Taiyaki NYC | Chinatown

I finally visit Taiyaki NYC in Chinatown — a popular ice cream shop, famous for its fish-shaped ice cream cones. I first found this on Instagram, as influencers and tourists shared their decorative fish-cones. Since I was already in Little Italy, I continued a few blocks down to Chinatown, home of Taiyaki NYC.

Caprese Crostini with Homemade Pesto

Just in time for spring! A healthy appetizer: Caprese crostini with homemade pesto. Building off of the Italian ingredients from last week’s homemade pesto, I’ve used fresh ingredients from the market to make delicious caprese bites. Less than 10-minutes of assembly and you’ll have an impressive appetizer.

Homemade Pesto with Basil and Pine Nuts

This week, I’m using my new mortar and pestle to make homemade pesto with basil and pine nuts. This recipe calls for fresh ingredients that make for a delicious sauce, spread, or dip. I love the garlicky flavor and deliciousness. Plus, you get a good work-out pulverizing the ingredients. Watch the video and download the recipe card to see how it’s made.

Homemade Hummus

An easy, homemade hummus that will impress your friends and family! Start with fresh ingredients and improvise with your final toppings to create a delicious homemade hummus recipe. Great to take as a healthy snack for work, or to pack with you for a party. Watch the video and download the recipe card to see how to make it.

Homemade Purple Cabbage Coleslaw

This week I’m tackling a recipe from my “to-made” list with homemade purple cabbage coleslaw. Fresh grated veggies, two types of cabbage, vinegar and mayo — read my thoughts about the final recipe, tips for making it, and watch the video! Share your favorite coleslaw recipe, I’d love to hear how you approach this classic dish.

Vegan Fig Newton Energy Balls

Sticking to my New Year’s resolution to eat more whole foods — I’ve decided to follow the recipe from @onelastbite_ to create these raw, vegan fig newton energy balls. Made with dried fruits and nuts these energy balls are healthy and perfect morning commutes. Check out how I made them and my thoughts about the final product.

Vegetarian Pitas with Roasted Cauliflower

Keeping up with my New Year’s resolutions: to eat real, whole foods — thoughtfully. Vegetarian pitas with roasted cauliflower are healthy and bold. This recipe offers shawarma-style seasonings, fresh herbs, and my favorite toppings. It is a great meal for a group or weekend dinner. Watch the video to see how it’s made!