Monday, September 13, 2010

A Trip to the (New Amsterdam) Market

Sunday after yoga, Woody and I headed over to the New Amsterdam Market! I heard about it last year when they first started holding this market at the old Fulton Fish Market (near South Street Seaport) but we never checked it out because back then, it was quite a trip on a Sunday afternoon from our place on the Upper East Side. Now though, it's only a few blocks away!

They've held the market a few times over the summer but today was the first day of the season - it's open every Sunday from 11am till 4pm through the fall except for November 28th. As stated on the website, the market "promotes regional economic development. We support small businesses dedicated to creating local food systems and to reviving the thriving, equitable culture of the urban public marketplace."

We also stopped by the Fulton Stall Market, right across the street, on our way there. The Stall Market has vendors selling goodies like tea, coffee, fruits, veggies, and baked goods. Here are a few sights from the New Amsterdam Market. I can assure you we will be visiting quite often!

We tasted breads, chocolate, bacon peanut brittle, jams, and Woody also tried a few meats and cheeses. While I enjoyed these tastes, I still hadn't had a proper breakfast so I enjoyed one of the small Finnish rye rounds we had purchased with almond butter and raspberry lime jam (thanks mom, it's really good!) and a banana. It was delicious!!

Sunday night was Pizza night in our apartment! I've found a veggie pizza at Trader Joe's that is a good 'base' pizza but definitely lacks a bit when it comes to the veggies, so I like to spice it up a bit.

Semi-Homemade Veggie Pizza
1 frozen whole wheat vegetarian pizza
2/3 cup chopped veggies
1 small sweet potato, diced

1. Bake diced sweet potato for about 14 minutes at 400'
2. Heat chopped veggies in a microwave bowl for 1 minute to soften
3. Top frozen pizza with veggies and sweet potato (you may have some extra sweet potato, that's okay!)
4. Bake pizza as directed
5. Enjoy!

Even when you don't feel like putting in a ton of time to make a fresh, homecooked meal from scratch, you can always take just a few minutes of chopping to add fresh veggies to a frozen meal, adding a lot of nutrition in a snap! 

Do you have a favorite semi-homemade meal?

If you didn't catch the race report I posted last night, check it out here!
workout stats -
10mile bike
3x10 cable pull push downs
3x10 weighted side bends
3x10 tricep extensions
stretching and ankle strengthening exercises


Silly Girl Running said...

I will have to visit the New Amsterdam Market next time I'm in NYC! Thanks for sharing!

Barbara said...

Jam was from a Farmer's Mkt somewhere between Logan Airport and Plymouth . Ma right on the Ocean !

Ben said...

I'm gonna have to try that veggie pizza tonight! Thanks!

Robyn @ Wannabe Writer Runner said...

I've never even heard of this market. Looks great. Love that hanging pasta!