All posts tagged: foodie

5 Delicious Autumn Inspired Salads To Eat Now

Eating healthy is an important part of our lives, as it should be. We all know how vital it is to incorporate a healthy balance of fresh fruits and vegetables into our meals, but what do you do when the weather starts to change and fall finally arrives for good? Do you stop eating your beautiful salads that are piled high with fresh leafy greens? Of course not. Cooler weather does not mean that you have to cut out salads completely. Here are five salads that will inspire you to stay healthy during the fall season. 1. Roasted Sweet Potato Quinoa and Black Bean Salad by Erin Clarke, Well Plated: This delicious salad would be perfect during any season. However, the mixture of warm vegetables, quinoa, and greens are ideal for fall weather. Don’t worry, you don’t have to be a master chef to make this either. It is simple enough that anyone can make it. 2. Tuscan Kale and Apple Salad by Sonali, The Foodie Physician: This salad is just as amazing as its name. The Tuscan Kale and …

An Insider’s Guide to 5 Breathtaking Manhattan Destinations

New York City, you are too good. You are endlessly beautiful, grand, and dare I say it, holy. I bow down to your immense, towering buildings. I walk your sacrosanct streets with a smile as I breathe in the passing halal cart, as I make eye contact with a fashionista parading down the street. I smile because you are too, too good. Having lived here for over eight months, I have done some serious Manhattan venturing. If I were to think back to all my adventures and pinpoint the moments and excursions that left me most astounded and awed, then these five destinations below would be at the top of the list. If you find yourself on this glorious island, these should be your go-to’s. #1. The Oculus This is something you need to see in person. The Oculus structure at the World Trade Center has taken a standard transportation hub to another level. This is a first-class architecture masterpiece. As you walk through the Oculus, you are engulfed by immense whiteness. It’s magnificent.  As you walk around, …

Why Brownies Are an Essential Part of Life

When it comes to dessert, there is no shortage of sweets to grant us pure bliss. However, it is the brownie and the brownie alone that is not only capable of bringing us joy but is an essential part of being happy. While other desserts are concerned with serving a purpose—ice cream to get over heartbreak, chocolate chip cookies to leave out for Santa Claus, you get me—the brownie is the only sweet that exists for no other reason than to satisfy the consumer.  It’s impossible to be upset with a mouthful of brownie.  At the same time, a brownie isn’t a food that is used only when someone is having a bad day.  A brownie can be used in a celebration, a day off, or even to complement another dessert. Deb Perelman of Smitten Kitchen whips a delicious brownie and ice cream combo. Brownies are subtle, even a little shy.  They don’t demand to be the center of attention.  They don’t need to be linked with big events like birthday cakes or breakfast muffins; they just need …

The Plea for Muffin-Mania

And it is with that first bite where you fall in love. The steaming, soft, buttery sweetness coupled with a dab of butter lifts you to paradise. This is baked good bliss. This is the muffin effect. Yet muffins don’t get the attention they deserve. When was the last time our Instagram feeds were blown up with posts about blueberry, or pistachio, or banana walnut muffins? Instead, we have been fed the obsession of cronuts, cookies, cupcakes, and cake pops.  Though these are undeniably delicious, there is a big gap that needs to be filled. Muffin-mania is the solution. Muffins’ undeniable versatility and scrumptiousness needs recognition. Food blogs across the web are packed with yummy, unique muffin recipes. They range from sweet, savory, healthy, to traditional. There are no limits to muffin potential. Here are five of our favorite selections to jumpstart your own muffin-mania crave. 1. The Perfect Blueberry Muffin by Deb Perelman, Smitten Kitchen These are a tried and true staple for a reason. This version takes all the good in a blueberry muffin—think: the luscious sweetness of …

5 Winter Foods For Every Meal

It’s December, which means the temperature has dropped, it’s officially the holiday season, and best of all, it’s time for warming, winter recipes to test out in the kitchen. We’ve gathered a variety dishes that are a must-try on a cold, snowy day. From breakfast to appetizers to drinks, this list is guaranteed to make every meal seasonal this month! 1. Superfood Haute Chocolate by Sarah Britton, My New Roots: Take your hot chocolate game to the next level with this incredible treat. This all-raw recipe satisfies your sweet tooth and is filled with ingredients that will keep your stamina up and relieve stress. The secret ingredient is maca, a root that grows in the Andes. It’s said to stabilize moods and energy, according to the recipe. Try it out for yourself and see if it helps balance the stress of the upcoming holiday season. 2. Oat & Walnut Crunchy Granola by Sonia Raga, The Bright Bird: This granola recipe is low-effort and much better for you than commercial granola brands, which pack in the sugar and oil. Make a batch for breakfast …

Editor’s Favorite Places in New York City

Editor’s Note: When I first joined Young Hot & Modern Magazine in 2013, I was a junior at Rutgers University and an intern. Now, I’m the Senior Contributing Editor and starting my post-grad career at Men’s Fitness/Muscle & Fitness/Flex/Muscle & Fitness Hers. It’s amazing how much YHM helped me become a better writer, editor, and feel more comfortable in my skin. I’ll always be grateful for that. YHM has grown so much throughout these past couple of years and has truly made an impact on myself, and the community. The magazine strives to encourage and celebrate women of all backgrounds. You can be an artist, a designer, a musician, or a cook but we all have something in common: we’re following our dreams while trying to be as authentic as possible. We embrace diversity, struggle, and hard work and I truly hope that message comes across. Yegide, the Creative Director and Founder is an awesome colleague and person. She’s not only my “boss” but a close friend whom I trust. Young Hot & Modern Magazine could not be in better hands. Congratulations …