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Aug 26th

Episodes » Episode 41: Tomato Soup

I don't know what it's like where you live, but here in New York it rained all weekend and through the first half of the week. At one point my friend Andie said to me, "All I want is grilled cheese and tomato soup," and I thought DARN! We really mised the mark with our tomato soup episode, 2 days too late!" Alas, the rain is gone, but luckily tomato soup is good in all season, and THIS tomato soup is REALLY, SUPER GOOD in all seaons.


Tags: soup, tomato soup, summer recipe, fall recipe, soup recipe, easy tomato soup, easy soup recipe
Recipes » Tomato Soup


-3 28 ounce cans whole, peeled tomatoes, juices drained and reserved

-2 Tbsp brown sugar

-5 shallots, minced

-2 Tbsp tomato paste

-1/4 tsp ground allspice

-1 1/2 tsp thyme

-1 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes

-3 Tbsp unsalted butter

-3 Tbsp flour

-3 cups chicken broth


Tags: tomato soup, summer soup, soup recipe

Aug 20th

Episodes » Episode 40: Dan Dan Noodles

My little brother and I were notoriously picky eaters when we were younger. Think, like, Meg Ryan in When Harry Met Sally, "We'll have a BLT on whole wheat with mayo on the side and only if the tomatoes are ripe. If they're not ripe, we'll have turkey sandwiches with cheddar cheese and onions but oniy if they're red onions and deli mustard. On the side."

I have vivid memories of other peoples' parents scolding us because we wouldn't eat our vegetables. Today's dish - Dan Dan Noodles - was one of the one things my brother would ingest happy, however he'd order it with chicken and guessed it...on the side.

Let's give Matthew the benefit of the doubt and assume he (like me) has grown out of his "on the side" phase. Assuming that, I think he'd be happy with my recreation of the only Chinese meal he ever ordered.



Tags: dan dan noodles, chinese food, asian food, szechuan peppercorn, szechuan chinese food, noodle dish, pork dish

Aug 19th

Recipes » Dan Dan Noodles


-2 tsp red wine vinegar

-2 Tbsp low-sodium light soy sauce

-1 lb ground pork

-1 lb whole wheat spaghetti

-5 green onions, diced

-2 Tbsp ginger, minced

-3 cloves garlic, minced

-4 Tbsp peanut oil


-1 Tbsp Szechuan peppercorns, toasted and ground

-1/2 cup chicken stock

-1 Tbsp plus 1 tsp light soy sauce

-1 tsp chili oil

-1 1/2 tsp sugar

-2 Tbsp peanut butter


Tags: chinese food, dan dan noodles, szechuan peppercorns, szechuan cuisine, noodle recipe, asian food, easy asian recipe

Aug 17th

Blog » Bestchester Adventures

Never before seen footage from our shoot in the boonies!  Eye contact crises, skyping, and the aftermath of the spilled milk!


Tags: westchester, granola, emily sack

Aug 12th

Episodes » Episode 39: Emily's Yogurt and Granola

This week Economy Bites took a field trip up to Westchester to visit Daniel's mommy, Emily! Emily taught us to make yogurt and granola! YUM YUM YUM YUM YUM!!


Tags: granola, breakfast, yogurt, cereal, oats, emily sack, fruit, healthy, vegetarian, mom
Recipes » Emily's Granola

**this recipe makes a TON of granola. You could probably 1/2 this recipe and still have enough for a week.


8 cups rolled oats

1 cup Sunflower seeds

1 cup Sesame seeds, unhulled

1 cup walnuts, chopped

1 cup pecans, chopped

1 cup almonds, chopped

1 cup flax seeds

1 cup Brazil nuts, chopped

1 cup pumpkin seeds

1 cup oil, Grapeseed or canola

1 cup maple syrup


Tags: granola, breakfast, cereal, oats, emily sack, fruit, yogurt, fruit, healthy, vegetarian, mom

Aug 5th

Episodes » Episode 38: Curry Chicken Salad

Last Valentines Day my boyfriend of 3 years pulled out all the stops and took me to the Russian Tea Room (a place I highly recommend if you're a Mad Men fan or at all interested in that particular 1960s look) for high tea. As far as I was concerned, the stand out on the menu was their Curried Chicken salad; it was a revelation. It blew me away, so far away that I ended up at the grocery store the next day buying ingredients to make my own. What follows it the video adaptation of my interpretation of the Russian Tea Room's most delicious cold and see!



Tags: curry, chicken, curry chicken, curry chicken salad, summer salads, chicken recipe, easy salad recipe
Recipes » Curry Chicken Salad


-2 to 3 lbs chicken thighs and drumsticks

-1/2 large white onion, diced

-3 ribs celery, diced fine

-1 1/2 cups dried cranberries

-1/2 cup greek yogurt

-1/2 cup mayonnaise

-2 Tbsp curry powder

-1 1/2 Tbsp honey

salt and pepper to taste


Tags: chicken salad, chicken recipe, cheap recipe, summer salad recipe, summer recipe, chicken curry, curry chicken salad
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