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The Better Peppered Zucchini Noodles with Bacon

February 16, 2016

I know this post is called “Peppered Zucchini Noodles with Bacon,” but really it should be called “How To Make Zucchini Actually Taste Like Pasta.” 
For a while now, I have tried to resist the vegetable noodle trend. I didn’t want to buy another kitchen gadget that would just take up space and collect dust. But then my sister’s awesome boyfriend bought me a spiralizing tool (which I’ll be reviewing soon), and just like that, I hopped on the bandwagon. 
I love real pasta more than anyone, but I’m just old enough to realize that eating vegetables is an important part of being a *functioning* adult. This recipe plus a number of others that I’ve been experimenting with making it super easy for me to get at least two or three vegetable servings packed into one meal (let’s just let the bacon and cheese part slide for now). 
Since this is a simple dish, I really made sure to prioritize the quality of my ingredients. I picked up this hoity-toity bacon from Whole Foods, and it’s actually worth the outrageous number of dollars I handed over for it. 

The Better Weekend Farm Visit

November 13, 2015

This past Sunday, I took a trip to a gorgeous farm that was an hour train ride outside the city. It reminded me that fresh air doesn’t have to mean smog and that there are animals that are totally worth interacting with (unlike the rats that scurry down the New York streets). 
I went with my two hilarious friends Lala and Amelia because they are the only ones who shared the same excitement for seeing animals and eating the most delicious snacks from the Blue Hill Cafe at Stone Barns. If you haven’t heard of this place, then you need to watch the AMAZING Netflix docuseries Chef’s Table (episode two). The whole place is run by Dan Barber the leader of the farm-to-table food revolution.
The three of us had a fantastic time running around, taking pictures, and feeding animals (like this baby pig who is giving some serious side-eye). Lala and Amelia are defiantly my biggest foodie friends, and they for sure are the only ones who were willing to wake up at 7 in the morning and catch the train that would drop us off nearby the farm. 

The Better Naan Bread At Home

November 03, 2015

Naan naan naan naan hey hey hey goodbye! That’s how the lyrics go, right? I can assure you that minutes after serving these to friends (or eating them all by yourself) they will be gone. This was my first time making it, and I have quickly discovered that nothing is better than scorching hot naan straight from the pan (not even the frozen ones from Trader Joe’s).