Category: New York City

Paleo Meal: Pork Chops with Grilled Pineapple and Fresh Blueberries

By Seth Fera-Schanes The Paleolithic Diet (also referred to as paleo or caveman diet) seeks to replicate meals that our ancestors would likely have eaten.  Consider it a hunter-gatherer way of consumption that focuses on proteins and vegetables.  Individuals who follow this path will eliminate many processed foods, […]


Blackening Spice Bison Steaks

By Seth Fera-Schanes Spring has arrived and it is time to bring the grill out of storage.  The following recipe calls for bison steaks (which can be delivered from FreshDirect or picked up from Whole Foods, Citarella and other specialty retailers around the city.  The meat is lean and works […]

Homemade Moules

You can also make mussels in the comfort of your own home. It only takes 20 minutes and will cost you around $10. This is also a stellar date night dish if you are looking to impress that special someone. You can pick up Price Edward Island (PEI) mussels (or local if in season) from your fishmonger or Whole Foods along with some white wine, shallots and butter and you are halfway done. I typically pair my mussels at home with a crusty bread as opposed to fries but you can decide what you prefer. Check out the following ‘Easy to Make Mussels’ recipe which originally appeared on The Refined Chef.

Feeling A Bit Clammy

By Seth Fera-Schanes Included below are two little neck clam recipes I put together (which originally appeared on The Refined Chef website.) The first dish starts with a base of Chardonnay to steam open the clams and features a mixture of caramelized fennel and shallots paired with a […]

Citrus Baked Striper

By Seth Fera-Schanes Access to multiple bodies of water ensures New Yorkers have a constant supply of fresh seafood.  The ocean’s bounty finds its way into restaurants across the city and to fish counters in places like Citarella and Eataly.  However, if one was so inclined that person […]

Citrus Fruit Salad

By Seth Fera-Schanes We might be in the middle of a cold dark winter but there is always a bright spot which comes in the form of citrus fruit.   Any grocery store in the city right now will have a mixture of oranges, grapefruit, lemons, clementines, tangelos…you […]

VD Solutions

By Marsha Clarke For those of you not smart enough to have escaped to the rainforest right after MLK Day you’re making plans to either celebrate Valentine’s Day or turning your living room into an anti-love bomb shelter.  In any event, I would like to offer some suggestions […]