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Eating my way through the Big Apple and around the world.

Always in favor of extraordinary flavor versus saving a few calories, I’m constantly seeking the best restaurants, recipes, and random little food finds. This blog chronicles my discoveries, most of which are located in New York City, the foodie heaven I am fortunate to call home.

I am an editor at Zagat, but all opinions on this blog are mine and have nothing to do with my employer.

I take my photos with a point-and-shoot Canon PowerShot SD850. Which goes to show that if you're passionate about photography but can't afford fancy camera equipment, you can still take quality photos.

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8 June 2011
What I Found Wednesday: Virginia Chutney Co. Spicy Plum Chutney
I’ve been searching for the perfect spread to pair with my Midnight Moon goat cheese, and here she is. Spicy plum is the perfect amount of sweet and savory, with a totally unique flavor and a spicy kick. Add the cheese and chutney to a slice of SCRATCHbread Bourbon Wheat, and you have yourself an amazing summertime snack.
Purchased at Whole Foods for $5.99.

What I Found Wednesday: Virginia Chutney Co. Spicy Plum Chutney

I’ve been searching for the perfect spread to pair with my Midnight Moon goat cheese, and here she is. Spicy plum is the perfect amount of sweet and savory, with a totally unique flavor and a spicy kick. Add the cheese and chutney to a slice of SCRATCHbread Bourbon Wheat, and you have yourself an amazing summertime snack.

Purchased at Whole Foods for $5.99.

1 June 2011
What I Found Wednesday: Cypress Grove Chevre Midnight Moon goat’s milk cheese.
I’m a girl from Wisconsin, and I love my cheese. So it says something that I now only buy one variety. Midnight Moon is to die for. (And how great is that packaging?!) Perfect amount of flavor—interesting, but not overbearing; smooth and creamy, but with little crunchies (apparently it’s the graininess of a long-aged cheese). At about $8 a wedge (Whole Foods, Gourmet Garage), the cheese takes up almost a third of my weekly grocery budget. Screw it—I’ll gladly survive on cereal and soy milk to support my Midnight Moon habit.

What I Found Wednesday: Cypress Grove Chevre Midnight Moon goat’s milk cheese.

I’m a girl from Wisconsin, and I love my cheese. So it says something that I now only buy one variety. Midnight Moon is to die for. (And how great is that packaging?!) Perfect amount of flavor—interesting, but not overbearing; smooth and creamy, but with little crunchies (apparently it’s the graininess of a long-aged cheese). At about $8 a wedge (Whole Foods, Gourmet Garage), the cheese takes up almost a third of my weekly grocery budget. Screw it—I’ll gladly survive on cereal and soy milk to support my Midnight Moon habit.

27 April 2011
What I Found Wednesday: Peeps Peepsters
All you after Easter bargain candy shoppers—buy 20 bags of these stat. Dark (or milk) chocolate filled with marshmallow creme. Officially, scarily addicted. Like, haven’t-shared-any-with-my-co-workers addicted. Like, ate-an-entire-bag-in-one-day-and-now-I’m-gonna-barf addicted. So worth it.

What I Found Wednesday: Peeps Peepsters

All you after Easter bargain candy shoppers—buy 20 bags of these stat. Dark (or milk) chocolate filled with marshmallow creme. Officially, scarily addicted. Like, haven’t-shared-any-with-my-co-workers addicted. Like, ate-an-entire-bag-in-one-day-and-now-I’m-gonna-barf addicted. So worth it.

30 March 2011

What I Found Wednesday: Abita Strawberry Lager

Being the (adopted) New Orleans girl I am, I love me some Abita. Last nite at Bill’s Bar and Burger, I discovered their strawberry lager and stop—collaborate and listen—this is my new favorite beer ever. Crisp, light, a touch of strawberry flavor. Picture yourself drinking this in June, on a rooftop, with your best friends, your best tunes, and a plate of cheese. Reality in T minus 62 days people! Stock up!!

16 March 2011

What I Found Wednesday: Twizzlers Chocolate Twists

YUM! When I tore open this bag of Twizzlers (standing outside of Duane Reade, fending off a sugar emergency), it smelled like a chocolate avalanche. Seriously, overwhelming chocolatey-deliciousness smell. I love me some chocolate, and I love me some Twizzlers, so this was a no-brainer. But still, I think I like both things separately more.

Oh well! For someone who loves chocolate but doesn’t want to consume the calories and fat (we all know I have no problem with that), these would make a great alternative. 130 calories and 2 grams of fat for four pieces. Win!

23 February 2011

What I Found Wednesday: Glenny’s Soy Crisps

During my nite class break, when I am always starving, I run across the street and grab a giant cookie (I always choose sugar). But last week, I decided to try something a little healthier. Enter Glenny’s Lowfat Bar-B-Que Soy Crisps. SO GOOD! Intense bbq flavor, filling little baked snack, nine grams of soy protein, and 30 percent of your daily calcium (more calcium than a glass of milk!). 

I’m now super curious about the rest of this company’s products; if they’re as tasty as the Soy Crisps, I’m going to love them. 

16 February 2011

What I Found Wednesday: Ritz Toasted Chips

I’m not a cracker or chip connoisseur. Give me some reduced fat Wheat Thins or SunChips and I’m a happy girl. But these new Ritz crackers/chips are addicting. My roommate placed a bowl in front of me and I devoured the whole thing!

Luckily, Ritz “crackips” have 55% less fat than regular fried potato chips.

Why are these little buggers so delish?!

9 February 2011

What I Found Wednesday: Cinnamon Roll Pudding

I love me some lowfat pudding—it’s a great alternative to other calorie-packed desserts, and can be just as satisfying. For me, there’s no better flavor than butterscotch, but I had to try Snack Pack’s new Dessert Twists line. Although it didn’t beat my standby flavor, Cinnamon Roll tastes just like rice pudding, minus the rice. Other flavors include Blueberry Muffin and Ice Cream Sandwich. At around 110 calories and three grams of fat, it’s a worthwhile indulgence.

Do you have any healthy dessert tricks? 

26 January 2011

What I Found Wednesday: Ricky’s Lucky Nuts

I normally think peanuts are pretty mediocre, but then a free-for-all bag of Ricky’s Lucky Nuts popped up in my work pantry, and my world has been rocked. These are hands down the best peanuts I’ve ever had. The Original variety has some sort of sweet, honey roasted coating, and the Bombay Curry Coconut is a spicy explosion of goodness. Great for a healthy afternoon snack. 

Hoping I can find the Colorado-based nuts at Whole Foods so I can try the other flavors.

19 January 2011
What I Found Wednesday: $5 Meze Pack from Whole Foods. Not the best falafel I’ve ever had, but definitely a fun alternative to the sandwich-or-salad lunch.

What I Found Wednesday: $5 Meze Pack from Whole Foods. Not the best falafel I’ve ever had, but definitely a fun alternative to the sandwich-or-salad lunch.

Themed by Hunson. Originally by Josh