July 23, 2015 | Posted by The B-Team
From farmer's markets and farm stands to your local supermarket, fresh sweet corn is everywhere! And I have the quickest, easiest way to get your ears ready for eating. All it takes is four minutes and a microwave. Watch the video and learn!
July 12, 2015 | Posted by The B-Team
Picnic season is well underway! Have you spent sufficient nights eating under the stars? We didn't think so. We're here to help you fill your quota with a collection of our brightest and most flavorful, portable, picnic-blanket-ready recipes.
July 6, 2015 | Posted by Stephanie Banyas
Think beyond steak and chicken the next time you fire up the barbecue and try grilling fish! It's easy as can be, if you follow a few simple rules. Watch this video and learn.
July 3, 2015 | Posted by The B-Team
Happy 4th of July! Whether you're firing up the grill, breaking out the picnic blanket or just lounging in the sun, this weekend is all about feasting and relaxing (but mostly feasting). Here's how we'll be doing it:
June 22, 2015 | Posted by Stephanie Banyas
Farmers market tables are loaded with berries (at last). And what better thing to do with them than mix them into some ice cream?! When Bobby and I were testing milkshake recipes for Bobby’s Burger Palace many years ago, I learned some interesting things about fruit milkshakes, especially fresh berry milkshakes.
June 9, 2015 | Posted by The B-Team
It's the most wonderful time of the year: grilling season! Here's a bit of inspiration for the next time you feel like playing with fire.
May 13, 2015 | Posted by Sally Jackson
Looking for a new, refreshing, and healthy snack? Try this Mexican street food fave: jicama and cucumber spears doused with fresh lime juice and sprinkled with salt and chile powder.
May 9, 2015 | Posted by The B-Team
After my gangbusters corn trick from last summer, I'm back with another sweet, easy kitchen technique!
May 6, 2015 | Posted by Stephanie Banyas
The B-Team is happy to announce that we are teaming up with New York Health & Racquet Club (NYHRC) in our continued search for the perfect workout experience and our never ending desire to be fit and healthy.
May 4, 2015 | Posted by Stephanie Banyas
Have you seen many out of shape boxers? I haven’t. So, a few weeks ago, I, along with my colleague and fellow B-Teamer, Elyse, headed over to Title Boxing Club located in Hell’s Kitchen to take a boxing class and what we got.well,.pardon the pun…was one Hell of a workout!
Of all sports, boxing is one of the most physically demanding. It requires a blend of power, speed, balance and focus combined with excellent overall conditioning that results in a body that is lean and sculpted. .
April 22, 2015 | Posted by Elyse Tirrell
During this last stretch of cool weather, I'm doing everything I can to think spring! I'm trying to will in a new season...and one of my tactics is making this light, beautiful fish dish overflowing with bright spring vegetables (carrots, zucchini and green onion -- yum!), and steamed in parchment paper. If you observe Lent, it would also be a great meal to serve your family for Friday dinner!
April 18, 2015 | Posted by Sally Jackson
What’s pale yellow, great with Bolognese, and perfect for twirling around a fork? Not pasta, but one of my favorite winter ingredients: spaghetti squash.
April 14, 2015 | Posted by Stephanie Banyas and Elyse Tirrell
A few weeks ago, we decided to give FlyBarre a try. We arrived at FlyBarre’s Flatiron location on 21st Street in Manhattan dressed in our workout clothes and ready for the challenge… Or were we?
April 10, 2015 | Posted by The B-Team
As the old proverb says, “March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb.” After an exceptionally brutal winter in NYC, it should come as no surprise that The B-Team -- along with everyone else on the east coast! -- is majorly ready for spring.
April 4, 2015 | Posted by The B-Team
We are a family that realllllly gets into our egg-dying. It is our “Easter normal” to have over 3 dozen (beautifully decorated, if I may add) hard-boiled eggs in the refrigerator. Post-Easter, there are only so many egg salad sandwiches and deviled eggs that one can eat...I needed to find an alternative. Enter the pickled egg.
April 1, 2015 | Posted by Stephanie Banyas
I do not really like eggs, but I like ham. I like it in a house, I would eat it with a mouse (which, unfortunately, is a real possibility in Manhattan). I will eat it here or there or anywhere…I will eat it plain but, truth be told, I really prefer ham glazed. Second only to turkey, a glazed ham is an iconic holiday centerpiece, and was always served for Easter dinner when I was growing up.
March 30, 2015 | Posted by Stephanie Banyas
Most of us are lucky if we have one set of parents that love us unconditionally. I am fortunate to have two: my biological parents, Rose and George Banyas, and my surrogate parents, Barry and Sheryl Zukofsky. Rose and George are Christian, so with them I celebrate Christmas and Easter. Barry and Sheryl are Jewish, and with them I celebrate Rosh Hashanah, Hanukkah and Passover. In other words, my year is filled with great food and very special family gatherings. I am very lucky indeed!
March 19, 2015 | Posted by Stephanie Banyas
A few weeks ago, I had the great fortune to leave the freezing, cold, gloomy, Northeast weather behind and escape to the sunny, warm, happy West Coast weather (thanks to my very generous boss, a.k.a Bobby Flay). My partner in fitness Elyse Tirrell came along for the (plane) ride and one of the first things we did, after shedding our down coats and winter boots for tank tops and sandals (and eating a plateful of Cha Cha Chicken), was search out a hot LA workout. Hello, Training Mate…or should I say G’Day!
March 17, 2015 | Posted by The B-Team
Oh March, the beginning of the long-awaited thaw (or, for those of us living on West Coast, a minor dusting off of our flip-flops will do) and the lead-up to the greening of spring. Green veggies return to the market and I am ready for smoothie season to begin. I never really make smoothies in the winter, maybe because it’s chilly out and I am not terribly inspired to make a cabbage smoothie, so I get pretty darn jazzed when spring comes around. I love making green smoothies because it’s a stealthy way to add more fiber, vegetables and just general goodness to my diet.
March 13, 2015 | Posted by Stephanie Banyas
Did you know that authentic Irish Soda Bread has only four ingredients: flour, baking soda, salt and buttermilk? That’s it. There is no sugar, eggs or butter, no currants or caraway seeds or dill, no cheddar or Gruyere cheese in traditional Irish soda bread (those ingredients are strictly Irish-American additions). For research purposes, I decided to make a loaf of traditional soda bread and after eating (barely) a slice, I was thankful for the Irish American additions. Enough said.