Posts categorized as Food

Episode 4: Fresh Pasta

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I know a pasta dinner doesn’t sound impressive, but if you believe that, you’ve most likely never had the pleasure of fresh pasta. (Or watched our amazing pasta episode with Mike here!) There is something special about fresh pasta. It tastes so much better than your boxed brand. In this episode of newlyFED we visit my college roommate and one of my best friends Cristina to learn about making fresh pasta. As freshman we were roommates in the upperclass apartments we’d invite about 15 girls over for “Sunday Dinner,” which […]

3 Dishes, 2 Hours, 1 Traditional Southern Italian Meal

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I was nervous as we approached the door but in true Italian flare, we were welcomed as family.  Mrs. A explained what Susanne and I would be cooking. “I want to start with something easy, I cook dinner for myself every night, it doesn’t have to take a long time.”  We got straight to work after walking in the door of Mrs. Abbracciamento’s Breezy Point home. Mrs A. is the wife of the late Sal Abbracciamento, acclaimed New York City restaurateur. I was sincerely honored to be invited into her home, to […]

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Episode 3: Quinoa & Veggies

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For this episode of newlyFED, we have a different view on food, literally, it’s filmed from the top of my refrigerator. This recipe is a good quick side for these dog days of summer! I made it for our Mother’s Day BBQ and the crowd loved it! Ingredients 2 tbsps olive oil 6 cloves of garlic diced 1/3 cup of basil chopped 5 oz Spinach 12 oz Roasted Red Peppers 4.9oz Box of Quick cook Quinoa ( I use Near East and got the Roasted Red Pepper and Basil Flavor) 1.5 […]

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NewlyFED Episode 2: Chef Mike Cooks Up a Spicy Spaghetti

​ This weekend the NewlyFED team headed up to Washington Heights, familiar territory for Clare, who spent a year on Fort Washington Avenue. Our guest is Michael Crowley, an amazing pianist and chef who brings the same precision and focus to the kitchen as he does the piano. We’ve known Mike for a few years, about as long as he’s dated Sean, who is Rockaway by birth and lineage but has lived all over the East Coast. Sean’s first cousin is our biffle Beth, and we’ve all had many fun […]

NewlyFED Episode 1: A few of their favorite things

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In this episode of newlyFED, we travel down to sunny Rockaway to talk to a few of my favorite people, my main cooking inspirations, Maureen and Franny (my mothers) and to my grandmother’s. Grandma wasn’t so much into the introduction of her favorite kitchen gear, but we were able to squeeze one out of her. Hope you like the episode! Take a look here: Newlyfed – Episode 1 – Kitchen Essentials from Glorified Tomato on Vimeo.

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Newly Fed: The Introduction

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Years ago I had this thought that I should develop a show called Newly Fed, the premise would be my journey with food and how I really got into eating when I met Bill and cooking when I married Bill. One story that comes to mind was when I first started dating Bill and he asked me why I didn’t like seafood. The answer was that I didn’t really eat it growing up, to which Bill replied “Well, don’t you think you should try it again?”. Bill took me to […]

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First Communion Banners

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I was taken back by the artwork for the children’s first Communion banners I saw this past Sunday at St. Rose of Lima. Each one is a special expression of creativity and love for God. I drifted during mass, critiquing and trying to picture what each child looked like that created each illustration. The banners are hung along the walls, they look so beautiful! I commend Tyel for his unconventional color scheme, way to go!  The application of a yellow band on Jaidyn’s makes his name stand out from the crowd! Jayden’s use of shiny beads and […]

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Thank Thomas Jefferson for introducing Mac & cheese to America

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Macaroni and Cheese dates back to the 14th century’s. It was first recorded in the Liber de Coquina, one of the oldest medieval cookbooks. America was introduced to Mac & Cheese in the late 1700’s thanks to Thomas Jefferson. The future American president Thomas Jefferson encountered macaroni both in Paris and in northern Italy. He drew a sketch of the pasta and wrote detailed notes on the extrusion process. In 1793, he commissioned American ambassador to Paris William Short to purchase a machine for making it. Evidently, the machine was not suitable, as Jefferson later imported both […]

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Moogie’s Vegetarian Shepherds Pie

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In my post last week, I mentioned a vegetarian shepherd’s pie that my mom made that was really delicious (according to Matt). She was kind enough to share the recipe below. Make this on St. Patrick’s day tomorrow for your favorite Irish vegetarian. Moogie’s Vegetarian Shephard’s Pie Ingredients I lb red lentils (or brown lentils) 2 tbsp. olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 2 stalks celery, chopped 1 parsnip, chopped 1 turnip, chopped 4 cloves garlic crushed 3 carrots cut up 4-5 cups water 1 package of frozen peas 3lbs […]

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The Shepherd’s Pie Tradition

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Everyone knows about our typical St. Paddy’s Day tradition in Rockaway. A day that  starts at the Honan house for breakfast, then the parade and then to my parents house for the traditional Irish feast. I have to say this years menu may have been the best. One item that has been there year in and year out, is our shepherd’s pie. One year back in college after doing the all day partying, me and my Manhattan College crew came back to my parents house and warmed up the shepherd’s […]

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