5 Ways Cooking Benefits Your Mental State

It’s no secret that cooking healthy food provides benefits to our bodies, but there’s also evidence that the act of preparing meals can benefit our minds as well. Mental health experts credit cooking with helping to relieve depression, anxiety, eating disorders and other conditions. As various forms of meditation have become in vogue as ways to relax…

Memorial Day Weekend Cocktails With A Feminist Twist

As our first long-weekend quickly approaches it’s finally starting to feel like Summer is around the corner. We’ve hid from the rain, slugged through the snow, and braced the cold but rejoice New Yorkers, we’ve made it! For many Memorial Day weekend is the opening of summer. It’s time to set up our beach houses,…

Festive and Delicious Holiday Cocktail Recipes

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Michael Bublé and Mariah Carey are filling your ears, a winter wonderland is a treat for your eyes… and for you palate?  Some delicious cocktails! While the snow falls down and you’re waiting up for Santa to crawl down your chimney, enjoy these festive holiday cocktails –…

Celebrate ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’ Day by Breaking Out Your Slow Cooker

Did you know that November 8th is Chicken Soup for the Soul Day?  In honor of mind and body wellness, MaryAnn Jones and Deanna Durso of Wear your Wellness and Thrive Naturally have shared their delicious and organic recipe with New York Rag! Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Soup Ingredients 1 lb package organic chicken tenders 1 large onion, diced…

October is Here and These Spooky Cocktails Will Get You in the Halloween Spirit

Happy Halloween! Well, almost. Summer is finally starting to fade away and before everyone gets all Christmas-ed out, lets enjoy our favorite scary holiday. To get you in the mood, we’ve rounded up some delicious cocktails with a delightfully haunted twist. So, put on those costumes and enjoy (responsibly)! Texan Morgue-A-Rita Created by Masa Urushido…

End Summer On A High Note With These Delicious DIY Cocktails

With Labor Day weekend quickly approaching, summer is winding down and our thoughts become filled with shorter days, crisp Autumn nights, and pumpkin-spiced everything. But before you cozy up with a Hot Toddy by the fire, savor the rest of sun season with these icy beverages fit for any summertime soiree. Chambord, a French black…

Photos: Hayground School’s Chefs Dinner With Alec and Hilaria Baldwin

The Hamptons event of the summer took place this past weekend; Hayground School’s 13th Annual Chefs Dinner at Jeff’s Kitchen at the Hayground School in Bridgehampton, NY.  Probably the yummiest event as well! Chef  Tom Colicchio and Nick & Toni’s Toni Ross (a Hayground founder) hosted a farm-to-table benefit dinner which honored Bill Telepan (Executive Chef Oceana and Wellness in the Schools) and Tinka D. Topping (Hayground Founding Member). Eleven Chefs…

Summer Wine Slushies

Frośe is so last summer, ladies! These delicious frozen drinks will keep you cool all summer long. All that you need to transform your kitchen into a sun-kissed beach bar is a blender, some ice, and a whole lot of wine! Jam Jar Strawberry Slushie PREP TIME: 1 hour SERVING: 1 pitcher (serves 6-8) INGREDIENTS:…

Is It Friday Yet?!

Cause it’s been a LONG week and we all need something to take the edge off!