What’s in Season? Carrots!

What is better in the spring that bright colors to cook with? Enter the carrot – a simple, sweet and colorful addition to any dish!

balsamiccarrots0002Carrots are reasonably priced right now, and you can even buy them already peeled and bagged – just throw right into your salad – yum!

Carrots are typically chopped up or shredded and thrown into salads, but when was the last time you just satueed some carrots by themselves as a colorful, delicious side dish for dinner? Just adding a little sea salt and pepper for taste, the sweetness of the carrots will come out during the sautee and they flavor themselves. Or, if you’re looking to get a little more creative, try adding a cinnamon-balsamic glaze:

Cinnamon-Balsamic Glazed Carrots

– pre-heat oven to 450F
– 1 lb whole carrots, ends and tips trimmed
– peel the carrots and slice in half length-wise
– stir 2 tbsp Olive Oil, 1 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar, 1/2 tsp cinnamon
– pour over carrots in a mixing bowl, toss to coat
– arrange carrots on a baking tray without touching each other
– roast at 450 F for 20 minutes, flat side down
– flip carrots, roast for 7-10 more minutes
– carrots are done when showing caramelization and can easily be pierced with a fork

To learn more about what’s in season, and have carrots delivered right to your door – visit www.myshopwise.com


Did You Know – You Can Create And Save Grocery Lists Online?

msw groceryMyShopWise.com is dedicated to making sure your online grocery shopping experience is exception and simple – and your delivery is fresh, on time and just as your ordered it.

We are constantly updating our website with new user options to make your online shopping experience better – such as our on-site grocery list option.

Once signed in, you have the option to view you last order, more recent orders, or a specific list and/or favorites from within the site! You can view what you ordered last time and even see if those items are now on sale! Very cool, right!

Maybe you have a signature desert you always make for family get-togethers and holidays. Now you can create a list called “my famous carmel apple pie recipe” that can host all the ingredients, so the next time you go to make it,  you can just open the list and order all the ingredients in one click! How quick and simple is that!

If you haven’t tried our grocery list option, try it out now —-> let me create a grocery list!

Purchase Your Palm Crosses Online (or in-store)

MyShopWise.com has Palm Crosses for sale for just $5.99 just in time for the Easter holiday.  You can purchase them online OR while in the store – get yours delivered in time for Easter by ordering today – http://www.myshopwise.com

If you’re out and about, they are also available in all 5 of our local locations. See our website, http://www.myshopwise.com/inside-our-store for the location nearest you!


Dr. Oz ‘Never Get Sick’ Chocolate Cake

Watching Dr. Oz the other day, they were showing how to make this super-food chocolate cake, that is actually made of tons of fruit, nuts and veggies instead of flour and eggs. This never-get-sick recipe from Dr. Fuhrman will boost your immunity and satisfy your sweet tooth. Check out the recipe below.

Dr Oz: Never-Get-Sick Chocolate Cake Recipe

Dr Oz Never-Get-Sick Chocolate Cake Ingredients:

  • 1 2/3 cups whole-wheat pastry flour
  • 3 1/2 cups pitted dates, divided
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 cup raw beets, shredded
  • 3/4 cup raw carrots, shredded
  • 1/2 cup raw zucchini, shredded
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks in own juice, drained
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1 banana
  • 3 tablespoons natural cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup currants
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 3 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

Chocolate Nut Icing:

  • 1 cup raw macadamia nuts or raw cashews
  • 2/3 cup pitted dates
  • 1/3 cup brazil nuts or hazelnuts
  • 1 cup vanilla soy, hemp or almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Dr Oz Never-Get-Sick Chocolate Cake Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix the flour, baking powder and baking soda in a small bowl and set aside.
  • In a blender combine 3 cups of dates, pineapple, banana and the applesauce and puree. Chop the rest of the dates into 1/4-inch pieces.
  • In a large bowl, combine the chopped dates, beets, zucchini, carrots, cocoa powder, currants, walnuts, water, vanilla, the flour mixture from above and the blended date mixture and stir until everything is combined completely.
  • Spread in a 9 x 13-inch nonstick baking pan.
  • Bake in the oven for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow to cool completely.
  • For the icing, combine all icing ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth and creamy. Spread on cooled cake.

Order the ingredients above in time to be delivered to make today! www.myshopwise.com

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Boxing is Back in Brooklyn! Win FREE TICKETS to the Garcia V Judah Fight on April 27th

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Comfort Food Feast – The Grilled Cheese

Well it’s been nasty cold and snowy again these last few days in NYC, and what’s a better food to curl up at home with in a blanket and catch up with your TiVo than GRILLED CHEESE!

A quick and easy treat to serve up with simple ingredients that doesn’t take up precious time on your weekend.

Plus, grilled cheese let’s your inner creative chef come out – trying new versions using a spicy, aged cheese from Italy or a new bread – did someone say Pita pocket grilled cheese?

Here is a list of some of our favorite ways to ‘spice’ up your grilled cheese. Or share with us your favorite version of this comfort staple.

More grilled cheese recipes from friends and family:Jeanette’s Healthy Living: Grilled Cheese With Kale Artichoke Pumpkin Seed Pesto
Cooking With Elise: Inside-Out Grilled Cheese With Bacon
Red or Green?: Grilled Cheese Sandwiches Red or Green-Style
Napa Farmhouse 1885: Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwiches
Weelicious: Kentucky Hot Brown Panini
Virtually Homemade: Grilled Cheddar, Apple and Arugula Sandwich
The Sensitive Epicure: Individual Goat Cheese Mac & Cheese (Gluten-Free, Lactose-Free)
Devour: Caramelized Onion Grilled Cheese
Thursday Night Dinner: Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup
The Heritage Cook: Open Faced Grilled Halloumi Sandwiches
Big Girls, Small Kitchen: Muhammara Grilled Cheese
Daily*Dishin: Grilled Jarlsberg and Black Forest Ham With a Surprise
Feed Me Phoebe: Mexi Grilled Cheese With Avocado, Pepper Jack and Refried Black Beans
What’s Gaby Cooking: Brie, Fig and Asian Pear Panini