Thursday, December 28, 2006

Dosa – The AntiChristmas

Take away the Figgy Pudding, I’ve had enough. After days of feasting on cheeses and cured meats, holiday cookies and sausage for breakfast, I can go no further down the holiday food path. I suspect that this will be the perfect antidote…

A Pondicherry Masala Dosa (and a samosa) from NY Dosas, the cart in Washington Square Park operated by the “Dosa Man,” Thiru Kumar. NY Dosas is no undercover secret spot; the cart has been a finalist in the Vendy Awards two years running. These vegan dosas are filling but not disgustingly so, and I’m convinced the extra spicy ones have curative health powers. Go. Eat. Feel better.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Holiday Baking in a Hurry


you’ve been eating too many of other people’s cookies at work and you need a fix NOW because your glucose levels are dropping to dangerously normal levels,

you spent all your money on new shoes and need cheap gift ideas for your friends, doormen, and coworkers, or

you are in charge of dessert for the holiday potluck party

here’s what to do.

Go out and buy yourself one of these.

Follow the directions on the back of the jar. It takes about 20 minutes total (excluding cooling time) and looks like this right after you add the chocolate chips.

You’ll end up with FUDGE!

Cut it up, put it in fancy baggies, hand it out (or eat it all yourself). It’s far less glamorous than decorated cookies, but perfect for any of the holiday emergencies listed above. And, hilariously enough, it's low fat. Ho ho ho.