Thursday, March 27, 2014

Luxury Italian Chocolates in NYC

Cecilia Tessieri, Master Chocolatier - Amedei
NYC Foodie Girl is proud to announce an article has been contributed by writer, Victoria Prather, to Thursday Review online magazine featuring a story on Amedei chocolates in NYC and its first female master chocolatier, Cecilia Tessieri.

Read the full story HERE and let me know what you think!


Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Product Review: Nee Coffee Dripper

I'm a coffee snob. I didn't used to be this way. I was predominantly a tea drinker for the majority of my adult life, but something changed. I now drink more coffee than I care to admit! However, the must meet standards.
coffee that I drink is never watered down or tasteless - it has to be very, very good. Quality cannot, under any circumstance, be compromised.
Oh how I love French Press coffee and very rich, dark flavors with just a tad of cream and a sprinkle of turbinado sugar!
Folgers and other regular store brands really disgust me. Sorry. Just not happening.
Anyway -- NYC Foodie Girl had an opportunity to review a I was very happily surprised with my experience with the Nee Coffee Dripper.
The video  tells more about the simple process, but keep in mind that the porcelain dripper is placed on an empty cup to begin - it just sits atop. The ease of this kind of coffee making process is understated and the overall taste of the coffee was really great.

NYC Foodie Girl was not compensated for the review; a sample dripper was provided for my personal use to keep.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Spread the Happy with Nutella: Giveaway!

It's a big day to celebrate and NYCFG has a giveaway for YOU! (see below for details)

It's Pancake Day! Here's a yummy recipe to inspire your taste buds!

Ricotta Pancakes with Nutella & Warm Strawberry Sauce

• 1 cup low fat ricotta
• ½ cup reduced fat milk
• 3 eggs, whites and yolks separated
• ¾ cup flour
• 1 tsp baking powder
• Pinch of salt
• Oil spray
• 7 oz strawberries, hulled & thinly sliced
• 1 tbsp sugar
• 2 tsp Nutella® Hazelnut Spread

• Put the ricotta, egg yolks and milk into a bowl and mix well. Sift in the flour, baking powder and
salt and combine until you have a smooth batter. Place the egg whites in a clean bowl and
beat until soft peaks form and then gently fold into the ricotta mixture.
• Spray a large non stick pan with oil and drop in 2 tablespoons of batter per pancake.
Cook for about one minute until golden and then flip over and cook for another minute.
Remove from pan and keep in warm oven until ready to serve.

• Combine the strawberries and sugar in a small saucepan and gently heat for 3-4 minutes until
syrupy. When ready to serve, spread 2 tsp of Nutella® onto each pancake and top with the
strawberry sauce.

NYC Foodie Girl has 2 jars of Nutella to send directly to YOU! Must have a U.S. Mailing Address! Just follow the Rafflecopter instructions and a winner will be chosen at random this FRIDAY! Product will be sent directly from the good people @nutellausa! Enter now!

Disclaimer: was not compensated for the Nutella products and only received product for  giveaway purposes.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Fresh Off the (Juice) Press

JT, age 3, enjoys "gettin' his GREEN on!"
Just tried out Juice Generation in the Flatiron District - Gramercy area for a quick lunch. I had a "Get Your Green On" fresh juice and a gluten-free vegan cheese ravioli.

I'm just going to keep this post simple: I liked it. I liked it a lot. First time there and it won't be the last!

The only problem is that my 3 year old wanted a sip of the juice. I don't think I'm going to get it back! 

Consider this micro-blog post a seal of recommended TASTY healthy approval via NYCFG right here.

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