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5 Must Try Recipes

Apr 24, 2020

We hope you’ve been enjoying some delicious takeout and delivery from your favorite local businesses. With the variety of options in the Gateway neighborhood, there’s plenty to try! By now you may even be inspired to cook up some of your own tasty treats. Below, we’ve rounded up five dishes you can make at home-- all with an emphasis on fresh, in-season local ingredients from area food purveyors & chefs. Happy cooking & baking! 


The Ultimate Banana Bread 

If you’ve been spying those banana bread posts on social media with envy, popular New York City-based food blog Smitten Kitchen has you covered. The blog’s author, New Jersey native Deb Perelman, shares her recipe for the Ultimate Banana Bread here. She recommends using five bananas for a recipe which she promises delivers on “towering height and a crunchy top.”


Meatless Mushroom Burger

NYC-based chef, tv host, and food blogger Skyler Bouchard Oppenheim shares locally-sourced recipes on her site with Skyler. Her Meatless Mushroom Burger is the perfect option when ground beef may be something you’re eating less of at the moment. You can find her full recipe for this mouth-watering and healthy take on the Impossible Burger here


Five-Ingredient Creamy Miso Pasta

The New York Times offers a weekly roundup of What to Cook here. This week’s list includes a recipe for Five-Ingredient Creamy Miso Pasta. The satisfying dish can be pulled together in minutes, incorporating butter, cheese, miso, and pasta-- or experiment using whatever fresh seasonal condiments or spices you have on hand. The recipe also suggests adding nori or furikake for a seafood element if you have it available. 


Crispy Pan Fried Root Vegetables  

Norwich Meadows Farm in upstate New York now offers an option for a produce box or market box with fresh seasonal ingredients delivered directly to you. Area chef Amy Sur Trevino is behind their recipe for Crispy Pan Fried Root Anything With Cheese. Use any root vegetable or potato you have on hand for this yummy dish-- full recipe found here


Cardamom Bread Pudding 

Local Roots NYC is an online farmers market that sources local harvests for easy (and safe) delivery or pickup. All seasonal food is found within a two-hour radius from NYC proper. Their recipe for Cardamom Bread Pudding is super easy to make-- you can use any leftover bread you have on hand and fresh eggs, butter, and milk from Local Roots. Find the full recipe here.     



We hope you enjoy whipping up these seasonal favorites from local chefs and food bloggers! Let us know which recipes you try by sharing with us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter