Spring Recipe: One-Skillet Steak and Spring Veg with Spicy Mustard

Spring Recipe: One-Skillet Steak and Spring Veg with Spicy Mustard

The farmer’s markets are setting up their stalls; the new seasonal vegetable are arriving; and the temperature outside is finally warming up. Now it’s time to switch out those hearty, healthy winter meals to light and fresh spring delights. What’s for dinner? Something easy and fresh with seasonal veggies—one-skillet steak and spring vegetable covered with spicy mustard that serves 4. Ingredients: 1 pound boneless New York strip steak, patted dry Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper 5 garlic cloves, 1 grated, 4 thinly sliced ⅓ cup Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar or red wine vinegar 1 teaspoon honey 1-2 pinches cayenne pepper ⅓ cup plus 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 bunch scallions, thinly sliced, divided 1 10-ounce bag frozen peas 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed, cut into 1-inch pieces Preparation: Season steak on both sides with salt and pepper. Whisk grated garlic, mustard, vinegar, honey, cayenne, ⅓ cup oil, and 1 tbsp. water in a medium bowl to combine; season spicy mustard with salt and pepper. Heat a dry medium skillet, preferably cast iron, over medium-high heat. Rub steak all over with 1 tbsp. oil and cook, turning every 2 minutes or so for 10 minutes until medium-rare for 10 minutes. Transfer steak to a plate to rest. Pour off oil from skillet, leaving crispy bits behind. Heat remaining 2 tbsps. oil in same skillet over low heat and add sliced garlic and all but about 2 tbsps. scallions (save those for serving) and cook, stirring often, until translucent and softened for about 3 minutes. Add peas and a splash of water and cook, stirring and mashing to break up...
4 Fun Things to Do In Lower Manhattan this April 2017

4 Fun Things to Do In Lower Manhattan this April 2017

The snow has finally melted, the air is warm and the trees have started to blossom. It’s officially spring in New York City. Take a break while spring cleaning your apartment and go outside to discover these fun city-wide events happening this April: Tribeca Film Festival (Locations vary, April 19 – 30) Fans of cutting-edge cinema, it’s that time of year again – the Tribeca Film Festival and this year they added new technology – an app! Available for Android and iPhone, check out line-ups, celebrity talks and more. Check out Cate Blanchett’s 90-minute feature of her 13-character art installation previously displayed at the Armory or the second sequel to 2010’s food-and-celebrity impressions, The Trip. New York International Auto Show (Jacob Javits Center, April 14 – 23) Whether you have a need for speed or are looking for the latest environmentally-friendly automobile, the New York International Auto Show has it all. Visit the Jacob Javits Center and see Lincoln’s latest model or Honda’s newest plug in vehicle. Cherry Blossom Viewing (Brooklyn Botanical Garden, 990 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn; Now until April 30) Nothing says spring has sprung better than the blossoming of soft pink petals falling from hundreds of cherry trees. Spend an afternoon meandering around Brooklyn Botanical Garden viewing dozens of vegetal exhibits and the cherry blossom trees. Before planning your adventure, visit their website to track the blooms. Wine on Wheels 2017 (City Winery NYC 155 Varick Street; April 29, 1pm) Join many others on April 29th for the Wine on Wheels Grand Tasting event and Silent Auction! This event features over 200 wines served by as many...
Discovering NYC Series: South Street Seaport

Discovering NYC Series: South Street Seaport

In 2012 Hurricane Sandy hit the South Street Seaport. What was once the cornerstone of social and business gatherings was completely washed out. Over the past few years, the Seaport District has reinvented itself by bringing back the classics while adding new life to the area. Here’s everything you can sightsee while visiting: Explore: Discover the rise of New York as a port city and learn its crucial role in the development of our beloved country at the South Street Seaport Museum. Attend public workshops hosted by Bowne Printers throughout the year. Watch: Experience movies like you haven’t before at iPic Theatre at Fulton Market. Choose from their chaise lounge seating or premium plus sections and order dinner and drinks while watching the latest blockbuster flick. Shop: Shop till you drop! From fresh food and handmade goods at the Fulton Stall Market to custom leather jackets from New York City-based fashion designer Christian Benner, you won’t leave empty handed. Be sure to stop in to Emily Thompson Flowers for unique floral arrangements and unconventional, yet wild, materials. Eat and Drink: First, stop in Dorlan’s Tavern and Oyster bar for a dozen oysters and round of drinks. Then head over to the Italian bistro Barbalu, formerly known as Barbarin— one of the few groundbreaking restauranteurs that refused to let Superstorm Sandy stop them from doing business. While there are many things to do right now at the South Street Seaport, there is so much more to come. Momofuku, ByChloe, and Jean Georges are just a few exciting neighborhood entrants on the horizon. Keep an eye out of a number of...
3 Tips to keep up with fitness goals when traveling

3 Tips to keep up with fitness goals when traveling

It’s hard to find exercise time when scrambling to and from business meetings or hitting every major landmark in a city when traveling. You’re also constantly going out to eat, not paying attention to what you’re ordering and just living in the moment. Trying to stay focused on your 2017 fitness goals becomes an after-thought and sooner or later you’re right where you began on December 31, 2016. Here are three tips to stay on track with your 2017 exercise regimen while on the road: Calendar time to work out We’re so consumed by meetings, calendar invites, networking events, etc. that if we don’t designate 30 – 45 minutes in our calendars to work out, we’ll completely forget.  Set a calendar event either early in the morning or at the end of your day to exercise. Having a 15 minute reminder pop up on your phone will signal when your workout is about to begin. In-room workout gurus The internet is chock full of at-home workout videos. Just because you’re traveling and can’t find a local gym to utilize, doesn’t mean you can’t have a high intensity workout in your room. Search through hundreds of videos and vlogs to find the best virtual coach to guide you through your fitness challenges. If you need a recommendation, follow Troy Brooks on his Facebook or Instagram Booking your stay with a gym While there are many factors to consider when booking your hotel, try to find one with a gym. This way you don’t have an excuse not work out as there is already a fitness center right in your building. Packing...
4 Fun Things to Do in Lower Manhattan March 2017

4 Fun Things to Do in Lower Manhattan March 2017

We’re just as shocked as you are that it’s already March! Time flies when you’re having fun and enjoying everything New York City has to offer? Before we dive into spring, here are a few farewell-to-winter celebrations we suggest to round out the cold season: Orchid Show (New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx; Now until April 9) It’s that time of year again and this year’s Orchid Show theme is Thailand. Travel to Southeast Asia to discover beautiful blooms without actually traveling there! Be sure to visit their website for special events and more details on Orchid Evenings. St. Patrick’s Day There’s nothing more exciting than celebrating Irish heritage with green beer or jumping into a parade! From Sunnyside to Midtown, there are plenty of ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in New York City. For more St. Patty’s Day happenings, visit TimeOut New York’s complete synopsis on all Irish-related events. Sunday Brunch at the Met (Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center, 30 Lincoln Center, New York; Now until May 7) The Met is now open on Sundays and this season opera fans are invited to explore the facility and enjoy an afternoon meal with a show! The $39 Prix Fixe includes an Endless Mionetto Prosecco cocktail and a performance by rising Met stars. NYC Craft Beer Festival (Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, New York; March 24 – 25) There’s only one place to sample an extensive and diverse offering of craft beers, meads, ciders and spirits and that’s at the 2017 NYC Craft Beer Festival! Whether you love beer or cocktails, there’s something for everyone....