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Remix: Leftovers for Lunch

By Christopher Stewart | August 27, 2013

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The million dollar question everyone is asking is, where did summer go? In just a few days, it will be time to get back in the groove of packing lunches, scheduled bed times, and that age old question of what to make for dinner. Making dinner is great, but what’s even better is when dinner from the night before can transform into a fresh lunch the next day, or another dinner with a new touch for another night.  Here are 10 meals that go from dinner to lunch (and even breakfast) any night of the week.  Read More

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10 Seafood Inspired Recipes to Try This Week

By Christopher Stewart | June 4, 2013

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Dinner for the week is a hard choice to make in general, especially in the warmer months when it’s too hot to even think about turning on the stove or oven. You also don’t want to feel weighed down when it’s warmer out, leaving the heavy stews, carbs, and soups behind. Seafood is a great alternative for dinner during the week, and it’s a wonderful way to have a lighter meal. Seafood and fish are so versatile and it’s great that you can mix and match flavors to create a different meal every weeknight. Whether pan seared served with vegetables or testing out your chef recipes and making a ceviche, seafood can add a different twist to your every day dinners. Here are 10 satisfying seafood recipes to make for dinner this week.  Read More

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Scene: LIDO Harlem

By Christopher Stewart | May 30, 2013

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Within the last couple of years, the restaurant boom as hit Harlem, and I couldn’t be happier.  Several restaurants have been popping up in Harlem including Red Rooster, ranging from beer gardens, French, and even African cuisine. My favorite global import and go-to restaurant for brunch, lunch, and dinner is LIDO Harlem, a Italian restaurant located on the corner of 117th and Fredrick Douglas Boulevard, conveniently named Harlem’s “Restaurant Row”. Read More

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How to Make Fresh Pasta

By Christopher Stewart | May 7, 2013

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When time is of the essence, making anything from scratch can be difficult. You don’t want to mess up but you want to make a delicious meal. Pasta is quick and easy and very versatile when it comes to adding flavors and ingredients. From something subtle like sliced garlic and olive oil to something classic like Bolognese sauce, pasta can withstand lots of different flavors. It’s easy to reach for boxed pasta, but making fresh pasta at home is much more rewarding. I strongly believe that once you have freshly made pasta, you will never go back to eating boxed pasta again. But what do you do when you don’t have a pasta machine at home? Easy! Break out the flour, eggs and homemade  sauce and  follow these 3 steps to making fresh pasta at home without a pasta machine.  Read More

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Pasta, Family Style

By Ashley Beck | April 29, 2013

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pasta, family dinner

Pasta nights can be had every day of the week.

I grew up eating family style. Whether at a restaurant or at home, forks were stabbed here, spoons scooped there and knives split the last roll. That way everyone got a taste. That way we were constantly engaged in the  dance of a meal. That’s why after working at Tre, an Italian restaurant in the Lower East Side, (for 3 years) I came to find the family meal (the meal served to the staff before service) was always my favorite part of the day. I looked forward to that big bowl of pasta and was always amazed at how the chef was able to toss that much in one pan. As everyone ate we would tell stories from the night before between perfectly al dente bites of rigatoni carbonara, or spaghetti bolognese. It was the calm before the storm. A time we could get out any of our last minute frustrations, and a time to strengthen the family bonds that made that restaurant ship sail so smoothly every night. Read More

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Curry Recipe Ideas For Dinner Tonight and Lunch Tomorrow

By Ashley Beck | April 17, 2013

Photos clockwise from top left: Sweet Potato Curry with Chicken and Bacon, Thai Green Curry Shrimp, Golden Thai Curry with Green Beans, Malaysian-Style Chicken and Chickpea Curry

Photos clockwise from top left: Sweet Potato Curry with Chicken and Bacon, Thai Green Curry Shrimp, Golden Thai Curry with Green Beans, Malaysian-Style Chicken and Chickpea Curry

Curry is a great meal idea if your looking to add more flavor to your dinner repertoire. What’s more, the leftovers are even tastier and make for the perfect next day lunch. The great thing about a curry is that you can use almost any meat, vegetable and/or starch your heart desires as they are merely the texture vehicle that the spice-filled gravy can shine on. Here we have for you 11 curry recipes that span from all over the globe. From India, to Thailand, Malaysia, to Marcus’ own roots in Ethiopia. So pick a place on the map, and enjoy the flavors they have to offer tonight! Read More

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Breakfast for Dinner: Eggs

By Christopher Stewart | April 16, 2013

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omelette, eggs, breakfast for dinner

The hunt for something to eat for dinner is extremely exhausting. Especially if you dont have a lot of ingredients or time. Eggs are always in the fridge for breakfast, but you can also have eggs as a great and filling meal for dinner. Combined with meat, veggies, or as a hearty sandwich, eggs are a great versatile addition to solving dinner issues every night, and some of these recipes can also roll over into a brunch menu when friends come over. Here are 5 breakfast for dinner ideas.

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10 Taco Tuesday Recipe Ideas To Spice Up Your Week

By Ashley Beck | April 16, 2013

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Looking for a way to spice things up tonight?!  Try one of these tasty taco recipes from vegetarian tofu tacos to meaty jerk chicken tacos. Whatever you are in the mood for, there is sure to be a recipe here for you. As a native Californian where this tradition is held in high regard, I find Taco Tuesday a perfect way to bring some fun into the week, and even an excuse to have a margarita or two!

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Celebrate Fourth of July with a Dinner and a View

By admin | July 1, 2011

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Photo: anthonycramp on flickr

If you don’t feel like planning a Fourth of July celebration this weekend, why not just leave it to the professionals this year? Head on over to some of the finest establishments in your city to help you out this Independence Day. Check out these great restaurants (some with good views of the fireworks!) that are having celebrations around the country. Read More

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