My First Food Network Byline


Summer in New York is in full swing. The rainy days are dying down (fingers crossed) and the city is buzzing with energy. I was thrilled to write a few articles for the Food Network website and work on mouth-watering photo galleries. Yesterday, the Healthy Eats blog post Weekend Breakfast: Hash Browns went live and my name is attached to it! I also got to write the article How to Eat More Whole Grains recapping some easy ways to incorporate delicious whole grain recipes into your meals. For summer recipes, check out this Fresh, Healthy Summer Recipes gallery I wrote a few captions for. It has been such a great experience, plus there are more delicious projects I can’t wait to share.


Saturday was a glorious, picturesque day. My roommate and I started it off by going to the Union Square Farmer’s Market (pictured above). We scored some incredibly fresh produce–radishes, cucumbers, bok choy and apples–for so inexpensive. My favorite part was buying organic milk in a glass jug! I’m looking forward to making the market a weekly routine.


Next was a venture to Brooklyn for the infamous Fort Greene Brooklyn Flea Market. Walking to the market I found this mural of the rapper Notorious B.I.G.. How great are all the colors! The Flea Market was super cool. Too pricey for my wallet, but fun to explore and people watch. The food there was so diverse and surprisingly inexpensive. I’m saving my funds for the Smorgasburg food market, which is also in Brooklyn but exclusively for food! I’m scoping out the grilled corn with chili, lime and cheese and the famous Dough Hibiscus doughnuts.


I tried some new favorites this weekend. The Taro bubble tea in Koreatown was scrumptious, but left me craving an adventure in Chinatown. Taro is described as being similar to sweet potatoes, but I loved the lavender color! LT Burger was a fun spot to meet girlfriends for Happy Hour. The sliders were so delicious and the perfect sampler of their best burgers. They also have an impressive gourmet shakes menu including Caramel Popcorn and Macaron. I tried the S’mores shake, complete with a toasted marshmallow on top. Next I want to try their melted Gouda curly fries.

photo-12This week is going to be filled with lots of activity! I get to help the prop stylist at a photo shoot on Friday, and my family comes to visit on Saturday to celebrate my 21st birthday. Every week just keeps getting better and better in this magical city!

Love food. Love self. Love life.



  1. Sherri Birkeland says:

    Congratulations on your first byline- so proud of you! Love your explorations of NYC- living vicariously through you.

  2. mary helmsing says:

    I love being able to follow you. What a great job you are doing. I want to try every thing. We think of your family often. Love, Dave and Mary Helmsing Happy 21st.

  3. Buffy says:

    Keep the NYC adventures coming ~ thoroughly enjoying them. How were the quail eggs? I’ve been wanting to try them…but not exactly sure where one finds quail eggs in ND!

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