a gym membership there are other
option. Take the stairs, go for a walk or take a fun fitness class with a
bring healthy snacks to avoid temptations at work. Offices are known to
be a place of indulgence. All natural nut butters with an apple, a little
unsweetened dried fruit with nuts and kale chips are great options.
negativity and will further lead you down an unhealthy path. Don’t worry too
much; enjoy yourself it’s the holidays!
following the holistic approach to health. She creates individualized food plans
to suit the needs and lifestyles of her clients. She can even teach you to cook
or cook for you. So why not give yourself, or someone you know, the gift of
good health this holiday season. Contact Jade to make an inquiry or book a
complementary consultation at:firstname.lastname@example.org. Also visit her Instagram page: @jade_wellness_and_nutrition
line two baking sheets with parchment paper.2) In a large mixing bowl,
whisk together all dry ingredients (chocolate chips) 3) In a small bowl, whisk
together all wet ingredients4) Add the wet ingredients to the dry, stir and
combine well. Add in chocolate chips and stir until everything is well
combined.5) Place the batter by rounded tablespoons 2 inches apart on the baking
sheets. Flatten the dough gently with a small spatula. Bake the cookies for
15-20 minutes until they are moist and soft and starting to lightly brown.
Rotate the baking sheets during baking for even heating every 5-6 minutes. 6)
Remove the cookies from the baking sheet after a few minutes and cool on a wire
rack. Enjoy one while they are still warm, you know you want to! Once the
cookies have cooled off, store in an airtight container at room temperature.
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