Hi I just read the book and can't wait to get started! Had my last bite of steak for my husbands birthday last night....This weekend will be spent shopping and restocking my pantry.... anyone on Long Island have great recommendations for where to get some of the seemingly harder to find ingredients or know of active farmers market in the area?
Hey Janey! I have the same story, I just got the book for Christmas too! And...I live on LI! I have a friend who is a vegetarian so I have an idea of some places you can go. There was a really good vegetarian restaurant over by The Source on Old Country Rd, not sure if its still there.
There is also Trader Joes, and Whole Foods in Jericho. I am closest to those two stores. And I went to a website I found on her for produce stands, and co-ops and there is one in East Meadow on Merrick Ave for Fresh produce!
I think there is also a Health Food/Supplemnt Store in Masspequa on Broadway by the train station, Edens something...Not sure how much food they have but I know they have vitamins and supplements.
You'd be suprised at the local supermarkets too. I have found some organic and vegan items there too. They recently opened a New Super Target by me in Lveittown that has some Annie's items and some vegeterian items. I am not sure how vegan thery are...but I am jsut flirting for now so this items will work for me.
I hope you can get to some of these places and are not to far east. But I'd love to hear what places you have found!
I live in the huntington area...I know there is wild by nature, but that is sooo expensive! and also trader joes- where is the whole foods? The only one I know of is in Roslyn which is a bit of a hike...I would love to find somewhere to find sulfite free wine too because I tend to get headaches from non-sulfite wine....Thanks for the tips and if I hear of others or you do lets let each other know!
Whole Foods in in Jericho, just take the Northern West, and get off at Route 107 going South, its literally right when you get off the exit. Its right across from that Fire Station.
I have heard of wild by nature, I think my friend told me trader joes is a little cheaper.
I also found a service like peapod that is orangic...its called organic direct. They do not seem to have a huge selection but I thought I'd try it. Its organidirect.com and it appears its only for the NY & NJ area.
I will also update you if I find some other good places! Let me know of any restaurants in Huntington if you find any...I would def try them.
Hi ladies! I live in Roslyn Heights and just read the book - I have been on the fence for a while about giving up meat and that was definitely the push I needed. I live right near the Whole Foods that's in Manhasset, but I try to go to the one in Jericho when I have time because it is much bigger and better. It is pricey for the most part, but the bulk items such as grains and beans and nuts are very reasonable. I get my steal cut oats there among other things and it's incredibly cheap. I wish they had more local produce - right now everything says it's from California. I would like to check out that co-op in East Meadow, or maybe there is one closer...I'll have to look. They do a farmer's market kind of thing in Port Washington and at Christopher Morley Park - but don't think it's year round.
Thanks! I am definitely going to try the whole foods....also, Northport has a good health food store on main street...the owner, Allison, is very knowledgeable and I hear she will order things for you if they don't carry...I just have not known what to order until now! would love to find more local produce too...will keep you posted!
I have been basically cooking recipes with easy to find ingredients, that is why my first dish was the the pinto bean stew, and that is very good and you will have leftovers that is better the next day. I do try my best to buy organic. That is why i started the how to stock a pantry topic...to get us organized and help each other plan meals, etc. If you didnt care for the mac & cheese recipe Alicia posted, add vegan cheese to the mix,, as that is really good, too and adjust the nutritional yeast to your taste.
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