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melisse

  • Location: NYC
  • Favorite foods: Tomatoes, eggplant, non-stinky cheese, most fruit, Indian Cuisine

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Mint Ice Cream Recommendations?

Ben & Jerry's mint chocolate cookie - the best parts of mint chip and cookies and cream in one! Bonus points for the mint ice cream being white and not green.

Tri-tip instructions for a vegetarian!

Thanks! I've actually already ordered it via FreshDirect, so it's definitely coming and I need to get my act together!

@ Embackus, The BF said that the one he had on Saturday tasted like it had been heavily marinated, so I'd love to go that route. Do you have any recommendations as to type of marinade and how long I should let it sit?

Any more (specific) comments are well appreciated!

New Orleans - Don't Know Where To Start!

@southeasterneater - I'm not staying in the French Quarter...we really like to explore different neighborhoods and try to get as much of a local experience as possible, so I wanted something away from the center of tourism. A lot of your recommendations overlap with those of a friend of mine from New Orleans so I'll take them particularly to heart. Thank you!

Are CSAs Cost Effective for Your Family?

@Simon - Could you share the name of your CSA? I too am in NYC and have found that many CSA's are beyond my budget, but around $14/week sounds great!

NYC East Village Recommendations?

For Indian, Banjara on the corner of 1st and 6th is fantastic.

I'm not crazy for Sushi, but for Soba I love Sobakoh. I have heard that Soba-ya is even better, but I haven't been myself.

Tips for a beginner?

I'm also just starting to really explore cooking and have been following SE for a while now without "jumping in", so welcome to the club :) Ever since my SO moved in about a year ago I've been challenging myself to become a better cook and learn to cook meat and fish, neither of which I eat. One of the resources that I've really been enjoying is Donna Hay -- her cookbooks are beautiful and the recipes are delicious and relatively foolproof (and include a lot of basics that you can utilize for other dishes).