Caribbean Vegetable Stew

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Save Print Caribbean Vegetable Stew Recipe type: main dish Cuisine: Caribbean style Prep time:  10 mins Cook time:  30 mins Total time:  40 mins Serves: 4   Lime, ginger, and cilantro lend vibrancy to this unusual stew. Serve the stew on rice or with a fresh crusty bread. Ingredients 2 cups chopped onions 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 3 […]

North African Cauliflower Soup

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This soup is thick, smooth, and creamy without any cream at all. It makes a satisfying meal with a crisp green salad and pita wedges or a dark rye or sourdough bread, or with a warm couscous or rice pilav. Or for a taste treat, serve it vegetable crudites with a spicy peanut dip or […]

Remembering Dr. Ed Hart

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Dr. Ed Hart was the embodiment of an Ithaca champion for a socially just, ecologically sound community and a good friend. He died last month and will be missed. Dr. Hart and his family were  regular Moosewood customers for many years, and in the 70’s and 80’s, he would provide our crew with free eye […]

Cool School Food and Moosewood

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The Coalition for Healthy School Food. by Amie Hamlin In Ithaca, NY, we believe our Cool School Food program is the first Farm to School program in the country to feature local organic beans and tofu for use in the entrée (known as the meat/meat alternate in USDA school food language). This past year a […]

Sunday Lunch and Live Piano at Moosewood

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Every Sunday afternoon classical pianist Jerome Attardo plays baroque music in our cafe from noon til 3. Moosewood serves lunch 7 days a week from 11:30 – 3:00. Come enjoy a fresh, delicious, healthful  Sunday lunch and Jerome’s playing.      


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A flavorful side dish with any curry or an excellent addition to an array of Indian dishes. Served with rice and yogurt, dhall (also spelled dal or dhal) can be a meal in itself. 5.0 from 1 reviews Save Print Dhall Recipe type: side dish Cuisine: Indian Serves: 4 to 6   Serves 4 to 6 Ingredients 1½ […]

Moosewood Bans the Box

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Across the nation and here in Tompkins County, there is a Ban-the-Box movement to reduce barriers to employment for applicants who have a felony conviction on their record. Given the enormous number of people who have been convicted, the vast majority for non-violent crimes, employers play an important role in helping people find decent, stable […]

Spinach Callaloo with Crabmeat

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Callaloo is a green that is commonly found in Jamaican groceries. It’s still not easy to find in the Ithaca area, so we often use fresh spinach instead. Spinach cooks fast and its distinct taste really shines through in this dish. Our recipe is adapted from the traditional Jamaican preparation that combines greens with coconut […]