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A Taste for Books: The Love & Lemons Cookbook

Love & Lemons Cookbook; image from www.loveandlemons.com
Love & Lemons Cookbook; image from www.loveandlemons.com

For the second piece in the Taste for Books series (last time we discussed Afro-Vegan: Farm-Fresh African, Caribbean, and Southern Flavors Remixed), we take a look at the blog turned cookbook “Love & Lemons.” Of course, we bought and read this book as part of the monthly cookbook club at Archestratus (160 Huron Street), but it’s one of those cookbooks that’s gone mainstream – featured at Whole Foods and on store shelves at Anthropologie. So what is it that makes this book so popular? Let’s explore together after the jump. Continue reading

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A Taste for Books: Bryant Terry’s Afro-Vegan

Collage from Archestratus' Instagram
Collage via Archestratus’ Instagram

Welcome to a new Greenpointers food series called A Taste for Books. We’ll be taking a page from the monthly cookbook club and potluck hosted by our Greenpoint neighbors, Archestratus (visit them at 160 Huron Street), featuring a different cookbook each month paired with insights from the monthly discussion. Thanks for joining us on this adventure that will highlight scrumptious recipes, dissect interesting ingredients and generally recap what happens when you mix cooks with books in Greenpoint.

First up – Afro-Vegan: Farm-Fresh African, Caribbean, and Southern Flavors Remixed (2014). Read more after the jump. Continue reading

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Potluck Party in Transmitter Park this Sunday (8/16)

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Hey Greenpoint Kids! No, not the big kids this time. I’m talking to the little ones. The ones who will want to splash around in baby pools, play games, and have parents who still cook for them and will whip something yummy up for a family friendly potluck party this Sunday (8/16, 5-8pm) in Transmitter Park.

Mommy start-up Social Pants is hosting the event and will provide utensils/plates, baby pools filled with ice for the food, lots of games for the kids, and a photographer to capture family photos in the park.

You (your parents) bring: A blanket and a yummy dish! RSVP and post what dish you’d like to bring!

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Celebrate 3 Years in Mad Style at [email protected] Friday (10/18)

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On Friday October 18th, 2013 from 8pm-midnight, [email protected] (31 Nassau Ave) proudly presents The MAD HATTER’S HOWLING MOON TEA PARTY!

MAD MEN & MAD WOMEN we cordially invite you to join us for a spectacular evening of costumed revelry, fitness feasting, healthy harvest eats, tonics, libations, live music & dancing under the Mad Full Moon! RSVP

OPEN HEALTH BAR: Enjoy Seasonal Bites, Fit Treats & Potluck Tastings served along with SPECIALTY COCKTAILS Mad Hatter’s Tea Toddy & Vampire’s Bloody Punch!

LIVE MUSICAL PERFORMANCES throughout the evening featuring:

THE SHAMANIC LUNATICS & special guest artists

DJ BENGEY will be spinning thrilling, spine-tingling, monster party anthems in the Ohm Room.

• Step into the TIME WARP with a Dance Lesson provided by ZUMBA MANNY

TAROT READINGS in the Tea Parlor by GYPSY ROSE

MADDEST HAT CONTEST:
Express your most outlandish fashion muscle for a chance to win Guest and Sauna Passes. The wilder, the radder the better! Points for Style & Creativity!

TRICKED OUT TREATS POTLUCK CONTEST:
Trick our palates with your yummiest, Healthy Halloween inspired dishes ala Mummy Meatloaf, Monster Mashed Cauliflower Witches Stew or Devilish Eggs.

Bring us your healthiest most creative and most ghoulishly delicious dishes. Be sure to leave out the icky processed fake food stuffs (anything in a boxed or canned)

PRIZE: Winners receive 1 month B.E.S.T. Membership (value $129), Cash Prize & recipe will be featured in our Fit Low Down Newsletter.

ALSO Raffle Prizes and special surprises throughout the night!

It will be a night of Magic and Mischief that you won’t want to miss 😉

ADMISSION: $15 or 2 for $25 / $7 with Potluck Dish

Potluck Rules:
– Your dish should offer no less than 10 Servings as guests will be voting for their most favorite dish.
– Food should be ready to serve room temperature.
– Provide any necessary serving utensils. We will provide paper plates & eating utensils.
– Participants please email your recipes with ingredients including allergy warnings no later than 10/15.

Sponsored Post courtesy of [email protected].

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Java St Garden Earth Day BBQ / Potluck – Sunday (4/21)!!!

We made a blooper and posted that the Java St Garden Earth Day BBQ / Potluck is on Saturday but that is WRONG and we are sorry! We were just so excited about it we wanted it to happen sooner…

It is this Sunday April 21, 2013 from 3-6pm at 59 Java St. Suggested donation is $10 and bring something to feed 6-10 people. Everyone is welcome and there will be plenty to eat and share.

FUN! EARTH! GARDEN!

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